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Harding Academy Of Memphis

Private | 7-12 | 537 students

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $117,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $830.

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Posted February 7, 2008

I was a student there during high school and could not disagree more with the negative comments people have left. Harding is a college prep school and every student is well prepared to enter college and most of us were well ahead of our peers from other schools when we did. The comment about social and maturity levels of the students should be completely ignored as that is the job of the parents. The students at Harding are no less prepared to enter the real world than they would be at any other school and I believe are more prepared than most to handle what was to come because of the strong moral environment that the school provides.
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 26, 2007

Harding Academy is a great school both spiritually and academically and is really fun.
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 19, 2007

My experience is with the secondary levels. This school is so behind academically. Weak on challenges or opportunities guided by teachers or admin. Counseling is non existant. Not college prepared and not ready for the real world when they graduate. Students are socially weak and lack maturity. I would not recommend this school or the the staff to educate my child.

Posted August 28, 2007

I am very pleased with the overall school experience that my daughter has received at Harding. She has been a student since first grade, now in 7th grade and the transition period to middle school is very structured. All of the teachers and staff members, as well as upper classmate, truly care about children and making sure that they succeed in life. There are a lot of extracurricular activities that students can participate in to build their self esteem and help them to learn. I would recommend Harding to any parent who is looking for a Christian-based school for their children to become successful caring adults. A parent of 7th grade student
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 1, 2004

One of the best schools in the country. My daughter has thrived there both academically and spiritually. Outstanding value for the money. Caring teachers and staff, excellent application of technology, good discipline and christian atmosphere make this school successful. AP classes provide a challenge for students that apply themselves. The sports program is broad and the music program is second to none. I have twenty years experience doing business with both the city and county schools in Memphis. When my daughter started middle school and was on her way to college, I did my homework and found that Harding was the best place for her. My daughter will graduate this year (2004-2005) near the top of her class.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 25, 2004

Academically excellent. Teachers & administration less than flexible when working with individual needs of students, such as extended illness.
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Posted February 19, 2004

Harding is an awesome school. There are many extracurricular activities, including sports, drama, and many others. The President is very much in touch with the students and the parents. The teachers are great, and they help each child learn academically as well as spiritually. I attended Harding, and now all 4 of my daughters attend.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 70% 67%
Black 24% 23%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Drama
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  • Yearbook

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  • French
  • Spanish

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School basics

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Pamela Womack
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
  • Church of christ
  • NCSA


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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish


Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama

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  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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1100 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
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Phone: (901) 683-2440


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