Choosing Primary: Why an Elementary School Makes Sense

An elementary school invests all of its resources in the development of young children.

At CMDS, all of our faculty, staff and administrators are solely focused on cultivating an authentic elementary experience.

An elementary school gives parents time to get to know their child.

Strengths, learning style, personality and interests are developed during a child’s formative years, and that knowledge makes it easier to choose a middle school.

An elementary school preserves childhood.

Our environment provides a safe place for students to take risks, explore their God-given talents and discover their likes and dislikes. They are not exposed to too much, too soon.

An elementary school offers opportunities for young students to lead.

At CMDS, 12-year-olds are the big kids on campus. So at an early age, our students are taking the lead in the school musical and campaigning for Student Council.

Christ Methodist Day School first opened its doors in 1958 to 75 kindergarten students. Since then, it has continued to grow and thrive in the exact same spot it was founded: right along Poplar Avenue, in the middle of Memphis, just about halfway between FedExForum and Shelby Farms Park. Visit for information about enrollment and to find out why CMDS is the primary choice for so many Memphis families.


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