Freedom Preparatory Academy

Freedom Prep is the first Building Excellent Schools Fellow school in Memphis and the only charter school in Southwest Memphis. Freedom Prep has shown tremendous academic gains in just 2 short years. The majority of students enter Freedom Prep at least 2 or 3 grade levels behind, but with structure, support, and intense instructional practices, students often show tremendous growth in a short amount of time. Our 7th graders improved 55% in Math on the TCAP in their 2nd year at Freedom Prep (scoring the same as students in the wealthiest county in TN). Students advance an average of 2 to 2 ½ academic years in one school year in Reading and Math on national norm exams.

Freedom Prep is looking for the following community support: in-kind donations of school supplies and college t-shirts (every Friday, Freedom Prep students wear college t-shirts instead of uniforms); financial support so more families have a choice in their child’s education; individuals to serve on the Board of Directors. Freedom Prep encourages educators or future educators to visit and consider applying – they are always looking for talented, mission-aligned, competent adults as teachers and instructional leaders.

To learn more visit www.freedomprep.org