Waverly Belmont Elementary School

Unwavering Excellence

Unwavering Excellence

At a Glance

  • Serves grades K-4
  • Hillsboro Cluster
  • Open Enrollment
  • Offers bus transportation
  • Offers before or aftercare

Welcome to Our School

Susan Blankenship  Principal

Susan Blankenship

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year!

It's going to be another great year, and I can't wait to see what we can accomplish together!

We've worked hard to lay a solid foundation at Waverly Belmont over the last three years, and this year is to be a continuation of the work. During my time with WB, we've implemented a strong focus on Social Emotional Learning through morning meetings, calm down corners, Move This World, and more. Our faculty has grown together in our understanding of effective literacy planning and instruction, and last year, we really focused on expanding our differentiation of Math through the use of Math Tasks and Math Talks. We've all grown so much together!

During the 2018-19 school year, I want us to continue to strengthen these areas. We don't want to do more, we want to do less...better! We're going to accomplish this by really looking at things through the eyes of our students. I've challenged the faculty with the following questions:

  • Are we really doing what we're committed to do?

  • Are we growing EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY?

  • How do we know?

  • Where's the evidence?

Our plan for 2018-19 is to engage in every aspect of our work by asking ourselves, "What's the student evidence?"

As our community partners together for another year of serving our children, I invite us all to really focus on empowering our students. How can we release our students to show ownership in their learning? Where's the evidence?

Let's work together to provide our school community with another year of unwavering excellence!


Susan Blankenship


Contact Information

2301 10th Avenue S
Nashville, TN 37204 (map)


Contact Emails:
Principal: Susan Blankenship
Assistant Principal: Tim Caher
Guidance Counselor: Sarah Watts
School Board Representative: Gini Pupo-Walker




School Description

Nestled in the 12th South community, Waverly Belmont is one of two Technology Demonstration Schools in the MNPS district. Not only do we offer state-of-the-art technology throughout the school building, we also boast a 1:1 ratio of technology device to student during the school day. Technology is used to ENHANCE instruction, not replace our wonderful teachers. 

What our school offers:

  • Project-based learning

  • Social-emotional learning

  • Move This World Mindfulness Program

  • Award-winning staff members

  • Brand new spacious and inviting facility

  • Hands-on science and math

  • Premier music, art and physical education programs

  • Encore program for gifted and talented students

  • Interactive technology

  • Blended learning

  • Balanced literacy and numeracy

  • Open access library scheduling

  • Spanish instruction for K-4

  • Intern/Student-teacher training site

  • Partnerships with Belmont University and Vanderbilt University

  • Demonstration Classroom and ongoing teacher/staff professional development

  • After-school clubs and activities

  • Active PTO and strong parental involvement


School Hours

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Typical Day at School

  • Social-emotional learning

  • Daily morning meetings

  • English Language Arts

  • Math

  • Science and Social Studies

  • Related Arts (60 minutes)

  • Lunch

  • Recess/Brain Break

  • RTI (50 minutes)


School Details & Links


Waverly-Belmont’s Standard School Attire is collared shirts (any solid color) and navy, black or khaki shorts, dresses, skirts or pants.  Students may also wear a Waverly Belmont spirit-wear shirt on any day with SSA bottoms.

You can find standard school attire at most children’s clothing stores as well as Walmart and Target. Or you can buy school shirts with our school emblem here.

Students are free to choose socks/tights, hair bows, sweaters/cardigans or undershirts as they wish.


  • Acting Up

  • Camp Brick

  • Cub Scouts

  • Girl Scouts

  • Running Club

  • Sports Club

  • Yoga

  • Dance/Cheer Club

  • Ballet Club

  • SGA

We are so lucky to be a part of the 12th South community and have wonderful partners (near and far) who support us!

  • Fellowship Bible Church

  • Farmers’ Insurance

  • BOX Coffee

  • Beacon Technologies