Madonna Learning Center

Madonna Learning Center


Curves of Memphis has donated our services for this fundraiser.
Go get your tickets & attend this wonderful event!!!

Madonna Learning Center
Annual Gala and Auction
Saturday, February 26 - Memphis Hilton 7-11 PM
Entertainment by the Soul Shockers
Great food, beer, wine and cocktails
For sponsor or ticket information, call 901-752-5767 or click link below:
Madonna Learning Center
Madonna Learning Center Gala 2022
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The Individualized Education Account program application process is open! This program grants scholarships to Tennessee students with disabilities, allowing parents and students to take a portion of their tax dollars and use it on certain types of educational expenses that best meet their own unique needs.

Watch Mary Austin and Davidson's story about his experience at Madonna Learning Center below!

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How fun does THIS look?! Thank you, Madonna Learning Center! 🖐🌟
We had a great day at Madonna Learning Center! 💪
Just wrapped up another #GrindCityWrestling Podcast and headed out to Madonna Learning Center for a fun, private event! 🖐🌟
Save the Date Memphis! Madonna Learning Center
I had a visitor at the desk yesterday! Mark is a huge wrestling fan and a 🖐🌟GUY!

Check us out Madonna Learning Center! Getting a few practice reps in! 🎙

Guess who's back in town?! That's right, Buddy (the City's Elf on the Shelf) is back for another 12 days of fun around Germantown! You can keep up with Buddy and all of his adventures for the next 12 days by following the City's social media channels.

Buddy decided to kick off his trip to Germantown with a visit to GPAC. Buddy crashed the Germantown Symphony Orchestra’s rehearsal for their upcoming holiday concert on Saturday. Buddy was able to practice his sing-along skills and we think he may have found the best seat in the house.

If you are like Buddy and want to get into the holiday spirit through music, there are some very festive performances lined up at GPAC. Here's a full list:

Germantown Symphony Orchestra: Together Again for the Holidays
Saturday, December 11, 7 p.m.

Madonna Learning Center’s a Christmas Gift: Bringing Joy Home
Tuesday, December 14 and Wednesday, December 15, 7 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen's the Road to Christmas
Wednesday, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Grateful for Kroger's culture of bringing community together to serve with passion and purpose!
Germantown Police Department Madonna Learning Center
YWCA Greater Memphis

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Spotlights include Meritan, Inc., Madonna Learning Center, ArtsMemphis, Merge Memphis, Concord Academy Memphis, Memphis Jazz Workshop, No More Silence Foundation, Memphis Entrepreneurship Academy, Streets Ministries, Memphis Youth Symphony Program, GPAC, Justice 4 Cameron Campaign, Peer Power, Jewish Community Partners, Overton Park, Lisieux Community, and Children's Ballet Theater in East Memphis
Thank you Madonna Learning Center for donating 300 items to our holiday food drive!❤️❤️❤️City of Germantown, Tennessee Government
Ben Rattlin is helping the adult trainees at Madonna Learning Center with artwork, paintings, and pottery to sell at the Holiday Market on November 13th from 9am-4pm. Mark your calendar!

Madonna Learning Center, a school and training facility for kids and adults with developmental disabilities. Madonna Learning Center, initially called "Madonna Day School", was founded in 1969 by three Benedictine Sisters from Ferdinand, Indiana.

The Sisters envisioned a faith-based environment where the cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical developmental needs of children with disabilities could be realized. Madonna students range from 5 to 30 years of age.

Operating as usual


Thank you so much to our friends at Farris Bobango! Your support means so much to us!!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 03/01/2022

No first day jitters over here… these two rocked their first day interning HarborChase of Germantown in Germantown! Thank you for this opportunity!


Oh, Deer!! It’s her birthday!! Happy Birthday Mrs. Gilbert!! Have a great day!


TWENTY FOUR HOURS!!! Registration link in the graphic opens at 6pm tomorrow. (Also you can access it from our bio on Instagram)

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/28/2022

Thank you to these amazing sponsors! Your support is so greatly appreciated!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/28/2022

We will be posting pics from this past weekend soon! Until then, we want to thank some more amazing sponsors! We couldn’t do it without your support! Thank you!


We can’t wait for tonight as we raise money for the students and adults at MLC! Your support helps more than you know!! Thank you!! See you on the dance floor!!


Tomorrow! @hiltonmemphis!
❄️Doors open at 7pm
❄️Have your phone fully charged to bid!!!
❄️Dress to impress with dancing shoes!
❄️look for wine and bourbon pull
❄️purchase an instant buy glass painted by students at MLC
❄️get a photo at our photo booth
❄️bid bid bid in silent and live auction
❄️enjoy food and drink
❄️try our signature drink
❄️dance and enjoy the night as we raise money for the wonders of MLC!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/25/2022

A wonderful Friday at MLC! Jr. High and Sr. High did reports for Black History Month and Group 4 did exciting science fun!!!


We are saddened by the loss of Sister Beata, one of our founding Sisters. Many prayers for her family and friends during this time.

Sister Beata Mehling of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, died at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, at the monastery.

Sister Beata was born Augusta Mehling on November 9, 1927 in Ferdinand, Indiana, the seventh of nine children of John and Mary Ida (Schum) Mehling. She entered the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand in 1944 from St. Ferdinand Parish and made her monastic vows in 1946.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Edwin Mehling and sister-in-law Marie (Niehaus) Mehling; her sister, Leona (Mehling) Becher and brother-in-law Roman Becher; her brother-in-law, Herbert Hedinger; her brother, Oscar Mehling and sister-in-law Annetta (Werner) Mehling; her brother, Robert Mehling and sister-in-law Ann (Schnellenberger) Mehling; her brother, Eugene Mehling; her sister, Alberta (Mehling) Begle and brother-in-law Othmar B. Begle. She is survived by her sister, Elfrieda Marie (Mehling) Hedinger; her sister-in-law, Imelda (Buechler) Mehling; her brother, Harold Mehling and sister-in-law Linda (Waninger) Mehling; and her religious family.

Sister Beata earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from St. Benedict College, attended Indiana University, University of Evansville and Brescia College (now Brescia University), and earned a Master’s degree in Special Education from Indiana State University.

She taught elementary and special education students for 25 years at St. John School in Starlight; St. Theresa School in Evansville; Marian Day School in Evansville, and Madonna Day School in Memphis, TN. She served as Principal of Marian Day School for 18 years while directing a Summer Camp for the Handicapped at Anderson Woods in Siberia, IN, where she supervised the Handicapped Living residents for an additional 13 years. She also served as Supervisor of Adult Handicapped Living for Dove House in Jasper for 4 years, and for Owl House in Jasper for 2 years. She worked in Supportive Services at the monastery in Ferdinand and in Prayer Ministry in Hildegard Health Center. In 2021, she celebrated 75 years as a Sister of St. Benedict.

Public visitation will be held in the Marian Parlor at Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana, on Sunday, February 27 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and in the monastery church on Monday, February 28 from 2:30 to 4:15 p.m. A vigil will be held in the monastery church on Sunday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 28 in the monastery church followed by burial in the monastery cemetery. Attendance at the services will be limited to 50 persons with additional viewing available in the Marian Parlor. Social distancing and masks will be required for all. Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand.


This Saturday we will be celebrating the wonders of MLC and we hope to see you there! If you are unable to make it, you can still bid on our silent auction items and pick them up at MLC.

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/23/2022

Thank you Barek family for your continued support and love you give to MLC!! We are so thankful for you!

Special Needs Scholarship Program (IEA) with parent Mary Austin Smith 02/22/2022

Special Needs Scholarship Program (IEA) with parent Mary Austin Smith

Special Needs Scholarship Program (IEA) with parent Mary Austin Smith Mary Austin Smith of Memphis talks about how the IEA program has helped her son Davidson flourish in the school that fits his unique needs


📢sound on… happy 2-22-22


We are so thankful to all of our amazing, faithful sponsors! We are blessed! @orthosouth_

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/18/2022

What a FUN Friday with the Memphis Police playing basketball together. The students and adults made signs, enjoyed snacks from the MPD, and some even played ball. The staff got the opportunity to show off some b-ball skills too. Our MLC Cheer team did amazing showing their spirit and cheering on their friends. Thank you again MPD for such fun day.

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/18/2022

The sweetest little boy came by with his birthday donation to MLC… instead of gifts he asked for donations to Madonna - 2 years in a row! Thank you, Walsh for being a super hero with a super big heart!


Yesterday’s kickball game with Memphis Tigers football was just what the staff and students needed at MLC! They have all been working so hard and a good day of fun and smiles and kickball was amazing! Thank you guys for making our day special!


Thank you Williamson Family for your continued support and and kindness your have given to MLC. Thank you
for sponsoring our 2022 Gala!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/16/2022

T.I.G.E.R.S!!! What a fun afternoon with the @memphisfootball players… we enjoyed a picnic lunch and a very exciting kickball game with the players. Thank you all for coming, and making our day extra special.

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/16/2022

Look how busy our Work Based Learning class is! They have many internships across the city and they also work hard at shopping for our incentive store and concession stand! Thank you @commissarybbq , @seedmidsouth @saasdsmemphis for these great opportunities and training!

Individualized Education Account Program 02/15/2022

Individualized Education Account Program

‼️IEA application window is NOW OPEN!
February 15th- April 15th. ‼️

Individualized Education Account Program Individualized Education Account Program The Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program is a school choice program for eligible students with disabilities. The program was created by the Individualized Education Act, adopted by the General Assembly in 2015. The first IEAs were awarded in January...

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/15/2022

More Valentine fun from MLC!! We can’t help it, we Love, LOVE!!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/14/2022

What a fabulous valentines celebration we had today!! We loved dancing with friends, having classroom parties, and sharing the love!!


Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! ❤️


Volunteer registration begins TOMORROW! 8am! Tell everybody!!! ❤️💕

Prom is Fri. April 29th! 🗓✔️


Gooooo Super Bowl!! 🏈!! Who are you rooting for today?


Silent auction is LIVE and ready for you to BID, BID, BID!!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/11/2022

What a beautiful Friday for some outdoor painting with friends!!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/11/2022

We are thankful for such generous families and friends at MLC!! Thank you so very much for being a sponsor for our 2022 Gala!!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/10/2022

Let’s hear it for our MLC cheer team!! They received their uniforms yesterday and they are looking good!! Thank you @varsityspirit and @corkysmemphis and everyone who helped make this happen! We have some exciting performances coming up and we can’t wait! Contact us if you want these amazing cheerleaders at your next game or event!!


It’s about that time to start bidding for MLC!!! So many amazing items this year that you don’t wanna miss! Autographed Basketball 🏀, Live at the Garden Tickets, original prints from local Memphis artists, jewelry, jewelry, jewelry, handmade items by our students and adults and so much more!!! You can preview items now!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/09/2022

100 Days of school was celebrated today!! We are super thankful for being in school at MLC and that we get to celebrate these fun days together!

Photos from Madonna Learning Center's post 02/08/2022

Work Based Learning is putting together Valentine Grams for Aktion Club. The money that is earned from this fundraiser will go to @collierville_animalshelter! Each Valentine gram was ordered by families and friends of MLC and will be delivered with 💕 on Valentines!

Our Story

Madonna Learning Center, initially called "Madonna Day School", was founded in 1969 by three Benedictine Sisters from Ferdinand, Indiana. The Sisters envisioned a faith-based environment where the cognitive, social, emotional, spiritual, and physical developmental needs of children with disabilities could be realized. Madonna students range from age 4 and up.

We are proud to mark our upcoming 50th year in the Memphis area as we celebrate our faith-based roots and groundbreaking individualized approach for our students. We currently operate the only private independent school in the Mid-South for students ages 4 through adulthood with disabilities that offers a therapeutic environment with a small student to teacher ratio.

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7007 Poplar Ave
Germantown, TN

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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