Evangelical Christian School

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Evangelical Christian School
Evangelical Christian School logo.JPG
The logo of Evangelical Christian School
Pursuit of Excellence for the Glory of God
Address
7600 Macon Road
Memphis, Tennessee, 38018
United States
Information
School type Private co-educational Primary and Secondary school
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational Christian
Founded 1965
CEEB Code 430453
President Bryan Miller
Campuses Macon, Fisherville, Ridgelake, and Forest Hill
School color(s) Cardinal and White          
Song "May the Mind of Christ"
Nickname Eagles
Newspaper The Eagle's Eye
Yearbook Ichthus
Website

Evangelical Christian School, also known as ECS, is a private, non-denominational, evangelical school in Memphis, Tennessee. It was founded in 1965 and joined Association of Christian Schools International in 1984.[1] It hosts grades Pre-K to 12, and comprises campuses spanning Fisherville, Forest Hill, Ridgelake, and Macon.

Mission[edit]

Mission Statement of Evangelical Christian School:

"The Mission of Evangelical Christian School is to provide a Christ-centered, Biblically-directed education that challenges students to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to develop the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, leadership, and service to others." [2]

Campuses[edit]

Fisherville, Forest Hill and Ridgelake[edit]

The Fisherville, Forest Hill and Ridgelake campuses each host students the lower school (Pre-K through 5th grade). The faculty teach students in a variety of disciplines such as science, math, English and literature, history, and Bible study. Additional course offerings are available, such as art, physical education, music, and Spanish.

At the "tech-lab," students in grades 2 through 5 are taught basic computer skills necessary for high school and middle school, such as Powerpoint presentations and project research. Students are exposed to computers and the Internet in a monitored environment.

Every Thursday, in addition to the daily scheduled activities, the schools hold a chapel service. A speaker delivers a message to the students about a Bible lesson, and often presents an entertaining skit or event or demonstration to keep the children's attention.

Macon[edit]

The Macon campus includes the middle school and upper school campuses. Although they are on the same grounds, the middle school and high school students are taught in separate buildings; they also have separate principals, teachers, and lunch times. The middle school grades consist of grades 6 through 8. These students are taught math, science, Bible, geography, English, literature, and many other subjects.

Athletics[edit]

Evangelical Christian School's mascot is the eagle, with team colors of cardinal and white. ECS is in the Division 2 (private schools) of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association. ECS participates in football, soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, track and field, cross country running, tennis, basketball, and golf.

Under the direction of coach Terry Tippett, the ECS boys basketball team claimed the school's first state championship on March 5, 2011. The game, held at Lipscomb University in Nashville, featured an all-senior starting five from ECS as they defeated Franklin Road Academy in the BlueCross Division 2-A final by a score of 51-45.

Traditions[3][edit]

Fight Song[edit]

Stand up and fight for ECS!
Stand up and give a cheer!
Our team is always number one
Through each and every year!

Win, lose, or draw, we’ll play the game
To honor Christ who lives.
Our Eagle flies toward VICTORY
For dear old ECS!

Alma Mater[edit]

Hail to you, our Alma Mater,
Heart of ECS—
Striving in our Father’s graces
To meet life’s hardest task.

For the ones who seek to learn
The wonders of God’s world,
Send their minds in praise and honor—
Forward ECS.

Notable alumni[edit]

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