May 28-August 9

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    If you are looking for the perfect place for your son or daughter this summer, look no further than Hutchison! We offer a variety of one-time events and week-long skill-building workshops, camps, and clinics for all ages with flexible childcare options for working parents.

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  • New Summer Offerings

    Children's Ballet Theater "Beauty and the Beast"
    For girls and boys entering grades K-1
    Learn the unique art of the beautiful Russian style classical ballet in an uplifting and fun camp session with the Children's Ballet Theater! This workshop includes daily ballet classes, jazz dance, and students will learn the beautiful classical choreography of “Beauty and the Beast”. One of the highlights of CBT camp is the annual talent show for those that want to showcase their solo or group singing, dancing, instrument, or anything goes! We will have talent practice time at camp. Participants have option to help produce the showcase instead of performing. The camp culminates in an exciting on-stage performance of classical and contemporary dance for friends and family. Students are required to wear a black leotard and matching short skirt, and hair in a tight neat bun, pink tights and pink ballet shoes. Black leggings or yoga pants are needed for jazz dance. For more information visit or email

    dates/times: Monday–Friday, July 29-August 2; 9:00 am-12:00 pm 
    talent show: Thursday, August 1; 11:30 am
    performance: Friday, August 2; 11:30 am
    instructor: Cami Curran (Children's Ballet Theater)
    cost: $175

    For girls and boys entering grades K-3
    What do your pets get into while you're out?? Explore your own animal characters and create a performance based on the stories they have to tell!
    DATE/TIME: Monday-Friday, June 10-14; 9:00am-noon
    INSTRUCTOR: Marques Brown (Theater Technical Director, actor, director)
    COST: $175

  • Camp Updates

    Monday-Friday, July 8-12; 1:00-4:00 pm

    Monday-Friday, June 10-14

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  • About the Center for Excellence

    Through the Center, Hutchison shares its tradition of excellence through offerings in academics, arts, athletics, education, and leadership. Instructors in each of the Center’s academies not only inspire artists, athletes, scholars, and leaders but also engage educators and parents in thought-provoking classes and lectures. 

    There is truly something for everyone in the Center for Excellence!


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General Information

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  • Convenient Hours for Working Families

    SPARK Day Camp os open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm with these two exceptions: SPARK Day Camp will not be in session on Monday, May 27, and Thursday, July 4. The weekly camp rate is $235 ($188 for sessions 1 and 6).

    Early Care: Early care is available to registered campers from 7:30-9:00 am for an additional charge: $35 per session ($28 during sessions 1 and 6). No deposit is required for early care; however, campers must sign up in advance to ensure we have available space. The full early care fee is due on Monday of each week of attendance.

    Extended Care: Extended care is available to registered campers from 3:00-6:00 pm for an additional charge: $65 per session ($52 during sessions 1 and 6). No deposit is required for extended care; however, campers must sign up in advance to ensure we have available space. The full extended care fee is due on the Monday of each week of attendance.
  • SPARK Camp and CFE Crossover

    If a student attends a Center for Excellence class for three hours or longer and attends SPARK Day Camp for the remainder of the camp day that week, he or she will receive half off the SPARK Day Camp fee. If a camper chooses to participate in a CFE program in addition to SPARK, he or she will eat lunch with a counselor in the dining hall between activities.
  • Registration Process

    All Center for Excellence registrations must be made through our online enrollment site.

    Just follow these easy steps to create a family profile and register:
    1. Click Register Online.
    2. On the login page, click on the blue link below the login box to create a profile for a new family. You need to take this step even if you registered with the Center last summer, the system is new so everyone who logs in is new too! (If you registered with us this fall/spring, you can log into your parent dashboard as usual.)
    3. Once you complete the profile information, you will receive a temporary password by email. Use that password to reset to a permanent password in the My Account section of your parent dashboard.
    4. Now you are all set to enroll! Use the Enrollment tab to see available camps and workshops. Select all camps for which you wish to enroll, scroll to the bottom of the page, and proceed to checkout.

    Payment is due at the time of registration. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card through the online system as well as cash or personal checks. Please send payment to 1740 Ridgeway Road, Memphis, TN 38119. Hutchison students may charge their school accounts if approved by the business office.

    Registration is required for each Center for Excellence offering. Offerings are filled on a first-come basis. Please enroll early. Any registrations received after a class or camp has reached capacity will be returned with a full refund.

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  • Location

    Hutchison is conveniently located on a 52-acre naturally-wooded campus in East Memphis at 1740 Ridgeway Road. Campus maps may be obtained at the front gate. The Center for Excellence office is located on the first floor in the Dobbs Center.
  • Payment and Fees

    Center for Excellence fees as indicated on each offering include all activities and supplies unless otherwise noted. Payments for Center for Excellence sessions are due in full at the time of registration.

    Payments can be made by VISA®, MasterCard®, or e-check. 
  • Refund Policy

    Center for Excellence fees are refunded in full when the offering for which an enrollment was submitted is at capacity or the offering is cancelled by Hutchison. Except in the cases of illness or emergency that are disclosed to the Center for Excellence office prior to the start of an activity, refunds will not be given after a session begins. A withdrawal request that occurs at least five (5) business days prior to the first class meeting will result in a refund/credit of fees. After five (5) days prior to the first class meeting, there will be no refund of fees.
  • Transportation and Supervision

    Students should arrive on time and be picked up promptly at the end of each class or camp. For the safety and security of all participants, girls and boys who have not been picked up after offerings end will be escorted to SPARK Extended Care. Parents will be charged $15 per day. An additional charge of $5.00 per minute will be assessed for all SPARK campers remaining on campus after 6:05 pm. This fee must be paid at the time of pick up.
  • Attendance

    Hutchison will not contact parents when a student is not in attendance. No refunds will be given for students who choose not to attend classes or activities.
  • Discontinuation

    Students are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the School as well as the Center for Excellence and SPARK programs. Hutchison reserves the right to dismiss any student whose behavior poses a discipline problem. No refunds will be issued for students who are asked to withdraw.
  • Personal Items

    Hutchison is not responsible for lost or stolen property. Students should not bring valuable items. All personal items should be clearly marked with the student’s name.
Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to program activities.

A Summer Adventure Like No Other

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  • SPARK Summer Day Camp

    SPARK Day Camp is a traditional day camp for girls and boys available from May 28-August 9, with fun weekly themes that add spark to your child’s summer, while making it easy to fit one or more weeks into your schedule.
Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.