Learning Curve

An overview of Memphis area schools.



Amie Vanderford

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS

2597 Avery Ave. | 416-5300 | mcsk12.net 

General Information

Memphis City Schools (MCS) is the largest public school system in Tennessee and the 23rd largest metropolitan school system in the nation. MCS operates 217 schools, employs more than 16,000 workers, and serves more than 110,000 students. Fifty-five percent of its teachers have advanced degrees, and 63 percent have at least 11 years of teaching experience. MCS administers 44 optional schools, offering students accelerated programs and intensive studies in fields such as health sciences, engineering, creative and performing arts, technology, and aviation. MCS also operates two special education schools, Avon Lenox and Shrine School.

 

 

MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS OPTIONAL PROGRAMS

Two types of optional programs operate in the Memphis City Schools. Twenty-nine schools use the school-within-a-school approach, which offers the Optional Program in addition to traditional classes and programs. Fifteen of the programs are optional only, meaning that all students enrolled in specific grades participate in the optional program. In the following school profiles, optional-only schools are designated with an asterisk (*).

 

*Balmoral Ridgeway Elementary School
5905 Grosvenor Ave. (38119) | 416-2128 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: International Baccalaureate (IB) Application School. Balmoral Ridgeway is a candidate school for the Primary Years program by pursuing authorization as an IB World Schoo1. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging international education.
 


 


Bellevue Middle School

575 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) | 416-4488 | Grades: 6-8  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program 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, musical keyboarding, drama, and teen living.
 


 

Dr. William Herbert Brewster Elementary
2605 Sam Cooper Blvd. (38112) | 416-7150 | Grades 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/M.A.S.T. program emphasizes accelerated learning in math, arts, science, and technology. This new facility is equipped with the latest technology and houses 36 classrooms that include music and art rooms, science and computer labs, a library-media center, and a multipurpose room.
 


 

Brownsville Road Elementary School
5292 Banbury (38135) | 416-4300 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program schedules students into enriched math, science, and language arts classes where higher-level skills are emphasized. Course offerings include International Studies, Russian, and computer technology skills. Students also develop artistic talents through art classes.
 


 

*Carnes Elementary School
943 J.W. Williams Ln. (38105) | 416-3206 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Environmental Science program encourages students to actually become environmental scientists in the classroom. The program will incorporate the use of an outdoor classroom, laboratory experiences, field trips, and speakers into a balanced academic program that integrates environmental science into the core curriculum.
 


 

Central High School
306 S. Bellevue Blvd. (38104) | 416-4500 | Grades: 9-12 | Website
Optional Program: The College Preparatory program offers quality academics for college-bound students from across the city including honors-level courses in all subjects. During their sophomore, junior, and senior years, students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in 15 areas. Four years of foreign language study are also available. A new classroom building, a 1,500-seat gymnasium, and state-of-the-art library and science facilities round out the facility.
 


 

Colonial Middle School
1370 Colonial Rd. (38117) |  416-8980 | Grades: 6-8 | Website
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. Additionally, eighth-grade students may take Honors Spanish for high school credit. Clubs and extracurricular activities, in addition to local, national, and international field trips, create a well-rounded experience.
 


 

*Cordova Elementary School
750 Sanga Rd. Cordova (38018) | 416-1700 | Grades: 1-5  | mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.es/index.asp
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program emphasizes innovative teaching and learning strategies, such as the Reading Renaissance/Accelerated Reader program, the Stanford Math program, and inquiry-based problem solving. Exploratory classes include computer, physical education, foreign language, Orff, and instrumental music.
 


 

*Cordova Middle School
900 Sanga Rd. Cordova (38018) | 416-2189 | Grades: 6-8  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory 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.
 


 

Craigmont High School
3333 Covington Pike (38128) | 416-4312 | Grades: 9-12  | Website
Optional Program: The College Preparatory for International Studies program focuses 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. Collaborations with Memphis in May, the Chamber of Commerce, and various civic organizations expose students to the international scene.
 


 

Craigmont Middle School
3455 Covington Pike (38128) | 416-7780 | Grades: 6-8  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/International Studies program prepares students to live and work successfully in an increasingly global society. This focus allows them to better understand cultures and people of the world via a concentration in foreign languages and social studies, including international activities, music, and the arts.
 


 

*Cummings School
1037 Cummings (38106) | 416-7810 | Grades: 1-7  | Website
Optional Program: Developing Masterful Mathematical Minds (DMD) offers students a world-class education with an emphasis on mathematics. Since math skills are critical in helping prepare students to master other academic skills, students enrolled in the DMD program are developing math skills by integrating them into other areas of the curriculum.


 

*Delano Elementary
1716 Delano (38127) | 416-3932 |  Grades: 1-6  | Website
Optional Program: With an emphasis on Computer/Technology integrated throughout the instructional program, students develop critical thinking, reasoning, communication, reading, writing, and math skills. Students engage in real world experiences using multimedia, computer technology, digital cameras, and closed-circuit TV. Delano received the U.S. Department of Education’s “No Child Left Behind” Blue Ribbon Award for being among academically superior schools in Tennessee and the nation.
 

 

*Double Tree Elementary School
4560 Double Tree (38109) | 416-8144 | Grades: K-6  | Website
Optional Program: As a modified Montessori/Technology school, Double Tree offers concepts like multi-age grouping, non-graded work, and individualized instruction in grades K-3. Students in grades 4-6 communicate ideas and share knowledge with other schools around the world using computers and technology.
 


 

Douglass High School
3200 Mt. Olive Rd. (38108) | 416-0990 | Grades: 9-12  | Website
Optional Program: The Public Service and Communication Arts program 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 with courses in public speaking and Facing History and Ourselves. Hands-on experiences with nonprofit organizations and government institutions are also provided. Douglass’ program is designed for students who want to develop their leadership skills with the goal of making a difference in their communities, cities, and beyond.
 


 

*Douglass School
1659 Ash St. (38108) | 416-5946 | Grades: *K-5, 6-8 | Website
Optional Program: Media Arts and Public Service (M.A.P.S.) via Micro Society at Douglass School offers students a unique academic experience in a fully functional representation of microcosms, such as a post office or the mayor’s office, in their classrooms. Activities conducted allow students to learn not only entrepreneurial concepts but also to develop skills in the areas of critical thinking, reasoning, communication, reading, writing, and math. Students also participate in consumer days and demonstrate their citizenship responsibilities through service projects. In addition to providing lessons on public service, staff members also offer expert instruction in media arts and public service, through which students gain knowledge in photography concepts, aspects of film, video, and electronic media.
 


 

Downtown Elementary School
10 North Fourth St. (38103) | 416-8400 | Grades: 1-6  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/Social Studies program places special emphasis on social studies and provides enrichment in all basic courses. Field trips to business, historical, educational, and cultural sites downtown are part of every child’s learning experiences. Guest speakers from businesses and civic organizations, as well as parents who work and live near the school, enhance each child’s learning potential.
 


 

East High School
3206 Poplar Ave. (38111) |  416-6160 | Grades: 9-12  | Website
Optional Program: The College Preparatory for Health Sciences/Allied Health/Engineering/Computer Science program is designed for students who want to pursue careers in health sciences, allied health, computer science, and engineering. The program provides a learning environment that focuses on academic achievement and technology. Top colleges and universities recruit East High graduates.
 


 

*John P. Freeman Optional School
5250 Tulane Rd. (38109) | 416-3156 | Grades: 1-8  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program is designed to stimulate creativity and develop critical thinking skills. The accelerated academic curriculum is broadened by introducing students to a varied range of cultural activities that motivate learning. Freeman is the only totally optional school for grades one through eight in the district. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Freeman is among the most academically superior schools in the state and nation.
 


 

Grahamwood Elementary School
3950 Summer Ave. (38122) | 416-5952 | Grades: 1-5 | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program encourages students to achieve a high level of learning through the challenge of a strong academic program taught by an experienced and knowledgeable faculty who provide successful learning for all students. Parental involvement plays a vital role.
 


 

Havenview Middle School
1481 Hester Ln. (38116) | 416-3092 | Grades: 6-8 | Website
Optional Program: The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program offers an opportunity for students to engage in a stimulating curriculum that enables them to develop skills and knowledge that will help them as they prepare for future careers related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
 


 

*Idlewild Elementary School
1950 Linden Ave. (38104) | 416-4566 | Grades: K-5 | Website
Optional Program: 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 place.
 


 

Keystone Elementary School
4301 Old Allen Rd. (38128) | 416-3924 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program is the focus at Keystone, where learning opportunities come in a variety of packages: primary/intermediate CLUE; outdoor classroom (gardens, pond, “grow rooms,” and amphitheatre); a fully operational science lab; two fully staffed computer labs; and weekly instruction in the visual arts, music, computer, library, and physical education. Keystone has earned numerous awards, including the 2004 “No Child Left Behind” National Blue Ribbon Award; and 2007 and 2008 EPIC Silver Gain Awards for academic achievement.
 


 

Kingsbury High School
1270 N. Graham (38122) | 416-6060 | Grades: 9-12 | Website
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.
 


 

*Lester School
320 Carpenter (38112) | 416-5969 | Grades: *1-5, 6-8  | Website
Optional Program: Focused Literacy/Technology/Pre-Engineering. Focused literacy is an instructional concentration designed to raise the level of students’ skills in all areas of language arts, including reading comprehension, writing, and conversation. The school contains two computer labs and offers Internet access in the classrooms. Lester utilizes a Podcasting Lab as part of the school’s technology-focused curriculum.
 


 

*Oak Forest Elementary School
7440 Nonconnah View Cove (38119) | 416-2257 | Grades: 1-5 | Website
Optional Program: International Baccalaureate (IB) Application School. Oak Forest is a candidate school for the Primary Years program and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging international education that Oak Forest believes is important for all students.
 


 

Overton High School
1770 Lanier Ln. (38117) | 416-2136 | Grades 9-12  | Website
Optional Program: Creative and Performing Arts. Artistically inclined 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. Optional students learn together in their own CAPA Academy. All CAPA students are encouraged to take the most rigorous Honors and AP courses available at Overton.
 


 

Peabody Elementary School
2086 Young Ave. (38104) | 416-4606 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: Enriched Academics/ International Studies. Peabody is a multicultural mecca. While providing the traditional MCS curriculum, it also offers an Enriched Academics optional program, incorporating international studies as a distinguishing feature.
 


 

Ridgeway High School
2009 Ridgeway Rd. (38119) | 416-8820 | Grades: 9-11  | Website
Optional Program: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). Ridgeway underwent a rigorous, multiyear authorization process through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, to receive authorization to open the school’s new International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Ninth- and tenth-grade students engage in a challenging college preparatory curriculum that prepares them for the rigorous IB program when they are juniors.
 


 

Ridgeway Middle School
6333 Quince (38119) | 416-1588 | Grades: 6-8 | Website
Optional Program: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) focuses on developing well-rounded, internationally minded students who are principled thinkers and reflective risk-takers. Innovative and award-winning teachers prepare students to be successful in the IB program and the community.
 


 

Riverwood Elementary School
1330 Stern Lane, Cordova (38016) | 416-1750 Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program:The Environmental Science and Community Service program offers students exciting opportunities to engage in interactive explorations of the world around them. The curriculum integrates the latest technology with hands-on learning activities.
 


 

*Rozelle Elementary School
993 Roland (38114) |  416-4612 |  Grades: 1-5 | Website
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 in visual arts, music, drama, creative writing, and dance.
 


 

Sherwood Elementary School
1156 Robin Hood (38111) | 416-4864 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Academic Enrichment Through the Arts program requires the students to read children’s classic literature, current books, and periodicals. Problem solving and critical-thinking activities are used to develop students’ listening, speaking, observing, and writing skills. Involvement by Arts Memphis, Brooks Museum of Art, and Dixon Gallery and Gardens enriches the program.
 


 

Snowden School
1870 N. Parkway (38112) |  416-4621 | Grades: 1-8  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers students a challenging curriculum that stresses academics, creativity, and social development. The elementary program gives students an opportunity for in-depth study in language arts, math, social studies, art, and science from grades one through five. In grades six through eight, students participate in language arts, social studies, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and collaborative laboratory experiences with nearby Rhodes College.
 


 

*Springdale-Memphis Magnet Elementary School
880 N. Hollywood St. (38108) | 416-4883 | Grades: 1-5 | Website
Optional Program: Exploratory Learning provides an innovative environment that encourages and challenges creative thinking and investigation. This initiative is supported by a science laboratory and a computer lab. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in a school orchestra, choir, and elementary harp instruction, which is the only program of this type in the state.
 


 

Treadwell Elementary School
3538 Given (38122) | 416-6130 | Grades: K-1 | Website
Optional Program: The 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 with a unique foreign language immersion experience.
 


 


*Vollentine Elementary School
1682 Vollintine (38107) | 416-4632 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: Individually Guided Education (IGE) 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.
 


 


Whitehaven Elementary School
4783 Elvis Presley Blvd. (38116) | 416-7431 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program features enriched academics with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The STEM curriculum engages students in hands-on, multi-disciplinary challenges designed to build the math, science, and problem-solving skills needed to compete in today’s technology-based world. This new program equips students with the knowledge and skills needed for academic success.
 


 


Whitehaven High School
4851 Elvis Presley Blvd (38116) | 416-3000 | Grades: 9-12  | Website
Optional Program: The College Preparatory/Business and Finance program provides a broad scope of student opportunities ranging 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.
 


 

White Station High School
514 S. Perkins (38117) | 416-8880 | Grades: 9-12 | Website
Optional Program: College Preparatory. White Station High has appeared on Newsweek’s list of top high schools. The Optional Program is designed to provide a broad liberal arts foundation for students in the fields of science, mathematics, medicine, law, architecture, education, business, computer science, and public/social service. During the sophomore, junior, and senior years, students may earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in 20 areas. Students are accepted to the nation’s most competitive universities.
 


 

White Station Middle School
5465 Mason (38120) | 416-2184 | Grades: 6-8 | Website
Optional Program: The College Preparatory program provides academically enriched instruction in English, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, and foreign languages in a state-of-the-art facility.
 


 

Willow Oaks Elementary School
4417 Willow (38117) | 416-2196 | Grades: 1-5  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics program offers a curriculum that exceeds state performance standards in reading, mathematics, science, social studies, computer technology, and the arts. Cross-curriculum technology projects, power writing, and field trips further enhance the program. Additional resources include a state-of-the-art computer lab, teacher and student workstations, two computerized libraries, a well-equipped media center, and a teacher resource center.
 


 

Wooddale High School
5151 Scottsdale (38118) | 416-2440 | Grades: 9-12  | Website
Optional Program: The College Preparatory and Aviation/Travel and Tourism program is designed for students seeking a strong varied liberal arts foundation. Students 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.
 


 

Wooddale Middle School
3467 Castleman Street (38118) |  416-2420 | Grades: 6-8  | Website
Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program offers an enriched academics program in the areas of language arts/English, mathematics, science, and social studies as well as exploratory classes such as health, technology, art, choir, conversational Spanish, drama, and band.

 

 

 

SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS

160 S. Hollywood | 321-2500 | www.scsk12.org

SCS is a straight-“A” school system
One of only 12 school systems to achieve straight “A’s” in Academic Achievement on the Tennessee Department of Education Report Card, Shelby County Schools (SCS) provides a technology-rich instruction program to more than 48,000 students in its 51 schools. SCS is the state’s fourth-largest school system and includes all public schools in the county outside the city limits of Memphis, including those in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington.

SCS continues to meet and exceed standards set by the State Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). SCS students also surpass state and national averages on both the SAT and ACT. SCS was the first school system in West Tennessee to offer the world class International Baccalaureate Program (Germantown High) and has since started the application process for a second IB Program (Bolton High). The system also has more PTA members than any other in Tennessee — roughly one-third of the entire statewide membership.

Special Programs and Services
APEX (accelerated enrichment), AP/Honors, Special Education, & ESL (English as a Second Language)

SCS offers APEX (Academic Program for Excellence), a pullout program for academically gifted students. Screening for APEX begins at the start of third grade, but students in grades K-2 may also be eligible based on class performance. Middle school students are provided opportunities to enroll in courses for high school credit, and high school students can enroll in AP and dual credit courses for college credit. Plus, there are numerous options for honors courses and career/technical learning in grades 9-12.

A full range of special education services are offered in each of the 51 county schools for eligible students ages 3 to 21, who have disabilities. Resource programs and additional services, including speech and occupational/physical therapy, also exist at each school. Furthermore, over two-thirds of the schools have functional skills programs or expanded resource programs. SCS also provides a variety of support services for students and parents through its nationally renowned ESL (English as a Second Language) program.

Extracurricular Activities
Many extracurricular activities are available to SCS students, such as Odyssey of the Mind, Beta Club, Drama Club, Junior National Honor Society, National Honor Society, Foreign Language clubs, Key Club, Wordsmith, Newspaper and Yearbook, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Student Government. In addition, a wide variety of high school athletics programs exist, including: basketball, bowling, pom, cheerleading, soccer, football, golf, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, track, and wrestling. Middle schools offer boys and girls basketball and cheerleading.

 

 


CATHOLIC DIOCESE  OF MEMPHIS

373-1219 | cdom.org


The Catholic Diocese of Memphis, through its department of education, administers 30 schools in the Memphis area, serving about 8,700 pre-K to 12th-grade students. The diocese employs 779 teachers, 46 percent of whom have advanced degrees. Catholic schools in the Memphis diocese boast a graduation rate of 99 percent. Of those graduates, 99 percent go on to college. Catholic high school students received more than $28 million in scholarships. To learn more about each school, go to cdom.org.


Catholic Schools

Tuition for Memphis’ Catholic Diocese schools does not include individual school fees. Some schools offer family discounts and scholarships. An asterisk (*) indicates a private, nondiocesean school which sets its own tuition.

Grades K-6 (Catholic students): $4,200
Other: $4,820

Grades 7-8 (Catholic): $4,450
Other: $5,100

Grades 9-12 (Catholic): $5,500
Other: $6,500
 


 

Bishop Byrne Middle and High School
1475 E. Shelby Dr. (38116) |  346-3060
Student body: co-ed
Grades: 7-12
Enrollment: 290
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Extracurricular activities offered: yes
 


 

De La Salle Elementary @ Blessed Sacrament
2540 Hale Ave. (38112) | 866-9084
Student body: co-ed
Grades: K-8
Enrollment: 160
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Holy Names Elementary
709 Keel Ave. (38107) |  507-1503
Student body: co-ed
Grades: 3-8
Enrollment: 90
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Holy Rosary School
4841 Park Ave. (38117) | 685-1231
Student body: co-ed
Grades: K3-8
Enrollment: 450
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
After-school care offered: yes
 


 

* Immaculate Conception Cathedral Schools
1669 Central Ave. (38104) |  725-2710
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Tuition: $5,870-$6,795
Enrollment: 295
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

* Immaculate Conception High School
1725 Central Ave. (38104) |  725-2705
Student body: all female
Grades: 9-12
Tuition: $8,000-$8,570
Enrollment: 115
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Extracurricular activities offered: yes
 


 

Incarnation School
360 Bray Station Rd., Collierville (38017) | 853-7804
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Enrollment: 275
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Little Flower School
1666 Jackson Ave. (38107) |  725-9900
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK4-2
Enrollment: 71
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 


*Memphis Catholic Middle and High School
61 N. McLean Blvd. (38104) | 276-1221
Student body: co-ed
Grades: 7-12
Enrollment: 161
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
After-school care offered: no
 


 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
8151 Poplar Ave., Germantown (38138) | 753-1181
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK2-8
Enrollment: 260
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
After-school care offered: yes (students only)
 


 

Our Lady of Sorrows School
3690 Thomas St. (38127) |  358-7431
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK3-8
Enrollment: 120
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes (students only)
 


 

*St. Agnes Academy/ St. Dominic School
4830 Walnut Grove Rd. (38117) | 767-1356
Student body: St. Agnes: all female; St. Dominic: all male
Grades: preK-12 (girls); preK-8 (boys)
Tuition: $6,400-$11,875
Enrollment: 895 (girls and boys)
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Ann School - Bartlett
6529 Stage Rd. (38134) |  386-3328
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Enrollment: 625
Student/faculty ratio: 23:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Anne Catholic School
670 S. Highland Ave. (38111) |  323-1344
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Enrollment: 140
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Augustine School
1169 Kerr Ave. (38106) | 942-8002
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK4-6
Enrollment: 165
Student/faculty ratio: 22:1
After-school care offered: yes
 


 

*St. Benedict at Auburndale
8250 Varnavas at Germantown. Pkwy., Cordova (38016)  | 260-2840
Student body: co-ed
Grades: 9-12
Tuition: $7,350-$8,050
Enrollment: 974
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
Extracurricular activities offered: yes
 


 

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School
2100 Germantown Pkwy., Cordova (38016) | 388-7321
Student body: co-ed
Grades: K4-8
Enrollment: 889
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Joseph School
3851 Neely Rd. (38109) | 344-0021
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK3-6
Enrollment: 188
Student/faculty ratio: 20:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. John School
2718 Lamar Ave. (38114) | 743-6700
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK3-6
Enrollment: 190
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Louis School
5192 Shady Grove Rd. (38117) | 682-9692
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Enrollment: 482
Student/faculty ratio: 20:1
After-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Mary-Jackson Elementary School
1665 Hwy. 45 by-pass, Jackson, TN | 731-668-2525
Student body: co-ed
Grades: K4-8
Enrollment: 360
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
After-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Michael Parish School
3880 Forrest Ave. (38122) |  323-2162
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Enrollment: 190
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Patrick School
277 S. Fourth St. (38126) |  521-3252
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-6
Enrollment: 168
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Before and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Paul School
1425 E. Shelby Dr. (38116) | 346-0862
Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-6
Enrollment: 300
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1

 

 


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) | 866-1642
High School: 1254 Jefferson Ave. | 333-1580 | 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
Grades: 6-8
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) |  946-2535 | 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 School
6641 Humphreys Blvd. (38120) | 747-2665 | bsssmemphis.com

Student body: co-ed
Grades: 1-8
Tuition: $11,250-$12,000
Enrollment: 119
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
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.-12
Tuition: $8,095-$11,895
Enrollment: 1,510
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 Additional location:
76 S. Houston Levee 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
Tuition: $5,800-$6,600
Enrollment: 345
Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
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
Tuition: $2,840-$9,725
Enrollment: 350
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
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
Tuition: $5,385-$7,000
Enrollment: 300
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1
Religious affiliation: Lutheran
Special ed classes: Plus, Horizons, Discoveries
Before- and after-school care: yes
 


 

Christ the Rock Christian Academy
8800 Winchester Rd. (38125) | 751-7122 | christtherockmemphis.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: K3-8
Tuition: $4,750
Enrollment: 225
Student/faculty ratio: 13:1-20:1
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: all male
Grades: 9-12
Tuition: $9,100
Enrollment: 890
Student/faculty ratio: 11:1
Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic
Extracurricular activities offered


 

Collegiate School of Memphis
675 National (38122) | 591-8202 | collegiatememphis.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: 6-12
Tuition: $10,000
Enrollment: 227
Student/faculty ratio: 17:1
Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Extracurricular activities offered
 


 

Evangelical Christian School
7600 Macon (38018) | 754-7217 |  ecseagles.net

Student body: co-ed
Grades: 6-12
Tuition: $6,280-$12,155
Enrollment: 1,250
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
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) | 850-9652
Grades: Jr. K-5
 


 

Evergreen Montessori
751 N. Tresevant St. (38112) | 324-4159 | evergreen-montessori.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: 14 mos.-8
Tuition: $5,500-$8,500
Enrollment: 75
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Fayette Academy
P.O. Box 130, Somerville (38068) | 465-3241 | fayetteacademy.com

Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK 4-12
Tuition: $5,200-$5,400
Enrollment: 760
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
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
Tuition: $3,781-$7,475
Enrollment: 800
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
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
Tuition: $6,600-$11,995
Enrollment: 520
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: Episcopal
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Harding Academy of Memphis
1100 Cherry Rd. (38117) | 767-4494 | hardinglions.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: 12 mos.-12
Tuition: $3,795-$10,395
Enrollment: 1,350
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
Religious affiliation: Church of Christ
Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Additional locations:
Macon Campus: 8350 & 8360 Macon (38018)
Early childhood/Kindergarden | 624-0871
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: all female
Grades: preK-12
Tuition: $5,160-$16,276
Enrollment: 915
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 (38134) | 388-0205 | ilsmemphis.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Tuition: $3,300-$5,600
Enrollment: 240
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1-20:1
Religious affiliation: Lutheran
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
Tuition: $9,660
Enrollment: 120
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
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
Tuition: $7,900-$16,725
Enrollment: 710
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
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
Tuition: $3,100-$5,100
Enrollment: 300
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, TN (38002) | 867-8161
Grades: K-11
Enrollment: 360
Tuition: $5,500-$5,700
Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

Lakeland Campus
9182 Highway 64, Lakeland, TN (38002) | 937-0766
Grades: K3-K4
Enrollment: 75
Tuition: $5,200-$6,500
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
 


 

Margolin Hebrew Academy - Feinstone Yeshiva of the South
390 S. White Station Rd. (38117) | 682-2400 | mhafyos.org

Student body: co-ed (preK-8), all female (9-12), all male (9-12)
Grades: preK-12
Tuition: $6,195-$16,065
Enrollment: 210
Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
Religious affiliation: Jewish
Before- and after-school care offered: aftercare only
 


 

Maria Montessori School
740 Harbor Bend Rd. (38103) | 527-3444 | mariamontessorischool.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: 18 mos.-8
Tuition: $6,019-$8,058 (2009 figures)
Enrollment: 120
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
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
Tuition: $4,200-$4,700
Enrollment: 300
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
After-school care offered: yes
 


 

Memphis Junior Academy
50 N. Mendenhall (38117) | 683-1061  | memphisjunioracademy.com

Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-10
Tuition: $2,960-$5,870
Enrollment: 65
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
Religious affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist
Before- and after-school care offered: after-school only
 


 

Memphis University School
6191 Park (38119) |  260-1300 | musowls.org

Student body: all male
Grades: 7-12
Tuition: $16,750
Enrollment: 660
Student/faculty ratio: 10:1
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: Jr. K-6
Tuition: sliding scale based on parent income
Enrollment: 433
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) | 358-3529
K4 program only
 


 

*Presbyterian Day School
4025 Poplar Ave. (38111) | 842-4600 | pdsmemphis.org

Student body: all male
Grades: preK-6
Tuition: $7,130-$14,250
Enrollment: 635
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

*Rossville Christian Academy
280 High St., Rossville, TN (38066) | 853-0200 | rossvillechristian.com

Student body: co-ed
Grades: K4-12
Tuition: $4,500-$5,000
Enrollment: 350
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1
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
Tuition: $8,126-$13,544
Enrollment: 395
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. George’s Independent School, Memphis
3749 Kimball Ave. (38111) | 261-3920

Grades: K3-5
Tuition: $8,126-$13,544
Enrollment: 142
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
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
Tuition: $14,657
Enrollment: 650
Student/faculty ratio 9:1
Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian
After-school care offered: yes
 


 

St. Mary’s Episcopal School
60 Perkins Ext. (38117) | 537-1405 | stmarysschool.org

Student body: all female
Grades: preK-12
Tuition: $4,600-$16,225
Enrollment: 860
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
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
Tuition: $3,650-$7,460
Enrollment: 1,000
Student/faculty ratio: 15:1
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
Tuition: $4,115-$6,740
Enrollment: 650
Student/faculty ratio: 14:1 - 20:1
Religious affiliation: nondenominational Christian
Before and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Westminster Academy
2500 Ridgeway Rd. (38119) | 380-9192 | wamemphis.com

Student body: co-ed
Grades: K-12
Tuition: $5,125-$9,125
Enrollment: 310
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: Reformed Christian
Extracurricular activities offered: yes
 


 

*West Memphis Christian School
1600 N. Missouri St., West Memphis, AR (72301) | 870-400-4000 | Elementary school 870-735-0642 | wmcs.com

Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-6
Tuition: preK-$3,610-$4,270
Enrollment: 120
Student/faculty ratio: 12:1
Religious affiliation: Church of Christ
Before- and after-school care offered: yes

Other location:
Jr. and Sr. High School | 1101 N. Missouri St.
Grades: 7-12
Tuition: $5,800-$6,300
Enrollment: 132
 


 

*Woodland Presbyterian School
5217 Park (38119) | 685-0976 |woodlandschool.org

Student body: co-ed
Grades: preK-8
Tuition: $5,300-$9,700
Enrollment: 370
Student/faculty ratio: 9:1
Religious affiliation: Presbyterian
After-school care offered: yes

 

 

Special Needs

 

Bodine School
2432 Yester Oaks Dr., Germantown (38139) | 754-1800 | bodineschool.org

School for students with dyslexia and dyslexia-related learning disabilities.
Grades: 1-8
Tuition: $14,400-$16,400
Financial aid: available
Enrollment: 90
Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
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 special needs children and their families. Students represent all disabilities, including Down syndrome, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges.
Ages: 5-26
Grades: flexible levels, ungraded classrooms
Tuition: $9,700
Financial aid: available
Enrollment: 54
Student/faculty ratio: 3:1
Religious affiliation: all faiths
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 2 learn from audiologists how to assist their child at home.
Ages: 0-6
Tuition: sliding fee scale
Financial aid: available
Enrollment: 30
Student/faculty ratio: 4:1
Religious affiliation: none
Before- and after-school care offered: yes
 


 

Phoenix School for Creative Learning
2404 Arthur Rd., Germantown (38138) | 757-4360 | thephoenixschool.net

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 AD/HD, Asperger’s syndrome, and/or other learning disabilities.
Grades: 6-12
Tuition: $8,500
Financial aid: some scholarships
Enrollment: 32
Student/faculty ratio: 8:1
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 multi-sensory reading and phonics designed to build self-confidence and prepare students for the traditional classroom. Tutoring is available.
Grades: 1-8 (ungraded classrooms)
Tuition: $8,000
Financial aid: no
Enrollment: 36
Student/faculty ratio: 6:1
Religious affiliation: non-denominational Christian
Before-school care offered: yes; after care: no


 


COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Tuition levels are subject to change.

 

LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
 

Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
University of Memphis
1 North Front St. (38103) | 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. More than 50 Tennessee judges are graduates. Their new location on Front Street opened in 2010.
Enrollment: 421
Faculty: 23 full-time
Tuition: $13,710-$35,582/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 bachelor’s degrees in liberal arts, sciences, business, education, and engineering. Master’s 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: 1,770
Faculty: 96 full-time
Tuition: Undergraduate: $24,320/year for traditional day students and $465/credit-hour for non-traditional evening students; Graduate: $345-640/credit-hour
Housing: $2,180-$6,460/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 agencies: 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: 370
Faculty: 59
Tuition: $23,950/year
Housing: 193 dorm rooms available, $4,400-$6,400/year
Accrediting agencies: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Schools of Art and Design
 


 

Northwest Community College, DeSoto Center
Main campus: 4975 Highway 51 N., Senatobia, MS (38668) |662-562-3200
5197 W.E. Ross Parkway, Southaven, MS (38671) | 662-280-6120
1310 Belk Drive, Oxford, MS (38655) | 662-236-2023
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 work force 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: $850-$1,450/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: 1,685
Faculty: 190 (full- and part-time)
Tuition: $34,270/year
Housing, room and board: $8,480
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: $159/credit-hour in-state; $508/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/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): $6,590/$19,634 (undergraduate); $8,372/$19,556 (graduate)/year
Housing: dormitories: $3,190-$5,800/year; apartments/townhouses: $5,900-$6,090/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/$7,149; graduate: $2,551/$7,149
Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
 


 

University of Phoenix - Memphis Campus
65 Germantown Court, Cordova, TN 38018-7290 | (901) 751-1086 | www.phoenix.edu
 


 

VISIBLE SCHOOL
1015 S. Cooper Street (38104) | 381-3939 | www.visible.edu

The Visible School, opened in 2000 by former Christian rock guitarist, Ken Steorts, provides young Christian musicians an opportunity for skill instruction as well as spiritual leadership. The school offers a 3-year program to obtain Bachelor of Ministry degrees in Music Business, Media Production, and Modern Music, with concentrations in bass, guitar, keyboard, percussion, songwriting, vocal, and worship leadership. Their new location in the former bank building at 200 Madison Avenue will open this winter.
Enrollment: 100
Faculty: 28
Tuition: $410/credit-hour
Housing: $3,400/year
Accrediting Agency: Transnational Association of Christian 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: 955
Faculty: 120 full-time, 94 part-time and adjunct
Tuition: $314/credit-hour
Housing: $900 double occupancy; $1,600 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) | 516-8099 | www.methodisthealth.org

Methodist University Schools of Radiological and Imaging Sciences offers four programs: a two-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: 61
Tuition: $18,446/year for regional students; $24,846/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.uthsc.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/six-month semester
Accrediting agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as well as appropriate agency for each college.

 

 

RELIGIOUS COLLEGES & SEMINARIES

 

Bethel University
5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy., Suite 100 (38120) |  767-2367 | www.bethelsuccess.net

Formerly Bethel College, this four-year liberal arts college was founded by the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in 1842. In addition to its 27 bachelor’s degree programs, Bethel also offers three master’s degree programs. For students outside of their main campus in McKenzie, Tennessee, 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
 


 

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-$715/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. (38104) | 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: $132/credit-hour
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 (38181) | 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
 


 

Victory University
255 N. Highland (38111) | 320-9700 | www.victory.edu

Formerly Crichton College, this four-year Christian liberal-arts college educates students in a Christ-centered urban community to think critically, grow spiritually, and change our world. Victory 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    

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