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Nov 09, 2023 MOST Staff

Partner School Spotlight: Collegiate School of Memphis

Grade Levels: 6 through 12

Head of School: McKenzie B. Cohen, Ed.D.

Principal: Warren Grimm

Religious Affiliation: non-denominational Christian

Founded: 2008

Current Enrollment: 362

Average student/faculty ratio: 11:1

College Acceptance Rate: 100%

Mission: The mission of The Collegiate School of Memphis is to prepare young ladies and gentlemen for college success within a highly structured, nurturing, Christian environment.


M.O.S.T. Partner School Collegiate School of Memphis is an independent, private, co-ed, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian school that has been awarded the status of SAIS Accreditation through the accreditation process of the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).

Educating a diverse student body representing 29 different zip codes throughout the Memphis metropolitan area, CSM’s 39 faculty and 14 staff members have an average of 5.25 years of experience at the school, with almost 50% holding Master’s degrees and other graduate degrees.

Students at Collegiate are taught the core academic courses of English, math, science, and social studies as well as taking courses in Bible, PE, music, computer, art, Spanish, Latin, and college and career foundations. CSM offers seven honors courses and eight Advanced Placement courses, and through partnerships with Bethel University and The University of Memphis, fifteen students are currently enrolled in five different dual enrollment classes.

“Each day at Collegiate we are simultaneously educating our scholars through their accumulation of intellectual knowledge, while also developing their character and pushing them to grow as children of God," said Dr. McKenzie Cohen. "Within the walls of CSM, students are building each other up through encouraging words and respectful actions. Scholars are filled with joy as they learn and experience education that challenges them to problem solve, evaluate, and create.”

100% of last year’s CSM students received scholarships which covered up to 97% of their tuition, impressive figures that M.O.S.T. is proud to be part of, with five M.O.S.T. Scholars currently enrolled.  

The Collegiate School of Memphis admits students of any race, age, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Collegiate does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Published by MOST Staff November 9, 2023