When should I apply?
Christ Methodist Day School accepts applications year round for the upcoming school year and future school years. It is best to apply by January 1 of the entrance year to attend the January Admissions Visits and be considered in the first round of contracts offered mid-February.
What are the birthday cut-off dates?
- Students entering 2K must be 2 before June 1 of their entrance year.
- Students entering PK must be 3 before June 1 of their entrance year.
- Students entering JK must be 4 before June 1 of their entrance year.
- Students entering SK must be 5 before June 1 of their entrance year.
- Students entering 1st grade must be 6 before June 1 of their entrance year.
How many students are enrolled at Christ Methodist?
CMDS has 481 students enrolled from 2K to Sixth Grade for the 2017-18 school year.
What is the average student/teacher ratio?
In order to provide the most individualized educational experience for your child, Christ Methodist places importance in keeping our class sizes small. Class sizes range from 12 to 20 students, depending on the grade level. Early Childhood classes have a lead teacher and instructional assistant and Lower School classes share an assistant.
What class options are there for early childhood students?
Choice of 2 Days (Monday/Friday), 3 Days (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday), or 5 Days (Monday through Friday) with the option of the following times:
Half Days: 8:00 a.m. – noon
Full Days: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Before and After Care is available, extending the school day from 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
3 Half Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – noon
3 Full Days: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 Full Days: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 Half Days: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – noon
Combination: Monday/Friday 8:00 a.m. – noon, and Tuesday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5 Full Days: Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Full Days: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
What are the Grade School hours?
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Morning carpool drop off from 8:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.)
What are the options for lunch?
All 2K students bring their lunch to school and eat in their classrooms. Students in Full-Day Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade eat in the cafeteria and have the option to buy their lunch or bring it from home.
Does CMDS offer before & after school care?
Yes. Christ Methodist offers a Before and After Care program called Alpha and Omega Kids. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Students may drop in or select a 3- or 5-day plan. Many after school enrichment opportunities are offered as well, such as ballet, gymnastics, karate, chess and others. More information can be found here or by contacting Amanda Bardos at (901) 261-2147.
Is there a summer program?
CMDS offers Summer@CMDS for rising Pre-Kindergarten through 7th grade students. Summer@CMDS offers weekly thematic activities, as well as many week-long special enrichment classes. Students may attend the 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. day camp and extend the hours to 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., if needed. Additional information about SOAR can be found here.
Do Christ Methodist students wear uniforms?
Students in 2K, PK and JK wear special CMDS Spirit shirts the school provides every Wednesday and play clothes with tennis shoes every other day of the week. Students in SK through Sixth Grade wear school uniforms every day. Uniforms may be purchased from Parker Uniform or Land’s End. View our school’s uniform policy here.
Where do Christ Methodist graduates go in seventh grade?
Christ Methodist students matriculate to many of the Memphis area independent schools. We take pride in the variety of schools our graduates attend and work hard to ensure our students are prepared for middle school and beyond.
This graph shows the middle schools CMDS graduates have attended cumulatively over the past five years.