Jubilee Catholic Schools begin new school year - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jubilee Catholic Schools begin new school year

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Ashley Mata is 14-years-old and not afraid to dream big. 

"I want to be a doctor or a vet," Mata said. 

Ashley got a head start on her public school peers today. She goes to school 200 days per year instead of the traditional 180. 

It is actually the first day of school for all nine of the Jubilee Catholic Schools. There are advantages to a year-round school schedule. 

"This was the best thing because we get to learn more than we did last year. It keeps us ahead of other things. It keeps the pace moving faster," eighth grader Myles Bougard said. 

Tuition at Catholic High runs $8 thousand a year, but through the generosity of private donors, parents generally pay from one to two thousand a year, depending on their income.

Ironically, most of the students at Catholic High are not Catholic, but the school is Christ-centered. 

"Our mission across a whole network of schools is to provide an academically rigorous and vibrantly Catholic education that prepares students to become all God created them to be," Jubilee Schools President Dr. David Hill said. 

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