• Optional School

    Our Enriched Science and Technology Optional Program moves beyond the basics of the traditional classrom, incorporating expanded learning opportunities with weeky hands-on Science Lab, Technology Lab, outdoor classroom and pond, and our Kitchen Community Gardens. Idlewild, 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 environment. All students whether they live in the Idlewild district or choose to transfer from other areas, are included in our school's Optional Program.

     5th graders meditating by pond