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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 only as optional schools. All students who attend these schools participate in the Optional program. An asterisk (*) designates schools listed as optional only. >>>

Bellevue Middle School

575 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) • 416-4488

mcsk12.net/schools/bellevue.ms/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory — The Optional Program at Bellevue emphasizes the liberal arts with a focus on honors language arts/English, mathematics, science and social studies. Electives include conversational Spanish, band, art, computer science, orchestra (strings), choir, and musical keyboarding.

Grades: 6-8

Dr. William Herbert Brewster Elementary

 

2605 Sam Cooper Blvd. (38112) • 416-7150

mcsk12.net/schools/brewster.eswww

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/M.A.S.T. — The Enriched Academics/M.A.S.T. Optional Program incorporates project-based learning with emphasis on accelerated learning in math, arts, science, and technology. This new facility is equipped with the latest technology and 36 classrooms including music rooms, science and computer labs, a library-media center, and a multipurpose room.

Grades: 1-5

Brownsville Road Elementary School

 

5292 Banbury (38135) • 416-4300

www.mcsk12.net/schools/brownsvilleroad.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Enriched Academics — Students are scheduled into enriched math, science, and language arts classes where higher-level skills are emphasized. All students receive instruction in computer skills and develop artistic talents through art classes.

Grades: 1-5

*Carnes Elementary School

 

943 J.W. Williams Lane (38105) • 416-3206

www.mcsk12.net/schools/carnes.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Environmental Science — Students in the new Environmental Science Optional Program will actually become environmental scientists in the classroom. The program incorporates an outdoor classroom, laboratory experiences, field trips, and speakers into a balanced academic program that integrates environmental science into the core curriculum.

Grades: 1-5

Central High School

 

306 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) • 416-4500

mcsk12.net/schools/central.hs/centralhomepage.htm

Optional Program: College Preparatory — This school offers quality academics for college-bound students from across the city, including honors-level courses in all subjects. During the sophomore, junior, and senior years, students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in nine areas. Four years of foreign languages are also available. A new classroom building, gymnasium for 1,500, and state-of-the-art library and science facilities round out the school.

Grades: 9-12

Colonial Middle School

 

4778 Sea Isle Road (38117) • 416-8980

www.mcsk12.net/schools/colonial.ms

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. Through the Enriched Academics program, students participate in academically challenging courses in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Grades: 6-8

*Cordova Elementary School

 

750 Sanga Road, Cordova (38018) • 416-1700

www.mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.es/index.asp

Optional Program: Enriched Academics — Innovative teaching and learning strategies, such as the Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader program, the Stanford Math program, and inquiry-based problem solving, along with exploratory classes are used throughout the school. Exploratory classes include computer, physical education, foreign language, Orff, and instrumental music.

Grades: 1-4

*Cordova Middle School

 

900 Sanga Rd., Cordova (38018) • 416-2189

www.mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.ms/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory — This academically enriched program builds on Cordova Elementary's foundation. Networked classrooms allow for the sharing of innovative educational software. Incorporating audio and video equipment with computer technology allows students to produce multimedia projects.

Grades: 5-8

Craigmont High School

 

3333 Covington Pike (38128) • 416-4312

www.craigmontchiefs.org

Optional Program: College Preparatory for International Studies — The international focus at Craigmont is on social studies, arts, language arts, and foreign languages. The program exposes students to issues of international scope to foster understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. Students collaborate with Memphis in May, the Chamber of Commerce, and various civic organizations.

Grades: 9-12

Craigmont Middle School

 

3455 Covington Pike (38128) • 416-7780

www.mcsk12.net/schools/craigmont.mi/index.html

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/International Studies — This middle school offers programs that prepare students to live and work successfully in an increasingly global society and allows them to better understand the cultures and people of the world.

Grades: 6-8

*Delano Elementary

 

1716 Delano (38127) • 416-3932

www.mcsk12.net/schools/delano.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Computer/Technology — Technology is integrated throughout the instructional program as students develop skills in the areas of critical thinking, reasoning, communication, reading, writing, and math. Students engage in real world experiences using multimedia, computer technology, digital cameras, and closed-circuit TV. Delano received the U.S. Department of Education "No Child Left Behind" Blue Ribbon Award.

Grades: 1-6

*Double Tree Elementary School

 

4560 Double Tree (38109) • 416-8144

www.mcsk12.net/schools/doubletree.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Montessori/Technology — A modified Montessori school, Double Tree offers concepts like multi-age grouping, nongraded work, and individualized instruction in grades K-3. Double Tree implements a technology focus for students in grades 4-6. Using computers and technology, students communicate ideas and share knowledge with schools throughout the state, nation, and world.

Grades: K-6

Douglass High School

 

3200 Mt. Olive Road (38108) • 416-0990

www.mcsk12.net/schools/douglass.hs/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Public Service and Communication Arts — Douglass High School offers students a unique academic experience in a state-of-the-art learning facility. As one of the district's newest Optional Schools, Douglass offers expert instruction in the fields of public service and communication arts.

Grades: 9-10

Downtown Elementary School

 

10 North Fourth Street (38103) • 416-8400

www.mcsk12.net/schools/downtown.es/index.html

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/Social Studies — Downtown Elementary has special emphasis in social studies as well as enrichment in all basic courses. Students participate in frequent field trips to business, historical, educational, and cultural sites downtown. Guest speakers from businesses and civic organizations, as well as parents working and living near the school, enhance each child's learning potential.

Grades: 1-6

East High School

 

3206 Poplar Avenue (38111) • 416-6160

www.mcsk12.net/schools/east.hs/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: College Preparatory for Health Sciences/Allied Health/Engineering/Computer Science — East's Optional Program is designed for students who will pursue careers in health sciences, allied health, computer science, and engineering. The program provides a learning environment that focuses on academic achievement and technology. Students are recruited by top colleges and universities.

Grades: 9-12

*John P. Freeman Optional School

 

5250 Tulane Road (38109) • 416-3156

www.mcsk12.net/schools/jpfreeman.es/freeman.html

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory — According to the U.S. Department of Education, Freeman is one of the most academically superior schools in the state of Tennessee and the nation. Freeman's Optional Program is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking. The accelerated academic curriculum introduces students to a varied range of cultural activities that stimulate interest and provide a motivating atmosphere for learning. Freeman is the only totally optional school for grades one through eight.

Grades: 1-8

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 for all students. Parent involvement plays a vital role.

Grades: 1-5

Havenview Middle School

 

1481 Hester Lane (38116) • 416-3092

www.mcsk12.net/schools/havenview.ms/reindex.htm

Optional Program: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) —Havenview's new Optional Program allows students to engage in a stimulating curriculum that will enable them to develop skills and knowledge and help them as they prepare for future careers related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Grades: 6-8

*Idlewild Elementary School

 

1950 Linden Avenue (38104) • 416-4566

www.mcsk12.net/schools/idlewild.es/index.html

Optional Program: Science/Technology — The Enriched Science and Technology Optional Program combines an emphasis on academic excellence with a commitment to making the classroom a challenging, engaging, and productive environment.

Grades: K-5

Keystone Elementary

 

4301 Old Allen (38128) • 416-3924

www.mcsk12.net/schools/keystone.es

Optional Program: Enriched Academics — Keystone includes basic skills in its curricula and enhances the application of learning through an outdoor classroom, as well as science and computer labs, an Orff music program, and an outstanding library/media center. The U.S. Department of Education identified Keystone as one of the most academically superior schools in Tennessee and the nation.

Grades: 1-5

Kingsbury High School

 

1270 N. Graham (38122) • 416-6060

www.mcsk12.net/schools/kingsbury.hs/khswebsite.html

Optional Program: Technology/Careers/Military Science — Kingsbury is a multicultural learning institution with a dual path geared toward academics and technology. The goal is to educate students with appropriate and rigorous challenges in order to better prepare them for possible careers in the military, math, science, medicine, and computer technology.

Grades: 9-12

*Lester School

 

320 Carpenter (38112) • 416-5969

www.mcsk12.net/schools/lester.ms/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Focused Literacy/Technology/Pre-Engineering — Focused literacy is an instructional concentration designed to raise the level of students' skills in all language arts, including reading comprehension, writing, and conversation. The school contains two computer labs as well as Internet access in the classrooms. Lester has added its first ever Podcasting Lab as part of the technology-focused curriculum.

Grades: *1-5, 6-8

Overton High School

 

1770 Lanier (38117) • 416-2136

www.overtonhs.net

Optional Program: Creative and Performing Arts — Artistically gifted students are given the opportunity to pursue intense study in vocal music, instrumental music, music theory, orchestra, dance, drama, visual arts, piano, broadcasting, and creative writing. College preparatory classes are also available in all subjects.

Grades: 9-12

Peabody Elementary School

 

2086 Young (38104) • 416-4606

www.mcsk12.net/schools/peabody.es/peabody.html

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/International Studies — Peabody is described as a multicultural Mecca and provides the traditional MCS curriculum in addition to its Enriched Academics Optional Program, incorporating international studies as a distinguishing feature.

Grades: 1-5

Ridgeway High School

 

2009 Ridgeway Road (38119) • 416-8820

www.ridgewayhigh.org

Optional Program: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme — Ridgeway underwent a rigorous, multiyear authorization process through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in order to receive authorization to open the school's new International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Ninth- and tenth-grade students will be engaged in a challenging college preparatory curriculum that will prepare them to begin the rigorous IB program when they are juniors.

Grades: 9-11

*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. Artistic talents are enhanced through Encore classes: visual art, music, drama, creative writing, and dance movement.

Grades: 1-5

Sherwood Elementary School

 

1156 Robin Hood (38111) • 416-4864

www.mcsk12.net/schools/sherwood.es/sherwood.html

Optional Program: Academic Enrichment Through the Arts — At Sherwood, reading children's classic literature, current books, and periodicals is required. Problem solving and critical-thinking activities are used to develop students' listening, speaking, observing, and writing skills. Arts Memphis, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and The Dixon Gallery and Gardens enrich the program.

Grades: 1-5

Snowden School

 

1870 N. Parkway (38112) • 416-4621

www.mcsk12.net/schools/snowden.school/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory — Snowden offers exciting alternatives for the student who is interested in preparing for college, and who can meet and maintain the academic standards of the school. The rigorous academic schedule is blended with activities that include state-of-the-art computer technology, Spanish, orchestra, Orff music, band, CLUE, foreign language, character education, and art.

Grades: 1-8

*Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School

880 N. Hollywood (38108) • 416-4883

www.mcsk12.net/schools/sprindalemagnet.es/springdale.html

Optional Program: Exploratory Learning — This challenging academic program provides an environment that encourages students to ask questions and find answers. Explore the World through the Eyes of Education is the focus.

Grades: 1-5

Treadwell Elementary School

 

3538 Given (38122) • 416-6130

www.mcsk12.net/schools/treadwell.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Dual Language Immersion — Treadwell's new Dual Language Immersion Program offers students an exciting opportunity to acquire bilingual skills in a culturally diverse school environment. Groups of native English-speaking students are paired with groups of native speakers of another language to provide both groups with a unique foreign language immersion experience.

Grades: K-1

*Vollentine Elementary School

 

1682 Vollintine (38107) • 416-4632

www.mcsk12.net/schools/vollentine.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Individually Guided Education (IGE) — Vollentine's IGE program incorporates a comprehensive support system involving the use of team-teaching, departmentalization, shared decision-making, collaborative planning, heterogeneous grouping, and the use of multilevel, multicultural, and multimedia materials.

Grades: 1-5

Whitehaven High School

 

4851 Elvis Presley Blvd (38116) • 416-3000

www.mcsk12.net/schools/whitehaven.hs

Optional Program: College Preparatory/Business and Finance — Whitehaven offers students 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

White Station High School

 

514 S. Perkins (38117) • 416-8880

www.whitestation.net

Optional Program: College Preparatory — White Station High has been named to Newsweek's list of top high schools. The Optional Program is designed to provide a broad liberal-arts foundation for college-bound students in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine, law, architecture, education, business, public and social service. Students are accepted to the nation's most competitive universities.

Grades: 9-12

White Station Middle School

 

5465 Mason (38120) • 416-2184

www.mcsk12.net/schools/whitestation.ms/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: College Preparatory — White Station Middle School offers academically enriched instruction in English, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, and foreign languages in a brand new, state-of-the-art facility.

Grades: 6-8

Willow Oaks Elementary School

 

4417 Willow (38117) • 416-2196

www.mcsk12.net/schools/willowoaks.es/willowoakshomepage.html

Optional Program: Enriched Academics — The Willow Oaks curriculum stresses a higher level of learning in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts in an enthusiastic, supportive environment.

Grades: 1-5

Wooddale High School

 

5151 Scottsdale (38118) • 416-2440

www.mcsk12.net/schools/wooddale.hs/whs/index.htm

Optional Program: College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism — Wooddale is designed for students seeking a strong, varied liberal arts foundation. Students participating in the Optional Program will follow a broad outline for a major in English, mathematics, 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.

Grades: 9-12

Wooddale Middle School

 

3467 Castleman (38118) • 416-2420

www.wooddalemiddle.net

Optional Program: Enriched Academics/College Preparatory — Wooddale Middle offers an enriched academics program in the areas of language arts/English, mathematics, science and social studies as well as many exploratory classes: health, Facing History and Ourselves, art, choir, conversational Spanish, drama, and band.

Grades: 6-8

CHARTER SCHOOLS

 

Charter schools are independent public schools of choice. They control their own budget, curriculum, and staffing. Memphis' charter schools maximize students' potential by focusing on specific areas of academic interests and employing creative learning techniques. Charter programs prepare children for college by teaching them how to function productively in a global and technologically advanced society.

Circles of Success Learning Academy (COSLA)

 

867 South Parkway East (38106) • 322-7978

www.circlesofsuccess.org

Grades: K-5

Sponsor: The Works, Inc.

City University School of Liberal Arts

 

1500 Dunn (38106) • 775-2219

www.cityuniversityschool.org

Grades: 9-12

Sponsor: The Influence 1 Foundation

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences

 

3925 Chelsea Ext. (38108) • 382-1441

www.mahsmiddleandhigh.com

Grades: 6-10

Sponsor: 100 Black Men of Memphis

Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE)

Middle school: 20 S. Dudley St. (38103) • 448-6273

High school: 1254 Jefferson Ave.

www.discovermase.org

Grades: 6-12

Sponsor: Memphis Biotech Foundation

Memphis Business Academy

 

Middle School: 3333 Old Brownsville Road (38134) • 380-8176

High School: 2450 Frayser Blvd. (38167) • 358-1362

www.mbacharter.com

Grades: 6-10

Sponsor: Memphis Business Academy, Inc.

Promise Academy

1346 Bryan Street (38108) • 324-4456

www.promiseacademy.com

Grades: K-4

Sponsor: Promise Academy, Inc.

Soulsville Charter School

 

910 McLemore Ave. (38106) • 942-7627

www.thesoulsvillecharterschool.org

Located adjacent to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Provides an academically rigorous, musically rich environment with the mission of fully preparing students both academically and emotionally for college.

Grades: 6-12

Sponsor: Soulsville Foundation

Southern Avenue Charter School of Academic Excellence and Creative Arts

3311 Kimball Ave. (38111) • 743-7335

www.southernavenuecharterschool.org

Grades: K-5

Sponsor: Children's Care and Development Center, Inc.

STAR Academy

 

3260 James Rd. (38128) • 387-5050

www.staracademycharter.org

Grades: K-5

Sponsor: Golden Gate Development Corp.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Bornblum Solomon Schechter

 

6641 Humphreys Blvd. (38120) • 747-2665

bsssmemphis.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 1-8

Religious affiliation: Jewish

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Briarcrest Christian Schools

 

6000 Briarcrest (38120) • 765-4600

briarcrest.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 24 mos.-5

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Additional locations:

10103 Raleigh-LaGrange Rd., Eads (38028) • 751-6400

Grades: PreK-12

Central Day School

 

2005 Winchester Blvd., Collierville (38017) • 255-8134

centraldayschool.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K-8

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Christ Methodist Day School

 

411 S. Grove Park (38117) • 683-6873

cmdsmemphis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK-6

Religious affiliation: United Methodist

Before- and after-school care offered (and summer care): yes

Christ the King Lutheran School

 

5296 Park Ave. (38119) • 682-8405

ctkschool.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK-8

Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Special ed classes: Plus, Horizons, Discoveries

Before- and after-school care: yes

Christ the Rock Christian Academy

 

8800 Winchester Road (38125) • 751-7122

christtherockmemphis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K3-6

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Christian Brothers High School

 

5900 Walnut Grove (38120) • 261-4900

cbhs.org

Student body: male

Grades: 9-12

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Extracurricular activities offered

Evangelical Christian School

 

7600 Macon (38018) • 754-7217

ecseagles.net

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 6-12

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: All lower and middle schools

Additional locations:

1920 Forest Hill-Irene (38139) • 754-4420

Grades: Jr. K-5

735 Ridgelake Blvd. (38120) • 683-9013

Grades: Jr. K-5

ECS at Fisherville

11893 Macon Rd., Eads (38028) • 853-7705

Grades: Jr. K-5

Fayette Academy

 

15090 Highway 64, Somerville, TN (38068) • 465-3241

fayetteacademy.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK4-12

Religious affiliation: nondenominational

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

First Assembly Christian School

 

8650 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova (38018) • 458-5543

facsmemphis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: Jr. K-12

Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

 

Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School

 

246 S. Belvedere (38104) • 278-0200

gslschool.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK-8

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Before- and after-school program offered: yes

Harding Academy of Memphis

 

1100 Cherry (38117) • 767-4494

hardinglions.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: Early Childhood ages 2-3, grades 7-12

Religious affiliation: Church of Christ

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Additional locations:

Macon Campus

8350 & 8360 Macon Road (38018)

Early Childhood • 624-0871

Kindergarten • 757-1008

Grades: 1-6 • 624-0522

8220 E. Shelby Dr. (38125) • 755-5662

Grades: Jr. K-6

1106 Colonial (38117) • 767-2093

Grades: Jr. K-6

Hutchison School

 

1740 Ridgeway (38119) • 761-2220

hutchisonschool.org

Student body: female only

Grades: PreK-12

Student/faculty ratio: 8:1 (early childhood); 18:1 (elementary-high)

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Immanuel Lutheran School

 

6319 Raleigh-LaGrange Road (38134) • 388-0205

ilsmemphis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

LaGrange Montessori School

 

21450 Hwy. 57, LaGrange, TN (38046) • 878-1499

lagrangemontessorischool.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 18 mos.-8

Religious affiliation: nonsectarian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Lamplighter Montessori School

 

8563 Fay Road (38018) • 751-2000

lamplighterschool.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK3-8

Religious affiliation: non-sectarian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Lausanne Collegiate School

 

1381 W. Massey (38120) • 474-1000

lausanneschool.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK-12

Religious affiliation: non-sectarian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Macon Road Baptist School

 

1082 Berclair (38122) • 682-5420

maconroadbaptist.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K4-12

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Additional locations:

Macon Road Baptist School East

11017 Highway 64, Arlington, TN (38002) • 867-8161

Grades: K-10

Lakeland Campus

9182 Highway 64, Lakeland, TN 38002 • 937-0766

Grades K3-K4

Margolin Hebrew Academy — Feinstone Yeshiva of the South

 

390 S. White Station Rd. (38117) • 682-2409

mhafyos.org

Student body: co-ed (Pre K-8), female only (9-12), males only (9-12)

Religious affiliation: Jewish

Before- and after-school care offered: after only

Maria Montessori School

 

740 Harbor Bend Road (38103) • 527-3444

mariamontessorischool.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 18 mos.-8

Religious affiliation: none

After-school care offered: yes; part-time enrichment offered

Marshall Academy

 

100 Academy Dr., Holly Springs, MS (38635) • (662) 252-3449

marshallacademy.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K3-12

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

After-school care offered: yes

Memphis Junior Academy

 

50 North Mendenhall (38117) • 683-1061

memphisjunioracademy.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-10

Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist

Before- and after-school care offered: after only

Memphis University School

 

6191 Park (38119) • 260-1300

musowls.org

Student body: male only

Grades: 7-12

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Extracurricular activities offered: yes

New Hope Christian Academy

 

3000 University St. (38127) • 358-3183

newhopememphis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K-6

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

After-school care offered: yes

Additional location:

New Hope Christian Academy Junior Kindergarten

3277 N. Watkins (38127)

K4 program only

Presbyterian Day School

 

4025 Poplar Avenue (38111) • 842-4600

pdsmemphis.org

Student body: male only

Grades: preK-6

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Rossville Christian Academy

 

280 High Street, Rossville, TN 38066 • 853-0200

rossvillechristian.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K4-12

Religious affiliation: interdenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. George's Independent School, Germantown

8250 Poplar, Germantown (38138) • 261-2300

sgis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K3-5

Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. George's Independent School, Memphis

 

3749 Kimball Ave. (38111) • 261-2200

Grades: K3-5

Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. George's Independent School, Collierville

 

1880 Wolf River Blvd., Collierville (38017) • 457-2000

Grades: 6-12

Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian

After-school care offered: yes

St. Mary's Episcopal School

 

60 Perkins Ext. (38117) • 537-1405

stmarysschool.org

Student body: female only

Grades: PreK-12

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

SBEC (Southern Baptist Educational Center)

7400 Getwell, Southaven, MS (38672) • (662) 349-3096

sbectrojans.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K3-12

Religious affiliation: Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Tipton-Rosemark Academy

 

8696 Rosemark, Millington (38053) • 829-4221

tiptonrosemarkacademy.net

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K4-12

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before and after-school care offered: yes

Westminster Academy

 

Ridgeway Baptist Church

2500 Ridgeway Road (38119) • 380-9192

wamemphis.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K-12

Religious affiliation: Reformed Christian

Extracurricular activities offered: yes

West Memphis Christian School

 

1600 N. Missouri Street, West Memphis, AR (72301) •

(870) 400-4000

Elementary school (870) 735-0642

wmcs.com

Student body: co-ed

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Additional location:

Jr. and Sr. High School

1101 N. Missouri Street

Grades: 7-12

Woodland Presbyterian School

 

5217 Park (38119) • 685-0976

woodlandschool.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK-8

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

After-school care offered: yes

SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOLS Bodine School

 

2432 Yester Oaks Dr., Germantown (38139) • 754-1800

bodineschool.org

School for students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning disabilities.

Grade levels offered: 1-8

Financial aid: available

Religious affiliation: none

After-school care offered: no

Madonna Learning Center

 

7007 Poplar Ave., Germantown (38138) • 752-5767

madonna-learning.org

Individualized educational services for children and young adults with disabilities. Students represent a variety of diagnosed conditions, including Down syndrome, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges.

Ages: 5-25

Grade levels offered: flexible levels, ungraded classrooms

Financial aid: n/a

Religious affiliation: all-faith

After-school care offered: no

Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

 

7901 Poplar Ave., 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 3 learn from audiologist how to assist their child at home.

Ages: 0-6

Financial aid: available

Religious affiliation: none

After-school care offered: yes

Phoenix School for Creative Learning

 

2404 Arthur Rd. Germantown (38138) • 757-4360

Phoenix has an individualized and arts-based learning program for middle and high school students of average or above-average I.Q. Students are diagnosed with ADD and/or other learning disabilities.

Grade levels offered: 6-12

Financial aid: no

Religious affiliation: none

After-school care offered: no

Shady Oaks School

 

2000 N. Germantown Pkwy., Cordova (38016) • 737-3355

shadyoaksmemphis.com

Shady Oaks offers special, individualized instruction for students with ADD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties. Classes are held in a positive environment with multisensory reading and phonics designed to build self-confidence and prepare students for the traditional classroom. Music, art, and Spanish offered. Tutoring is available. State-approved.

Grade levels offered: 1-8 (ungraded classrooms)

Financial aid: no

Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian

Before-school care offered: yes

After-school care offered: no

Sister Ruth Ann Center

 

8250 Varnavas @ Germ. Pkwy., Cordova (38016) • 260-2898

cdom.org

Serving students ages 15 to 21 with a focus on academic, religious, and social studies. School work also targets pre-vocational and job skill training.

Student body: co-ed

After-school care offered: no

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF MEMPHIS

 

www.cdom.org • 373-1219

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, through its department of education, administers 30 schools in the Memphis area, serving approximately 8,700 pre-K to 12th grade students. The diocese employs 779 teachers, 349 of whom have 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 $26 million in scholarships for 2008.

Information can be found at the cdom.org website unless otherwise noted.

Bishop Byrne Middle and High School

 

1475 E. Shelby Drive (38116) • 346-3060

bishopbyrne.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 7-12

De La Salle Elementary @ Blessed Sacrament

 

2540 Hale Avenue (38112) • 866-9084

cdom.org (mark.snodgrass@delasalle.cdom.org)

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Holy Names Elementary

 

709 Keel Avenue (38107) • 507-1503

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 3-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Holy Rosary School

 

4841 Park Avenue (38117) • 685-1231

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K3-8

After-school care offered: yes

Immaculate Conception Cathedral Schools

 

1669 Central Avenue (38104) • 725-2710

(Elementary/Middle)

iccathedralschool.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Immaculate Conception High School

 

1725 Central Avenue (38104) • 725-2705

Student body: female only

Grades: 9-12

Extracurricular activities offered: yes

Incarnation School

 

360 Bray Station Road, Collierville (38017) • 853-7804

goics.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: preK-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Little Flower School

 

1666 Jackson Avenue (38107) • 725-9900

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK4-2

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Memphis Catholic Middle and High School

 

61 N. McLean Blvd. (38104) • 276-1221

memphiscatholic.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 7-12

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

 

8151 Poplar Avenue, Germantown (38138) • 753-1181

olphonline.com

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK2-8

After-school care offered: yes (students only)

Our Lady of Sorrows School

 

3690 Thomas St. (38127) • 358-7431

ourladyofsorrowschurch.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK4-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School

 

4830 Walnut Grove Rd. (38117) • 767-1356

saa-sds.org

Student body: St. Agnes: female only; St. Dominic: male only

Grades: PreK-12 (girls); PreK-8 (boys)

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. Ann School — Bartlett

 

6529 Stage Road (38134) • 386-3328

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. Anne Catholic School

 

670 South Highland Avenue (38111) • 323-1344

stannehighland.net

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes (2-yr.-old Mother's Day Out)

St. Augustine School

 

1169 Kerr Avenue (38106) • 942-8002

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK4-6

After-school care offered: yes

St. Benedict at Auburndale

 

8250 Varnavas (@ Germ. Pkwy.) Cordova (38016) • 260-2840

sbaeagles.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: 9-12

Extracurricular activities offered: yes

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School

 

2100 Germantown Pkwy. Cordova (38016) • 388-7321

sfawolves.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K4-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

 

St. Joseph School

 

3851 Neely Road (38109) • 344-0021

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK3-6

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. John School

 

2718 Lamar Avenue (38114) • 743-6700

cdom.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK3-6

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. Louis School

 

5192 Shady Grove Rd. (38117) • 682-9692

stlouismemphis.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K-8

After-school care offered: yes

St. Mary-Jackson Elementary School

 

1665 Highway 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN • (731) 668-2525

stmarysschool.tn.org

Student body: co-ed

Grades: K4-8

After-school care offered: yes

St. Michael Parish School

 

3880 Forrest Avenue (38122) • 323-2162

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Before- and after-school care offered: yes

St. Paul School

 

1425 E. Shelby Drive (38116) • 346-0862

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-6

After-school care offered: yes

St. Patrick School

 

277 South Fourth Street (38126) • 521-3252

Student body: co-ed

Grades: PreK-5

Before and after-school care offered: yes

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

 

Tuition levels are subject to change.

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

 

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law

 

University of Memphis

3715 Central Ave. (38152) • 678-2421

www.memphis.edu/law

The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law began in 1962 as a college within Memphis State University. The law school began in response to widespread interest in developing a full-time legal education program to serve Memphis and the Mid-South. Since its inception, the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law has graduated over 4,500 students who have assumed positions of responsibility and prominence as lawyers, judges, and public officials in all 50 states.

Enrollment: 415

Faculty: 22 full-time

Tuition: $13,570-$35,442/year

Housing: $8,731/year

Accrediting agencies: American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools

Christian Brothers University

 

650 East Parkway South (38104) • 321-3000

www.cbu.edu

Christian Brothers University (1871) awarded the first college degree in Memphis in 1875. A private, coed Catholic university, CBU offers bachelors' degrees in liberal arts, sciences, business, education, and engineering. Masters' degrees are offered in business administration, engineering management, education, and Catholic studies. U.S. News and World Report ranks CBU among the Top 25 Southern Universities and the Princeton Review lists CBU among the Best Southeastern Colleges and Universities.

Enrollment: 1,720

Faculty: 96 full-time

Tuition: Undergraduate: $23,180/year for traditional day students and $425/credit hour for non-traditional evening students; Graduate: $330-625/credit hour

Housing: $2,110-$6,280/year

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.

Faculty: 105 (full- and part-time)

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: 400

Faculty: 45

Tuition: $22,600/year

Housing: 170 dorm rooms available, 4,400-6,250/ 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)280-6120

4975 Highway 51 N., Senatobia, MS (38668) (main campus) (662)562-3200

www.northwestms.edu

Northwest Mississippi Community College serves students at four locations: the main campus in 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 the career certificate.

Enrollment: 7,172

Faculty: 375 (full- and part-time)

Tuition: $1,700/full-time, in-state; $3,700/full-time, out-of-state/year

Housing: $580-$1,250/year (Senatobia only)

Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Rhodes College

 

2000 North Parkway (38112) • 843-3000

www.rhodes.edu

Rhodes College (established in 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 24 departmental majors as well as eight interdisciplinary majors and 35 minors. 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: 192 (full- and part-time)

Tuition: $33,400/year

Housing, room and board: $8,314

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Southwest Tennessee Community College

 

737 Union (38103) / 5983 Macon Cove (38134) • 333-5000

www.southwest.tn.edu

Southwest includes two main campuses and numerous centers throughout the Mid-South. The college 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: 11,355

Faculty: 249 full-time; 376 adjunct

Tuition: $111/credit hour in-state; $349/credit hour out-of-state

Housing: n/a

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Union University — Germantown

 

2745 Hacks Cross Road (38138) • 759-0029

www.uu.edu/gtown

Union University's Germantown campus is a satellite of the main campus in Jackson, Tennessee. The facility opened in 1997 as a campus designed to meet the needs of adult students in the Memphis area. Now providing both graduate and undergraduate programs, Union — Germantown offers bachelor's degrees in nursing and organizational leadership; master's degrees in education, nursing, and business administration, and Christian studies; and a doctorate of education.

Enrollment: 831

Faculty: 36

Tuition: $265-$445 per credit hour

Housing: n/a

Accrediting agencies: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education

University of Memphis (U of M)

 

Central Avenue (38152) • 678-2000

www.memphis.edu

The U of M (established in 1912) offers 17 bachelor's degrees in more than 50 majors and 70 concentrations, master's degrees in 49 fields, and doctorates in 21 fields. The graduate school also offers an education specialist degree and law degree (J.D.).

Enrollment: 20,214 total (15,813 undergraduates)

Faculty: 840 full-time

Tuition: (in-state/out-of-state): $6,458/$19,178 (undergraduate); $8,100/$18,820 (graduate)/year

Housing: dormitories: $3,010-$3,690/year; apartments/townhouses: $5,580-$5,750/year

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Additional locations:

The University of Memphis — Carrier Center

500 Winchester, Collierville (38017) • 678-5515

The University of Memphis — Millington Center

6500 Navy Rd., Millington (38053) • 678-4171

www.extended.memphis.edu

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 are available in multiple disciplines. Bachelor's degrees are offered in accountancy, business, elementary and secondary education, criminal justice, paralegal studies, health sciences, finance, social work, Homeland Security, and liberal arts. The center also offers master's degrees in accounting, elementary and higher education, educational leadership, guidance counseling, English as a Second Language (ESL), and nursing.

Enrollment: 800

Faculty: 15 resident, 60 adjunct

Tuition: (in-state / out-of-state per year) undergraduate: $2,553 / $6,234; graduate: $2,551 / $6,232

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

MEDICINE

 

Baptist College of Health Sciences

 

1003 Monroe Ave. (38104) • 575-2247 (BCHS)

www.bchs.edu

Baptist College of Health Sciences is a private, specialized institution focusing on undergraduate health care education. In partnership with the Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, the college prepares health care practitioners for the southern region, particularly the tri-state area of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. BCHS offers baccalaureate degrees in the following majors: diagnostic medical sonography, health-care management, medical radiography, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, radiation therapy, and respiratory care. It also has completion degrees in nursing (RN-BSN) and in respiratory care.

Enrollment: 947

Faculty: 121 full-time, 94 part-time and adjunct

Tuition: $296/credit hour

Housing: $900 double occupancy; $1600 single occupancy

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Methodist Healthcare Education Program

 

Methodist University Hospital Schools of Radiologic and Imaging Sciences

1265 Union Ave. (38104) ‚óŹ 516-8099

www.methodisthealth.org

Methodist University Schools of Radiological and Imaging Sciences offers four programs: a 2-year Radiologic Technology school program, a 15-month Nuclear Medicine Technology program (for RTs only), a 15-month General Diagnostic Medical Sonography program (two-year Allied Health graduate or BS required), and a 15-month Cardiac Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (two-year Allied Health graduate or BS required)

Radiologic Technology School

 

Tuition: $8,000 plus books

Accrediting agency: Joint Review Committee On Educational Program for Radiologic Technology

Nuclear Medicine Technology Program

Tuition: $4,500 plus books

Accrediting agency: Joint Review Committee On Educational Program for Nuclear Medicine Technology

General Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Cardiac Sonography Program

Tuition: $6,500 plus books

Accrediting agency: Joint Review Committee On Educational Program for Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Southern College of Optometry

 

1245 Madison Ave. (38104) • 722-3200

www.sco.edu

Founded in Memphis in 1932, this college is one of only 20 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: 486

Faculty: 63

Tuition: $18,044/year for regional students; $23,844 per year for nonregional 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 of Optometry

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

 

920 Madison Ave. (38163) • 448-5500

www.utmem.edu

The UT Health Science Center (UTHSC), founded in 1911, is the flagship statewide academic health system. The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. Students pursue an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. UTHSC has additional colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy plus an Allied Health Sciences unit in Knoxville, as well as a College of Medicine campus in Chattanooga.

Enrollment: 2,575

Faculty: 1,208 faculty; 2,761 employees

Tuition: $5,460-$21,300/year in-state; $13,520-$47,810/year out-of-state

Housing: $5,160/year, $2,580/6 month semester

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

RELIGIOUS COLLEGES & SEMINARIES

 

Bethel College

 

5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Suite 100 (38120) • 767-2367

www.bethelsuccess.net

Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college that was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842. In addition to its 27 bachelor degree programs, Bethel also offers three master's degree programs. For students outside of their main campus in McKenzie, Tennesee, Bethel has satellite campuses throughout the state. Students may also enroll in online classes via the Learning Management System.

Enrollment: 2,500 students

Tuition: $341 credit/hour

Housing: off-campus

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

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 awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.

Enrollment: 1,016

Faculty: 29 full-time, 65 part-time

Tuition: $325/credit hour

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

Harding University Graduate School of Religion

1000 Cherry Rd. (38117) • 761-1356

www.hugsr.edu

A branch of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, Harding Graduate School offers five degrees, including a Master of Divinity, Doctor of Ministry, and a Master of Arts in Counseling.

Enrollment: 200

Faculty: 9 full-time, 6 part-time

Tuition: $540/credit hour

Housing: One- and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses ranging from $260-$720/month

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

Memphis Theological Seminary

168 East Parkway 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 (Religion). The student body represents close to 30 denominations.

Enrollment: 318

Faculty: 19 full-time, 31 part-time

Tuition: $380/credit hour

Housing: available

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 Road, Cordova (38016) • 751-8453

www.mabts.edu

Mid-America maintains two campuses, a main campus located in Cordova, Tennessee, and a branch campus located in Schenectady, New York. Mid-America offers eight fully accredited degrees: Associate of Divinity, Associate of Christian Education, Master of Divinity, Master of Missiology, Master of Arts in Christian Education, Master of Christian Education, 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: 400

Faculty: 27 full-time, plus adjunct and visiting teachers

Tuition: approximately $4,600/year (full-time)

Housing: $475-$635/month; one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments available

Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Mid-South Christian College

 

3097 Knight Road • 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: 60

Faculty: 12

Tuition: $115/credit hour, or $1,840/semester (trimester)

Housing: $1,600-2,400/year

Accrediting agency: Tennessee Higher Education Commission 

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