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AP and Honors Accelerated Courses
MUS offers 21 different Advanced Placement courses for possible college credit. Historically, more than 90 percent of our students score a 3 or higher on AP examinations. We also offer 20 Honors Accelerated courses, designed to be equivalent in rigor to AP courses.
 
Campus 
MUS is situated on 94 acres of wooded property in East Memphis.

Character 
MUS is a non-denominational and non-discriminatory college-preparatory day school for boys in Grades 7-12. With an enrollment of approximately 630 students, MUS offers a diverse and challenging curriculum that balances academics, athletics, and the arts with an education that teaches the value of integrity and strength of character.

Co-EDGE 
MUS and the adjacent all-girl Hutchison School coordinate to offer joint academic, artistic, athletic, civic service, and leadership programs and activities.

College Admissions
 
A full-time director of college counseling and an assistant director assist MUS seniors in the college application process with a 100 percent acceptance rate. The Class of 2017 was accepted to 124 different schools in 29 states and the District of Columbia. Ninety-six students in this class reported receiving scholarship offers totaling almost $9.7 million.

College Testing 
During the last five years, our mid-range SAT I scores and ACT composite scores have been approximately 30 percent above the national average.

Community Service 
A student’s responsibility to society is a priority at MUS. The student-run Civic Service Organization leads community service projects throughout the year.

Counseling Services 
The Kemmons Wilson Leadership Development and Counseling Department promotes learning and facilitates the social, intellectual, and emotional development of our students. The counseling staff advises student organizations, administers various parent and student education programs, and addresses student concerns through personal guidance.

Faculty 
For the 2017-18 school year, the faculty includes 87 teachers, two college counselors, and three guidance counselors. Fifty-six faculty members hold master’s degrees and five hold doctorates. The faculty averages 23 years of teaching experience. Sixteen faculty and staff members are alumni.

Financial Aid 
Approximately 33 percent of the student body receives some financial assistance totaling about $2.6 million. All financial aid at MUS is need-based.

Founded 
The original MUS was founded in 1893 and closed in 1936 during the Great Depression. The present MUS was chartered in 1954 and opened for operation in 1955.

Funding
Tuition covers 80 percent of the school’s operating costs, with the balance being met by gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, and endowments. During the past five years, the Annual Fund has raised more than $5.5 million for the operation of the school. In addition, MUS has an endowment fund that generates income used for scholarships, teachers’ salaries, and the general operations of the school.

Honor Code 
The student-run Honor Council helps to maintain the school’s motto Veritas Honorque – Truth and Honor – and does not tolerate lying, cheating, or stealing.

Nationally Recognized Honors 
For the last five years, 20-25 percent of MUS graduates have received recognition from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Sports 
The school has athletic teams in 14 interscholastic sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, fencing, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, trapshooting, and wrestling. About 80 percent of students participate in one or more teams.

Student-Faculty Ratio 
The student-faculty ratio for classroom teachers is 8 to 1. Typical class size is 15 students.

Student Activities 
MUS offers its students numerous extracurricular activities in such areas as government, publications, music, theater, athletics, honor societies, and more than two dozen clubs of popular interest.