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Briarcrest History

The rich heritage of Briarcrest Christian School lies in an unwavering commitment to Christian principles and academic excellence. Since 1973, the school system has provided its educational program to students from across the Mid-South.

Over forty years later 7,650 graduates attest to the success of the school's mission to educate students in an environment where students can excel in all areas of student life. Briarcrest seeks to employ the best faculty in the region -- teachers possessing specialized higher academic degrees. We seek more than academic proficiency, our teachers and staff function as role models exemplifying Christ's teachings in the classroom, on the athletic field, on the stage and in all student activities.

Our entire faculty and staff are committed to Briarcrest's distinctive mission that combines academic excellence with Christian character development.

Programs for kindergarten through Grade 8 were begun in 1973, and a program for Grades 9-12 was added in 1974.

 

 

Governance 

The Briarcrest Christian School System, Inc., is operated as a not-for-profit corporation. A 17-member Board of Trustees operates the school system through the Administrative Staff. The Board is a self-perpetuating body which is representative of the constituency of the school.

  

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Briarcrest Christian School is dually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) . The elementary and preschool programs are accredited by the Tennessee Department of Education. Briarcrest is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), The College Board, Memphis Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA), West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, West Tennessee Vocal Music Educators Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, National Council for the Social Studies, Memphis-Shelby County Teachers of English, and Tennessee Council of Teachers of English.

 

Quick Facts:

Type of Institution: Private, co-educational, non-denominational Christian school

Location: Memphis, Tennessee

2012 Enrollment: 1,670

High School (9-12):  592

Middle School (6-8):  343

East Memphis Elementary (PK2-5):  173

Houston Levee Elementary (PK3-5):  562

Full-time Faculty : 144

Student: Teacher ratio average: 11:1

 

Facilities:

East Memphis Campus (PreK2-Grade 5)
6000 Briarcrest Avenue, Memphis, TN  38120

Houston Levee Campus (PreK3-Grade 12)
76 South Houston Levee Road, Eads, TN 38028

 

  

 

              

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76 S. Houston Levee Rd, Eads, TN 38028
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