Nestled on 115 acres in Eads, Tennessee, this campus features a high school, middle school, and elementary school serving students (2-year-olds – 12th grade). The 124,000 square-foot high school building is a well-appointed structure offering 31 general classrooms including four science labs, a science lecture lab, a STEM lab, a STEM computer lab, and a library/media center. The high school has a full-scale gymnasium and a multi-purpose room, which also serves as a cafeteria, with a full-scale kitchen. The gym has four locker rooms, a wrestling room, and a fully equipped, state-of-the-art weight room. The 35,000 square-foot Sparks Chapel houses the Business Office, auditorium/chapel, and multiple classrooms and a choir room.
Outdoor sport venues include a football stadium, track, soccer field, baseball stadium, softball stadium, and a six-court tennis complex. A softball stadium and lighted multi-purpose field for football, lacrosse, and soccer are featured on the west side of the complex. A field house, athletic media/film room, indoor baseball practice facility, three concession buildings, band field, and three multi-purpose fields complement the Saints Sportsplex.
The middle school complex, located adjacent to the high school, has its own gymnasium, cafeteria and library. The middle school with a total capacity of approximately 400 students in Grades 6 -8 has 22 classrooms.
The elementary school serves an average of approximately four classrooms per grade-level and has a capacity of 800. students in PK2 – Grade 5. The elementary school is comprised of 40 classrooms, plus designated classrooms for art, music, gifted program, STEM lab, elementary library, and its own 10,500 square-foot gymnasium.
In the spring of 2021, BCS leadership initiated an athletic master planning process to identify current and future areas of program growth with a focus on the health, wellness, and development of our student athletes. In fulfillment of our vision to develop athletic fields for our younger teams, Briarcrest began construction in 2022 on multi-purpose elementary school practice fields, complete with lighting, artificial turf, and bleachers. Named in memory of Bill “Hackdaddy” Hackmeyer, Jr., the Hackmeyer-Sparks Elementary Practice Fields were officially opened in May 2023 for practice and competition. Briarcrest also installed lights on the middle school field to enhance practice schedules for our 5th – 8th grade student athletes.
Groundbreaking for the Petree Athletic Center, to be known as the PAC, was celebrated in February 2023. Exciting features of the PAC will include: a state-of-the art training room based on Campbell Clinic best practices and input on design; a film room with graduated seating to accommodate team, student, and parent meetings; a much-needed girls’ locker room accommodating more than 90 young women as they prepare for games and practices; a new boys’ locker room with nearly 60 lockers for teams and individuals preparing for Strength and Conditioning classes in the new weight room; and a new 6,000 square-foot weight room for student athlete development before and after practices, as well as Strength and Conditioning classes during the school day.
Design development on a covered practice field is well underway and construction will begin as soon as we successfully reach our campaign goal. The 70-yard artificial turf field will be used by football, lacrosse, soccer, cheer, and many more outdoor sports teams during inclement weather that would otherwise cancel their practices.
From humble beginnings to a spectacular campus, God has truly blessed Briarcrest Christian School over many decades. Since 1973, the overall experience at BCS has been defined by the unique partnership of our students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends whose strong commitment is evident in carrying out our mission and vision of academic excellence in the Memphis area.
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year, we are grateful for the community and people who have shaped this school. We look forward to all that God has in store for Briarcrest as we enter our next fifty years!