Thomas A. Edison
At a Glance
- Serves grades K-4
- Antioch Cluster
- Not Open Enrollment
- Offers bus transportation
- Offers before or aftercare
Welcome to Our School
Welcome to Thomas A. Edison Elementary School, where lifelong learning is our goal! Our teachers are expected to provide engaging and challenging daily instruction, while our students are expected to participate in new—and fun—learning experiences every day.
Since lifelong learning is a goal for our students, we also make it a goal for teachers, parents and community leaders. Teachers must continue to improve teaching practices, analyze and use data, and use technology to enhance learning. Parents and community leaders are encouraged to participate in school-sponsored activities to help students succeed.
Stop by and visit us at Thomas A. Edison Elementary, where we believe teaching and learning as the two brightest ideas of all!
Taking charge of our future! Every day we work to do just that by building future leaders and innovators in Nashville—and beyond. Our parents play an important role in this and are often involved in decision-making committees and provide many valuable suggestions about how we may better serve our community and students. Our parents plus our friendly faculty and staff all work together to make sure each student enjoys and gets the best out of their Edison educational experience.
At Edison, we practice blended learning, meaning traditional classroom instruction is blended with digitally administered lessons. Extra academic attention and tutoring are also offered on a daily basis, both during and after school. We also offer the Encore program for gifted students.
Once the school day ends, students can choose from several extracurricular activities, a few of which Edison is known for: Our debate team’s poise and preparedness for their meets is always a delight, as is our choir that performs throughout the year—including one full-length play at the close of each school year. Students also can participate in our Student Government Association, join the yearbook team or learn to act in our drama club.
Our support services are strong. Aftercare is provided by YMCA Fun Company, and our Clothing Closet helps provide school uniforms to families who need assistance. Once again, we also have to mention our parents who help us every single day. There are always new opportunities for parents to become involved as volunteers in the classroom, office or library. Our fathers can participate in Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S) and volunteer their time for one day throughout the year to help teachers by working with flashcards, reading to students—even helping in the cafeteria during lunch.
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
A Typical Day at School
- Breakfast in the classroom
- Classroom morning meeting
- 60-minute related arts block
- 60-minute math block
- 120-150-minute reading block
- 30-minute lunch
- Physical activity break
- Intervention block
School Details & Links
Tops: Short or long sleeved collared polo shirts of any color
Bottoms: Long pants, shorts, skirts and jumpers in khaki, navy blue and black.
- Before and aftercare:
YMCA Fun Co. - Mr. Omar, director
- Clothing Closet
- Community partners
- Business partners
- Social and Emotional Learning
- Student Government Association