Thrive Here.

We are a public, tuition-free, college-prep charter school.

The Badger Concept

What are we deeply passionate about?
Social & Racial Justice through Education.
What is Our Driver?
Family Choice & Student Achievement.
What Can we be the best at in the world?
Teaching and Learning.

The Badger Concept

What is Our Driver?
Family Choice &
Student Achievement
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Teacher helping a group of students

We Believe

Black Lives Matter.
We stand on the shoulders of giants.
All children deserve an elite, academically rigorous, path-expanding education.

Frequently Asked Questions

A charter school is a public school. No family living within the Shelby County Schools district pays tuition, and all students - regardless of zip-code, family income, previous achievement, or learning disability - are eligible to attend. Unlike traditional district schools, however, we have autonomy over our budget, our staffing, and curriculum. We can ensure that more of the public funds we receive go directly to the education of our students. We have the autonomy to recruit, develop and retain the very best teachers for our school. We have the capacity to build a curriculum that best fits the unique strengths and needs of the students in our building.
We believe a structured and consistent learning environment leads to student success. By increasing the critical years of a traditional middle school, we increase and enhance the learning of our students to ensure all students leave 8th grade prepared to excel in high school, thrive in college, and lead a life full of opportunity.
We believe Memphis has the students and teachers who can courageously and deliberately change the world. While Memphis has produced world-changing innovations in music, business, and cuisine, we have historically underperformed in the education of our children - particularly our low-income minority students.Too often, in Memphis and communities across our nation, demography is closely linked to destiny. We believe an excellent education is a civil rights and social justice issue. Believe Memphis Academy's goal is to ensure that all of our children have access to a life full of opportunity.