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There are two types of schools in the Memphis City Schools Optional Program. Most programs exist as a school-within-a-school, which means the optional program is offered in addition to traditional classes or programs.

However, 11 schools exist primarily as optional schools (see asterisks). Most students who attend these 11 schools participate in their optional program.

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

Bellevue Junior High School 575 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) • 416-4488 www.mcsk12.net/schools/bellevue.js/bellevue.html. Optional program: College Preparatory -- Emphasizes the liberal arts with a focus in honors English, math, science, and social studies. Grades: 7-9 Enrollment in program: 180 School enrollment: 516

*Binghampton Area Community School 2605 Sam Cooper Blvd. (38112) • 416-4745 www.mcsk12.net/schools/binghampton.es/index.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics --Incorporates project-based learning with emphasis on accelerating students' learning in math, arts, science, and technology. This new facility is equipped with the latest technology, housing 36 classrooms that include music rooms, science and computer labs, a library/media center, and a multipurpose room. Grades: 1-5 Enrollment figures: Not available; new school

Brownsville Road Elementary School 5292 Banbury (38135) • 416-4300 www.mcsk12.net/schools/brownsvilleroad.es/brshome. Optional program: Enriched Academics -- Math, science, and language arts classes where higher-level skills are emphasized. All students receive instruction in computer skills and develop artistic talents and an appreciation for art through art classes. Grades: 1-5 Enrollment in program: 297 School enrollment: 738

Central High School 306 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) • 416-4500 www.msck12.net/schools/central.hs/centralhomepage. Optional program: College Preparatory -- Academic experiences for college-bound students from all over the city, including honors-level courses in all academic areas. Advanced Placement courses in nine areas. Four years of foreign language instruction are also available. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment in program: 426 School enrollment: 1,349

Colonial Middle School 4778 Sea Isle Rd. (38117) • 416-8980 www.msck12.net/schools/colonial.ms/index. Optional program: Arts and Academics -- The Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program focuses on art, vocal music, instrumental music, orchestra, drama, creative writing, dance, and piano. Grades: 6-8 Enrollment in program: 477 School enrollment: 928

*Cordova Elementary 750 Sanga Rd., Cordova (38018) • 416-1700 www.mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.es/index_2.htm. Optional program: Enriched Academics -- Innovative teaching and learning strategies such as the Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader program, thematic units, and exploratory classes are used throughout the school. Grades: 1-4 Enrollment in program: 589 School enrollment: 770

*Cordova Middle School 900 Sanga Rd., Cordova (38018) • 416-2189 www.mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.ms/index.htm. Optional program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory -- Networked classrooms allow for sharing of innovative educational software and programs. Incorporating audio and video equipment with computer technology allows students to produce a wide range of multimedia projects. Grades: 5-8 Enrollment in program: 972 School enrollment: 972

Craigmont High School 3333 Covington Pike (38128) • 416-4312 www.craigmont.org. Optional program: College Preparatory for International Studies -- The focus is on social studies, foreign languages, and performing arts. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment in program: 226 School enrollment: 1,447

Craigmont Middle School 3455 Covington Pike (38128) • 416-7780 www.mcsk12.net/schools/craigmont.mi/index.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics/International Studies -- Offers programs that prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly global society. Grades: 6-8 Enrollment in program: 170 School enrollment: 1,049

*Delano Elementary 1716 Delano (38127) • 416-3932 www.mcsk12.net/schools/delano.es/index. Optional program: Computer/Technology -- Students develop skills in the areas of critical thinking, reasoning, communication, reading, writing, and math using a variety of tools that include multimedia, computer technology, digital cameras, and closed circuit TV. It is a 2005 U.S. Department of Education "No Child Left Behind" Blue Ribbon Award recipient. Grades: 1-6 Enrollment in program: 224 School enrollment: 288

*Double Tree Elementary School 4560 Double Tree (38109) • 416-8144 www.mcsk12.net/schools/doubletree.es/index.html. Optional program: Montessori/Technology -- Offers concepts like multi-age grouping, nongraded work, individualized instruction, and the use of self-correcting manipulatives. Students communicate ideas and share knowledge with schools throughout the state, nation, and world. Grades: K-6 (K-3 in Montessori) Enrollment in program: 527 School enrollment: 527

Downtown Elementary School 10 North Fourth St. (38103) • 416-8400 www.mcsk12.net/schools/downtown.es/index.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics/Social Studies -- Special enrichment classes in social studies. Frequent field trips to business, historical, educational, and cultural sites downtown are part of every child's learning experience. Grades: 1-6 Enrollment in program: 202 School enrollment: 678

East High School 3206 Poplar Ave. (38111) • 416-6160 www.mcsk12.net/schools/east.hs./index.html. Optional program: College Preparatory for Health Sciences/Engineering and Allied Health -- Designed for students who will pursue careers in health sciences, allied health, computer science, and engineering. Grades: 8-12 Enrollment in program: 99 School enrollment: 1,323

Grahamwood Elementary School 3950 Summer Ave. (38122) • 416-5952 www.mcsk12.net/schools/grahamwood.es/index.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics -- Students achieve a high level of learning through the challenge of a strong academic program and an experienced and knowledgeable faculty that provides successful learning experiences for all students. Grades: 1-6 Enrollment in program: 491 School enrollment: 1,047

*Idlewild Elementary School 1950 Linden Ave. (38104) • 416-4566 www.mcsk12.net/schools/idlewild.es/index.html. Optional program: Science/Technology -- Combines an emphasis on academic excellence with hands-on experience in developing students' science and computer skills. Grades: K-6 Enrollment in program: 482 School enrollment: 482

*John P. Freeman Optional School 5250 Tulane Rd. (38109) • 416-3156 www.mcsk12.net/schools/jpfreeman.es/freeman.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory -- Designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking. The accelerated academic curriculum is broadened by introducing students to a varied range of cultural activities. Grades: 1-8 Enrollment in program: 593 School enrollment: 593

Keystone Elementary 4301 Old Allen (38128) • 416-3924 www.mcsk12.net/schools/keystone.es/index.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics -- Keystone includes basic skills and enhances the application of learning through an outdoor classroom, science and computer labs, an Orff music program, and an outstanding library/media center. The U.S. Department of Educa-tion identified Keystone as one of the most academically superior schools in the state and nation. Grades: 1-6 Enrollment in program: 415 School enrollment: 521

Kingsbury High School 1270 N. Graham (38122) • 416-6060 www.mcsk12.net/schools/kingsbury.hs/khswebsite.html. Optional program: Technology and Careers -- Students learn to integrate math, science, and English while they focus on modular tasks and hands-on projects.  Grades: 7-12 Enrollment in program: 66 School enrollment: 1,608

*Lester Elementary School 320 Carpenter (38112) • 416-5969 www.mcsk12.net/schools/lester.es/. Optional program: Focused Literacy -- Designed to raise the level of students' skills in all language arts, including reading comprehension, writing, and conversation. Grades: 1-7 Enrollment in program: 441 School enrollment: 570

Overton High School 1770 Lanier (38117) • 416-2136 www.overtonhs.net. Optional program: Creative and Performing Arts -- Provides opportunity to pursue intense study in vocal music, instrumental music, theory, orchestra, dance, drama, visual arts, broadcasting, and creative writing. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment in program: 433 School enrollment: 1,605

Peabody Elementary School 2086 Young (38104) • 416-4606 www.mcsk12.net/schools/peabody.es/peabody.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics/International Studies -- Provides the traditional MCS curriculum as well as an enriched academics optional program, incorporating international studies as a distinguishing feature. Grades: 1-6 Enrollment in program: 135 School enrollment: 430

*Rozelle Elementary School 993 Roland (38114) • 416-4612 www.mcsk12.net/schools/rozelle.es/rozelle.html. Optional program: Creative and Performing Arts -- Instructors at Rozelle use the arts to teach academic subjects as well as to develop students' talents. Grades: 1-6 Enrollment in program: 386 School enrollment: 439

Sherwood Elementary School 1156 Robin Hood (38111) • 416-4864 www.mcsk12.net/schools/sherwood.es/sherwood.html. Optional program: Academic Enrichment through the Arts -- Problem solving and critical thinking activities develop students' listening, speaking, observing, thinking, and writing skills. Grades: 1-5 Enrollment in program: 169 School enrollment: 774

Snowden School 1870 N. Parkway (38112) • 416-4621 www.mcsk12.net/schools/snowden/index.htm. Optional program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory -- The rigorous academic schedule is blended with activities that include Spanish, orchestra, Orff music, band, class piano, and art. Grades: 1-8 Enrollment in program: 668 School enrollment: 1,521

*Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School 880 N. Hollywood (38108) • 416-4883 www.mcsk12.net/schools/sprindalemagnet.es/springdale.html. Optional program: Exploratory Learning -- Both students and teachers take an active part in determining this school's curriculum. The individual learning experiences are planned in accordance with the child's interests and needs. Grades: 1-5 Enrollment in program: 186 School enrollment: 235

*Vollentine Elementary School 1682 Vollentine (38107) • 416-4632 www.mcsk12.net/schools/vollentine.es/homepage_1.ht. Optional program: Individually Guided Education -- Incorporates a comprehensive support system involving the use of team-teaching, shared decision-making, collaborative planning, and the use of multicultural and multilevel materials. Grades: 1-5 Enrollment in program: 369 School enrollment: 450

White Station High School 514 S. Perkins (38117) • 761-8880/416-888 0www.mcsk12.net/schools/whitestation.hs/public_html/wshs.html. Optional program: College Preparatory -- Designed to provide a broad liberal arts foundation for college-bound students in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine, law, architecture, education, business, public service, and social service. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment in program: 1,059 School enrollment: 2,229

White Station Middle School 5465 Mason (38120) • 416-2184 www.mcsk12.net/schools/whitestation.ms/whitestation2.htm. Optional program: College Preparatory -- Offers instructional program in the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, and foreign languages. Grades: 7-8 Enrollment in program: 434 School enrollment: 800

Whitehaven High School 4851 Elvis Presley (38116) • 416-3000 www.mcsk12.net/schools/whitehaven.hs/homepage/index1103. Optional program: College Preparatory/Business and Finance -- Offers a broad scope of opportunities, from a finance program emphasizing career preparation to a college prep program that includes advanced placement classes designed to prepare students for the rigors of college work. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment in program: 241 School enrollment: 1,748

Willow Oaks Elementary School 4417 Willow (38117) • 416-2196 www.mcsk12.net/schools/willowoaks.es/willowoakshomepage.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics -- Stresses a high level of learning in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts. Grades: 1-5 Enrollment in program: 326 School enrollment: 697

Wooddale High School 5151 Scottsdale (38118) • 416-244 0www.mcsk12.net/schools/wooddale.hs/whs/index.htm. Optional program: College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism -- Designed for students seeking a strong, varied liberal arts foundation with majors in language arts, mathematics, science, or social studies. The aviation/travel and tourism program is an integrated aeronautics curriculum with emphasis on preparing students for post-secondary education or training in these fields. Grades: 9-12 Enrollment in program: 181 School enrollment: 1,524

Wooddale Middle School 3467 Castleman (38118) • 416-2420 www.mcsk12.net/schools/wooddale.mi/wooddale.html. Optional program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory -- Offers an enriched academics program in the areas of English, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies as well as health, Facing History and Ourselves, art, music, conversational foreign languages, band, and orchestra. Grades: 6-8 Enrollment in program: 124 School enrollment: 1,368

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Area code is 901 unless otherwise noted.

Bodine School 2432 Yester Oaks Dr., Germantown (38139) • 754-1800 www.bodineschool.org. School for students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning disabilities. Grade levels offered: 1-8. Tuition: $11,170-$13,900. Financial aid: available. Enrollment: 83 Student/faculty ratio: 6:1. Religious affiliation: none. After-school care offered: no

Bornblum Solomon Schechter 6641 Humphreys Blvd (38120) • 747-2665 www.bsssmemphis.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 1-8. Tuition: $9,150-$9,450. Enrollment: 207 Student/faculty ratio: 7:1. Religious affiliation: Jewish. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Briarcrest Christian Schools 6000 Briarcrest (38120) • 765-4600 www.briarcrest.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K3-8. Tuition: $3,495-$9,995. Enrollment: 1,675 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Before-and after-school care offered: yes.

Additional locations: 1620 Houston Levee (38018) • 737-1356. Grades: K3-5

10103 Raleigh-LaGrange Rd., Eads (38028) • 751-6400. Grades: 9-12

Central Day School 2005 Winchester Blvd., Collierville (38017) • 255-8134 www.centraldayschool.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-8. Tuition: $4,200-$4,800. Enrollment: 330 Student/faculty ratio: 20:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Before-and after-school care offered: yes.

Christ Methodist Day School 411 Grove Park (38117) • 683-6873 www.cmdsmemphis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK-6. Tuition: $3,265-$8,310. Enrollment: 380 Student/faculty ratio: 13:1. Religious affiliation: United Methodist. Before-and after-school care offered: yes.

Christ the King Lutheran School 5296 Park (38119) • 682-8405 www.ctkschools.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK-8, including special education Horizons and Discoveries classes. Tuition: $2,165-$6,075 (discount offered if paid in full). Enrollment: 350 Student/faculty ratio: 17:1. Religious affiliation: Lutheran. Before- and after-school care: yes

Christ the Rock Christian Academy 8800 Winchester Rd. 38125 • 751-7122 www.ctrmc.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K3-8. Tuition: $4,000. Enrollment: 300 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1-20:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Evangelical Christian School 7600 Macon (38018) • 754-7217 www.ecseagles.net. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 6-12. Tuition: $4,295-$9,795. Enrollment: 1,474 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: all lower schools.

Additional locations:

1920 Forest Hill-Irene (38139) • 754-4420. Grades: Jr. K-5.

735 Ridgelake Blvd. (38120) • 683-9013. Grades: Jr.K-5.

11893 Macon Rd., Eads (38028) • 853-7705. Grades: Jr. K-2 (grades levels advancing each year up to fifth).

Fayette Academy 15090 Highway 64, Somerville (38068) • 465-3241 www.fayetteacademy.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-12. Tuition: $4,350-$4,500 ($650 bldg. fee per family). Enrollment: 780 Student/faculty ratio: 15:1. Religious affiliation: nonsectarian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes. 

First Assembly Christian School 8650 Walnut Grove Rd., Cordova (38018) • 458-5543 www.facsmemphis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K4-12. Tuition: $3,295-$6,855. Enrollment: 663 Student/faculty ratio: 18:1. Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Additional location:

8229 Rockcreek Pkwy (38106) • 384-3816. Grades: K3-K4.

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School 246 S. Belvedere (38104) • 278-0200 www.gslschool.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PK-8. Tuition: $5,750-$9,850. Enrollment: 500 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1. Religious affiliation: Episcopal. Before- and after-school program offered: yes.

Harding Academy 1100 Cherry (38117) • 767-4494 www.hardinglions.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: early childhood ages 2-3, grade 7-12. Tuition: $4,695-$8,595. Enrollment: 1,700 Student/faculty ratio: 16:1. Religious affiliation: Church of Christ. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Additional locations:

8350 Macon (38018) • 624-0871/757-1008. Early childhood and kindergarten.

8360 Macon (38018) • 624-0522. Grades: 1-6.

8220 E. Shelby Dr. (38125) • 755-5662. Grades: Jr.K-6.

1910 Sycamore View (38134) • 372-1818. Grades: Jr.K-6.

1106 Colonial (38117) • 767-2093. Grades: Jr.K-6.

Hutchison School 1740 Ridgeway (38119) • 761-2220 www.hutchisonschool.org. Student body: female only. Grades: PK-12. Tuition: $4,450-$13,900. Enrollment: 855 Student/faculty ratio: 18:1 (elementary-high); 8:1 (early childhood). Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Immanuel Lutheran School 6319 Raleigh LaGrange (38134) • 388-0205 www.ilsmemphis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 18 months - 8th grade. Tuition: $4,463- $5,070. Enrollment: 210 Student/faculty ratio: 18:1. Religious affiliation: Lutheran. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

The LaGrange School 21450 Hwy. 57, LaGrange, TN (38046) • 878-1499 www.thelagrangeschool.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: early childhood-8. Tuition: $5,300 (part-time programs available). Enrollment: 50 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1. Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. After-school care offered: as needed.

Lamplighter Montessori School 8563 Fay Road (38018) • 751-2000 www.lamplighterschool.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: Pre K3-8. Tuition: $3,500-$10,000. Enrollment: 200 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1. Religious affiliation: nonsectarian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Lausanne Collegiate School 1381 W. Massey (38120) • 474-1000 www.lausanneschool.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: Pre K-12. Tuition: $6,800-$11,900. Enrollment: 735 Student/faculty ration: 9:1. Religious affiliation: nonsectarian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Macon Road Baptist School 1082 Berclair (38122) • 682-5420 www.maconroadbaptist.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K4-12. Tuition: $2,400-$3,900. Enrollment: 350 Student/faculty ratio: 20:1. Religious affiliation: Baptist. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Additional Locations:

Macon Road Baptist School East 11017 Highway 64, Arlington (38002) • 867-8161. Grades K3--3. Tuition: $4,400 (Lunch Included). Enrollment: 160 Student/faculty ratio: 20:1. Before- and after- school offered: yes.

Macon Road Baptist School Lakeland 9182 Highway 64, Lakeland TN 38002. Grades: 4-7. Tuition: $4,400 (Lunch included). Enrollment: 60 Student/faculty ratio: 15:1. Before- and after -school offered: yes.

Margolin Hebrew Academy - Feinstone Yeshiva of the South 390 S. White Station Rd. (38117) • 682-2409 www.mhafyos.org. Student body: co-ed (Pk-8); female only (9-12); males only (9-12). Grades: Pre K-12. Tuition: $4,975-$11,200. Enrollment: 250 Student/faculty ratio: 4:1. Religious affiliation: Jewish. Before- and after-school care offered: no.

Maria Montessori School 740 Harbor Bend Rd. (38103) • 527-3444 www.mariamontessorischool.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 18 months-8. Tuition: $3,600-$7,340. Enrollment: 128 Student/faculty ratio: 20:1. Religious affiliation: none. After-school care offered: no; part-time enrichment offered.

Marshall Academy 100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS (38635) • (662) 252-3449 www.marshallacademy.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K3-12. Tuition: $3,550-$4,000. Enrollment: 450 Student/faculty ratio: 16:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. After-school care offered: yes.

Memphis Junior Academy 50 North Mendenhall (38117) • 683-1012. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-10. Tuition: $3,550-$4,550. Enrollment: 90 Student/faculty ratio: 10:1. Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Memphis University School 6191 Park (38119) • 260-1300 www.musowls.org. Student body: male only. Grades: 7-12. Tuition: $13,550. Enrollment: 640 Student/faculty ratio: 10:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: no.

Mississippi Boulevard Christian Academy 1254 Jefferson (38104) • 729-6222 www.mbccmemphis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: Preschool-PK. Tuition: $440/month. Enrollment: 57 Student/faculty: 7:1. Religious affiliation: Christians Disciples of Christ. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

New Hope Christian Academy 3000 University St. (38127) • 358-3183 www.newhopememphis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-6. Tuition: sliding scale. Enrollment: 340 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. After-school care offered: yes

Additional location:

New Hope Christian Academy Junior Kindergarten 3277 N. Watkins (38127). K4 program only.Enrollment: 60.

Presbyterian Day School 4025 Poplar Ave. (38111-6022) • 842-4600 www.pdsmemphis.org. Student body: male. Grades: PreK-6. Tuition: $6,295-$11,095. Enrollment: 610 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1. Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Rossville Christian Academy 280 High Street, Rossville (38066) • 853-0200 www.rossvillechristian.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K4-12. Tuition: $4,000-$5,000. Enrollment: 320 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1. Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

St. George's Independent School, Collierville Campus 1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville (38017) • 457-2000 http://www.sgis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 6-12. Tuition: $12,700 (scholarship assist. available). Enrollment: 585 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1. Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian. After-school care offered: yes.

St. George's Independent School, Germantown Campus 8250 Poplar, Germantown (38138) • 261-2300 http://www.sgis.org. Student body: co-ed . Grades: K3-5. Tuition: $6,514-$11,712 (scholarship assist. available). Enrollment: 400 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1. Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

St. George's Independent School, Memphis Campus 3749 Kimball Ave. (38111) • 261-2200 http://www.sgis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K3-3 (new grade level added each year through 5th). Tuition: $6,514-$11,712 (scholarship assist. available). Enrollment: 110 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1. Religious affiliation: Judeo Christian. Before- and after school care offered: yes.

St. Mary's Episcopal School 60 Perkins Ext. (38117) • 537-1405 - Admission office located on Lower School campus @ 41 N. Perkins www.stmarysschool.org. Student body: females only. Grades: PK-12. Tuition: $5,600 -- $13,650. Enrollment: 845 Student/faculty ratio: 15:1 (although it differs by grade level). Religious affiliation: Episcopal. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

SBEC - Southern Baptist Educational Center 7400 Getwell, Southaven, MS (38672) • (662) 349-3096 www.sbectrojans.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K3-12. Tuition: $3,100-$6,200. Enrollment: 1,150 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1. Religious affiliation: Christian. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Tipton-Rosemark Academy 8696 Rosemark, Millington (38053) • 829-4221 www.tiptonrosemarkacademy.net. Student body: co-ed. Grades: Junior K-12. Tuition: $3,490-$5,640. Enrollment: 580 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1-20:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian.

West Memphis Christian School P.O. Box 5669, West Memphis, AR (72303) • (870) 400-4000 www.wmcs.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-6. Tuition: $3,900-$4,500. Enrollment: 144 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

Additional location:

Jr. and Sr. High School 1101 N. Missouri. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 7-12. Tuition: $4,900-$5,200. Enrollment: 110.

Westminster Academy - Ridgeway Baptist Church 2500 Ridgeway Rd. (38119) • 380-9192 www.wamemphis.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-12. Tuition: $4,153-$7,401. Enrollment: 320 Student/faculty ratio: 9:1. Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian. Extracurricular activities offered.

Woodland Presbyterian School 5217 Park (38119) • 685-0976 www.woodlandschool.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PK-8. Tuition: $4,825 -- $8,650. Enrollment: 400 Student/faculty ratio: 10:1. Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. After-school care offered: yes.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS www.cdom.org. The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, through its department of education, administers 28 schools in the Memphis area serving approximately 8,500 students in, Pre-K through 12th grade. The diocese employs 735 teachers, 290 of whom have earned advanced degrees. Catholic schools in the Memphis diocese boast a graduation rate of 99 percent. Of those graduates, 95 percent continue to college. Catholic high school students received more than $18.5 million in scholarships in 2006. For more information, call 373-1219.

Bishop Byrne Middle and High School 1475 E. Shelby Drive (38116) • 346-3060 www.bishopbyrne.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 7-12. Tuition: $4,325 - $5,050. Enrollment: 280 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1.

 Christian Brothers High School 5900 Walnut Grove (38120) • 682-7801 www.cbhs.org. Student body: male. Grades: 9-12. Tuition: $7,000. Enrollment: 878 Student/faculty ratio: 11:1.

De La Salle Elementary 2540 Hale Avenue (38112) • 866-9084 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-6 (grades levels advancing each year up to eighth). Tuition: $500-$4,150 (tuition based on family income/household size, scholarships available). Enrollment: 137 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1.

Holy Names Elementary 709 Keel Avenue (38107) • 507-1503 www.holynamesmemphis.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 3-8. Tuition: $4,325-$3,945. Enrollment: 100 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1.

Holy Rosary School 4841 Park Avenue (38117) • 685-1231 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K3-8. Tuition: $4,325-$4,600. Enrollment: 441 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Schools www.iccatherdralschool.org:

Elementary/Middle 1669 Central Avenue (38104) • 725-2710. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK-8. Tuition: $3,970-$4,270. Enrollment: 368 Student/faculty ratio: 15:1. Before- and after-school care offered: yes.

High School 1725 Central Avenue (38104) • 725-2705. Student body: female only. Grades: 9-12. Tuition: $6,850 - $7,500. Enrollment: 155 Student/faculty ratio: 8:1.

Incarnation School 360 Bray Station Rd, Collierville (38017) • 853-7804 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK-8. Tuition: $4,250 - $5,950. Enrollment: 248. Student/faculty ratio: 9:1.

Little Flower School 1666 Jackson Avenue (38107) • 725-9900 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK4-2. Tuition: $4,325 (based on family income/household size). Enrollment: 60 Student/faculty ratio: 10:1.

Memphis Catholic Middle and High School 61 N. McLean Blvd. (38104) • 276-1221 www.mcath.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 7-12. Tuition: Middle School, $4,000; "Education That Works" Program: Family pays $2,000. Enrollment: 160 Student/faculty ratio: 11:1.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 8151 Poplar Avenue, Germantown (38138) • 753-1181 www.olphonline.com. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK2-8. Tuition: $2,000 - $4,000. Enrollment: 270. Student/faculty ratio: 15:1

Our Lady of Sorrows School 3690 Thomas St. (38127) • 358-7431 www.ourladyofsorrowschurch.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK4-8. Tuition: $4,325 - $4,600. Enrollment: 117 Student/faculty ratio: 13:1.

Resurrection School (opening 2006) 5475 Newberry (38115) • 794-8970. Grades: Prek4 & K (grade levels advancing to eight). Tuition: $4,325-$4,600 (based on family income/household size).

St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School 4830 Walnut Grove Rd. (38117) • 767-1356 www.saa-sds.org. Student body: St. Agnes: female; St. Dominic: male. Grades: PreK-12 (girls); PreK-8 (boys). Tuition: $5,330-$9,990. Enrollment: 850 (girls and boys). Student/faculty ratio: 10:1.

St. Ann School 6529 Stage Road Bartlett (38134) • 386-3328 www.cdom.org. Student Body: co-ed. Grades: Pk-8. Tuition: $4,040 - $4,770. Enrollment: 620 Student/Faculty ratio: 16:1.

St.. Anne School 617 South Highland (38111) • 323-1344 www.cdom.org. Student Body: co-ed. Grades: Pk-8. Tuition: $4,325-$4,600. Enrollment: 121 Student/Faculty ratio: 12:1.

St. Augustine School 1169 Kerr Avenue (38106) • 942-8002 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK4-6. Tuition: $4,325-$4,600 (based on family income/household size). Enrollment: 161 Student/faculty ratio: 20:2.

St. Benedict at Auburndale 8250 Varnavas (38016) • 260-2840 www.sbaeagles.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: 9-12. Tuition: $5,600-$6,900. Enrollment: 900 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1.

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School 2100 Germantown Pkwy (38016) • 388-7321 www.sfawolves.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K4-8. Tuition: $4,840 - $7,380. Enrollment: 950 Student/faculty ratio: 14:1.

 St. Joseph School 3851 Neely Rd. (38109) • 344-0021 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK3-6. Tuition: $3,700 - $4,325 (based on family income/household size). Enrollment: 180. Student/faculty ratio: Prek-K4: 16:2, grades 1-6: 22:1.

 St. John School 2718 Lamar Avenue (38114) • 743-6700 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK3-5 (grades levels advancing each year to sixth, 11-month school). Tuition: $3,700 - $4,758 (based on family income/household size). Enrollment: 170 Student/faculty ratio: 12:1.

 St. Louis School 5192 Shady Grove Rd. (38117) • 682-9692 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: K-8. Tuition: $3,850-$4,300. Enrollment: 505 Student/faculty ratio: 20:1.

 St. Michael School 3880 Forrest Avenue (38122) • 323-2162 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK-8. Tuition: $4,325-$4,600. Enrollment: 181 Student/faculty ratio: 11:1.

 St. Patrick School 277 South Fourth Street (38126) • 521-3252 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK3 -- 3. Tuition: $4,325-$4,600 (based on family income/household size). Enrollment: 125 Student Teacher ratio: 10:1.

 St. Paul School 1425 E. Shelby Drive (38116) • 346-0862 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: PreK-6. Tuition: $4,325-$4,600. Enrollment: 283 Student/faculty ratio: 15:1.

 Sister Ruth Ann Catholic School 8250 Varnavas (38016) • 260-2840 www.cdom.org. Student body: co-ed. Grades: Special education for ages 16-21. Tuition: $6,500. Enrollment: 6 Student/Faculty ratio: 0:2 or 4:5:1.

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Liberal Arts and Science

Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South (38104) • 321-3000

www.cbu.edu

A private, coed Catholic university, CBU (1871) offers Bachelor's degrees in liberal arts, sciences, business, education and engineering. Masters degrees are offered in business administration, engineering management, and education. The U.S. News and World Report ranks CBU among the top 25 Best Southern Universities and the Princeton Review lists CBU among the Best Southeastern Colleges and Universities.

Enrollment: 1,700

Faculty: 110 full-time; 64 part-time

Tuition: $9,780/semester

Housing: $960-2,595/semester

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

LeMoyne-Owen College

807 Walker (38126) • 435-1000

www.loc.edu

LeMoyne-Owen (1862) is one of the nation's oldest historically black institutions. A private, coed college LeMoyne-Owen offers four-year degrees in 21 academic disciplines.

Enrollment: 720

Faculty: 71 (full- and part-time)

Tuition$5,049/semester Housing: $1,279/semester (room and board)

Accrediting agency: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (BA), the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (teacher education program), and the Tennessee State Board of Education.

 

Memphis College of Art

Overton Park, 1930 Poplar Ave. (38104) • 272-5100

www.mca.edu

Memphis College of Art (1936) is dedicated to excellence in art and design education. Degree programs include a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Art in Teaching, and Master of Art in Art Education.

Enrollment: 300

Faculty: 45

Tuition: $19,760/year

Housing: 108 dorm rooms available, $3,600-5,500/year

Accrediting agencies: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Schools of Art and Design

 

Northwest Community College, DeSoto Center

5197 W. E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS (38671)• (662) 562-3222

www.northwestms.edu

Serves students at four locations: Senatobia, DeSoto Center in Southaven and Olive Branch, and Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center at Oxford. The college offers courses for academic transfer to four-year colleges and universities and more than 40 career-technical programs designed to put the student into the workforce upon graduation. Northwest awards an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Applied Science degree, and a career certificate.

Enrollment: 6,677

Faculty: 370 (full- and part-time)

Tuition: $850/full-time, in-state; $850+$1,000/full-time, out-of- state

Housing: $425-725

Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Rhodes College

2000 North Parkway • 843-3000

http://www.rhodes.edu

Rhodes College (1848) has earned a national reputation as one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. Long associated with the Presbyterian Church, the 100-acre campus built in the Gothic tradition is located in Midtown. Rhodes offers 23 departmental majors as well as 14 majors and minors in the interdisciplinary program. The college grants a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and a Master of Science in Accounting. Rhodes also offers multiple study abroad opportunities.

Enrollment: 1,700

Faculty: 175 (full- and part-time)

Tuition: $28,802

Housing, room and board: $7,180

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Southwest Tennessee Community College

737 Union / 5983 Macon Cove (38104) • 333-5000

www.southwest.tn.edu

Southwest includes two main campuses and numerous centers throughout the Mid-South. Southwest offers 39 programs for career studies and transfer degrees, 37 two-year associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degrees, and more than 40 areas of interest in traditional university transfer programs. Southwest also offers one-year Academic Certificate and Technical Certificate Programs in 28 areas.

Enrollment: 12,000

Faculty: 263 full-time

Tuition: $124/credit hour

Housing: n/a

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Union University -- Germantown

Poplar Pike at Hacks Cross Rd., 759-0029

www.uu.edu/gtown

A satellite of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, Union University--Germantown opened in 1997. Besides an undergraduate nursing program, the school offers several Master's degrees, including business administration, nursing, education, and Christian Studies; also an education specialist degree and doctor of education. The LAUNCH program offers a Bachelor's of Science and Organizational Leadership (B.S.O.L.) for adults. Call for additional information.

 

University of Memphis (U of M)

Central Avenue (38152) • 678-2000

www.memphis.edu

The U of M (1912) offers 15 Bachelor degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, Master degrees in 46 fields, and doctorates in 21 fields. The graduate school also offers an education specialist degree and law degree (J.D.).

Enrollment: 20,000

Faculty: 854 full-time; 465 part-time (excluding graduate assistants)

Tuition: (in-state/out-of-state tuition): $5,084/$15,148 (undergraduate); $6,162/$16,226 (graduate); $7,792/21,586 (law)

Housing: dormitories from $1,125-1,350/semester; apartments/ townhouses from $1,525-2,175

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

The University of Memphis--Carrier Center

500 Winchester, Collierville (38017) • 678-5515

www.extended.memphis.edu

A satellite campus of the University of Memphis, the Carrier Center has served the East Memphis, Collierville, Fayette County, and north Mississippi communities since 1999. Students may enroll in general education, business, and education classes, which count toward an undergraduate or graduate degree; a master's in business administration is also offered.

Enrollment: 1,300

Faculty: 30 (varies according to classes offered)

Tuition: $234 per credit hour

Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

The University of Mississippi, Desoto Center

5197 W. E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS (38671) • (662) 342-4765 www.olemiss.edu/southaven

Junior, senior, and graduate level courses available in multiple disciplines. BAs offered in accountancy, business, elementary and secondary education, criminal justice, paralegal studies, health sciences, and liberal arts. Masters in accounting, elementary and higher education, educational leadership, and nursing.

Enrollment: 750

Faculty: numerous full-time faculty, majority come from Oxford campus

Tuition: (per 3-hour course, in-state/out-of-state); $575/1,320 (undergraduate); $767/1,761 (graduate)

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Medicine

Baptist College of Health Science

1003 Monroe (38104) • 575-BCHS

www.bchs.edu

Baptist College of Health Sciences is a specialized private, degree-granting undergraduate college offering general studies and professional education courses. Bachelor degrees are offered in nursing, respiratory care, diagnostic medical sonography, nuclear medicine technology, medical radiography, radiation therapy and health care management. Baptist College offers completion programs for RN to BSN and respiratory care along with weekend and evening programs.

Enrollment: 834

Faculty: 41 full-time, 25 part-time

Tuition: $230/semester hour (effective fall 2006)

Housing: $750/semester/double occupancy, $1,500/single occupancy

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Methodist Healthcare Education Program Methodist University Schools of Radiological and Imaging Sciences

1265 Union (38104) • 726-8099

www.methodisthealth.org

Methodist University Schools of Radiological and Imaging Sciences offers three programs: a Radiography program (RT); a 15-month Nuclear Medicine Technology program (for RTs only); and a 15-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound program: 2-year Allied Health graduate or BS required), and a 15-month Echo Cardiography program specializing in adult and pediatrics.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

1265 Union (38104)• 516-8099

Radiation Therapy School

Tuition: $5,000 plus books

Nuclear Med School

Tuition: $4,000 plus books

Ultrasound

Echocardiography tuition: $4,000 plus books

General/Vascular tuition: $5,000 plus books

 

Southern College of Optometry

1245 Madison Avenue (38104) • 722-3200

www.sco.edu

Founded in Memphis in 1932, this college is one of only 17 optometry colleges in the nation. It is the largest in the South and includes The Eye Center, a clinical facility that opened in 2002. Students pursue a four-year, post-baccalaureate program leading to a doctor of optometry degree.

Enrollment: 480

Faculty: 59

Tuition: $14,950 per year for regional students; $19,950 per year for non-regional students

Housing: n/a

Accrediting agency: Council on Optometric Education of the American Optometric Association, and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

920 Madison (38163) • 448-5500

www.utmem.edu

The UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), founded in 1911, is Tennessee's flagship statewide academic health system and one of the largest academic health science centers in the United States. The Memphis campus includes the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Additional College of Medicine campus locations are in Knoxville and Chattanooga. UTHSC offers four undergraduate and 20 graduate or professional degrees. Graduate medical education programs, family medicine centers, and continuing education programs are offered statewide.

Enrollment: 2,229

Faculty: 1,124 paid; 1,804 volunteer

Tuition: $4,466-17,522/year, in-state; $14,564-34,898/year, out-of-state

Housing: $360/month, meals excluded

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as appropriate agency for each college.

Religious Colleges and Seminaries

Crichton College

255 N. Highland (38111) • 320-9700

www.crichton.edu

A four-year Christian liberal-arts college, Crichton educates students in a Christ-centered urban community to think critically, grow spiritually, and change our world. Crichton offers a day program as well as an accelerated evening program for the working adult and awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Enrollment: 1,000

Faculty: 27 full-time, 69 part-time

Tuition: $415/credit hour (1-11 credit hours); $4,980/per semester (12-16 credit hours)

Housing: $1,800/semester

Accrediting agency: Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Harding University Graduate School of Religion

1000 Cherry (38117) • 761-1356

www.hugsr.edu

A branch of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, Harding offers five graduate degrees, including a master of divinity, doctor of ministry, and a master of arts degree in counseling.

Enrollment: 225

Faculty: 9 full-time, 6 part-time

Tuition: $418.50/credit hour

Housing: One and two bedroom apartments and townhouses ranging from $240-700/month

Accrediting agency: Commission of Colleges of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Association of Theological Schools

 

Memphis Theological Seminary

168 East Pkwy. S. • 458-8232

www.memphisseminary.edu

Owned and operated by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Memphis Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school granting three degrees: Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and Master of Arts in religion. The student body represents 31 faith traditions.

Enrollment: 350

Faculty: 12 full-time, 15 part-time

Tuition: $325/credit hour

Housing: For commuter students and resident managers Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Association of Theological Schools. Also approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church.

 

Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

2095 Appling Rd., Cordova (38016) • 751-8453

www.mabts.edu

Mid-America offers nine fully accredited degrees: Associate and Master of Arts in Christian Education, Associate and Master of Divinity, Master of Missiology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Philosophy. The seminary emphasizes Bible-preaching, evangelism, and missions, and focuses on training pastors, church leaders, and missionaries.

Enrollment: 430

Faculty: 25

Tuition: $1,050/per quarter (full-time)

Housing: $450-$635/month; one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments available

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Mid-South Christian College

3097 Knight Rd. • 375-4400

www.midsouthcc.org

The purpose of Mid-South Christian College is to provide students with a college level education for Christian ministries. The school offers four degrees: associate, Bachelor of Christian Ministry, Bachelor of Christian Education, and Master of Christian Ministry. The college also offers certificates in Bible and Christian ministry.

Enrollment: 55

Faculty: 14

Tuition: $95/per credit hour

Housing: $800/semester/double occupancy

Accrediting agency: Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Social Work

University of Tennessee-Knoxville, College of Social Work (Memphis Location) Boling Center

711 Jefferson Avenue, Room W607 (38163) • 448-4463

www.csw.utk.edu

This college, under the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, operates on the UT Health Science Center campus in Memphis and offers a two-year program granting a Master's degree in Social Work; a part-time program granting a Master's degree in Social Work; and an advanced standing program leading to the master's in Social Work degree for select applicants holding the BSSW degree from a CSWE accredited program.

Enrollment: 150

Faculty: 9 full-time, 10 part-time

Accrediting agency: Council of Social Work Education