Our 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.
Our teachers empower students to analyze information, evaluate arguments, and make informed decisions.
STAR fosters teamwork and problem-solving skills, which are crucial for success in our interconnected world.
We encourage students to think outside the box, explore innovative ideas, and express themselves in unique and meaningful ways.
STAR promotes pride, understanding, empathy, and respect for diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.