Can you believe it’s time to start thinking about next fall?  Just when you feel like you’ve mastered a stage in the life of your child you get thrown a new challenge.  If you’ve got a 4 or 5 year old in the house it’s time to look at elementary schools, and many families start before that as some schools include Pre-Kindergarten programs.  Please consider public schools as well, we’ve got some good options in East Memphis (public optional school open house dates are later…stay tuned).

If you’re researching private schools I hope you find this basic list of schools and open house dates helpful.  Most of these require you to RSVP. Go during the day if you can as it’s best to see the school with kids and teachers in it, not an empty building.  As always – please let me know what I’m missing by adding a comment to this post (comments of specific schools are also welcome).

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Briarcrest Christian School
East Memphis & Eads
October 14, 16, 28 and November 4 (at different campuses) and a system-wide open house on January 25

Christ the King
Pre-K 2 – 8th grade
September 17, January 22, February 22
East Memphis

Christ United Methodist Day School  |  EMM Reviews
preschool – 6th grade
Open Houses: October 7 (2K), November 12th & 13th
Discovery Days November 21 & December 12
East Memphis

Evangelical Christian School
Jr. K – 12th
October 29, November 12 & January 21 (Cordova); November 11 (East Memphis) & 13 (Germantown)
January 21 (Cordova)

First Assembly Christian School
JrK – 12th
Fall Previews: October 22 & November 12 (JrK-6); October 23 & November 13 (7-12)
Open Houses January 12 & February 2
Spring Previews: February 11, 25, March 25, April 8, 22 (JrK-6:); February 12, 26, March 26, April 9, 23 (7-12)
Cordova

Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School  |  EMM Reviews
age 2 – 8th grade
Preschool (ages 2-4): November 22
Sr Kindergarten (ages 4-5): December 6
Midtown

Harding Academy
age 2 – 12th grade
Coffee Connections October 20 & 28 (White Station); October 21 & 29 (Macon Rd); October 27 & 30 (Cherry Rd)
Cordova Preview Days: November 16, January 21, March 25
White Station Preview Days: January 22, March 18

Holy Rosary School
age 3 – 8th grade
Kindergarten Open Houses: October 16 & 21
November 11  (Upper School),  November 12 (PK, JK), November 13 (Lower School), November 18 (Middle School)
East Memphis

Hutchison School
age 2 – 12th grade, all girls
October 16 & 21 (K); November 12 (PK, JK); November 13 (lower school); November 18 (middle school)
East Memphis

Immaculate Conception Cathedral School
3K – 8th grade, co-ed
9th – 12th grade, girls only
November 7 (PreK), November 19 (K & 1st),
Midtown

Immanuel Lutheran School
ages 3 – 8th grade
January 22 & 25
East Memphis

Lausanne Collegiate School  |  EMM Reviews
PK3-12th
Admissions events: September 23 & 25, October 1, November 2 & 5
East Memphis

Prebyterian Day School
age 3 – 6th grade, all boys
Open House: November 13
PDS In a Flash: October 2, 16, 30, November 20, December 4, 11, January 29
East Memphis

St. Agnes Academy & St. Dominic School  |  EMM Reviews
St. Agnes is Pre-K – 12th, all girls
St. Dominic is Pre-K – 8th, all boys
October 16 & November 11 (PK-4th Grade); November 5 (5th-8th Grade); October 29 (9th Grade)
East Memphis

St. Benedict at Auburndale
9th-12th
Cordova
Open House November 9 from 1-3pm
Visit Days in October and November for current 8th grade students and their parents. Contact the Admissions office for more information and to register.

St. George’s Independent School
Pre-K – 12th grade
Collierville: October 28
Germantown: October 23
East Memphis: November 13

St. Mary’s Episcopal School  |  EMM Reviews
age 2 – 12th grade, all girls
October 5
East Memphis

Woodland Presbyterian School
PreK – 8th
November 6 & 9
East Memphis

Additional area schools with no scheduled Open Houses:

Macon Road Baptist School  |  EMM Reviews
Memphis campus is K4 – 12th grade
East Memphis

Memphis University School
7th-12th, all boys
East Memphis

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
2K – 8th grade
Germantown

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School
Pre-K – 8th grade
Cordova

St. Louis School
Pre-K – 8th grade
East Memphis

Westminster Academy
K – 12th
East Memphis