Hutchison School

Founded in 1902, Hutchison is an independent, college-preparatory school in Memphis offering excellent academic and extracurricular programs for girls in preschool through 12th grade.
With small class sizes, expert faculty offer memorable educational experiences while connecting with girls in meaningful ways.
Having adults in roles that support students outside of the classroom is part of our culture.
When trusting relationships exist, students will work harder and tackle complex and challenging coursework with much more confidence.  Her voice matters here.  Her ideas are valued.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 819 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Hutchison School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
819 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Hutchison School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Blazer, polo shirt, and plaid skirts (Other options also given)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please visit this link for information on tuition costs according to grade. Hutchison offers financial assistance to those families who demonstrate financial need.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Laura Shy, Enrollment Management Director



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Community Service, Entrepreneurship, Global Outreach, Leadership, Philanthropic Literacy

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Dance, Digital Design & Communications, Ensemble, Music, Musical Theatre, Rock Band, Theatre, Visual Arts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Basketball, Intramural Soccer, Intramural Volleyball

School Notes

    Hutchison founder Mary Grimes Hutchison was ahead of her time when in 1902 she envisioned a school to develop young women who are resilient, independent thinkers. In a supportive, all-girl learning environment, girls are encouraged to speak their minds, whether they are leading a parent conference or engaging in a lively discourse on world events. Beyond school walls, Hutchison girls are defined by their poise and confidence.
    We understand how girls learn and what helps them succeed. We set high standards for what each girl should gain from her time at Hutchison. Our exceptional teachers make it happen. Hutchison`s forward-thinking academic culture thrives on teachers who constantly challenge themselves to grow professionally and evaluate emerging trends in their fields. Visiting Scholars enhance the classroom experience for students and teachers alike.
    Hutchison prepares girls for lives of integrity and character. We are founded on Christian principles and values, and we welcome students of all faiths and teach appreciation for each other's differences. Regular chapel meetings, planned by the girls with faculty supervision, are a chance to reflect on common values and grow from sharing different perspectives. Our unique leadership development program in Upper School weaves together internships, service learning, and philanthropic literacy opportunities to help girls develop and implement sustainable solutions for pressing societal issues.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Hutchison School offer?
Hutchison School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Marksmanship, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Hutchison School's ranking?
Hutchison School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Hutchison School?
The application deadline for Hutchison School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
As a current senior, Hutchison School has been such a consistent home for me throughout my whole life. The students and faculty truly care most about seeing you succeed. I will never forget one of my teachers. He worked constant hours to see me perform to the best of my ability. I have noticed that my class has been able to really understand and listen to one another. I have never had a conversation with one of my peers and felt as if I was never heard. I am thankful to have spent years with girls who listen, understand, and more importantly, one's who really care.
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I have attended Hutchison for most of my life and I would not have it any other way. The culture at Hutchison is one that is warm and inviting. I have always felt supported in all areas of my academic and athletic career. The teachers are simply unparalleled; they are all genuinely invested in their student's academic success and overall wellbeing. If I were to do it again, I would choose Hutchison every time, without a doubt. There is no place quite like Hutchison.
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Hutchison has prepared me academically and socially for the future, while also letting me learn and grow in a comfortable and loving environment. I have tried out activities that range from bowling to journalism to theater. I am very grateful for my time on the stage and have enjoyed being able to delve deeper into my creative and comical side. There really is a niche for everyone and even if you don't know what you are good at quite yet, your teachers and advisors help you find a path and activities you will thrive in.
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Hutchison has been one of the most amazing parts of my life. Between the friendships I've made, the teachers I've had, and the faculty that has supported me, the people here are just incredible. Equally as amazing are the academics at this school. I have had the opportunity to explore all different subjects, take the classes I feel most interest me, and go beyond the classroom. Hutchison works to tailor its education to each individual student, which I think is the most phenomenal thing about this school.
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Hutchison School has prepared my daughter for the 21st century. The faculty has fostered a true love of learning within her. She has developed skill sets throughout her journey at Hutchison that will benefit her for the rest of her life. Thank you to Hutchison for the amazing education! Julie Wunderlich.
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Great school with strong academics and a vast array of extracurriculars to choose from.
- Posted by
Hutchison School is by far the best all-girls school in Memphis. Administrators and faculty are dedicated to not only the girls academic success but also invested in their emotional and social well being. Girls become strong leaders with strong voices and can do anything they imagine with the love, support and encouragement from the school.Girls graduate ready for college, the 21st century and beyond!
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This is a fantastic school, coming from an alumna. You will not find another school like Hutchison.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 819 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Memphis, TN is $12,182 for elementary schools and $12,924 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Memphis, TN is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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