Evangelical Christian School

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Evangelical Christian School
Evangelical Christian School logo.JPG
Address
7600 Macon Road
Cordova, Tennessee 38018
United States
Information
School type Private co-educational Primary and Secondary school
Motto Pursuit of Excellence for the Glory of God
Religious affiliation(s) Non-denominational Christian
Founded 1965
CEEB code 430453
President Dan Peterson
Campuses Macon and Lower School
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 Christian 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, with grades Pre-K through 5th grade at the Lower School campus in Germantown, TN and grades 6-12 at the Macon campus in Cordova, TN.

Campuses[edit]

Lower School (Forrest Hill)[edit]

The Lower School campus hosts students in grades Pre-K through 5th. 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.

Shelby Farms[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, lacrosse, and golf.

ECS has won a total of 24 State championships in 9 different sports: Baseball 1986, 1996, 1998, 2011, 2013, 2017 Football 1983, 1999, 2000, 2005 Boys Golf 1995, 2009, 2012 Boys Soccer 2010, 2011 Boys Decathlon 2010, 2011 Boys Basketball 2011 Girls Soccer 2015, 2016 Girls Track 1981, 2010, 2014 Volleyball 2009

The Boys Soccer team won back to back State Championships defeating Jackson Christian School 2-0 on May 27, 2010, and University School of Nashville 2-0 on May 26, 2011. The 2011 team finished the season ranked as the #7 team in the country ,going undefeated . The team was led by Coach Mark Forrest and two time First Team All- American Chandler Gagnon. Gagnon was also the 2010 and 2011 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year

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[2][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 tasks

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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