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  • Join us for our Optional Kindergarten Open House for prospective families each year in January! Visit with us to learn more about our amazing Science and Technology program and how our family oriented environment will set your child on a trajectory for success!


  • Guided by our motto, "Children First, Excellence Always" Idlewild excels through Enriched Science and Technology and has earned the distinction of being ranked in the top 10% of all public schools by the State of Tennessee. Our holistic, differentiated, and rigorous approach to teaching and learning develops every student's talents, intellect, creativity, and character. Idlewild's Enriched Science and Technology Optional Program, nestled in the very heart of Midtown Memphis, offers a joyful, challenging, and creative learning environment for students from more than 28 zip codes across the Mid-South. Our teachers and staff recognize that students learn from each other and create classrooms that embrace sharing diverse cultures, ideas, experiences, interests, and opinions in a safe and nurturing environmet. All students whether they live in the Idlewild district or choose to transfer from other areas, are included in our school's Optional Program. With 117 years of proven excellence, out teachers and staff continue to prepare each student to reach their highest levels of personal growth.

  • Idlewild offers a multitude of activities for scholars to participate in after-school!

    Run Club

    Chess Club

    Chess Team

    STEM Club (Partner w/ St. Jude)

    Robotics Team (First Lego League)

    Conservation Club


    Math Club

    Student Council

    Vinyl Club