Our Pre-K–8 charter school offers an exceptional tuition-free education to families in Memphis.

Founding Principles of Our STAR Education

We believe students need these skills to thrive beyond elementary school.

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Critical Thinking

Our teachers empower students to analyze information, evaluate arguments, and make informed decisions.

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STAR fosters teamwork and problem-solving skills, which are crucial for success in our interconnected world.

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We encourage students to think outside the box, explore innovative ideas, and express themselves in unique and meaningful ways.

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Cultural Competency

STAR promotes pride, understanding, empathy, and respect for diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.

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We help students articulate their thoughts and express themselves clearly in order to build stronger ideas and relationships.

Our students’ growth is in the top 5% of schools in Tennessee, thanks to our program features:

Safe Campus

Our campus is a safe and structured environment for children to learn. Students and teachers feel secure both physically and emotionally.

Excellent Student & Staff Relationships

Our teachers want the best for our students and communicate clearly and consistently with students and parents.

Individualized Student Support

With smaller class sizes, students and teachers get more individualized interactions throughout the school day, resulting in more learning.

Early Childhood Reading

We offer early literacy programs for kindergarten—3rd grade, resulting in an average of 1.4 years of student growth.

Healthy and Delicious Lunch

STAR partners with a local sustainable food vendor so our students receive nutritious and delicious meals every day.

Unrivaled Facilities

We believe our students deserve a sparkling clean campus and top-of-the-line play facilities.

An Elementary School Where Parents Feel Assured in Their Children’s Future

Many schools fall short of meeting the academic and emotional needs of their students, leaving parents overwhelmed. Our safe campus, small class sizes, and award-winning staff provide students with the resources and relationships they need to thrive.

-STAR Parent

My son started at STAR in his kindergarten year and is now a 5th grade ‘senior.’ He has loved this school from the start and has often expressed to friends and family how his school’s #1 goal is to make every student college bound. The STAR Academy faculty and staff made my son into a lifelong learner.

-STAR Parent

My kids attend STAR Academy, and they have been a great support system. We wanted a smaller school with smaller classes and teachers who were really invested in the kids, and that’s exactly what we got!! I’m so glad we made the decision to bring them to STAR, and to hear my daughter say she loves her school, makes me proud to know we made the best decision for them!!

-STAR Parent

My son has been a part of the Star Academy family since the first grade! He is a part of the Star Academy Eagles basketball team and has grown so much as young man. I appreciate that the staff knows my son and every student by name and students aren’t just a number.


Janice Brown Welcome

We resource our scholars with relationships and resources to thrive.

Welcome, Parents!

I know you want your child to develop a love of learning that fully prepares them for middle school and beyond. And you may be searching for a charter elementary school that empowers students with the resources and relationships they need to thrive.

Unfortunately, many students struggle academically and emotionally in classrooms that don’t meet their needs. I know how overwhelming this can be for students and parents, especially when there is a lack of collaboration between the school and the family. But every child in Memphis deserves a level playing field to succeed in life, and I believe it starts with an excellent elementary education.

At STAR Academy, we relentlessly listen to families, and we understand the challenges young students face in the classroom. Through a safe and clean campus, award-winning staff, and unrivaled school culture, we’ve climbed the ranks to become a Tennessee Reward School.

Enrolling your child at STAR Academy is simple and tuition-free.

  • First, take just five minutes to complete the Intend to Enroll Application online.
  • Next, visit our campus virtually or in person to see what we are all about.
  • After you’ve accepted your offer to attend, attend our Family Orientation in the summer to be ready for the first day of school!

Apply today to be confident your child gets the safe learning environment and individualized support they need to thrive.


Janice Brown

Janice Brown