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“We prepare servant leaders through a challenging Christ-centered education in mind, heart, body, and soul.”
Because the decisions made and habits formed in middle and high school have a significant impact on the rest of one’s life, our mission is to educate students with Christian love and fellowship that extends beyond the classroom. We are committed to providing an Education That Works. Every student who passes through our doors has the opportunity to sharpen their intellect, enhance their civic involvement, grow spiritually, and develop a strong work ethic. These will prove to be very valuable attributes as our students mature and make their own way as beacons of Christian light to their community and the world.
Recognizing our responsibility to a diverse community of students, Memphis Catholic combines contemporary educational innovations with personal accountability. This is designed to shape both the educational development of the students, their dependability in the workplace, and their character. Awakening a student’s academic potential, coupled with exposure to a professional work environment, enhances a student’s preparedness for life after high school. Memphis Catholic provides a challenging, co-ed, college preparatory education along with instruction in Christian values, which emphasize our moral obligation to serve God and our neighbor.
Founded in 1922 as Catholic High School, the Memphis Catholic of today represents the heritage of Catholic education provided by the Catholic High, Sacred Heart, Saint Augustine, Fr. Bertrand, Catholic High for Boys, and Memphis Catholic. Whatever its name, Memphis Catholic has been a gateway of opportunity for thousands of students in the Memphis community. In 1993, a middle school was opened, and the name of the school was changed to Memphis Catholic Middle and High School. Now, Memphis Catholic High is known for its Education That Works program, proven for its educational success among urban center students. It is a unique work/study curriculum for high school students, started at Catholic High in 2006 to address increasing concerns about the local high school dropout rate and its affect on the future of the Memphis workforce.
The Catholic schools of the Diocese of Memphis, in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, are committed to quality education, in an environment of spiritual, intellectual and moral formation, in which faith, culture and life are brought into harmony.