Memphis University School

Founded in 1893, Memphis University School (MUS) is a widely respected college-preparatory school for boys in grades 7-12 set on a 94-acre campus in Memphis, Tennessee. An engaging curriculum, a dedicated and supportive faculty, and a full complement of athletic, artistic, and extracurricular activities all conducted under the school’s Honor Code create an environment in which boys thrive, becoming well-rounded young men of strong moral character, exceptionally prepared for college and life.

We have a student-faculty ratio of 7:1, and nearly 73% of our faculty hold a master’s degree or Ph.D. The success of our students is a testament to an exceptional faculty: Nearly 50% of our students typically score 30 or higher on the ACT, and 90% score 3 or higher on AP exams.

Remarkably low attrition rates among both families and faculty reflect satisfaction with our culture and programs.

This is an exciting time to be at MUS. We are in the third year of our Legacy Forward Strategic Plan, which identified six goals focusing on the following areas: Academic Excellence, Faculty Development, Inclusivity, Visibility and Brand, Sustainability, and Facilities Enhancement (resulting in an ambitious Campus Master Plan). Plans are moving forward in all these arenas. Read more here.

Our student body, encompassing 610 boys in 2023-24, is diverse, representing a wide range of differing cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and neighborhoods in the Memphis area.

MUS enjoys a strong base of support from more than 4,800 active alumni, many of whom are leaders in their fields, and a $52 million (and growing) endowment.