Memphis University School

6191 Park Avenue,
Memphis, TN, 38119-0381
Tel: (901)260-1300
Grades: 7 - 12 | 658 students
Memphis University School is a college-preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence, cultivation of service and leadership, and the development of well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition.
Memphis University School is committed to high standards of honor and integrity, academic performance, service, leadership, and athletics, and to the transmission of Judeo-Christian values.An MUS education is characterized by a rigorous curriculum, a lively exchange of ideas, supportive teaching, and adherence to an honor code.
Its objective is to instruct students in the skills and subject matter of the humanities and sciences, to engender successful habits and techniques of learning, and to instill the foremost principles of personal responsibility, morality, and gentlemanly conduct.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1893

Student Body

Total Students 658 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Memphis University School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 71%
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, European History, Latin: Vergil, Physics B, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. Government and Politics, U.S. History, 
Average SAT score 1267
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 13
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,250
% on Financial Aid 31%
Acceptance Rate 80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Peggy Williamson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
FencingFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
MarksmanshipSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Beg To Differ, a cappella vocal group, Civic Service Organization, Environmental Club, Latin Convention, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Peer tutoring, Studio band, The MUSe literary magazine, The Owl yearbook, The Owl's Hoot student newspaper, Theater, Wilson Society, YMCA Youth Legislature Mock Trial, Model U.N., Peer tutoring, Studio band, Theater, Wilson Society, Beg To Differ, a cappella vocal group,
Civic Service Organization,
Environmental Club,
Latin Convention,
The MUSe literary magazine,
The Owl yearbook,
The Owl's Hoot student newspaper,
YMCA Youth Legislature,

School Notes:

  • Memphis University School is a college-preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence, cultivation of service and leadership, and the development of well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition. Memphis University School is committed to high standards of honor and integrity, academic performance, service, leadership, and athletics, and to the transmission of Judeo-Christian values.An MUS education is characterized by a rigorous curriculum, a lively exchange of ideas, supportive teaching, and adherence to an honor code. Its objective is to instruct students in the skills and subject matter of the humanities and sciences, to engender successful habits and techniques of learning, and to instill the foremost principles of personal responsibility, morality, and gentlemanly conduct.

  • Profile last updated: 08/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kadima Memphis Jewish High School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Briarcrest Christian School - East Memphis Campus (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Hutchison School (0.6 miles away)
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    Briarcrest Christian School - East Memphis Campus
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    Memphis , TN , 38120
    (901)765-4600
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  • Memphis
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    Memphis , TN , 38119
    (901)761-2220
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