Memphis University School

Memphis University School is a college-preparatory day school for boys in grades 6-12.

An MUS education is characterized by an engaging liberal arts curriculum, a lively exchange of ideas, supportive teaching, and adherence to an honor code. Its objective is to instruct students in the skills and subject matter of the humanities and sciences, to engender successful habits and techniques of learning, and to instill the foremost principles of personal responsibility, morality, and gen

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Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/13/2024

The temperature is rising so Math Instructor Courtney Funk gave her Pre-Algebra and Honors Algebra I classes a snowball fight review session! The “snowballs” included review questions Owls had to solve between exchanges.

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/13/2024

French Instructor Rebecca Keel received an honorary varsity letter for her 14 years of dedicated service to MUS as cheerleading sponsor. The Hyde Chapel crowd rose to their feet to applaud and cheer Mrs. Keel for her contributions to the school as she left the stage!

05/13/2024

We celebrated our retirees in chapel: Bobby Alston, Matt Bakke, Michelle Crews, Claire Farmer, and Barry Ray. We will miss these amazing team members, and we wish them well in their next chapter!

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Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/11/2024

On Friday, Admissions Director and Lacrosse Head Coach Joe Cummings earned a Master of Education in Independent School Leadership at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College. He could not make it to Nashville for commencement, so his Admissions colleagues and his wife, Sarah, threw him a surprise Mock Graduation, complete with the cutting of ties. He had another reason to celebrate on Friday: The varsity lacrosse team won the TSLA semifinal game against Briarcrest, 14-8.

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/10/2024

Headmaster Pete Sanders awarded Mathematics Instructor Mike Gunn the 2024 Distinguished Teaching Award, given annually to a faculty member who demonstrates excellence.

“This year’s honoree certainly demonstrates excellence – long-term excellence,” Sanders said during the May 10 chapel. “He came to MUS in 1985 and has been teaching math and, at times, serving in administration for 39 years. He is known for his ability to make mathematics concepts understandable but also for his snow-white beard.”

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05/10/2024

Faculty and families celebrated nine eighth-grade Springfield Scholars inductees during a banquet May 9. These students are in the top 10% of their class and demonstrate character consistent with the high standards of the school’s Honor Code and Community Creed.

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Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/09/2024

Junior and senior AP Calculus students met in Math Instructor Chris Fiano’s classroom for a review session with pizza this afternoon!

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/09/2024

The Upper School won the annual Star Wars Trivia Contest against the Lower School! They hold the Golden Wookie Trophy until next year.

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/08/2024

Mayor Paul Young spoke with Emerging Leaders about the City of Memphis and their role in it during a meeting at City Hall Tuesday. Additionally, City Councilman Chase Carlisle '03 hosted the group during a City Council meeting. They then adjourned to McEwen's for a post-meeting debrief!

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Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/08/2024

Seventh- and eighth-grade Owls donned their best USA attire and took over Ross Lynn Arena during the 2024 Spring Social. They played games - including a dunk tank with Lower School Dean Joe Tyler - and enjoyed giveaways while raising over $1,700 for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and the Forrest Spence Fund!

05/07/2024

Thirty-nine sophomores were selected to represent MUS to visitors, alumni, and friends for the next two years of their Upper School careers! Ambassadors participate in admissions, development, and alumni programs throughout the year, in addition to serving as hosts and tour guides of the campus.

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/06/2024

Citing his 41 years of extraordinary service to his alma mater, Headmaster Pete Sanders presented Academic Dean Flip Eikner '77 with the 2024 Jean Barbee Hale Award for Outstanding Service. Faculty members gathered for the monthly meeting rose in spontaneous cheers and applause.

Sanders relayed a quote from Preston Battle ’07, offered on the occasion of Flip’s 40th MUS anniversary last year. “Flip is the epitome of what it means to be a teacher – he goes beyond the classroom to inspire and engage his students through his creativity, knowledge, and genuine love of the art of teaching. He has dedicated his life to that art, and we are all immeasurably better for it.”

Sanders continued, “Given his gift for teaching, I am thrilled that Flip will return to the classroom full time in the fall. Flip, you provide exceptional service to your alma mater, and it is fitting that you are the 2024 recipient of the Jean Barbee Hale Award for Outstanding Service.”

Read more here: https://www.musowls.org/news-detail?pk=1509071&nc=18848&fromId=252702

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/03/2024

In honor of Lower School Athletic Director Matt Bakke, the Lower School held a “Bakke Bash” where Owls played some of his favorite games and held a pizza party in Ross Lynn Arena! Coach Bakke could be found making sure each station was organized and students were getting turns on each.

Find the photo gallery here: https://www.musowls.org/photo-gallery /1976452

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/03/2024

Class of 2024 Owls spent the morning “cutting ties” with 6191 Park Avenue during Mock Graduation. Senior Henry Duncan performed a State of the Union address, followed by English Instructor Tim Greer’s “Ode to the Senior Class” and English Instructor Norman Thompson’s “Malediction.” After a few humorous awards, a doppelganger of Classical and Modern Languages Chair Ryan Sellers took the stage to entertain with his wit and give out an award of his own!

Find the photo gallery here: https://www.musowls.org/photo-gallery /1976449

05/03/2024

The 2024-25 fall musical will be “Chicago” with auditions in Hyde Chapel on May 6, 8-9. One time slot Wednesday, May 8, will focus on Lower School student auditions. Actors and actresses should come ready to sing and read script excerpts provided – no need to prepare.

Those interested in stage or tech crew service or serving as musicians or designers should bring their calendars and be ready to discuss availability and areas of interest.

Find specific times here: https://www.musowls.org/news-detail?pk=1508187&nc=18848&fromId=252702

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/02/2024

Seniors enjoyed a picnic in Stokes Stadium before taking to the bleachers for a photo in their college T-shirts!

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Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/02/2024

Thomas Amphitheater filled with a raucous crowd to watch Lower School gladiators battle it out in the trigon finals May 2. Eighth-grader Nat Harris came out on top after a close battle with his fellow competitors! Following the conclusion of the match, Classical and Modern Languages Chair Ryan Sellers presented Lower School Athletic Director Matt Bakke with a trophy and named him Trigon Emeritus for his support of the Latin and trigon programs.

Photos from Memphis University School's post 05/01/2024

MUS Orchestra and Wind Ensembles awed the crowd from the Hyde Chapel stage April 30. This collection of talented musicians performed tunes such as "A Dance of Clowns" and "Lexington March."

The String Orchestra alongside Math Instructor Loyal Murphy '86 (vocals), Gabe Chen '24 (violin), and Bill Chiang '26 (violin) performed "Devil Went Down to Georgia."

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Photos from Memphis University School's post 04/30/2024

Thirty-four Owls traveled to Nashville to participate in the YMCA Youth-in-Government Tristar Conference held in the State Capitol, and 17 brought home awards or honors.

Ten participants earned Outstanding Delegate awards for their performance during the conference: Carson Alexander ‘27, Albert Ding ’26, Kevin McCullers ’26, Aadil Omer ’26, Henry Phan ’26, Ashwin Subramanian ’26, Luke Tjiong ’26, and Carter Wildrick ’26; Chrishton King ’25, Dennis White ’25.

Read more here: https://www.musowls.org/news-detail?pk=1504854&fromId=252702

04/30/2024

Ten Owls from the Class of 2024 received 29 regional honors for their writing in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Jerry Xiao earned seven Gold Keys, the top honor, and Gabe Chen also received a Gold Key. Their work automatically advances to the national level of judging in New York City. National Medalists will be announced June 11.

In addition, MUS students received 13 Silver Keys and eight Honorable Mentions.

Read more here: https://www.musowls.org/news-detail?pk=1505061&nc=18848&fromId=252702

Photos from Memphis University School's post 04/30/2024

Beg To Differ, two Studio Bands, and two Lower School musicians rocked out on the Hyde Chapel stage April 25! Find the photo gallery here: https://www.musowls.org/photo-gallery /1974863

04/29/2024

The MUS orchestra opened for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony and the Wynton Marsalis Violin Concerto at the Scheidt Family Performing Arts Center Sunday!

Photos from Memphis University School's post 04/29/2024

We have 30 legacy students among the Class of 2024, and many of these familial Owls – sons, fathers, and grandfathers – gathered on the Alumni Terrace for a luncheon Saturday.

Find the photo gallery here: https://www.musowls.org/photo-gallery /1974707

Photos from Memphis University School's post 04/26/2024

Author and entrepreneur Luma Mufleh spoke in chapel April 26 about the journey from her beginnings as the daughter of Syrian refugees; to seeking asylum in the United States; to coaching refugee children in soccer; to starting a tutoring program for them; to founding the Fugees Family network dedicated to refugee education.

Read more here: https://www.musowls.org/news-detail?pk=1507424&nc=18848&fromId=252702

Register for Baseball Camp! 04/26/2024

Summer swings into motion with Baseball Camp running May 28-30! Boys in rising grades 3-8 will work on throwing mechanics, pitching fundamentals, defensive skills, swing development, and base running. The camp includes a free camp T-shirt. Get your summer started with Head Baseball Coach John Jarnagin and this three-day camp dedicated to America’s national pastime!

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Register for Baseball Camp! Summer swings into motion with Baseball Camp running May 28-30! Boys in rising grades 3-8 will work on throwing mechanics, pitching fundamentals, defensive skills, swing development, and base running. The camp includes a free camp T-shirt. Get your summer started with Head Baseball Coach John Jarnag...

Photos from Memphis University School's post 04/26/2024

Owls and their Wingmen took to Rogers Field for an afternoon of kickball and pizza during the final Wingman Wednesday of the year! After intense play on the field, Senior Counselor Candy Harris thanked the participants for making the return of the peer mentorship program a success.

04/26/2024

Our Emerging Leaders will have the opportunity to meet with Mayor Paul Young at City Hall alongside a City Council session observation and tour by Councilman Chase Carlisle ’03 on May 7. The MUS Emerging Leaders are a young alumni group from the classes of 2010-18 focused on Memphis philanthropy, politics, civics, and business. Members of those classes eligible for membership in Emerging Leaders may inquire about event attendance by emailing [email protected]!

04/25/2024

The MUS quiz bowl team competed in the 3-2-1 Competition and came in first in the state of Tennessee and first in the nation (out of 102 schools). They answered 78% of the 240 online questions correctly for a total of 365 points.

Introduction to Band Instruments 04/25/2024

Have you ever wanted to learn a musical instrument? Come explore the musical possibilities of playing the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion with band and orchestra faculty. No prior experience or musical knowledge is necessary to take advantage of this awesome opportunity, May 28-31!

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Introduction to Band Instruments Have you ever wanted to learn a musical instrument? Come explore the musical possibilities of playing the flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion with band and orchestra faculty. No prior experience or musical knowledge is neces...

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English Instructor and Sports Media Info. Director Dax Torrey gives our FINAL Trivial PurHOOT question of the semester! ...
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6191 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN
38119

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