We build on the past to build up the future.
Known nationally as the “Miracle in Memphis,” the Jubilee
Catholic Schools Network combines the best of Catholic, faith-based instruction
from the past with contemporary best teaching practices to deliver a superior
education for pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. Regardless of our
students’ faith background, they benefit from an excellent Catholic education
rooted in a 200-year-old traditional foundation: strong academics and Christian
values, all within a structured and nurturing environment.
The Jubilee Schools began in July 1999 when Bishop J.
Terry Steib, SVD, announced that previously closed urban Catholic schools would
reopen to make high quality education widely accessible to Memphis youth. The
schools were named in honor of the Jubilee year, a year of grace and
celebration. Today, the Jubilee Catholic Schools Network serves approximately
1,500 students each year across nine schools: eight elementary and one
middle/high school. To better serve families’ needs, Jubilee school tuition operates
on a sliding scale supported by significant donor funding. Families pay only
what they can based on their income and no family is turned away due to
finances. Furthermore, scholarships follow students to all Catholic middle and high schools in Memphis. Beyond being an
accessible education, Jubilee strives to also provide the highest quality
education to our students. For the 2014-2015 academic year, students averaged
above the National average in reading, language arts, and math. Kindergartners also showcased their excellent foundation
in reading by averaging in the 92nd national percentile in reading.