A new kind of school...
The University of Memphis received approval by Shelby County Schools to open with its first sixth-grade class in Fall of 2019! Admissions decisions will be announced on March 18. Families will have until March 20 to confirm their acceptance.
Note Carefully: If you have already applied to another SCS School through Optional or General Choice Transfer, do NOT make any changes to that application until instructed to do so by University Middle officials.
University Middle is a totally new kind of school. A school that reflects the demands of the dynamic, high-tech, diverse world in which we live. A school where students don’t just see people of different races and genders and religions – they work with them, learn from them and come to understand them. A school that teaches students to take ownership of their learning though projects they care about, with results they can touch, display, market, broadcast or give back to the community.
The University Middle Experience
As an extension of the University of Memphis, University Middle is a school where education starts in classrooms, but ultimately ends up in the world. It is a school that values and practices hands-on learning. A school that builds its curriculum around the interests of the students who walk its halls. A school that isn’t just different; it’s fun!