Community Learning at its Best

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  • Center for Excellence

    You don’t have to jump through hoops to cultivate your child’s passion and coordinate with your busy schedule. The Center for Excellence offers enrichment programs, camps, and clinics year-round for interests from coding to ballet and flexible childcare options!

    View our digital catalog to find the solution that is just right for your family!

Check out our Fall/Spring Catalog!

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  • New Fall/Spring Offerings

    Any offerings added or updated after our catalog launches on August 1, 2019 will be added here. Contact the Center for Excellence Office for more information.

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  • About the Center for Excellence

    Through the Annette C. Smith Center for Excellence, 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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  • 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 program. 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.
  • 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.

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  • Payment & Fees

    Center for Excellence fees include all activities and supplies unless otherwise noted. Payments for Center for Excellence sessions are due in full at the time of registration.
  • 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.
  • Refund Policy

    Center for Excellence fees are refunded in full when the session for which an enrollment was submitted is at capacity or the session 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. For Center for Excellence classes, 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.
  • Registration

    All Center for Excellence registrations will be made online. Once a registration has been received and processed, a confirmation will be emailed to the address listed in the registration profile. Please note that registrations are not accepted without the appropriate payment.

    Admission is granted to qualified students in the order in which completed registration forms with payments/deposits are received. Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to program activities.

    Registration is required for each Center for Excellence offering. Sessions are filled on a first-come basis. Please enroll early. Any registrations received after a class that has reached capacity will be returned with a full refund. 
  • Transportation & Supervision

    Students should arrive on time and be picked up promptly at the end of each class. For the safety and security of all participants, girls and boys left unsupervised on campus after sessions will be escorted to SPARK Extended Care. Parents will be charged $15 each day. An additional charge of $5 each minute will be assessed for all SPARK campers remaining on campus after 6:05 pm
Hutchison welcomes qualified students of any race, color, religion, or ethnic origin to program activities.
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Hutchison is the leading private girls school in Memphis for ages 2 years old through twelfth grade.