Buena Vista Enhanced Option
At a Glance
- Serves grades Pre-K - 4
- Pearl Cohn Cluster
- Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Does offer before or aftercare
- Community Achieves school
Welcome From the Principal
Welcome to Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School. We’re thrilled that you’re here to learn more about our wonderful school.
At Buena Vista, relationships matter, and it is my great hope to create strong and successful relationships with you and the family members you place in our care. As a designated Community Achieves school, we are invested in the success of not only your children, but also your entire family and this community.
We hope that you will come visit us at Buena Vista. I look forward to speaking with you soon!
1531 9th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37208 (map)
Principal: Michelle McVicker
Assistant Principal: Joi Mitchell
Guidance Counselor/Title I Coordinator: Lamont Bell
Community Achieves Site Manager: Megan McGuire
School Board Representative: Sharon Gentry
At Buena Vista Enhanced Option Elementary School, we envision every person in our community to be a learner performing at or above a proficient level. To accomplish this vision, our teachers and staff believe in and practice individualized, blended learning for every scholar. Our teachers study individual data for each student and use that information to strategically plan instruction, measure growth and create meaningful learning experiences within the classrooms. Most of our instruction occurs during targeted, small-group experiences customized for each learner.
All learning experiences within our building are crafted to enthusiastically encourage creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. These are all essential 21st-century skills that our scholars can use in and outside of the classroom. Through these experiences, scholars will have the opportunity to connect learning to the outside world and build a foundation for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. This work is supported by the use of iPads, iPods, SMARTBoards and student netbooks in each of our classrooms.
Our staff believes in caring holistically for our scholars, our families and our surrounding community. Scholars and their families have access to mental health services through partnerships with STARS, Centerstone and Vanderbilt. Additionally, students can utilize tutoring, mentoring and after-school activities. As a Community Achieves School, Buena Vista families can work with our Community Achieves site coordinator to access services and resources that support and enhance family empowerment.
8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
- Breakfast in the Classroom
- Morning Meeting
- 180 Minutes of English Language Arts and Global Literacy
- 105 minutes of Mathematics
- 45 minutes of Hands-on Science
- 60 minutes of Lunch and Recess combined
- 60 minutes of Related Arts (Arts, PE, Social Emotional Learning, Media)
School Details & Links
Tops: Solid-color shirt with a collar
Bottoms: Navy blue, black or khaki
- Garden Club
- Girls on the Run
- 15th Avenue Baptist Church
- First Lutheran Church
- St. James Baptist Church
- Nashville Sounds
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Girl Scouts
- Girls Inc.
- Girls on the Run
- XO Eye Technologies
- Turnip Green Creative Reuse
- Regions Bank
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- The Bridge Ministries
- UT Extension Office