Welcome to Purpose Prep

Dear Purpose Prep Families, Friends, and Supporters, 

We are honored to welcome you to Purpose Preparatory Academy Charter School. Purpose Prep is an academically challenging, disciplined, and joyful school in Nashville, TN. Unanimously authorized by the Metropolitan Board of Education, Purpose Prep opened its doors to an inaugural class of 90 Kindergarteners in fall 2013. We now educate kindergarten, first, and second grade scholars, and we will add a grade level every year thereafter to educate Kindergarten through fourth grade students by 2017. Purpose Prep is committed to being one of the best elementary public schools in our nation. We will achieve our mission by ensuring every scholar achieves the academic skills, knowledge, and ethical foundation that will set them on the path to college.

We appreciate your interest in Purpose Prep. We know that our success as a school depends on the support of our families, friends, and supporters far and near. We have high expectations for the members of our community, and in turn, you can expect a lot from us. Purpose Prep upholds a high standard for excellence, and every school member understands and is driven by our mission. 

Our school model ensures an intensive focus on the acquisition of essential literacy skills, providing targeted and rigorous instruction in each core subject to meet the academic needs of every scholar.  Purpose Prep holds scholars accountable for demonstrating excellent behavior by teaching them the character skills necessary for their success, specifically the school’s RISE with Purpose values – Purpose, Respect, Integrity, Self-Determination, and Excellence. By instilling in scholars a strong academic and character foundation that firmly underpins school and life success, Purpose Prep sets a foundation towards high levels of learning throughout middle and high school and on the road to college.

On behalf of the founding team of Purpose Prep, we look forward to partnering with you and working together to ensure that the children of Nashville receive the excellent education they deserve to achieve their future goals and dreams.

With purpose,

Lagra Newman, Founder and Head of School