A new kind of school

The University of Memphis, in conjunction with Shelby County Schools, is now open with it's inaugural sixth-grade class!

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 compromised of 75 students from 24 different elementary schools that engag 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.

Please use the button below to review available time slots for shadowing and to sign up for a tour.

Shadow Times and Dates


Coming Up at University Middle

November 11 | Veteran's Day - No School

November 19 | Information Session for Prospective Parents - East High from 5:30 - 6:30pm

November 25 - 29 | Thanksgiving Break

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