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, and University Middle School.

Click here to review our 2020-2021 University Schools Annual Report

COVID-19 Guidelines

In accordance with the most current CDC recommendations, University Schools has developed COVID guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. This is a living document that will be monitored and re-evaluated as deemed necessary based on CDC, Shelby County Health Department, State of Tennessee, University of Memphis guidelines and University Schools transmission rates. Parents and stakeholders will be notified of any changes to this policy.

In light of local conditions and in accordance with the most recent CDC recommendations, University Schools will begin the school year requiring all  faculty, staff, students, and guests to wear masks while on school grounds regardless of vaccination status.

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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. 

Our Mission

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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 Leaners, Agents of Change