LEGACY FORWARD 2026
Memphis University School has a clear and longstanding mission: We are 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. In support of this mission and our unwavering commitment to excellence, we embarked on a strategic planning process in February 2020 to identify goals that will propel the school forward over the next five years. This effort has been led by a committee of community constituents working with our Board of Trustees.
The Board unanimously approved the Strategic Plan proposal, Legacy Forward, presented by the Strategic Plan Steering Committee February 22, 2021. Resulting from a yearlong process involving representatives from faculty and staff, parents, students, and alumni, the plan officially launches August 1, 2021. In the months ahead, the six strategic goals move into the implementation-planning phase, guided by 12 Implementation Champions representing the Board and the school.
While led by the Administration, Board, and a Steering Committee, this plan is a product of the entire MUS community – faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and external partners – who provided insights and perspectives through focus groups and other feedback loops during its development.
Collectively, this collaboration along with the dedication of several generations of MUS Owls and the school’s unwavering commitment to excellence have been essential to the plan’s development – and will be central to its future success.