Our Partners

The Achievement Network is a non-profit organization committed to helping all students achieve academic excellence by providing effective data-driven strategies to identify and close gaps in student learning. They provide schools that serve high-need students a partnership with data, tools and coaching to build the capacity of school leaders and teachers to identify and address gaps in student mastery in measurable ways through developing a collaborative culture of achievement.

Building Excellent Schools (BES) serves as a national model for supporting excellence in public education through the national charter school movement. BES focuses on improving urban education by providing support for designing, launching and sustaining urban charter schools (independently-managed public schools). Nashville Prep’s Founder, Ravi Gupta, was a Fellow with BES in 2010-11 and continues to work closely with the BES team.  

The Frist Foundation is dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life in Nashville, Tennessee. As one of the larger foundations in Tennessee, it has been a philanthropic leader, serving as initiator, convener and catalyst among donors and nonprofit organizations.


Teach For America is growing the movement of teacher-leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education.  Nashville Prep has eleven Teach for America Corps members on staff, eight Teach for America alumni on staff and one Teach for America staff member on its Board if Directors.


The Tennessee Charter School Incubator was launched in 2009, under the leadership of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, to support and fund the development of high-performing public charter schools in Metro Nashville. The Incubator focuses primarily on helping entrepreneurs and educators launch new charter schools, providing them with support services during their first several years of operation.  Nashville Prep is the first of two schools launched by the incubator.

The Walton Family Foundation pursues a philanthropic mission established by Sam and Helen Walton, and includes a focus on systematic reform in education, as well as a Charter School Initiative with both planning and start-up grant support.

For more than 130 years, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee has been guided by its mission and values to strengthen the foundations of our community and nurture the potential of the men, women and children who call our region home.  Nashville Prep has partered with the Downtown YMCA to offer physical education and enrichment opportunities for our students. 


The Tennessee Charter Schools Association works with Nashville Prep to educate communities, empower supporters, and promote legislation to create an educational landscape conducive to our mission.




Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is committed to providing rigorous and exciting extracurricular educational opportunities for gifted children, as well as providing support for those who work with these students.


Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. They connect volunteers to critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community such as hunger, homelessness, and environmental issues.  Nashville Prep and HON have created a partnership to connect Nashvillians with meaningful ways to volunteer.



A partnership with Tennessee State University has given Nashville Prep the space to incubate, access to resources, as well as the opportunity to create and maintain ties within the North Nashville community.


 St. Luke's Community House provides services for low income families in the West Nashville area. Nashville Prep has partnered with St. Luke's to offer space for extra-curricular and enrichment activities.