Happy Memphis Heritage Christian School students smiling and bonding

Who We Are

Little Heritage Enrichment Center began in 1999 with a summer program that quickly reached the community and church related students. In the fall of 2000, we began inquiring about a preschool program that would ultimately develop into a school for students in the Nutbush community of Memphis. A grant through the State of Tennessee Department of Education gave us a guide to become a 3 Star entity through the Department of Human Services. In September of 2001, we opened our doors as a preschool non-profit program. It wasn’t long before we added infants through toddlers as it remains today.

Vision and Mission

The vision of our school has always been to offer educational excellence and change generations of families through education and hands on experience. Serving our community is one way of putting education into action!

As our school continues to grow through many challenges we are focused on the end goal. Students learn to develop into Christian leaders, incorporating what they learn in ministry and school, welcoming this integration into local communities through community based programs. Memphis Heritage Christian School exist to provide Christian education and experience to students and families. Currently, Memphis Heritage Christian School serves Infants through PreK4 through Little Heritage Enrichment Center, our founding school.

Elementary and Middle Schools students are served through Memphis Heritage Christian School. Our high school students, incoming 2019-2020, are served through Faith Memphis International School, where students must complete a project in another country prior to graduation. Finally, parents and adults obtain their GED and career education and placement through Memphis Heritage Adult Ed and families are provided with life skills and opportunities for family entertainment through the Black Parent Institute.

Our Club Activities

Memphis Heritage Christian School offers three extracurricular programs and three clubs each semester for variations. In the fall we offer soccer, ballet, and cheer and dance. In the spring we offer gymnastics, karate, and culinary arts.

  • Serve Clubs
  • Ages 12-17
  • Bible Clubs
  • Ages 6-17
  • Business Club
  • Ages 9-17
  • Career Club
  • Ages 8-17
  • IT & PreK EC
  • Ages 5-17

In 2006

We began the Black Parent Institute and GED programs, offered in English and Spanish. To date, we have enrolled hundreds of families who have become successful in their fields, learned a second language and become citizens of the United States of America.

Christian students studying together

Our Programs

As our preschool students reached school age, we opened our first Kindergarten program in 2004-2005. Shortly after, we raised our grade offering to 8th grade, serving students of varying income demographics and religious backgrounds.

  • Little Heritage Preschool
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Adult Education
  • Chapel
Children in extracurricular ballet classes

Extracurricular Activities

Memphis Heritage Christian School offers a program for music of movement for infant/toddler and preschool age students. Families are encouraged to attend classes that are offered during the school day, in the evenings and some weekends for family participation.

  • Ballet
  • Soccer
  • Karate
  • Gymnastics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cheer & Dance

Many of the regular programs for Extracurricular begin at age 2 to 2.5. Infant/toddler students are exposed to Spanish in the classroom as a part of Foreign Language studies.

Admission Policy

Little Heritage Enrichment Center/Memphis Heritage Christian School welcomes all families who seek a creative early childhood education program for their children. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed or color, national or sexual orientation except where in direct contradiction to our Christian faith (statement of faith-see link below). Enrolled families are required to follow all Tennessee State preschool licensing and Tennessee Department of Education regulations, which pertain to their child, and all school policies as specified in the Parent Handbook or other official school documents. Families are responsible for reading, understanding, and following all school policies and state regulations.

  • The age for enrollment corresponds with the standard age policies for the school districts in and around the Tennessee area. We understand that these age requirements may be in conflict with individual family needs; however, due to our class sizes, staffing, and our age appropriate curriculum, all students must meet these age requirements for enrollment.
  • • To be enrolled in our Three-Year-Old class a child must be three on or before August 30th of the school year.
  • • To be enrolled in our Four-Year-Old class a child must be four on or before August 30th of the school year.
  • Little Heritage Enrichment Center/Memphis Heritage Christian School will deny admission to a child when the family fails to submit documented proof that the child has been immunized, or has laboratory evidence of immunity for preventable diseases, including Rubella and COVID-19 (when applicable) as required by the State Department of Human Services and Tennessee Department of Education. Non-immunized children pose a threat to the well being of any pregnant women who use our facility.
  • Little Heritage Enrichment Center will refuse services to enrolled families who fail to follow state regulations and school policies.
  • Read our full admission policy HERE.
  • Dress Code
  • Uniforms for Little Heritage Enrichment Center are purchased at Parker Uniforms. The children will need to wear comfortable clothes, which are suitable for sitting on the floor, and playing outdoors. Paint shirts or smocks are provided for art time and water play. We believe that the children's comfort and fun are much more important than their tidiness and we hope that parents will keep this in mind and dress them accordingly.
  • A part of each class will be spent outside, weather permitting. During portions of the school year, the playground can be either chilly or very hot so children should be dressed appropriately. Please be sure jackets and sweaters are plainly marked with your child's name.
  • Students must be in approved uniforms upon acceptance to the School. Our uniform provider for the 2020-2021 school year is Fashioned to Fit on Park Avenue. Please follow the link here to determine uniform requirements, cost and availability.
  • Uniform for Little Heritage Enrichment Center is different (in color and style) that Memphis Heritage Christian School. Please be sure to ask about your uniform requirements. Students receive write ups for non-compliance of uniform policy.
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