Briarcrest Christian High School

Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #1 - Beginning at the preschool level, our commitment is to educate the total student, providing a nurturing, balanced, well-rounded educational experience and to help young men and women achieve their full potential in all facets of life. Briarcrest Christian School is a non-denominational, co-educational environment in which the Christian world view and biblical values are taught and practiced in everyday.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #2 - Briarcrest offers an impressive selection of choices, not only in the academic curriculum, but also in athletics, fine arts, student activities, spiritual development and community service. We provide a unique opportunity to find your child's perfect balance.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #3 - Briarcrest offers a convenient One-Stop-Shop" campus allowing our students in Collierville, Germantown, Eads, Cordova, Arlington and Fayette County to enjoy a neighborhood" school in their own backyard. Whether you have an elementary, middle school or high school student, parents are able drive to one convenient location and drop all of their students for school. Our elementary, middle school and high
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #4 - Mission Statement: The Briarcrest Christian School Athletic Department exists to provide a successful and well-respected athletic program for students, focusing on excellence and character development in a Christ-centered environment. Vision Statement: The Briarcrest Christian School Athletic Department will become the premier school-based athletic program in the Memphis area, recognized for developing athletes to their full potential.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #5 - Participation in monthly service projects keep students, parents, and faculty aware of the need to help others and to create a servants spirit within everyone at Briarcrest.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #6 - Our school opened Studio 73, a new recording studio with two tracking booths and digital recording stations that allow our students to learn the art of live recording in a professional studio environment. This state-of-the-art recording studio features Pro Tools HD, a mixing room and 3 tracking rooms, and an X-32 console with Midas pre-amps. Students are able to use
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #7 - The BCS theatre program is a comprehensive program offering theatre opportunities from kindergarten through the twelfth grade.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #8 - From our Elementary Saintly Singers to Middle School Choirs, Bands, and Musical Theatre to High School Vocal, Instrumental, Visual, and Theatre Arts programs, Briarcrest invests in, develops, and matures the artist and performer in every child.All of our talented and dedicated faculty-artists have at least one master's degrees in their field of expertise, have taught at the collegiate level.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #9 - The award winning Briarcest theatre program is designed to allow students to use their God given talents to glorify God through the performing arts.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #10 - Mission 1:8 DayOne of the biggest service opportunities of the year is our Mission 1:8 day. Each year, Briarcest devotes an entire school day in service to the local community. All middle school and high students and faculty participate in a variety of service projects throughout the Greater Memphis area.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #11 - The new strength and conditioning program continues to develop our student athletes into stronger, more conditioned athletes. We are constantly developing new and innovative ways to make our athletic program one the strongest.
Briarcrest Christian High School Photo #12 - What We Offer:BRIARCREST OFFERS A FULL RANGE of Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School teams in 17 sports.
The mission of Briarcrest Christian School is to challenge and inspire college-bound students to know and honor Jesus Christ; to seek God's truth and wisdom in all disciplines; to pursue excellence and integrity in their academic, creative, and athletic endeavors so that they might "grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and Men." Luke 2:52.
Our vision is that Briarcrest Christian School will be the leader in inspiring young men and women to become authentic followers of Christ and in challenging them to achieve their highest academic, creative and athletic potential.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1973

Student Body

Total Students1,560 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Briarcrest Christian High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers41 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio38:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP European History, AP Government & Politics, AP Music Theory, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - drawing, AP Studio Art-design, AP US History
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$16,195
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNancy Blaylock
Admissions AssociateClaire Foster


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDrill Team,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
2nd Chances Club, Art Club, Big Brother Big Sister Club, Book Club, Bridge Builders Club, Chopsticks Club, Christian Acapella Hip Hop Club, Cupcake Club, Ecuador Jungle Kids Club, FCA, Fishing Club, French Club, Team Up for St. Jude Club

School Notes

  • For forty years, Briarcrest Christian School has been recognized in the Memphis region for its unique combination of academic excellence and Christian education. Beginning at the preschool level, our commitment is to educate the total student and to help young men and women achieve full potential in all realms of life. Programs for kindergarten through Grade 8 were begun in 1973, and a program for Grades 9-12 was added in 1974. The school is dually-accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Southern Association of Independent Schools. Briarcrest is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, Tennessee Association of Independent Schools, Memphis Association of Independent Schools, and the College Board. Briarcrest Christian School is a non-denominational educational institution in which conservative Christian values and morals are taught and practiced in every aspect of school life. All students attend chapel services, study the Bible, and are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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  • Cordova
    Grades: PK-12 | 629 students
    2.4 miles
    8650 Walnut Grove Rd
    Cordova, TN 38018
    (901) 458-5543
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  • Memphis
    Christian Brothers High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 861 students
    7.5 miles
    5900 Walnut Grove Rd
    Memphis, TN 38120
    (901) 261-4900
    7.5 9-12
  • Cordova
    Grades: PK-8 | 531 students
    5.3 miles
    2100 N. Germantown Parkway
    Cordova, TN 38016
    (901) 388-7321
    5.3 PK-8
  • Memphis
    Grades: 7-12 | 665 students
    7.2 miles
    6191 Park Avenue
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 260-1304
    7.2 7-12
  • Chattanooga
    Grades: PK-12 | 466 students
    260 miles
    7815 Shallowford Rd
    Chattanooga, TN 37421
    (423) 892-8222
    260 PK-12

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