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The mission of Evangelical Christian School is to provide the Christian family 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.

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I can think of no better investment than an investment in the first earthly institution God created; the family. An investment in Evangelical Christian School is a direct investment in the Christian family. Since its founding in 1965, the mission of ECS is be in partnership with and in service to the Christian family; that mission will never change. Our school community's foundation rests on a resurrected Savior who hung on a cross 2,000 years ago and changed the world. This foundational truth, combined with the unwavering mission, touches every aspect of school life from academics, fine arts, sports, and beyond. ECS does not provide the Christian family with a fence of protection from the world for their child; far better, it provides a filter or lens for their child to see the world through, one they carry with them their whole life. Personally, I am eternally indebted to ECS for the impact it has had on my life and the way it has loved my family.  I enthusiastically invest in the school so its future mission of service can spread further and to more Christian families across the Memphis area.   

Clay Scott
ECS Class of 1992
Married to Sarah Shipmon Scott (class of 1992)

Father to ECS classes of 2020 and  2022 graduates and an ECS 10th grader

As parents we realize we have a finite amount of time to make decisions that impact the development of our children. That development primarily occurs in three dominant areas: emotional, educational and spiritual. And that development is shaped by the environment in which they spend their time.

Because our children each spend approximately 1,200 hours at school each year  surrounded by classmates, teachers, and coaches, our choice in education has to support our family’s values. We want a school that  partners with us. We want a community of like-minded families that share a commitment to the importance of a Christ-centered and biblically directed education. 

ECS holds important the same values and worldview that we are diligently working to instill at home. ECS has built a disciple-building model in which our children are taught, mentored, and coached by individuals who work both within and beyond the scholastic boundaries of education with the goal of equipping our children to be capable of facing the demands and challenges of life ahead while glorifying God.  Our experience has been a faculty that does not shy away from “getting their hands dirty” by caring for the emotional and spiritual well-being of our children while at the same time providing them with a superb educational foundation. 

As our children have grown older, we see the incredible  impact of the people of ECS written all over their lives. We continue to be grateful that we chose to invest in ECS when we enrolled our firstborn over 12 years ago and then again with our second born. Their lives will forever be  positively affected by their years on ECS campuses, and for that we are thankful.  

Stacey and Jason White
ECS Class of 1998
Parents of an ECS class of 2022 graduate and an ECS 10th grader

Brandon Artiles
Director of the
Annual Fund

Karen Jamison
Alumni/Community Relations
ECS Class of 1981