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SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS
160 S. Hollywood • 416-5300 www.scsk12.org
Shelby County Schools (SCS) is the largest public school system in Tennessee and the 15th largest metropolitan school system in the nation. SCS operates 250 schools, employs more than 24,000 administrators and teachers, and serves more than 225,000 students. More than 50 percent of its educators have advanced degrees, and more than 50 percent have 10 years of teaching experience. The system also administers 48 optional schools, offering students accelerated programs and intensive studies in fields such as health sciences, engineering, creative and performance arts, technology, and aviation.
After many years of discussion, in 2013 the Memphis City and Shelby County Schools merged services, creating the largest public school system in Tennessee. Integrating two systems with varied educational demands has been a challenge. At press time, many details concerning how departments will operate were still being determined. Answers to questions about how the system will function will continue to be answered as the school year unfolds.
The system now consists of all public schools in the city of Memphis as well as Shelby County, which includes schools in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington. SCS offers several International Baccalaureate Programs at Ridgeway, Germantown, and Bolton High Schools, and academies for rigorous study in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math are open at Bartlett and Southwind High Schools, as well as Ridgeway Middle. These are listed as part of the systems Optional Schools programs (see Optional Schools listing).
Parents and guardians must register their child for public school on July 30th. The first day of school is August 5th. However, at press time, the school system had not yet released information about how registration would be handled. For the most up-to-date information, go to the Shelby County School website, scsk12.org. To receive weekly updates, click on the weekly updates button.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
SCS offers the Clue program and APEX (Academic Program for Excellence); both are pullout programs for academically gifted students. Screening for these programs begins at the start of third grade, but students in grades K-2 may also be eligible based on class performance. Middle school students are provided opportunities to enroll in courses for high school credit, and high school students can enroll in AP and dual credit courses for college credit
Many extracurricular activities are available to SCS students, such as Odyssey of the Mind, Beta Club, Drama Club, Junior National Honor Society, National Honor Society, foreign language clubs, Key Club, Wordsmith, newspaper and yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and student government. In addition, a wide variety of high school athletics programs exist, including: basketball, bowling, pom, cheerleading, soccer, football, golf, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, track, and wrestling. Middle schools offer boys and girls basketball and cheerleading.
Exceptional Children & Health Services
Special education and related services are provided to students from age 3 through 21. Students must meet the eligibility criteria and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) on file. Services are available in the areas of intellectual giftedness (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment [CLUE]), APEX, autism, hearing impairment, speech and/or language impairment, visual impairment, intellectual disability, specific learning disabilities, developmental delay, emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, and other health impairments.
If you have a child with a disability, contact the principal in the attendance area in which your child lives to discuss services. Free screenings and evaluations are available for all children who either live in an SCS district or attend a private school in the district. Services include educational, hearing-speech-language, and vision. Call 416-9860 for details.
The SCS Mental Health Center provides outpatient mental health services, alcohol and drug prevention, and treatment services.
Special Health Care Services provides coordination, planning, assessment and intervention, and the evaluation of children with chronic health needs. All schools receive the services of a school nurse one day a week.
Coordinated School Health supports the connection between good health practices, academic achievement, and lifetime wellness.
Student Transportation Services
SCS provides free school bus transportation to all eligible students. Transportation “eligible student lists” are provided to all schools at the time of registration. Check with your school at registration time to determine your child’s eligibility. You can also go to the SCS home page and find information. Enter your address and it will tell you the school you are assigned to and whether or not you are eligible for school bus transportation.
The Office of Student Transportation Services (OSTS) determines eligibility from district boundary maps and the boundaries of the Parent Responsibility Zone (PRZ) for each school. The PRZ used by SCS is 1.5 miles out from all elementary schools and 2 miles out from all secondary (middle and high) schools. If you are located within the PRZ, it becomes the responsibility of the parent to transport the child safely to school. If you reside outside the PRZ, a bus stop will be assigned and the district will assume responsibility for safely transporting those students to school once picked up at their bus stop. Supervision at the bus stops prior to the students’ boarding the bus is the responsibility of the parent. Behavior expectations at bus stops are the same as those within the school building and all policies relating to same apply.
Proper and orderly behavior on school buses to and from school is necessary for the safety of everyone riding. Always keep in mind that riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right. SCS extends this privilege to eligible students and expects proper behavior when riding at all times.
All Exceptional Needs students whose IEP determines transportation as a requirement will be picked up and dropped off door-to-door at their residence of record, regardless of location in reference to the PRZ.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The ESL transitional program is available to students from non-English language backgrounds who have scored less than English proficient in Listening, Speaking, Reading, or Writing on the English Language Development Assessment (ELDA). The ESL program focuses on developing the student’s competency in English skills and academic achievement standards. Certified ESL teachers are at numerous elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across the county. If ESL services are not available at your students’ home schools, your child will be reassigned with bus transportation to the nearest ESL cluster school.
Other services offered through the ESL program include bilingual support for school meetings and conferences, training for teachers and parents, bilingual mentors, special classroom materials, after-school support programs, and summer enrichment programs.
SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS OPTIONAL PROGRAMS
Optional Schools offer a world of choices, so each student may explore and develop his or her own special skills and interests. There are two types of Optional Programs. Twenty-nine schools use the school-within-a-school approach, which offers an Optional Program in addition to traditional classes and programs. Fifteen of the programs are optional only, meaning all students enrolled in specific grades participate in the Optional Program. In the following school profiles, optional programs are detailed, and Optional Only schools are designated with an asterisk (*).
*Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School 5905
Grosvenor Avenue (38119) • 416-2128 Grades: 1-5 International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme. To prepare students for future study in an increasingly global community, Balmoral Ridgeway teaches students to be critical thinkers with a worldwide perspective. This program emphasizes the students intellectual, personal, emotional, and social growth.
Bellevue Middle School
575 S. Bellevue Boulevard (38104) • 416-4488 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/bellevue.ms/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program emphasizes the liberal arts with a focus on Honors Language Arts/English, mathematics, science, and social studies. Arts and music electives offered.
Dr. William Herbert Brewster Elementary
2605 Sam Cooper Boulevard (38112) • 416-7150 Grades 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/brewster.es/index/.htm The Enriched Academics/M.A.S.T. program emphasizes accelerated learning in the arts and sciences. This facility is equipped with the latest technology and houses 36 classrooms that include art rooms and science and computer labs. The school benefits from the outstanding support of their community partners.
Brownsville Road Elementary School
5292 Banbury (38135) • 416-4300 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/brownsvilleroad.es/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics/International Studies program provides all students with advanced multicultural educational opportunities that enhance academic and social development. Students become internationally minded as each grade concentrates on the customs, cultures, and languages of a specific country.
*Carnes Elementary School
943 J.W. Williams Lane (38105)• 416-3206 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/carnes.es/site/index.shtml The Environmental Science program encourages students to become environmental explorers by integrating science into the core curriculum. The program also utilizes an outdoor classroom, lab experiences, and field trips.
Central High School
306 S. Bellevue Boulevard (38104) • 416-4500 Grades: 9-12 • scsk12.org /schools/central.hs/centralhomepage.htm The College Preparatory program offers quality academics for college-bound students and includes honors-level courses in all subjects. Students can earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses. Four years of various world languages are available, and extracurricular activities provide a well-rounded experience.
Colonial Middle School
1370 Colonial Road (38117) • 416-8980 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/colonial.ms/site/index.shtml Arts and Academics. The Creative and Performing Arts program focuses on art, music, band, orchestra, drama, creative writing, dance, and piano. The Enriched Academics program provides challenging courses in language arts, math, science, and social studies. Clubs and field trips also available.
*Cordova Elementary School
750 Sanga Road, Cordova (38018) • 416-1700 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/cordova.es/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics program accelerates and enriches the learning environment through hands-on teaching and learning strategies, the use of supplemental books, field trips, visiting artists, and technology programs like Edmodo, a monitored social network for students, parents, and teachers.
*Cordova Middle School
900 Sanga Road, Cordova (38018) • 416-2189 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/cordova.ms/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program builds on Cordova Elementary’s foundation. Networked classrooms allow the sharing of innovative educational software. Students use audio/video equipment and computer technology to produce multimedia projects.
Craigmont High School
3333 Covington Pike (38128) • 416-4312 Grades: 9-12 • craigmontchiefs.org The College Preparatory for International Studies program focuses on social studies, language arts, and world languages. The program exposes students to issues of international scope to foster understanding of cultural diversity. Collaborations with Memphis in May, the Chamber of Commerce, and civic organizations expose students to the international scene.
Craigmont Middle School
3455 Covington Pike (38128) • 416-7780 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org/schools/craigmont.mi/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics/International Studies program prepares students to live and work in an increasingly global society. This focus enables a better understanding of world cultures via a concentration on languages and social studies, as well as international activities, music, and the arts.
1037 Cummings (38106) • 416-7810 Grades: 1-8 • scsk12.org/schools/cummings.es/site/index.shtml Developing Masterful Mathematical Minds (DM³) offers students a world-class education with an emphasis on mathematics. Since math skills are critical in helping students master other academics, students in the DM³ develop computation skills by integrating them into other areas of the curriculum. Cummings is a laboratory school for LeMoyne-Owen College’s Department of Education.
1716 Delano (38127) • 416-3932 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/delano.es/site/index.shtml The Computer/Technology program aids students in developing critical thinking, reading, writing, and math skills. Students engage in real world experiences using multimedia, computer technology, digital cameras, and closed circuit TV. Delano received the U.S. Department of Education’s “No Child Left Behind” Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence.
*Double Tree Elementary School
4560 Double Tree (38109) • 416-8144 Grades: K-5 • scsk12.org /schools/doubletree.es/site/index.shtml As a modified Montessori/Technology school, Double Tree offers unique opportunities to learn by using hands-on, self-correcting materials in individualized work in grades K-3. Students in grades 4-5 use the media center’s computer lab and SMART Board interactive whiteboards to facilitate student research, learning, and project publication.
Douglass High School
3200 Mt. Olive Road (38108) • 416-0990 Grades: 9-12 • scsk12.org /schools/douglass.hs/site/index.shtml The Public Service and Communication Arts program offers expert instruction in all courses and hands-on experiences with nonprofit entities and government agencies. Designed for students who want to develop leadership skills while making a difference in their communities.
1650 Ash Street (38108) • 416-5946 Grades: *K-5, 6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/douglass.es/site/index.shtml Expert instruction in Media Arts and Public Service (M.A.P.S.) via Micro Society at Douglass School offers students a unique academic experience in a fully functional representation of microcosms, such as a post office or the mayor’s office, in their classrooms. Students learn entrepreneurial concepts and develop critical thinking, reasoning, and communication skills.
Downtown Elementary School
10 North Fourth Street (38103) • 416-8400 Grades: 1-5 • mcsk12.net/schools/downtown.es/index.html The Enriched Academics/Social Studies program provides enrichment in all basic courses while placing a special emphasis on social studies. Field trips to historical, educational, and cultural sites downtown are part of every child’s learning experience. Guest speakers from businesses and civic organizations, as well as parents of the school, enhance each child’s learning potential.
East High School
3206 Poplar Avenue (38111) • 416-6160 Grades: 9-12 • scsk12.org /schools/east.hs/site/index.shtml The College Preparatory for Health Sciences/Engineering program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in health sciences and engineering. The program focuses on academic achievement and technology. Top colleges and universities recruit East High graduates.
*John P. Freeman Optional School
5250 Tulane Road (38109) • 416-3156 Grades: 1-8 • scsk12.org /schools/jpfreeman.es/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking skills. Freeman is the only totally optional school for grades one through eight in the district. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Freeman is among the most academically superior schools in Tennessee and the nation.
Grahamwood Elementary School
3950 Summer Avenue (38122) • 416-5952 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/grahamwood.es/site/index.shtml The Enriched Academics program recognizes each child as an individual possessing a unique combination of talents and skills. Students achieve a high level of learning through a strong academic program and an experienced faculty who provide successful learning opportunities for all students. Parental involvement plays a vital role.
Havenview Middle School
1481 Hester Lane (38116) • 416-3092 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/havenview.ms/site/index.shtml The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) program offers an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons in practical contexts.
*Idlewild Elementary School
1950 Linden Avenue (38104) • 416-4566 Grades: K-5 • scsk12.org /schools/idlewild.es/site/index.shtml The Enriched Science and Technology Optional program combines academic excellence with a commitment to making the classroom an engaging and productive environment where all students can experience success. The well-rounded curriculum includes music, art, and physical education.
Keystone Elementary School
4301 Old Allen Road (38128) • 416-3924 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/keystone.es/site/index.shtml ECO: Educating Children Through the Outdoors is the focus at Keystone, where enriched academic learning opportunities includeprimary/intermediate CLUE; outdoor classroom (gardens, pond, “grow rooms,” and amphitheatre); field experiences; science and computer labs; and weekly instruction in the art, music, and P.E. Keystone has won numerous awards for academic achievement.
Kingsbury High School
1270 N. Graham (38122) • 416-6060 Grades: 9-12 • scsk12.org /schools/kingsbury.hs/site/index.shtml With its Technology/Bioscience/Global Studies program, Kingsbury is a multicultural learning institution with a dual path geared toward academics and technology. The goal is to educate and challenge students to prepare them for possible careers in bioscience, technology, and global studies.
320 Carpenter (38112) • 416-5969 Grades: *6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/lester.es/site/index.shtml An instructional concentration on Technology capitalizes on the resources available within Lester School’s neighborhood. Students are involved in a variety of activities designed to enhance literacy and math skills. The school contains two computer labs and offers classroom Internet access. Lester also utilizes a podcasting lab as part its technology-focused curriculum.
*Oak Forest Elementary School
7440 Nonconnah View Cove (38119) • 416-2257 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/oakforest.es/site/index.shtml With its International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme, Oak Forest provides students with a world-class education with a global emphasis. The school’s mission is to develop lifelong learners who solve real-world problems, collaborate with peers, and respect diversity. Instruction in Chinese, art, Orff music, and student leadership is provided to all.
Overton High School
1770 Lanier Lane (38117) • 416-2136 Grades 9-12 • scsk12.org /schools/overton.hs/site/index.shtml The Creative and Performing Arts program helps students develop their creative and artistic talent through an intense study in vocal and instrumental music, jazz, orchestra, dance, drama, visual arts, broadcasting, and creative writing. Optional students are part of CAPA Academy and can take Honors and Advanced Placement courses.
Peabody Elementary School
2086 Young Avenue (38104) • 416-4606 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/peabody.es/site/index.shtml Enriched Academics/International Studies. Peabody is a multicultural mecca, incorporating international studies as a distinguishing feature. Each grade studies a different country for an in-depth, global learning experience.
Ridgeway High School
2009 Ridgeway Road (38119) • 416-1802 Grades: 9-12 • www.ridgewayhigh.org or firstname.lastname@example.org International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). Ridgeway offers a program of study recognized worldwide for academic rigor and excellence. The success rate of the graduates exceeds state averages; graduates attend universities across the U.S.
Ridgeway Middle School
6333 Quince (38119) • 416-1588 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org /schools/ridgeway.ms/site/index.shtml The International Baccalaureate Candidate School focuses on developing well-rounded, internationally-minded students who are principled thinkers and reflective risk-takers. Innovative teachers prepare students to be successful in Ridgeway High School’s IB program.
Riverwood Elementary School
1330 Stern Lane, Cordova (38016) • 416-1750 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/riverwood.es/site/index.shtml The Environmental Science and Community Service program emphasizes building excellence through community consciousness. Teachers lead students in inquiry-based, hands-on learning to solve real-world problems in the arts, math, science, social studies, and community service.
*Rozelle Elementary School
993 Roland (38114) • 416-4612 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/rozelle/site/index/shtml Creative and Performing Arts. Instructors at Rozelle use the arts to teach academic subjects and to develop individual skills. Artistic talents are enhanced through Encore classes in visual arts, music, drama, creative writing, and dance.
Sherwood Elementary School
1156 Robin Hood (38111) • 416-4864 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/sherwood.es/site/index/shtml The Academic Enrichment Through the Arts program requires students to read children’s classic literature, current books, and periodicals. Problem-solving activities help develop students’ listening, speaking, and writing skills. Involvement by ArtsMemphis, Brooks Museum of Art, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens enriches the program.
1870 N. Parkway (38112) • 416-4621 Grades: 1-8 • scsk12.org /schools/snowden.school/site/index.shtml Snowden’s Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers a challenging curriculum that stresses academics, creativity, and social development. The elementary program offers in-depth study in all core subjects as well as Spanish, creative writing, computer technology, Orff music, and art. The Middle School program combines advanced academics with diverse exploratory course offerings.
*Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School
880 N. Hollywood Street (38108) • 416-4883 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/sprindalemagnet.es/site/index/shtml Exploratory Learning provides an innovative environment that encourages creative thinking, supported by science and computer labs. Students can also participate in choir, chess, and art. Springdale’s partners includes businesses, churches, and Rhodes College.
Treadwell Elementary School
3538 Given (38122) • 416-6130 Grades: K-5 • scsk12.org /schools/treadwell.es/site/index.shtml The Dual Language Immersion program enables students to acquire bilingual skills in a culturally diverse environment. Groups of native English-speaking students are paired with groups of native speakers of another language to provide both a unique foreign language immersion experience.
*Vollentine Elementary School
1682 Vollintine (38107) • 416-4632 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org /schools/vollentine.es/site/index.shtml Science Exploration: Scholars Tackling Academic Rigor Scientifically (STARS) integrates differentiated instruction, intentional science scaffolding, and science discovery. Cooperative learning groups, peer and cross-age tutoring, and a hands-on approach are some strategies used to facilitate learning.
Whitehaven Elementary School
4783 Elvis Presley Blvd. (38116) • 416-7431 • Grades: 1-5 scsk12.org/schools/whitehaven.es/index.htm The Enriched Academics program features a focus on science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM). The STEM curriculum engages students in hands-on, multidisciplinary challenges designed to build the math, science, and problem-solving skills needed to compete in today’s technology-based world.
Whitehaven High School
4851 Elvis Presley Boulevard (38116) • 416-3000 Grades: 9-12 • scsk12.org /schools/whitehaven.hs/site/index.shtml The College Preparatory/Business and Finance programs provide a broad scope of student opportunities ranging from a business/finance program emphasizing career preparation to Advanced Placement classes designed to prepare students for college work.
White Station High School
514 S. Perkins (38117) • 416-8880 Grades: 9-12 • whitestation.net College Preparatory. White Station High has appeared on Newsweek’s list of top high schools in America more than five times. The optional program is designed to provide a broad liberal arts foundation for college-bound students in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine, law, education, business, computer science, and public/social service. Students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses. Graduates are accepted to the nation’s most competitive universities.
White Station Middle School
5465 Mason (38120) • 416-2184 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org/schools/whitestation.ms/site/index.shtml The College Preparatory program provides academically enriched instruction in English, math, science, social studies, fine arts, and world languages in a state-of-the-art facility. Many students gain local, state, and national recognition for excellence in academic achievement.
Willow Oaks Elementary School
4417 Willow (38117) • 416-2196 Grades: 1-5 • scsk12.org/schools/willowoaks.es/willowoakshomepage.html The Enriched Academics program offers a curriculum that exceeds state performance standards in reading, math, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts. Cross-curriculum technology projects, power writing, and field trips further enhance the program, as does a state-of-the-art computer lab, and SMART Board technology.
Wooddale High School
5151 Scottsdale (38118) • 416-2440 Grades: 9-12 • scsk12.org/schools/wooddale.hs/site/index.shtml College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism programs. Students follow a broad outline for a major in English, math, science, or social studies. The Aviation/Travel and Tourism program is an integrated aeronautics curriculum that enhances the study of math, science, engineering, technology, travel and tourism with emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education or training in these fields. The National Flight Academy’s Aviation Classroom Experience is an integral part of this program.
Wooddale Middle School
3467 Castleman Street (38118) • 416-2420 Grades: 6-8 • scsk12.org/schools/wooddale.mi/wooddale.html The Enriched Academics/Aviation/College Preparatory program offers enrichment in language arts/English, math, science, and social studies as well as exploratory classes in the arts and aviation. Students easily transition into Wooddale High’s Optional Programs.
INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS IN MEMPHIS AND THE REGION
compiled by Margie Sims
In addition to city/county public school systems, there are a host of independent schools that provide parents with a range of educational choices.
Bornblum Solomon Schechter School (est. 1989)
6641 Humphreys Boulevard • 747-2665 bsssmemphis.com Student body: co-ed Grades: 1-8 Tuition: $12,950-$13,300 Enrollment: 100 students Religious affiliation: Jewish
Briarcrest Christian Schools (est. 1973)
6000 Briarcrest • 765-4600 briarcrest.com Student body: co-ed Grades: 2 yrs.-grade 5 Tuition: $5,295-$13,395 Enrollment: 1,670 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: 76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads • 751-6400 Grades: preK-12
Central Day School (est. 1995)
2005 Winchester Boulevard, Collierville • 255-8134 centraldayschool.com Student body: co-ed Grades: preschool-grade 8 Tuition: $6,900-$7,500 Enrollment: 250 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Christ Methodist Day School (est. 1958)
411 S. Grove Park • 683-6873 cmdsmemphis.org Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-6 Tuition: $4,400-$10,600 Enrollment: 350 Religious affiliation: Christian
Christ the King Lutheran School (est. 1960)
5296 Park Avenue • 682-8405 ctkschools.com Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-grade 8 Tuition: $6,300-$7,800 Enrollment: 265 Religious affiliation: Lutheran Special Ed classes: Plus, Discoveries
Christ the Rock Christian Academy (est. 1993)
8800 Winchester Road • 751-7122 ctracademy.org Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-grade 8 Tuition: $5,220 Enrollment: 175 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Christian Brothers High School (est. 1871)
5900 Walnut Grove • 261-4900 cbhs.org Student body: male Grades: 9-12 Tuition: $9,900 Enrollment: 870 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Collegiate School of Memphis (est. 2008)
3353 Faxon Avenue • 591-8200 collegiatememphis.org Student body: co-ed Grades: 6-12 Tuition: $10,000 Enrollment: 275 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Evangelical Christian School – Main Campus (est. 1964)
7600 Macon Road • 754-7217 ecseagles.com Student body: co-ed Grades: Jr. K-12 Tuition: $5,830-$13,650 Enrollment: 1,000 Religious affiliation: nondenominational ChristianADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: ECS at Forest Hill 1920 Forest Hill-Irene • 754-4420 Grades: Jr. K-5 ECS at Ridge Lake 735 Ridge Lake Boulevard • 683-9013 Grades: Jr. K-5
Evergreen Montessori (est. 2003)
751 N. Trezevant Street • 324-4159 evergreen-montessori.org Student body: Co-ed Grades: 14 mos.-grade 8 Tuition: $5,500-$8,600 Enrollment: 75 Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian
Fayette Academy (est. 1965)
P.O. Box 130, Somerville • 465-3241 fayetteacademy.com Student body: co-ed Grades: pre-K-grade 12 Tuition: $6,000 Enrollment: 760 Religious affiliation: nondenominational
First Assembly Christian School (est. 1972)
8650 Walnut Grove Road • 458-5543 facsmemphis.org Student body: co-ed Grades: Jr. K-grade 12 Tuition: $4,383-$8,596 (resource extra) Enrollment: 775 Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian
Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School (est. 1947)
246 S. Belvedere • 278-0200 gslschool.org Student body: co-ed Grades: 2yrs-grade 8 Tuition: $6,800-$13,750 Enrollment: 540 Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Harding Academy of Memphis (est. 1972)
1100 Cherry Road • 767-4494 hardinglions.org Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-EC3-grade 12 Tuition: $4,195-$11,195 Enrollment: 1,200 Religious affiliation: Church of ChristADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: Harding Academy Cordova campus 8350 & 8360 Macon Road (38018) Grades 18 mos.-grade 6 • 767-4494 Harding Academy White Station campus 1106 Colonial (38117) • 767-2093 Grades: jr. K-grade 6
Hutchison School (est. 1902)
1740 Ridgeway (38119) • 761-2220 hutchisonschool.org Student body: female Grades: preK-grade 12 Tuition: $5,689-$18,607 Enrollment: 890 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Immanuel Lutheran School (est. 1947)
6319 Raleigh-LaGrange (38134) • 388-0205 ilsmemphis.org Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-grade 8 Tuition: $3,700-$6,200 Enrollment: 225 Religious affiliation: Lutheran
Lamplighter Montessori School (est. 1967)
8563 Fay Rd. (38018) • 751-2000 lamplighterschool.org Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-grade 8 Tuition: $9,150-$13,400 Enrollment: 120 Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
Lausanne Collegiate School (est. 1926)
1381 W. Massey (38120) • 474-1000 lausanneschool.com Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-grade 12 Tuition: $12,500-$18,200 Enrollment: 810 Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
Macon Road Baptist School (est. 1973)
1082 Berclair (38122) • 682-5420 maconroadbaptist.org Student body: co-ed Grades: K4-grade 12 Tuition: $2,800-$5,100 Enrollment: 265 Religious affiliation: BaptistADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: Macon Road Baptist School East 11015 Highway 64, Arlington (38002) • 867-8161 Grades: K-grade 12 Enrollment: 400 Tuition: $5,400-$6,100 Lakeland Campus 9182 Highway 64, Lakeland (38002) • 937-0766 Grades: K3-K4 Enrollment: 70 Tuition: $5,900-$7,375 Oakland Campus 3540 Tomlin Rd, Oakland (38060) • 465-3329 Grades: K3-K5 Enrollment: 45 Tuition: $5,200-$6,400
Margolin Hebrew Academy - Feinstone Yeshiva of the South (est. 1948)
390 S. White Station Road (38117) • 682-2400 mhafyos.org Student body: Co-ed (preK-8), female (9-12), male (9-12) Grades: preK-12th Tuition: $6,555-$16,900 Enrollment: 210 Religious affiliation: Jewish
***Maria Montessori School (est. 1986)
740 Harbor Bend Road (38103) • 527-3444 mariamontessorischool.org Student body: co-ed Grades: 18 mos.-grade 8 Tuition: $7,000-$9,200 (as of press time) Enrollment: 127 Religious affiliation: none
Marshall Academy (est. 1965)
100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS (38635) • (662) 252-3449 marshallacademy.com Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-grade 12 Tuition: $5,200-$5,650 Enrollment: 250 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Memphis Junior Academy (est. 1910)
50 N. Mendenhall (38117) • 683-1061 memphisjunioracademy.com Student body: co-ed Grades: PpeK-grade 10 Tuition: $3,080-$8,400 Enrollment: 65 Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist
Memphis University School (est. 1893)
6191 Park (38119) • 260-1300 musowls.org Student body: male Grades: 7-12 Tuition: $19,000 Enrollment: 660 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
New Hope Christian Academy (est. 1996)
3000 University Street (38127) • 358-3183 newhopememphis.org Student body: co-ed Grades: jr.K-grade 6 Tuition: sliding scale based on parent income Enrollment: 433 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Presbyterian Day School (est. 1949)
4025 Poplar Avenue (38111) • 842-4600 pdsmemphis.org Student body: male Grades: preK-grade 6 Tuition: $9,030-$17,140 Enrollment: 645 Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
Rossville Christian Academy (est. 1969)
280 High Street, Rossville (38066) • 853-0200 rossvillechristian.com Student body: co-ed Grades: K4-grade 12 Tuition: $5,395-$5,679 Enrollment: 285 Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian
St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School (est. 1851)
4830 Walnut Grove Road (38117) • 767-1356 Student body: St. Agnes, female; St. Dominic, male Grades: preK-12 (girls); preK-8 (boys) Tuition: $7,345-$14,105 Enrollment: 910 (combined)
St. George’s Independent School, Germantown Campus (est. 1959)
8250 Poplar (38138) • 261-2300 sgis.org Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-grade 5 Tuition: $5,427-$15,440 Enrollment: 380 Religious affiliation: Judeo-ChristianADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: Memphis Campus 3749 Kimball Avenue (38111) • 261-3920 Grades: K3-grade 5 Tuition: $5,427-$15,440 Enrollment: 140 Collierville Campus 1880 Wolf River Boulevard (38017) • 457-2000 Grades: 6-12 Tuition: $17,171 Enrollment: 680
St. Mary’s Episcopal School (est. 1847)
60 Perkins Extended (38117) • 537-1405 stmarysschool.org Student body: female Grades: 2 yrs-grade 12 Tuition: $5,100-$18,100 Enrollment: 860 Religious affiliation: Episcopal
SBEC (Southern Baptist Educational Center) (est. 1972)
7400 Getwell, Southaven, MS (38672) • (662) 349-3096 sbectrojans.com Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-12 Tuition: $4,075-$8,695 Enrollment: 1,030 Religious affiliation: Christian
Tipton-Rosemark Academy (est. 1965)
8696 Rosemark, Millington (38053) • 829-4221 tiptonrosemarkacademy.net Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-12 Tuition: $4,223-$7,730 Enrollment: 650 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Westminster Academy (est. 1996)
2500 Ridgeway Road (38119) • 380-9192 wamemphis.com Student body: co-ed Grades: K-grade 12 Tuition: $6,425-$10,990 Enrollment: 340 Religious affiliation: reformed Christian
West Memphis Christian School (est. 1970)
1600 N. Missouri St., West Memphis, AR (72301) • (870) 400-4000 Elementary school • (870) 735-0642 wmcs.com Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-grade 6 Tuition: $5,527-$7,031 Enrollment: 120 Religious affiliation: ChristianADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: Jr. and Sr. High School 1101 N. Missouri Street Grades: 7-12 Tuition: $7,771-$8,351 Enrollment: 132
Woodland Presbyterian School
(est. 1952) 5217 Park (38119) • 685-0976 woodlandschool.org Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-grade 8 Tuition: $5,900-$11,150 Enrollment: 370 Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS
Schools for children with a variety of learning challenges
Bodine School (est. 1972)
2432 Yester Oaks Drive, Germantown (38139) • 754-1800 bodineschool.org School for students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related reading differences. Grades: 1-8 Tuition: $15,645-$17,475 Financial aid: available Enrollment: 90 Religious affiliation: None
Madonna Learning Center (est. 1969)
7007 Poplar Avenue, Germantown (38138) • 752-5767 madonna-learning.org Individualized educational services for special needs children and their families. Students represent all disabilities, including Down syndrome, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges. Ages: 5-30 Grades: Flexible levels, ungraded classrooms Tuition: $11,550 Financial aid: available Enrollment: 55 Religious affiliation: all faiths
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf (est. 1959)
7901 Poplar Avenue, Germantown (38138) • 758-2228 mosdkids.org At Memphis Oral School, deaf children are listening and talking. Small class sizes, daily speech therapy, and on-site cochlear implant mapping and therapy work toward this early intervention program’s goal of mainstreaming children into regular education programs. Through “Sound Beginnings,” parents with children under 2 learn from audiologists how to assist their child at home. Ages: 0-6 Tuition: Sliding fee scale Financial aid: available Enrollment: 30 Religious affiliation: None
Phoenix School for Creative Learning (est. 1993)
2404 Arthur Road, Germantown (38138) • 757-4360 thephoenixschool.net Phoenix has an individualized and arts-based learning program for second through twelfth grade students of average or above-average I.Q. Students are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Asperger syndrome and/or other learning disabilities. Social skills therapist available. Grades: 1-12 Tuition: $9,250 Financial aid: limited Enrollment: 28 Religious affiliation: none
Shady Oaks School (est. 1973)
2000 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova (38016) • 737-3355 shadyoaksmemphis.com Shady Oaks offers special, individualized instruction for students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. Classes are held in a positive environment with multisensory reading and phonics designed to build self-confidence and prepare students for traditional classroom learning. Tutoring is available. Grades: 1-8 (ungraded classrooms) Tuition: $8,000 Financial aid: limited Enrollment: 20 Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS
373-1219 • cdom.org
The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, through its department of education, administers 26 schools in the Memphis area, serving about 8,195 pre-K to twelfth-grade students. The diocese employs 618 teachers, 46 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Catholic schools in the Memphis diocese boast a graduation rate of 99 percent. Of those graduates, 99 percent go on to college. Catholic high school students received more than $44 million in scholarships. To learn more about each school, go to cdom.org.
For tuition and fees, please contact the individual schools.
Catholic Schools of Memphis
De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament
2540 Hale Avenue (38112) • 866-9084 Student body: co-ed Grades: K-8 Enrollment: 163 Christian Brothers High School 5900 Walnut Grove Rd. (38120) Student body: male Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 853
Holy Names Elementary
709 Keel Avenue (38107) • 507-1503 Student body: co-ed Grades: 3-8 Enrollment: 54 Holy Rosary School 4841 Park Avenue (38117) • 685-1231 Student body: co-ed Grades: K3-8 Enrollment: 437
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
Lower school, 1669 Central Avenue (38104) • 725-2710 Upper school, 1725 Central Avenue • 725-2705 Grades: preK-12 Student body: Lower: co-ed; Upper, female Tuition: Contact school Enrollment: 317
360 Bray Station Road, Collierville (38017) • 853-7804 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 185 Little Flower School 1666 Jackson Avenue (38107) • 725-9900 Student body: Co-ed Grades: preK 4-2 Enrollment: 70
Memphis Catholic Middle and High School
61 N. McLean Boulevard (38104) • 276-1221 Student body: co-ed Grades: 7-12 Enrollment: 191
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
8151 Poplar Avenue, Germantown (38138) • 753-1181 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 2-8 Enrollment: 218
Our Lady of Sorrows School
3690 Thomas Street (38127) • 358-7431 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 3-8 Enrollment: 153
3572 Emerald (38115) • 546-9926 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-5 Enrollment: 165
St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School
4830 Walnut Grove Road (38117) Student body: Elementary: co-ed; High School: female) Grades: preK-12 Enrollment: 915
St. Ann School - Bartlett
6529 Stage Road (38134) • 386-3328 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 391
St. Anne Catholic School
670 S. Highland Avenue (38111) • 323-1344 Student body: co-ed Grades: PreK-8 Enrollment: 119
St. Augustine School
1169 Kerr Avenue (38106) • 942-8002 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 4-6 Enrollment: 143
St. Benedict at Auburndale
8250 Varnavas at Germantown Parkway, Cordova (38016) • 260-2840 Student body: co-ed Grades: 9-12 Enrollment: 982
St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School
2100 Germantown Parkway, Cordova (38016) • 388-7321 Student body: co-ed Grades: K4-8 Enrollment: 821
St. Joseph School
3851 Neely Road (38109) • 344-0021 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 3-6 Enrollment: 187
St. John School
2718 Lamar Avenue (38114) • 743-6700 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK 3-6 Enrollment: 199
St. Louis School
5192 Shady Grove Road (38117) • 682-9692 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 524
St. Michael Parish School
3880 Forrest Avenue (38122) • 323-2162 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-8 Enrollment: 164
St. Patrick School
277 S. Fourth Street (38126) • 521-3252 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-6 Enrollment: 133
St. Paul School
1425 E. Shelby Drive (38116) • 346-0862 Student body: co-ed Grades: preK-6 Enrollment: 218
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