St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School

Here we teach in two separate schools, on one campus.
Intentionally. We understand that boys and girls learn differently, behave differently, and develop emotionally in very different ways.
At St. Agnes Academy for Girls, we guide young women to be who God meant them to be through a challenging curriculum alongside supportive educators dedicated to the faith formation, academic success and character development of each young woman.
At St. Dominic School for Boys, we are dedicated to the formation of young men who are intellectually curious, emotionally resilient, and spiritually mature while developing life-long bonds of brotherhood.
Since our founding in 1851, we have provided academic excellence in an environment where every student receives the love and confidence that fuel achievement and success.
We invite you to find out more about our two single-gender schools and to schedule a personal tour of our beautiful campus.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 773 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1851

Student Body

Total Students
773 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Latin, AP Modern World History, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP United States History, AP World Literature and Composition, Language and Composition, Precalculus
Average ACT score
26
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies from 2K-12
% on Financial Aid
28%
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Maggie Leone Glaser, '05
Admissions Associate
Lisa Jones

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
66 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Angels Among the Stars, Black Student Union, Blessing Blankets, Book Club, Canstruction, Cooking Club, Ducks Unlimited Varsity Chapter, Eco Stars, Film Club, Forever Friends, French Club, G2 Crew Technology, Girl Up, Government Club, Hispanic Organization, Honor Council, HOSA, International Thespian Society, Key Club, Knowledge Bowl, Latin Club, Mathletes, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Mu Alpha Theta, Multicultural Club, National Beta Club, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Classical League, Paws for Purpose, Peer Mentors, Pep Club, Retreat Leaders, Rock Climbing Club, Social Sciences Honor Society, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Societe Honoraire De Francais, Spanish Club, Stars for Life, Stars in Business, Stars on the Runway, STEM, Student Government Association, Weather Club, Wordsmith, Youth in Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Aquila Yearbook, Calliope Literary and Arts Magazine, Constellation Newsletter, Ladies First, Liturgical Choir, Starlettes, Theatre

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball, Bowling, Cheer, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball

School Notes

  • We know thatfinding just the right schoolfor your child is one of the most IMPORTANT decisions you will make. We know that you have a CHOICE about the educational environment that will meet the needs of your family. We are the preeminent single gender, faith-based school in Memphis. In a welcoming community,our students learn what it means to connect academic endeavors with social justice principles, personal faith,and a greater purpose.
  • Our admissions staff is eager to tell you more about our outstanding private school in Memphis, TN., St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School. To learn about the many opportunities for your child, attend one of our Admissions events, complete the Online Inquiry Form, schedule a private tour below, or contact the Office of Admissions atadmissions@saa-sds.org.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School?
The acceptance rate of St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 85%. St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Tennessee with low acceptance rates.
What sports does St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School offer?
St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for most sports offered.
What is St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School's ranking?
St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School?
The application deadline for St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
We had a wonderful experience at St. Agnes Academy- St. Dominic School. Our son is in his fourth year at the school and our daughter started this year. The sense of community has been a huge blessing to us. It is so comforting to know that our children are loved and cared for physically, mentally, and spiritually. The school does a great job of connecting students of different ages and allowing them to learn from and support each other. Also, the student-to-teacher ratio provides an individualized approach to learning while in a group setting. It is such a unique school setting where we can have both our son and daughter on the same campus while catering to their different educational needs. Providing a coed experience and then strategically separating to all boys/all girls at pivotal times is one of the many factors that sets SAA-SDS apart. We love SAA-SDS and are excited to see what the future has to offer and how it is shaping our children into successful and well-rounded individuals.
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5  
SAA-SDS is an outstanding school that provides my children with a strong Catholic education, fosters meaningful relationships between its students, faculty, and school families and ensures a well-balanced schedule for its students. I am proud to say my children attend SAA-SDS as they mirror our beliefs and are truly helping us mold our children into who they were meant to be.
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5  
Our son and daughter have thoroughly enjoyed their time at St. Dominic & St. Agnes so far. We cannot recommend this school enough! The teachers, curriculum, and overall environment are more than we could have ever hoped for them.
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5  
St. Agnes Academy/St. Dominic School is a home away from home. My husband & I have 2 daughters that have attended since 2K & they are both thriving academically, socially & personally. Every teacher is hand-picked & they go above & beyond to know your child & help them be the best person they can be. Choosing a school for your child is a huge decision & when you walk in the door of our school, you will know you are home.
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5  
We love the small class sizes and the teachers` hands-on teaching styles at St. Agnes. The teachers work hard to find activities to engage your child in a way that will help them grow. Not only will your child`s teacher know how they learn best, but they`ll also know them as a whole person- their personality, their friends, you as parents, etc. It feels like family. We love the Christian environment and Biblical teachings. We love the single gender lower school classrooms so that our girls learn to be confident leaders, but we also like how they still interact with their male counterparts through mass, field trips, book clubs, etc. We also appreciate all the social skills they learn in some co-ed classes in junior high, as well as the Early Childhood Center. We are thankful for the administration`s long-term focus on our children`s education and spiritual growth, but they can also be found spontaneously jumping in a bounce house with the kids or reading to classes. We love our school!
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5  
My son went to St. Dominic School for 11 years. I know I'm his mother, but he is so compassionate, loyal, service-minded, and smart! He was fully prepared for his high school experience. An honor student with a high score on the ACT that helped him acquire academic-based scholarships to multiple colleges and universities, he received his foundation for life at St. Dominic School. I am so thankful we chose St. Dominic School for my son's education.
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5  
SAA-SDS does a fantastic job at maximizing the curriculum, facility and each student's strengths. The administration continuously receives further education to stay on top of the educational trends.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 773 students
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 10 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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