Choosing a School

Memphis school calendars and a guide to area schools, public and private.



MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS

2597 Avery Ave. | 416-5300 

mcsk12.net 

 

2012-2013 | Memphis City Schools Calendar 

2012

July 31 (Tuesday) | School Registration, all schools 

August 6-10 | Kindergarten staggered entry

August 6 | First day of school

September 3 | Labor Day holiday

October 11-12 | Fall Break

November 12 | Veteran’s Day

November 21-23 | Thanksgiving Break

December 12-14 | First semester exams

December 14 | Last day of school

December 18 | Winter break begins 

2013

January 2 | Classes resume

January 21 | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

February 5 | TCAP Writing Assessment

February 18 | President’s Day holiday

March 11-15 | Spring Break I

March 29 | Spring Break II

April 23-26 | TCAP Assessment, MAAS, ELDA (tentative)

May 20-22 | Second Semester Exams 

May 22 | Last day of class

 

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 194 schools, employs more than 16,000 workers, and serves more than 105,000 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 performance arts, technology, and aviation. MCS also operates two special education schools, Avon Lenox and Shrine School.

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Exceptional Children & Health Services

416-5600

Special education and related services are provided to students from age 3 through 21. Students must meet the eligibility criteria and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) on file. Services are available in the areas of intellectual giftedness (Creative Learning in a Unique Environment [CLUE]), autism, hearing impairment, speech and/or language impairment, visual impairment, intellectual disability, specific learning disabilities, developmental delay, emotional disturbances, multiple disabilities, and other health impairments. 

If you have a child with a disability, contact the principal of the school in the attendance area in which your child resides for determination and provision of services. Free screenings and evaluations are available for all children who either live in an MCS district or attend a private school in the district. Services include: Educational, 416-5600; Hearing, 416-8940; Speech-Language, 416-5205; and Vision, 416-8960. 

The MCS Mental Health Center (a state-licensed mental health center) is an administrative component of Exceptional Children & Health Services. The center provides outpatient mental health services, alcohol and drug prevention, and treatment services. 

This office provides coordination, planning, assessment and intervention, and evaluation of children with chronic health needs. All schools receive the services of a school nurse one day a week. 

Coordinated School Health supports the connection between good health practices, academic achievement, and lifetime wellness. 

 

Student Transportation Services 

416-5540 | 5390 Mendenhall Square Mall, Suite A 

Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Phone hours: 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

MCS provides free school bus transportation to all eligible students. Transportation “eligible student lists” are provided to all schools at the time of registration. Check with your school at registration to determine your child’s eligibility. You can also click on the “school bus” icon on the MCS home page and access WebQuery. Enter your address and you will receive your child’s school assignment, if you are eligible for school bus transportation. 

The transportation services office determines eligibility from district boundary maps and the boundaries of the Parent Responsibility Zone (PRZ) for each school. The PRZ used by MCS is 1.5 miles out from all elementary schools and 2 miles out from all secondary (middle and high) schools. If you are located within the PRZ, it becomes the responsibility of the parent to transport the child safely to school. If you reside outside the PRZ, a bus stop will be assigned and the district will assume responsibility for safely transporting those students to school once picked up at their bus stop. 

Supervision at the bus stops prior to the students’ boarding the bus is the responsibility of the parent. MCS’ behavior expectations at all bus stops are the same as those within the school building and all policies relating apply. 

This year, MCS is releasing “School Bus Conduct: Behavior and Expectations,” a pamphlet that will be distributed to all bus riders during registration at all schools. Parents and students will sign an agreement that they have reviewed and agreed to the expectations outlined in this pamphlet. Further, they will indicate that they understand the consequences MCS will issue when conduct rules are violated. 

In addition, MCS has produced a safe ridership video which will be required viewing at all schools for students riding our buses. Special thanks to Hickory Ridge Middle School and its principal, Cedrick Smith, for assisting with this project. Proper and orderly behavior on school buses to and from school is necessary for the safety of everyone riding. Always remember, riding the school bus is a privilege, not a right. MCS extends this privilege to eligible students and expects proper behavior when riding at all times.

Note: All Exceptional Needs students whose IEP requires transportation will be picked up and dropped off door-to-door at their residence of record, regardless of location in reference to the PRZ. 

Transportation is not provided for students on any type of optional transfer and is no longer provided for new NCLB transfers and previous NCLB transfers that were granted unless the student remains at the same school. For more transportation information, go to the MCS web site.

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) 

416-5411

The ESL transitional program is available to students from non-English language backgrounds who have scored less than English proficient in Listening, Speaking, Reading, or Writing on the English Language Development Assessment (ELDA). The ESL program focuses on developing the student’s competency in English skills and academic achievement standards. Certified ESL teachers at 54 elementary schools, 17 middle schools, and 11 high schools provide services. If ESL services are not available at the students’ home schools, students are reassigned with bus transportation to the nearest ESL cluster school.

Other services offered through the ESL program include: bilingual support for school meetings and conferences, training for teachers and parents, bilingual mentors, special classroom materials, after-school support programs, and summer enrichment programs. 

 

Mental Health Center (MCSMHC)

The Memphis City Schools Mental Health Center (MCSMHC) is a state-licensed mental health center, holding licenses from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities to provide outpatient mental health services and alcohol and drug treatment services.

Founded in 1969, the MCSMHC received the inaugural Award for Excellence for School Psychological Services Programs awarded jointly by the American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology (APA-Division 16) and the National Association of School Psychology (NASP) in 1982. In 2007, MCSMHC was cited in the book School Psychology, Past Present and Future (Fagan, T. and Wise, P.S.) as a model urban school mental health program.

MCSMHC employs over 120 supervising psychologists, school psychologists, school social workers, case managers and alcohol and drug counselors and offers an array of school-based services including:

Psycho-educational assessment

Individual counseling to promote social-emotional development

Crisis intervention and postvention 

Threat assessment for students committing serious acts or threats of violence

Alcohol and drug counseling 

Parent training 

Group counseling to promote develoment of social skills and interpersonal communication 

Academic and behavioral consultation to parents and teachers

Functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention planning

Summer programs

 

Optional Schools

416-5338 | mcsk12.net/optional_schools.

The district offers Optional Programs at 44 elementary, middle, and senior high schools throughout the city. (In some cities, the term “magnet” is used for similar programs.) The district’s programs include courses that focus on college preparatory, creative and performing arts, International Baccalaureate, health sciences, international studies, aviation/travel and tourism, and a variety of approaches to elementary education. 

Assignment to an optional school is based on specific qualifications, including test scores, grades, attendance, conduct, program requirements, audition, and time of application. Please call the Division of Optional Schools and Advanced Academics to learn when the application process begins. Demand is high, so parents are encouraged to act early. Information regarding the application process and requirements of each school may be obtained by calling the optional school at the number listed for each program. 

Qualified students can apply for optional programs when the following conditions are met: The applicant meets the entrance requirements of the school, which may vary, and space is available in the 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 Avenue (38110) | 416-2128 

Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/balmoral.es/site/index/shtml

Optional Program: International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School. Balmoral Ridgeway is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme and pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These are schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality and a challenging international education for all students.

 

Bellevue Middle School

575 S. Bellevue Boulevard (38104)
416-4488 | Grades: 6-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/bellevue.ms/site/index.shtml

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 Boulevard (38112)

416-7150 | Grades 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/brewster.es/index/.htm

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

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 and computer technology skills. Students also develop artistic talents through art classes.

 

*Carnes Elementary School

943 J.W. Williams Lane | 416-3206 

Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/carnes.es/site/index.shtml

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 Boulevard (38104) 

416-4500 | Grades: 9-12 | mcsk12.net/schools/central.hs/centralhomepage.htm 

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 can earn college credit through Advanced Placement courses in 15 areas. Four years of foreign language study is also available. A new classroom building, a 1,500-seat gymnasium, and state-of-the-art library and science facilities round out this facility.

 

Colonial Middle School

1370 Colonial Road (38117) | 416-8980 

Grades: 6-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/colonial.ms/site/index.shtml

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 and Algebra 1 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 Road, Cordova (38018) 416-1700 | Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.es/site/index.shtml 

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, Orff, and instrumental music.

 

*Cordova Middle School

900 Sanga Road, Cordova (38018) 416-2189 | Grades: 6-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/cordova.ms/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/College Preparatory program builds on Cordova Elementary’s foundation. Networked classrooms allow for the sharing of innovative educational software. Students use audio/video equipment and computer technology to produce multimedia projects.

Craigmont High School

3333 Covington Pike (38128) | 416-4312 Grades: 9-12 | craigmontchiefs.org

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/craigmont.mi/site/index.shtml

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: 1-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/cummings.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Developing Masterful Mathematical Minds (DM³) 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 DM³ program are developing math skills by integrating them into other areas of the curriculum.

 

*Delano Elementary

1716 Delano (38127) | 416-3932 

Grades: 1-6 | mcsk12.net/schools/delano.es/site/index.shtml 

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 the most academically superior schools in Tennessee and the nation.

 

*Double Tree Elementary School 

4560 Double Tree (38109) | 416-8144 

Grades: K-6 | mcsk12.net/schools/doubletree.es/site/index.shtml 

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 Road (38108) | 416-0990 

Grades: 9-11 | mcsk12.net/schools/douglass.hs/site/index.shtml

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. A partnership with Tennessee State University offers dual enrollment courses and scholarship opportunities. 

*Douglass School

1650 Ash Street (38108) | 416-5946 

Grades: *K-5, 6-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/douglass.es/site/index.shtml

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 Street (38103) | 416-8400 

Grades: 1-6 | mcsk12.net/schools/downtown.es/index.html 

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 (38111) | 416-6160 

Grades: 9-12 | mcsk12.net/schools/east.hs/site/index.shtml

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 Road (38109) | 416-3156 

Grades: 1-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/jpfreeman.es/site/index.shtml 

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 Tennessee and the nation. John P. Freeman Optional School was a 2008 recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Blue Ribbon Award for continuous student achievement.

Grahamwood Elementary School

3950 Summer Avenue (38122) | 416-5952 

Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/grahamwood.es/site/index.shtml 

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 Lane (38116) | 416-3092 

Grades: 6-8 | mcsk12.net/schools/havenview.ms/site/index.shtml

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 Avenue (38104) | 416-4566 

Grades: K-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/idlewild.es/site/index.shtml

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 Road (38128) | 416-3924 

Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/keystone.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: ECO: Educating Children Through the Outdoors is the focus at Keystone, where enriched academic learning opportunities come in a variety of packages: primary/intermediate CLUE; outdoor classroom (gardens, pond, “grow rooms,” and amphitheatre); field experiences; 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 | mcsk12.net/schools/kingsbury.hs/site/index.shtml 

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/lester.es/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 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 | mcsk12.net/schools/oakforest.es/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate School. Oak Forest is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme 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 Lane (38117) | 416-2136 

Grades 9-12 | mcsk12.net/schools/overton.hs/site/index.shtml

Optional Program: Creative and Performing Arts. Students are given the opportunity to develop their creative and artistic expression through an intense study in vocal music, instrumental music, music theory, jazz improvisation, orchestra, dance, drama, visual art, digital art, piano, broadcasting, and creative writing. Optional students develop a synergy by learning together in their own CAPA Academy. All CAPA students are encouraged to take the most rigorous AP and Honors courses available while studying at Overton.

 

Peabody Elementary School

2086 Young Avenue (38104) | 416-4606 

Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/peabody.es/site/index.shtml

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 Road (38119) | 416-8820 

Grades: 9-11 | ridgewayhigh.org/

Optional Program: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). Ridgeway underwent a rigorous, multi-year 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 | mcsk12.net/schools/ridgeway.ms/site/index.shtml

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/riverwood.es/site/index.shtml

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/rozelle/site/index/shtml 

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/sherwood.es/site/index/shtml

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

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 Street (38108) 

416-4883 | Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/springdalemagnet.es/site/index/shtml

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, chess, art, 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 | mcsk12.net/schools/treadwell.es/site/index.shtml

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 a unique foreign language immersion experience.

 

*Vollentine Elementary School

1682 Vollintine (38107) | 416-4632 

Grades: 1-5 | mcsk12.net/schools/vollentine.es/site/index.shtml 

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 mcsk12.net/schools/whitehaven.es/index.htm

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 Boulevard (38116) 

416-3000 | Grades: 9-12 | mcsk12.net/schools/whitehaven.hs/site/index.shtml

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/whitestation.hs/site/index.shtml

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

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

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 two state-of-the-art computer labs, teacher and student workstations, Smart Board technology, a computerized library, a well-equipped media center, and a teacher resource center.

 

Wooddale High School

5151 Scottsdale (38118) | 416-2440

Grades: 9-12 | mcsk12.net/schools/wooddale.hs/site/index.shtml

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 | mcsk12.net/schools/wooddale.mi/wooddale.html

Optional Program: The Enriched Academics/Aviation/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. Our program also includes offerings for students interested in careers in aviation and related fields. 

 

 
SHELBY COUNTY SCHOOLS

160 S. Hollywood | 321-2500

www.scsk12.org

 

2012-2013 | Shelby County School Calendar 

2012

July 31 | Registration, all schools

August 6 | First day of class 

September 3 | Labor Day holiday

September 13 | Parent conferences 

September 14 | District Learning Day
(In-Service – no school)

October 8-12 | Fall break

November 12 | Veterans’ Day holiday

November 21-23 | Thanksgiving break

December 14, 17, 18 | First semester exams

December 18 | Last day of class (.5 day)

December 19 | Christmas break

2013

January 3 | Classes resume

January 21 | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

February 7 | Parent conferences 

February 8 | District Learning Day
(In-Service – no school)

February 18 | Presidents’ Day holiday

March 11-15 | Spring break 

March 29 | Good Friday

May 21-23 | Second semester exams 

May 23 | Last day of class (.5 day)

May 28-30 | Make-up days for inclement weather 

 

SCS is a straight “A” school system 

One of only 13 of Tennessee’s 136 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 46,000 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 exceed standards set by the State Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is the largest school system in Tennessee to be recommended for District Accreditation. SCS students also surpass state averages on both SAT and ACT tests, and outperform national SAT scores. SCS offers two International Baccalaureate Programs at Germantown High and Bolton High, and academies for rigorous study in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math are open at Bartlett and Southwind High Schools. 

Newsweek magazine rates Collierville, Germantown, and Houston High Schools among the 1,000 best in America, and U.S. News ranks Collierville and Houston as two of Tennessee’s top 10 high schools. SCS also has more PTA members than any other system in Tennessee — roughly one-third of the 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 is 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 28 schools in the Memphis area, serving about 8,275 pre-K to twelfth-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 earned more than $38 million in scholarship funds.

 

2012-2013 | Catholic Schools Calendar

2012

August 16 | First day of school (half-day)

August 17 | First full day of school

September 3 | Labor Day

October 12 | No school (professional day)

October 15 | Fall Break

November 1 | All Saints Day

November 21, 22, 23 | Thanksgiving Break

December 20 | Christmas Break (half-day)

2013

January 2 | Classes resume

January 21 | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

February 18 | President’s Day, Break

March 11-15 | Spring break

March 28-29 | Easter 

May 24 | Last day of School (half-day)

 

Tuition Rates

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

Grades K-6 (Catholic students): $4,480

Other: $5,100

Grades 7-8 (Catholic): $4,730

Other: $5,380

Grades 9-12 (Catholic): $5,780

Other: $6,780

 

Bishop Byrne Middle and High School

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

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 7-12 

Enrollment: 192

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

Extracurricular activities offered: Yes

 

De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament

2540 Hale Avenue (38112) | 866-9084

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K-8 

Enrollment: 169

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Holy Names Elementary

709 Keel Avenue (38107) | 507-1503

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 3-8 

Enrollment: 65

Student/faculty ratio: 15:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Holy Rosary School 

4841 Park Avenue (38117) | 685-1231

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K3-8 

Enrollment: 407

Student/faculty ratio: 14:1

After-school care offered: Yes

 

*Immaculate Conception Cathedral School

Lower School, 1669 Central Avenue (38104) | 725-2710

Upper School, 1725 Central Avenue

725-2705

Grades: PreK-12

Student body: Lower: co-ed; Upper, female

Tuition: Please contact school

Enrollment: 307

Student/faculty ratio: Lower: 15:1; Upper: 10:1

Extracurricular activities offered: Yes 

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Incarnation School 

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

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-8 

Enrollment: 204

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Little Flower School

1666 Jackson Avenue (38107) | 725-9900

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK4-2 

Enrollment: 73

Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Memphis Catholic Middle and High School

61 N. McLean Boulevard (38104)
276-1221

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 7-12 

Enrollment: 177

Student/faculty ratio: 11:1

After-school care: No

 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

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

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK2-8 

Enrollment: 209

Student/faculty ratio: 15:1

After-school care offered: Yes 

 

Our Lady of Sorrows School

3690 Thomas Street (38127) | 358-7431

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK3-8 

Enrollment: 75

Student/faculty ratio: 13:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes 

 

Resurrection School 

3572 Emerald (38115) | 546-9926

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-5

Enrollment: 183

Student/faculty ration: 11:1

After-school care: Yes

 

St. Ann School - Bartlett

6529 Stage Road (38134) | 386-3328

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-8 

Enrollment: 479

Student/faculty ratio: 23:1

 

St. Anne Catholic School

670 S. Highland Avenue (38111)

323-1344

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Enrollment: 142

Student/faculty ratio: 15:1 

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes 

 

St. Augustine School

1169 Kerr Avenue (38106) | 942-8002

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK4-6 

Enrollment: 141

Student/faculty ratio: 22:1

After-school care offered: Yes

 

*St. Benedict at Auburndale

8250 Varnavas at Germantown Parkway, Cordova (38016) | 260-2840

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 9-12

Tuition: Please contact school

Enrollment: 1006

Student/faculty ratio: 14:1

Extracurricular activities offered: Yes

 

St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School

2100 Germantown Parkway, Cordova (38016) | 388-7321

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K4-8 

Enrollment: 870

Student/faculty ratio: 14:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Joseph School 

3851 Neely Road (38109) | 344-0021

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK3-6 

Enrollment: 187

Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. John School 

2718 Lamar Avenue (38114) | 743-6700

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK3-6 

Enrollment: 212

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Louis School 

5192 Shady Grove Road (38117)
682-9692

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-8 

Enrollment: 515

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: 321

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

After-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Michael Parish School 

3880 Forrest Avenue (38122) | 323-2162

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: preK-8 

Enrollment: 154

Student/faculty ratio: 11:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Patrick School 

277 S. Fourth Street (38126) | 521-3252

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-6 

Enrollment: 133

Student/faculty ratio: 8:1

Before and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Paul School 

1425 E. Shelby Drive (38116)

346-0862

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-6 

Enrollment: 184

Student/faculty ratio: 15:1

 

 

 

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

In addition to city/county public school systems, there are a host of independent schools that provide parents with a range of educational choices. 

 

Bornblum Solomon Schechter School 

6641 Humphreys Boulevard | 747-2665

bsssmemphis.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 1-8

Tuition: $12,950-$13,300

Enrollment: 127

Student/faculty ratio: 15:1

Religious affiliation: Jewish

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Briarcrest Christian Schools

6000 Briarcrest | 765-4600 

briarcrest.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 24 mos.-5

Tuition: $5,295-$12,895

Enrollment: 1,670

Student/faculty ratio: 13:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

Additional Locations:

76 S. Houston Levee Road, Eads

751-6400

Grades: PreK-12

 

Central Day School

2005 Winchester Boulevard, Collierville 255-8134 | centraldayschool.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K-8

Tuition: $6,500-$7,150

Enrollment: 270

Student/faculty ratio: 17:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Christ Methodist Day School

411 S. Grove Park | 683-6873

cmdsmemphis.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-6

Tuition: $3,800-$10,000

Enrollment: 350

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1- 15:1

Religious affiliation: Christian

Before- and after-school care and summer care offered: Yes

 

Christ the King Lutheran School

5296 Park Avenue | 682-8405

ctkschools.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 18 mos.-8

Tuition: $6,500-$7,500

Enrollment: 265

Student/faculty ratio: 13:1

Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Special Ed classes: Plus, Discoveries

Before- and after-school care: Yes

 

Christ the Rock Christian Academy

8800 Winchester Road | 751-7122

ctracademy.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K3-8

Tuition: $4,950

Enrollment: 250

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 | 261-4900

cbhs.org 

Student body: Male

Grades: 9-12

Tuition: $9,900

Enrollment: 870

Student/faculty ratio: 11:1

Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Extracurricular activities offered: Yes

 

Collegiate School of Memphis

3353 Faxon Avenue | 591-8200

collegiatememphis.org

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 6-11

Tuition: $10,000

Enrollment: 275

Student/faculty ratio: 17:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

All students eligible for financial aid

 

Evangelical Christian School – Main Campus

7600 Macon Road | 754-7217

ecseagles.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: Jr. K-12

Tuition: $5,610-$13,125 includes books

Enrollment: 1,150

Student/faculty ratio: 14:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

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

Additional Locations:

 

ECS at Forest Hill 

1920 Forest Hill-Irene | 754-4420

Grades: Jr. K-5

ECS at Ridge Lake

735 Ridge Lake Boulevard | 683-9013

Grades: Jr. K-5

 

Evergreen Montessori

751 N. Trezevant Street | 324-4159

evergreen-montessori.org

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 14 mos.-8

Tuition: $5,500-$8,600 

Enrollment: 75

Student/faculty ratio: 8:1

Religious affiliation: Nonsectarian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Fayette Academy 

P.O. Box 130, Somerville | 465-3241

fayetteacademy.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-12

Tuition: $5,600-$5,800 

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 | 458-5543

facsmemphis.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: Jr. K-12

Tuition: $4,132-$8,164

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 | 278-0200

gslschool.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Tuition: $7,150-$12,995

Enrollment: 500

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Religious affiliation: Episcopal

Before- and after-school program offered: Yes

 

Harding Academy of Memphis

1100 Cherry Road | 767-4494 

hardinglions.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 18 mos.-EC3 & 7-12

Tuition: $4,195-$11,195

Enrollment: 1,200

Student/faculty ratio: 11:1

Religious affiliation: Church of Christ

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Harding Academy Cordova campus 

8350 & 8360 Macon Road (38018) | 767-4494

Grades 18 mos.-6

 

Harding Academy White Station campus

1106 Colonial (38117) | 767-2093

Grades: Jr. K-6

 

Hutchison School 

1740 Ridgeway (38119) | 761-2220

hutchisonschool.org 

Student body: Female 

Grades: PreK-12

Tuition: $5,370-$17,760

Enrollment: 900

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: $3,600-$5,950

Enrollment: 225

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1-20:1

Religious affiliation: Lutheran

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Lamplighter Montessori School 

8563 Fay Rd. (38018) | 751-2000

lamplighterschool.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 18 mos.-6

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: $12,250-$17,300

Enrollment: 810

Student/faculty ratio: 8:1

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: $2,700-$4,900

Enrollment: 265

Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

Religious affiliation: Baptist

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

Additional Locations:

 

Macon Road Baptist School East

11015 Highway 64, Arlington (38002) | 867-8161

Grades: K-12

Enrollment: 400

Tuition: $5,200-$5,800

Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

 

Lakeland Campus

9182 Highway 64, Lakeland (38002) 

937-0766

Grades: K3-K4

Enrollment: 70

Tuition: $5,300-$6,950

Student/faculty ratio: 10:1 

 

Margolin Hebrew Academy - Feinstone Yeshiva of the South

390 S. White Station Road (38117)
682-2400 | mhafyos.org 

Student body: Co-ed (PreK-8), female (9-12), male (9-12)

Grades: PreK-12

Tuition: $6,555-$16,900

Enrollment: 210

Student/faculty ratio: 6:1

Religious affiliation: Jewish

Before- and after-school care offered: Aftercare only

 

Maria Montessori School

740 Harbor Bend Road (38103) | 527-3444

mariamontessorischool.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: 18 mos.-8 

Tuition: $7,000-$9,200 

Enrollment: 127

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: $5,200-$5,650

Enrollment: 250

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-11

Tuition: $3,080-$8,400 

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: Male 

Grades: 7-12

Tuition: $18,250

Enrollment: 660

Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

Extracurricular activities offered: Yes 

 

New Hope Christian Academy

3000 University Street (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: 16:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

After-school care offered: Yes

Additional Locations:

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 

Grades: PreK-6 

Tuition: $8,590-$16,310

Enrollment: 645

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Rossville Christian Academy 

280 High Street, Rossville (38066) | 853-0200

rossvillechristian.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K4-12

Tuition: $4,600-$5,200 

Enrollment: 300

Student/faculty ratio: 14:1

Religious affiliation: Interdenominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School

4830 Walnut Grove Road (38117) | 767-1356

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

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

Tuition: $7,060-$13,345

Enrollment: 910 (combined)

Student/faculty ratio: 10:1

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

St. George’s Independent School, Germantown Campus

8250 Poplar (38138) | 261-2300

sgis.org

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K3-5

Tuition: $5,269-$14,990

Enrollment: 380

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Religious affiliation: Judeo-Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

Additional Locations:

Memphis Campus

3749 Kimball Avenue (38111) | 261-3920

Grades: K3-5

Tuition: $5,269-$14,990

Enrollment: 140

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Before and After-school care offered: Yes

Collierville Campus

1880 Wolf River Boulevard (38017)
457-2000

Grades: 6-12

Tuition: $16,590

Enrollment: 680

After-school care offered: Yes

 

St. Mary’s Episcopal School

60 Perkins Extended (38117) | 537-1405

stmarysschool.org 

Student body: Female 

Grades: PreK-12

Tuition: $5,100-$17,500

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: $3,945-$7,995

Enrollment: 1,053

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: K3-12

Tuition: Please call school for costs.

Enrollment: 650

Student/faculty ratio: 14:1-20:1

Religious affiliation: Nondenominational Christian

After-school care offered: Yes

 

Westminster Academy

2500 Ridgeway Road (38119) | 380-9192

wamemphis.com 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: K-12

Tuition: $6,060-$10,480

Enrollment: 340

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

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

Grades: PreK-6

Tuition: $4,000-$4,900

Enrollment: 120

Student/faculty ratio: 12:1

Religious affiliation: Church of Christ 

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes 

Additional Locations:

 

Jr. and Sr. High School

1101 N. Missouri Street

Grades: 7-12

Tuition: $6,600-$7,100

Enrollment: 132

 

Woodland Presbyterian School 

5217 Park (38119) | 685-0976

woodlandschool.org 

Student body: Co-ed

Grades: PreK-8

Tuition: $5,900-$11,150

Enrollment: 370

Student/faculty ratio: 9:1

Religious affiliation: Presbyterian

After-school care offered: Yes

 

 

 

SPECIAL SCHOOLS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS

Schools for children with a variety of learning challenges

 

Bodine School

2432 Yester Oaks Drive, Germantown (38139) | 754-1800

bodineschool.org

School for students with dyslexia and dyslexia-

related learning disabilities.

Grades: 1-8

Tuition: $15,645-$17,475

Financial aid: Available

Enrollment: 90

Student/faculty ratio: 6:1

Religious affiliation: None

After-school care offered: No

 

Madonna Learning Center

7007 Poplar Avenue, Germantown (38138) 752-5767 | madonna-learning.org

Individualized educational services for special needs children and their families. Students represent all disabilities, including Down syndrome, developmental delays, learning disabilities, sensory processing disorders, and other learning challenges. 

Ages: 5-30

Grades: Flexible levels, ungraded classrooms

Tuition: $10,750

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 Avenue, Germantown (38138) 758-2228 | mosdkids.org

At Memphis Oral School, deaf children are listening and talking. Small class sizes, daily speech therapy, and on-site cochlear implant mapping and therapy work toward this early intervention program’s goal of mainstreaming children into regular education programs. Through “Sound Beginnings,” parents with children under 2 learn from audiologists how to assist their child at home.

Ages: 0-6

Tuition: Sliding fee scale

Financial aid: Available

Enrollment: 30

Student/faculty ratio: 4:1

Religious affiliation: None

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes

 

Phoenix School for Creative Learning

2404 Arthur Road, Germantown (38138) 757-4360 | thephoenixschool.net

Phoenix has an individualized and arts-based learning program for second through twelfth grade students of average or above-average I.Q. Students are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome and/or other learning disabilities.

Grades: 2-12

Tuition: $9,250

Financial aid: Limited 

Enrollment: 32

Student/faculty ratio: 8:1

Religious affiliation: None

After-school care offered: No

 

Shady Oaks School 

2000 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova (38016) | 737-3355

shadyoaksmemphis.com

Shady Oaks offers special, individualized instruction for students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. Classes are held in a positive environment with multi-sensory reading and phonics designed to build self-confidence and prepare students traditional classroom learning. Tutoring is available.

Grades: 1-8 (ungraded classrooms)

Tuition: $8,000

Financial aid: Available

Enrollment: 20

Student/faculty ratio: 6:1

Religious affiliation: Non-denominational Christian

Before- and after-school care offered: Yes          

 

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