Northpoint Christian School

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Northpoint Christian School
NCS logo 2013.png
Address
7400 Getwell Road
Southaven, Mississippi, 38672
USA
Coordinates 34°58′3″N 89°55′59″W / 34.96750°N 89.93306°W / 34.96750; -89.93306Coordinates: 34°58′3″N 89°55′59″W / 34.96750°N 89.93306°W / 34.96750; -89.93306
Information
Type Private co-educational elementary & secondary
Motto Finding Your True North
Established 1972
President David H. Manley
Grades pre-K–12
Enrollment 1060
Color(s) Navy and Old Gold
Mascot Trojan
Nickname NCS
Affiliation Southern Baptist
Tuition $6300-$9300
Website

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.[1]

Campuses[edit]

Memphis[edit]

The 40-acre (160,000 m2) Memphis campus was utilized from 1974 until 1988, when it was sold to the Memphis City School System.

Southaven[edit]

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[edit]

Percussion Ensemble[edit]

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.

Athletics[edit]

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:

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

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