Kirkpatrick Enhanced Option
At a Glance
- Serves grades Pre-K, 3-4
- Stratford Cluster
- Not Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers before or aftercare
Welcome From the Principal
Greetings and welcome to Kirkpatrick Enhanced Option School, home of the Cougars! We have a highly committed staff, parents and community who support our students in meeting the academic, emotional and social challenges they face growing up in today’s world. It’s our commitment that each child leaving Kirkpatrick will be equipped with skills necessary to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.
We welcome our parents to become our partners in creating a stellar education for each child that lives in East Nashville. I personally invite you to read on, learn more about where we’re going and reach out with questions. I look forward to seeing you soon!
Kirkpatrick Enhanced Option is truly a neighborhood school. All of our students are either driven to or walk to school; we have no school buses. One of our (and our parents’) favorite things about Kirkpatrick are the daily interactions that take place on the walk to school each day.
Kirkpatrick is also unique because we’re in year two of a three-year conversion into a zoned Charter School. Kirkpatrick currently serves approximately 135 students, all who are in Pre-K, third and fourth grade. Because we are an enhanced option school, our students attend school for an additional 30 minutes each day.
Literacy is a core part of each student’s learning day, as are programs focused on both social and emotional learning. We offer school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) to further our students’ abilities to respond appropriately to emotional situations. Big Brothers Big Sisters provides extracurricular opportunities for our students, while after-school tutoring is also offered to boost lessons taught during the day.
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
120-minute literacy block
Morning meeting and closing circles to support social/emotional learning
School Details & Links
Our dress code includes a three-button polo shirt. The polo may be any solid color. Bottoms must be khaki, navy or black.
Before and aftercare:
Project Neighborhood Aftercare (PNA)
Social and Emotional Learning
Big Brothers Big Sisters