Northpoint Christian School
|Northpoint Christian School|
|7400 Getwell Road
Southaven, Mississippi, 38672
|Type||Private co-educational elementary & secondary|
|Motto||Find Your True North|
|President||David H. Manley|
|Color(s)||Navy and Old Gold|
Northpoint Christian School (NCS) 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 2014, the school is the third-largest private school in Greater Memphis.
Prior to the 2013-2014 school year, the school was known as SBEC (Southern Baptist Educational Center). The name change was made to better show the school as serving the entire Christian faith and to represent the school's geographical location in the state of Mississippi and DeSoto County.
The 40-acre (160,000 m2) Memphis campus, located at the intersection of Holmes Road and Tulane Road, 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, in September of 1988. The 67-acre (270,000 m2) campus contains facilities for grades pre-K through 12. The main 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 a performing arts center. The campus also includes a sportsplex, which contains a football stadium and track, baseball stadium, softball stadium, soccer field, and tennis courts. The football stadium includes two concession stands.
In 2008, an expansion was constructed just east of the main building. This building contains 12 additional high school classrooms and the high school office, in addition to 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:
- Davidson Academy (Nashville)
- First Assembly Christian School (Cordova)
- Franklin Road Academy (Nashville)
- Friendship Christian School (Lebanon)
- King's Academy (Seymour)
- Lighthouse Christian (Millington)
- Memphis Catholic High School (Memphis)
- Rossville Christian Academy (Rossville)
- St. Andrews (Sewanee)
- Tipton Rosemark Academy (Millington)
- Evangelical Christian School (Cordova)
- 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.