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.

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
833 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Hutchison School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
102 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses
27 courses
List of Courses Offered
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.
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.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Great school with strong academics and a vast array of extracurriculars to choose from.
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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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The average private school tuition in Memphis, TN is $11,441 for elementary schools and $13,185 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Memphis, TN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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