The mission of The Collegiate School of Memphis is to prepare young ladies and gentlemen for college success within a highly structured, nurturing, Christian environment.


The Truth of God’s Word is the foundation of Collegiate. It is this truth which calls us to live out the Gospel every day as a school community—to serve each other sacrificially, respect one another, treat one another with love and compassion, and encourage one another to walk in the faith. It is the school’s Christian responsibility to exhort and assist all scholars in fulfilling the God-given gift of their human potential. At Collegiate, scholars will be encouraged daily to strive to be the best they can be, to consider the needs of others, and to live a life of joy and gratitude for what God has done for us. The curriculum at Collegiate will aid scholars in developing a practical ethic and a Christian worldview with the goal of integrating biblical principles into the whole of life. Success in life at Collegiate is ultimately defined as Christ-likeness.


The Collegiate School of Memphis is a private, college preparatory school, providing both middle and high school scholars with the highest quality education within a disciplined and caring environment so that each scholar may fully realize their God-given potential. The school’s culture was self-consciously designed to systematically emphasize the ten core values of the school: Respect, Hard Work, Integrity, Personal Responsibility, Self-Discipline, Determination, Community, Joy, Gratitude, and Sacrifice. At Collegiate, these core values work in concert with one another to support and advance the school’s mission. These values are not only a part of the daily language of the school’s culture, but they also are the ideals behind many of the school’s systems and methods which are geared to produce character development, outstanding academic performance, and college success.

The Collegiate School Creed

We Believe.
We Believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
We Believe God made us to walk in dignity, knowledge, and freedom.
We Believe God has given every person great potential to work, learn, grow, and serve.
We Believe He calls us to love one another, serve one another, and believe in each other.
We Believe we are always in His presence, we are not alone, we are not afraid.
We Believe in the power and grace of God; therefore, we have hope.
We Believe that in God all things are possible.
We Believe the victory is His.
We Believe!