Our 5 year goal is to ensure an additional 15,000 students are enrolled in high-quality public schools.

Meeting that goal includes investing in public elementary, middle and high schools operating in the city of Nashville. Project Renaissance will invest in all types of public school operators, including public charter schools and schools managed directly by Metro Nashville Public Schools, and will make three types of investments.

Incubation & Startup

We’ll support new schools that incorporate innovative models such as blended or personalized learning, Montessori, or a focus on special populations (Special Education, English language learners).

Grow & Replicate

We’ll grow and replicate the best schools in Nashville (charter and district) so that they can serve more students.


To improve our most challenging public schools, we will support talented teams who have had successful experiences turning around and operating urban schools.