Private Schools in Memphis

In Memphis, there are about 80 independent and parochial schools, a significant number for a city our size. Many of these schools offer at least limited financial assistance, and some offer very significant financial help. For more information on both public and private schools, we recommend visiting Memphis School Guide. This site provides a listing of private schools that are affordable for almost anyone because of the generous financial assistance provided.

Independent Schools

In Memphis, more than 30 schools are members of the Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), and there are many other private schools beyond the MAIS. Many, but certainly not all, of the independent schools in Memphis have a religious component. There are Jewish schools, a Muslim school, and Christian schools of many types, including those that are nondenominational and those that are part of a certain denomination. Most denominational schools do not require that their students are members of that denomination, and the influence of the denomination on the school's curriculum and programs varies greatly from school to school.

Parochial Schools

In Memphis, the term "parochial schools" generally refers to Catholic schools. The schools of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis are widely considered to be strong schools that serve a diverse student population, including many non-Catholics. They tend to be socioeconomically and ethnically diverse, as well. The Jubilee Schools in particular offer a high level of financial aid to qualifying families and are located in Memphis' urban areas. 

List of MOST participating schools

These are the schools where MOST Scholars can use their scholarships. This list includes both MAIS schools and Catholic schools. It is not an exhaustive list of private schools in Memphis and Shelby County.

Alcy Seventh Day Adventist Jr. Academy (38106)
Barbara K. Lipman Early Childhood School  (38152 - on the University of Memphis campus)
Barbara K. Lipman Early Learning Center (38120 - at Temple Israel)
Binghampton Christian Academy (formerly The Neighborhood School - 38111)
Bodine School (38139 - Germantown, dyslexia and other reading-related special needs)
Bornblum Jewish Community School (38120)
Briarcrest Christian School (38120)
Brinkley Heights Urban Academy (38122)
Campus Kids Corner (38134, 38103) 
Central Baptist School (38134)
Christ Methodist Day School (38117)
Christ the King Lutheran School (38119)
Christ Trinity Christian Academcy (CTCA) (38115)
Christian Brothers High School (38120, all boys)
Concord Academy (38117, special needs)
Creative Life Preparatory School (38106)
Cross Creek Christian Academy (38654 - Olive Branch, MS)
De La Salle Elementary at Blessed Sacrament (38112)
Elliston Baptist Academy (38111)
Evangelical Christian School (ECS) (38018 - Cordova)
Faith Heritage Christian Academy (38083 - Millington)
Faith Lutheran Preschool (38017 - Collierville)
First Assembly Christian School (FACS) (38018 - Cordova)
Grace-St. Luke's Episcopal School (38104)
Harding Academy (38117)
Heritage Baptist Academy (38018 - Cordova)
Holy Rosary School (38117, traditional classes and the ANGEL Program for autistic students)
Hutchison School (38119, all girls)
Immaculate Conception Cathedral School (38104, coed PreK-8, all girls 9-12)
Immanuel Lutheran School (38134)
Incarnation Catholic School (38017 - Collierville)
Lamplighter Montessori School, Inc. (38018 - Cordova)
Lausanne Collegiate School (38120)
Little Flower Elementary School (38107)
Lord's Tabernacle Christian Academy (38111)
Macon Road Baptist School (38002)
Madonna Learning Center (38138 - Germantown, special needs)
Margolin Hebrew Academy (38117, coed Pre-K-8, two single-sex high schools on one campus)
Maria Montessori School (38103)
Memphis Catholic Middle and High School (38104)
Memphis Junior Academy (38117)
Memphis University School (MUS) (38119, all boys)
Northpoint Christian School (38671 - Olive Branch, MS)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School (38138)
Our Lady of Sorrows School (38127)
Phoenix School for Creative Learning (38138 - Germantown, learning differences)
Pleasant View School (38134)
Presbyterian Day School (38111, all boys)
Resurrection Catholic School (38115)
Rossville Christian Academy (38066 - Rossville)
Sacred Heart School (38671 - Southaven, MS)
SE Academy (38115)
Shady Oaks School (38016 - Cordova, learning differences)
St. Agnes Academy–St. Dominic School (38117, single-sex schools on one campus)
St. Ann Catholic School – Bartlett (38134)
St. Anne Catholic School – Highland (38111)
St. Augustine Catholic School (38106)
St. Benedict at Auburndale (38016 - Cordova, PLUS program for special needs)
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School (38016 - Cordova, PLUS program for special needs)
St. George's Independent School (Collierville, Germantown, and Memphis campuses) 
St. John Catholic School (38114)
St. Joseph Elementary School (38109)
St. Louis Catholic School (38117)
St. Mary's Episcopal School (38117, all girls)
St. Michael Catholic School (38122)
St. Patrick Catholic School (38126)
St. Paul Catholic School (38116)
Tipton-Rosemark Academy (38053 - Millington)
Westminster Academy (38119)
Woodland Presbyterian School (38119)
Woodlawn Baptist Academy (38053 - Millington)
Word of Faith Christian Academy (38111)