Boys schools are not the norm these days, but after seeing my children study there, among the wide variety of students, mentored by the faculty there, it truly is an exceptional experience for those who are willing to count the cost (financial, academic, accountability, high expectations). Not for everyone, MUS is significantly accommodating to all kinds of nerds, athletes, geeks, socially-minded, and artistic boys. The diversity is legit, much more than a popular racial benchmark. The school attracts families who are serious about their boys growing up, learning how to become self-sufficient, identify their priorities, organize their time. It's home to about 15% of each class qualifying for National Merit, but the average boy there is not a gifted student. Average boy there is, however, fairly disciplined while being pretty happy. The alumni overwhelmingly wax nostalgic mainly because maturity comes later to most. The teachers and coaches become iconic in the boys' lives. Real gift to Memphis and beyond.