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 several area private schools now start at age two.  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 (click through for times and RSVP requirements).  Check out the How To Choose a School post for tips from moms on how to find the best fit for your child and family. As always – please let me know what I’m missing by adding a comment to this post, and please click through to the “EMM Reviews” and leave a review of your school!

Briarcrest Christian School | EMM Reviews
East Memphis & Eads
October 13, 15 and November 5 (at different campuses) and a system-wide open house on January 31

Christ the King | EMM Reviews
Pre-K 2 – 8th grade
September 17
East Memphis

Christ Methodist Day School  |  EMM Reviews
Age 2 – 6th grade
Sneak Peak: October 14 , December 2
Discovery Days (ages 2-4): October 20, November 19 & December 14
Open Houses: November 10,
East Memphis

Cordova Christian Academy
K – 3rd
January 19 – 21 9:00am-noon
Kindergarten Interest Meeting, January 21 6:15 – 7pm

Evangelical Christian School | EMM Reviews
Jr. K – 12th
October 28, November 18 & January 22 (Cordova); November 10 (East Memphis) & 12 (Germantown)

First Assembly Christian School | EMM Reviews
JrK – 12th
Cordova
Elementary (age 4-6th) Preview Days: October 14, November 11, February 10, February 24, March 30, April 27
Secondary (7th-12th) Preview Days: October 15, November 12, February 11, February 25, March 31, April 28
Open House: January 31

Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal School  |  EMM Reviews
age 2 – 8th grade
Preschool (ages 2-4): November 14 plus toddler events: October 27, December 1, February 9, and March 22
Midtown

Harding Academy | EMM Reviews
LevelUp free community events happening September, November & April. RSVP required.
Cordova (age 2 – 6th) Preview Days: October 15, March 17
White Station (age 2 – 6th) Preview Days: October 20, March 22
Cherry Rd Preview Day (grades 7-12): October 18

Holy Rosary School | EMM Reviews
age 3 – 8th grade
East Memphis

Hutchison School | EMM Reviews
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 | EMM Reviews
3K – 8th grade, co-ed
9th – 12th grade, girls only
8th grade preview day: October 7
Midtown

Immanuel Lutheran School | EMM Reviews
ages 3 – 8th grade
East Memphis

Lausanne Collegiate School  |  EMM Reviews
PK3-12th
Lower School: September 16, October 21, November 8, November 18, December 16, January 27, February 24
Middle School: September 11, October 23, November 8, November 20, January 27, February 24
Upper School: September 30, October 23, November 8, January 27, February 24
East Memphis

Memphis University School
7th-12th, all boys
October 18
East Memphis

Presbyterian Day School | EMM Reviews
age 2 – 6th grade, all boys
Open House: October 3
PDS In a Flash: October 15, 22; November 5,12; December 3; January 7
East Memphis

St. Agnes Academy & St. Dominic School  | EMM Reviews
St. Agnes age 2 – 12th, all girls
St. Dominic age 2 – 8th, all boys
September 23 (coffee)
October 28th (9th grade preview)
East Memphis

St. Benedict at Auburndale | EMM Reviews
9th-12th
Cordova
Open House: November 8
Visit Days September 18, September 30, October 1
  for current 8th grade students and their parents.

St. George’s Independent School | EMM Reviews
age 2 – 12th grade
Lower School Open House: Germantown October 27, Memphis November 10
Middle & Upper School Open House: Collierville October 29
Memphis Sneak Peek October 22
Germantown Sneak Peek (2 and 3 yr) November 10, (2-5 yrs) December 9, (3 yrs) January 14, (2-5 yrs) March 16

St. Mary’s Episcopal School EMM Reviews
age 2 – 12th grade, all girls
Early Childhood and Lower School: October 25 (open house)
Upper School Visitor Days: October 15 , November 11
Middle and Upper School Open House: November 15
East Memphis

Additional area schools with no scheduled Open Houses (call for a tour):

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

Woodland Presbyterian School | EMM Reviews
PreK – 8th
East Memphis