Welcome to Educational Initiatives

The Educational Initiatives Department oversees the Center for Service, Learning & Volunteerism and the University Schools of the University of Memphis: The Early Learning & Research Center, Campus School, University Middle School, and University High School.

Click here to review our 2022-2023 University Schools Annual Report


Our Mission

2019 Welcome Weekend

The mission of University Schools is to provide the children of our community with educational experiences that enhance their development from birth to graduation and promote dynamic research, collaborative partnerships, and innovative practices. 

In partnership with our families and community, our purpose is to educate and engage our students by celebrating their individuality, cultivating their strengths, and preparing them for the opportunities of tomorrow. 

Celebrate. Cultivate. Prepare



Our Core Values

Celebrate: Diversity, Growth, Innovation, Each Other

Cultivate: Kindness, Courage, Connections, Love of Learning

Prepare: Leaders, Responsible Citizens, Lifelong Learners, Agents of Change


Congratulations to 2021-2022 Faculty & Staff Award Winners!

We are so fortunate to have such talented and caring teachers across our schools!  

Click here to view the recipients of the 2021-2022 annual Faculty Awards.