City University School Girls Preparatory (City University Girls Prep), an entity of the educational arm of The Influence1 Foundation, proposes to meet the need of public education as well as the demand for a middle school institution committed to secondary and college preparation.

Created as a college preparatory middle school with an emphasis on the (educational, social, and psychological) development of female scholars, and operated as a Center of Excellence for Student Development, City University Girls Prep will serve to benefit Memphis and its community of students.

This effort is enhanced by its collaboration with the parent school, City University School of Liberal Arts and its brother institution, City University School Boys Preparatory. This union will ensure efforts to build a curricular foundation to better prepare its scholars for transition into secondary education and later post secondary institutions.

City University Girls Preparatory will serve a potentially neglected population of students from low performing elementary and middle schools that may not be able or eligible to transfer to an optional school with a secondary/college preparatory program. City University Girls will provide female scholars full access to a diverse offering of courses, coupled with a curriculum that enables and empowers young women with the abilities to achieve success in an academically rigorous environment and within a socially engaging community.


Students who enter City University School Girls Preparatory in the sixth grade and remain until the end of their eighth grade year will establish a strong foundation in core academic subjects such as reading/language arts, mathematics, social studies, the sciences, foreign language, technology, the arts, citizenship and leadership, as well as, social and extracurricular activities. Led by an experienced team of educators, our girls receive a quality educational experience—inside and outside the classroom.