Welcome Rising 6th and 7th Graders!

Parents, please be sure to review the following letter for important information from Executive Director, James Smith

2020 Welcome Letter

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Congratulations to University Middle students, parents, faculty and staff on a wonderful inaugural year!

Join us in celebrating the innovation, perseverance and flexibility of the students, staff and parents that has allowed us to adjust to virtual learning seamlessly and finish the year strong.

Watch the video < here >


A new kind of school

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.

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!

Our inaugural sixth-grade class is comprised of 75 students from 24 different elementary schools that engage in Project-Based Learning.

Interested in Learning More about University Middle?

If you are interested in University Middle School your child/children is invited to schedule a visit. Students will take a tour of the school and participate in classroom activities with peers.

We are located in East High School's first floor west wing. Parking is available in the lot off of the Walnut Grove entrance. Pleaes  enter the building through the main entrance of the west wing. Look for the large columns and University Middle School yard signs.

Please call us at 901-633-4120 for additional assistance. 


University Middle Honored at 2019 SPARK Awards

University Middle honored with a 2019 SPARK Award! Read and watch the ceremony here.

University Middle Accepts 2019 SPARK Award