BUILDING FOR LIFE VISION CAMPAIGN
This may be the most important year in the history of ECS. Thanks to a generous donor, every dollar donated and pledged from now until May 1, 2022, will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $4 million. With the $2.1 million already raised in just five short months since the Building for Life Vision Campaign was unveiled, we have an unprecedented opportunity to reach our $10 million goal TOGETHER, in record time!
The goal for the Building for Life Vision Campaign is to provide the tools and create the spaces in which the real building takes place: building students for life – academically, athletically, creatively, socially and spiritually.
Here are the specific campaign initiatives that give life to this vision…
NEW SHELBY FARMS CAMPUS ENTRANCE
The new entrance will transform this campus, bolstering security with a permanent guardhouse and gate, increasing safety by improving traffic flow, and greeting our visitors and students’ families with a proper welcome that better reflects the hospitality for which our community is known.
EARLY CHILDHOOD WING & PLAYGROUND
This new light-filled, eight-classroom addition and accompanying playground, built in response to our growing enrollment, provides the necessary space for our youngest learners to grow in wonder of our world and its Creator.
SPRING SPORTS VENUE
Our rich heritage of successful athletics has kept passionate ECS fans cheering for decades. We plan to invest in our spring sports venue to serve our spring sports fans. We will add new bleachers to hold more fans, add turf to the baseball infield, regrade the softball field and add restrooms and concessions.
ADDITIONAL LOWER SCHOOL OPTION AT SHELBY FARMS CAMPUS
Our Lower School is growing exponentially as more families choose to partner with us in Christian discipleship education. Beginning 2023-2024, we want to provide two convenient elementary location options in the city – the current Germantown location, and an additional one-stop option at the Shelby Farms campus.
FINE ARTS CONSERVATORY
In order to maximize spaces on the Shelby Farms campus, we plan to consolidate our Fine Arts under one roof. Adding classroom spaces to the back of the chapel for visual and digital arts, drama, dance, band, and choir with recording studio will give Fine Arts one expanded, cohesive space, further unifying creative expression with Creator worship.
SHELBY FARMS CLASSROOM RENOVATIONS & STEM SPACE
Preparing today’s learners for tomorrow’s careers requires learning spaces that provide the hands-on experience necessary to pique the STEM interests of the next generations of architects, builders, mathematicians, scientists and engineers. We want to upgrade our Shelby Farms campus classrooms and STEM lab to better accomplish this goal.
During this Spring Into Giving Week, we ask that you prayerfully consider how you may help us give feet to this vision and further our unique mission in the Memphis area: 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.
Click here to double your support the Building for Life Vision Campaign, thanks to this generous matching gift opportunity.
It is indeed a great day to be an Eagle! And a great day to invest in ECS!
Some of the Building for Life Vision Campaign contributions may be used to help offset necessary costs to support the school’s general operating budget.