About

Mission, Creed, Philosophy

MISSION
Memphis University School is a college-preparatory school dedicated to academic excellence, cultivation of service and leadership, and the development of well-rounded young men of strong moral character, consistent with the school’s Christian tradition.

COMMUNITY CREED
As students of Memphis University School, we share a duty to preserve our tradition of general excellence by upholding the principles that define and unify our community.

Truth and Honor
:
An MUS student tells the truth, does his own work, honors his commitments, and respects the property of others and of the school.

Scholarship
:
An MUS student actively seeks knowledge and understanding, and he encourages that pursuit among his classmates.

Service
:
An MUS student contributes his time and abilities to the welfare of his school and of the greater community.

Respect
:
An MUS student is courteous and kind and appreciates everyone in his community.

Humility
:
An MUS student may be confident but never arrogant or boastful.

Involvement
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An MUS student develops leadership, cooperation, communication, self-discipline, and friendships in activities outside the classroom.

Accountability
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An MUS student takes responsibility for his actions and accepts their consequences.

Written by members of the Class of 2001, the Community Creed was approved by the Student Council and adopted as a statement of the ideals and virtues that have governed student behavior and attitudes since the inception of the school.

PHILOSOPHY

Memphis University School is committed to high standards of honor and integrity, academic performance, service, leadership, and athletics, and to the transmission of Judeo-Christian values.

An MUS education is characterized by a rigorous 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 gentlemanly conduct.

A dynamic extracurricular program devoted to excellence promotes leadership and service and encourages development of physical fitness and a rich variety of talents and interests. Non-denominational and non-sectarian, MUS seeks to foster a respectful appreciation of the spiritual nature of people and honors the sincere expression of widely differing faiths. MUS aspires to be a community of mutual respect and concern regardless of individual differences.
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Main Number
: (901) 260-1300
Upper School: (901) 260-1320
Lower School: (901) 260-1360
 

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Peter Sanders

    Pete Sanders 

    Headmaster, History Instructor
    (901) 260-1310
  • Photo of Joseph Abrahams

    Joe Abrahams 

    Counseling Dir.
    (901) 260-1408
  • Photo of Kevin Brown

    Kevin Brown 

    Security Dir.
    (901) 260-1311
  • Photo of Elizabeth Copeland

    Liz Copeland 

    Communications Dir.
    (901) 260-1357
  • Photo of Loyal Murphy

    Loyal Murphy 

    Principal Lower School, Math Instructor
    (901) 260-1383
  • Photo of William Ray

    Barry Ray 

    Asst. Headmaster, Principal Upper School, History Instructor
    (901) 260-1323
  • Photo of Justin Towner

    Buck Towner 

    Admissions Dir., Lacrosse Head Coach
    (901) 260-1384
  • Photo of Michele Cacioppo

    Michele Cacioppo 

    Headmaster/Business Office Administrative Asst.
    (901) 260-1310