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Christ Methodist Day School

PRIVATE Christian

  • Grades Served: PK2 – 6
  • 455 Students (Coed)
  • 9 Students per Teacher
  • Theme: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)
  • Languages Offered: Spanish (1-6)
  • School Day: 8:15am – 3pm
  • Extended Care: 7:30am – 6pm
  • Summer Programs: Christ Methodist Day School offers care throughout the summer months. Summer@CDMS day camp is offered from 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (5:45 p.m. on Fridays). There are also enrichment camps offered through the summer. Students in the all-day camps can take part in the enrichment camps, and students can come and attend only the enrichment camps.
  • Opened in 1958
  • To enroll for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by June 1
  • Tuition Range: $2,250 - $12,250 Per Year
  • All fees are included in tuition. Optional lunch program and before- and after-school care are additional.
  • 20% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Uniform Required
  • Institution's goal is to educate the whole child--spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Teachers guide students through a challenging curriculum supported by developmentally appropriate activities and multi-sensory teaching methods. Students are encouraged to discover their individual strengths, explore their God-given talents and, through the school's flexible and sequential learning program, strive for academic success.
  • From building bridges to creating catapults to designing a house that will withstand an earthquake, CMDS students are exposed to a STEAM Initiative that forms the foundation of the academic curriculum. Rather than teach science, technology, engineering, art, and math in a vacuum, the STEAM program integrates these subjects in an inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum that more closely aligns with what students will experience in high school, college, and the workforce.
  • CMDS' Encore program expands and complements the school's core curriculum. Students never spend a whole day with one teacher in their homeroom. They are instead immersed in an elementary, liberal-arts style experience. Visit cmdsmemphis.org/academics/encore-classes to read full class descriptions.
  • CMDS is solely focused on cultivating an authentic elementary experience. As a primary school, all resources are invested for the development of young children. As a co-ed school, CMDS is more reflective of the real world and provides opportunities for friendships between boys and girls, who have the opportunity to collaborate and solve problems together.
  • By the time a student graduates from CMDS, he or she has engaged in a comprehensive study of the Bible. The weekly Encore class' curriculum is taught on a continuous rotation that ensures every CMDS student covers every book. Throughout their years at CMDS, students are taught and encouraged to vocalize their faith. As the culmination of that instruction, each sixth grader chooses a life verse and shares their personal faith story with the entire class.
  • Extracurriculars: Offers athletics through the Christ Methodist Church athletic ministry, choir (5th and 6th grade), and a large number of extracurricular classes through AOK@CMDS, our after-school program, including ballet and gymnastics and many more. Maxine Moore Music Academy offers music lessons to students during and after school
  • Gifted Education: KUDZU program (Grades 2-6)
  • Special Education: Connections (inclusion program for students with some learning differences)
  • Parent Involvement: Parent Association, volunteers
  • Tours: Parents may contact the admissions office at (901) 261-2157 or visit the school website to schedule a tour.

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  • Somewhat Diverse Economically20% of students receive Financial Aid
  • Lacks Racial Diversity

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