Northpoint Christian School
|Northpoint Christian School|
|7400 Getwell Road
Southaven, Mississippi, 38672
|Type||Private co-educational elementary & secondary|
|Motto||Finding Your True North|
|President||David H. Manley|
|Color(s)||Navy and Old Gold|
Northpoint Christian School (NCS), formerly known as Southern Baptist Educational Center, is a college preparatory school located in Southaven, Mississippi. NCS was founded by a group of Baptist ministers looking to establish a school in the Whitehaven section of Memphis, Tennessee, in 1972. Programs for kindergarten through Grade 8 began in 1973, and grades 9-12 were added the following year. The school is dually accredited with SAIS and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. NCS is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, the TAIS, and the TSSAA. As of 2011 the school was the fourth-largest private school in Greater Memphis.
The 40-acre (160,000 m2) Memphis campus was utilized from 1974 until 1988, when it was sold to the Memphis City School System.
The school campus relocated to Southaven, Mississippi, a Memphis suburb. The 67-acre (270,000 m2) campus contains facilities for grades pre-K through 12, and a complete sportsplex. The building contains approximately 100,000 square feet (10,000 m2) of instructional and support space for students. Specifically, the building contains over 40 regular classrooms, 3 computer labs, 4 science labs, a science lecture lab, a library/media center, a cafeteria, a multi-purpose room, and an area of the school designed specifically for the fine arts. The sportsplex contains a football stadium and track, baseball stadium, softball stadium, and a soccer field. In addition, the stadium contains two concessions buildings. In 2008, an additional building was constructed adjacent to the main building. This building contains 12 additional classrooms and a gymnasium with a turf room and locker rooms.
Trojan Marching Band
The percussion ensemble is a musical group composed mostly of band members but is open to all students at the school. The group uses drums, guitars, xylophones, a gong, and other percussion instruments.
Despite being located in Mississippi, NCS competes in Division II, Class A of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). Other members of their division are:
- David Brainerd Christian School (Chattanooga) (now closed)
- Davidson Academy (Nashville)
- First Assembly Christian School (Cordova)
- King's Academy (Seymour)
- Lighthouse Christian (Millington)
- Memphis Catholic High School (Memphis, Tennessee)
- Tipton Rosemark Academy (Millington)
- Rossville Christian
- St. Andrews (Sewanee)
- Evangelical Christian School
- St. George's (Collierville)
Sports offered at NCS include: baseball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, boys and girls golf, boys and girls soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and trap shooting