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Briarcrest Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 1500 students

Briarcrest is know for academic excellance and Christian education.

 
 

Living in Eads

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $284,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
Based on 1 rating

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Posted December 5, 2013

This is an average school. The education and environment is above the minimum but does not perform as well as the Collierville schools for middle or high school compared to Collierville The foundation/philosophy is based on Christian principals and they use this to provide structure and discipline of their students much like the politically correct inclusive approach of the Collierville and Shelby County School system (pre-county and city school merger). Hidden tuition, lunch, and after school care fees along with the intentional misrepresentation of their extracurricular expenses such as drama club, band etc. is a direct contrast to the Christian foundation they attempt to portray. If this school s business practices were truly understood, there would be a mass exodus of the business savvy parents who are more concerned for their child s wellbeing than the perception of status that comes with a Briarcrest bumper sticker. Most likely, the Christian moniker is believed by the staff to carry a badge of undisputed character that keeps parents from stirring the pot by asking hard questions about unchristian business practices. Is the value of education worth the tuition? No
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2013

Disheartened that a prior student did not find this school to be a place of inclusion and support. My daughter is a junior and transferred in just for High School. She was immediately embraced by her classmates and the faculty. She is active in theater and choir although she did try sports. The football on Friday night reminds me of a small town and every time we attended the student section was packed with spirited teens. Sweet tea is even for sale by boosters. Yes, the band and the school are smaller but every student can be involved in multiple interests while getting an A+ education in a Christian atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

I can't help but laugh at how everyone has rated this HORRIBLE school five stars! I was a student here before I transferred to Houston High School. My experience here was absolutely a DISASTER, almost all of the students are stuck up brats and the student body is very much not school spirited. I was in the band here for my one and only year at Briarcrest's High school, and let me tell you at football games the student "section" would have about 10-15 people at best...but the MAIN reason I left was because how the band program is actually treated! I have never been more disgusted with how a school could treat a group of students, even the administration treated the program with disrespect! The band is mocked more than any other activity on campus mainly because the administration puts absolutely no priority on it and the students know they can get away with it. This is a 100% a "sports" school, if you don't play sports you won't be accepted by anyone. I'm much happier now that I'm at Houston and in a 300+ member band compared to the 20 member band at Briarcrest. Consider this I would have given this school a 0 out of 5 stars if possible, VERY disappointed!


Posted April 11, 2013

Briarcrest Christian School is the Best in private schooling. Our child transferred from another K-6 private school a few years ago and we are so pleased with Briarcrest. The transition went wonderfully and the teachers & students welcomed our child in so many ways. Third grade can be a difficult year for any child but it was definitely one of the best years for our child. We didn't want to make a middle school transition so we decided to move our child in third grade. It was the best decision we could have made. The faculty, staff, and administration are the best. Another plus, we saved almost $1,000 in tuition because the previous private school our child attended cost more but offered less. We understand why Briarcrest is voted the Best private, co-ed, Christian school in Memphis. We would highly recommend Briarcrest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

3 children at Briarcrest for years. Excellent Christian, college prep education. Great athletics. Great fine arts. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2012

As a mother of two students that has attended Briarcrest for seven years, I love the balanced, college-prep education my two children are receiving. It has far exceeded my every expectation. I appreciate the fact that both my children are at the same campus in a safe, secure environment. They are both involved in athletics and the coaches really take a personal interest in my children. They mentor them in a Christian like manner. My daughter is also involved in the Fine Arts program and it is second to none in the State of Tennessee. I would highly recommend if you are searching for a college-prep, Christian education Look no more. Come tour Briarcrest to see what a balanced education is all about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

My daughter just completed Senior K and my step son graduated this year from Briarcrest. I could not have been happier with the teachers, education, and Christian atmosphere. LOVE this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

Best school ever!! My children have been attending this school for 3 years. I will always take my children there!!
—Submitted by a parent


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College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 0% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 98% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 0% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 1% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Tennessee
Mississippi State
University of Mississippi
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Swimming pool

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:30 am
School end time
  • 3:10 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (901) 765-4667

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Swimming pool
School leaders can update this information here.

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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $12000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Tennessee
Mississippi State
University of Mississippi
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 0%
4 year college - 98%
Military - 1%
Vocational - 0%
Workforce - 1%
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76 South Houston Levee Rd
Eads, TN 38028
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Phone: (901) 765-4600

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