Methodology: Work-Study Immersion (Education That Works)
Theme: College Preparatory
Languages Offered: Spanish
School Day: 8 – 3:40
Extended Calendar: The school year begins July 27, 2017 and concludes on June 20, 2018 for a total of 200 school days (20 more than the typical school year).
Opened in 1970
Middle school tuition is based on income, calculated on a sliding scale.
All high school students receive a $2,500 tuition stipend because of their participation in the corporate internship program, Education That Works.
75% of students receive Financial Aid
Mission statement: "We prepare servant leaders through a challenging, Christ-centered education in mind, heart, body, and soul." A well-rounded education of the whole person is the priority of Memphis Catholic.
High school students gain four years of real-world experience in the corporate and professional world through their internships; this immersion experience reinforces critical thinking skills and life-long learning behaviors that they are able to put into action. It truly brings the learning within the walls of Memphis Catholic to action outside of the walls.
Extracurriculars: Anime Club, Art is SmART, Chargerettes, Charger Crew, Chargers for Christ, Circuit Breakers, College Board Big Futures, CollegeEd, Creation Care, Dance It Out, Film Club, Girls Who Code, Go Go Logo Club, Gospel Choir, Great Outdoors, Key Club, Man Up with Jesus, Mass Choir, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, Pi, Prom Committee, Spanish Club, Stand Up! Speak Out! Enrichment, Step Team, Student Government, Table Top Gaming Club, Theatre Club, Yearbook, Yoga and Mindfulness
Athletics: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball
Memphis Catholic also has a vibrant House system in which all students are a part of across the school.
Special Education: Title services are provided to qualifying students.
Parent Involvement: PTO and PTO Committees: Assessment Aid, Athletic Spirit Weeks, Beautification and Decorating, Field Days, Hospitality, Major School Events, School Spirit Weeks, Social, Teacher Aid
Tours: School visits/tours are scheduled with local Catholic and charter schools in the fall, usually around September and October. Any family interested in a tour of Memphis Catholic can contact the school at anytime to arrange for a visit. Memphis Catholic also offers the opportunity for applicants to spend the day as a Charger, which can be requested when applying for admission.
College counseling begins from the moment a student walks onto campus. Students receive guidance throughout their years at Memphis Catholic focused on preparing for college, getting into college, paying for college, and succeeding in college.
In order to graduate from Memphis Catholic, a student must have been accepted into a four-year college or university, whether s/he chooses to attend or not.
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