Memphis University School

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  • 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, integrated technology, and adherence to an honor code.
  • Its objective is to instruct students in the skills and subject matter of the sciences and humanities, 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)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Year Founded1893

Student Body

Total Students631 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeMemphis University School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French Language & Culture, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, Physics C - M, Physics C - E&M, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP European History, AP United States Government & Politics, Biology II: Molecular Biology, Chemistry II: Materials Science, Economics: Finance & Theory, Economics: Management, Geology, History of Britain, History of the American South, Latin I - V, Physics II: Robotics, Recording Arts - Engineering & Performing
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score32
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 16
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,650
% on Financial Aid
31%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorPeggy Williamson
Admissions AssociateGlenn Rogers
Endowment Size$33 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, 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.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Civic Service Organization, Environmental Club, Latin Convention, Mock Trial, Model U.N., Peer tutoring, TED Talks Club, The Owl yearbook, The Owl's Hoot student newspaper, Wilson Society, YMCA Youth Legislature

Arts and Music Programs:
a cappella vocal group, Beg To Differ, Orchestra, Studio band, The MUSe literary magazine, Theate

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.
  • Learn more about MUS by viewing the following videos:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch v=ASkffIgtipQ
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch v=lr16flXMwMw
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch v=B5TrOpIan_Y
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The average private school tuition in Memphis, TN is $10,784 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Memphis, TN is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).