Northpoint Christian School (NCS) is a private, coeducational, college preparatory Christian school located in Southaven, Mississippi. NCS was founded in 1973 by a group of Baptist ministers in the Whitehaven section of Memphis, Tennessee. Programs for kindergarten through Grade 8 began in 1973, and grades 9-12 were added the following year. The school is dually accredited with SAIS and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. NCS is also a member of the Association of Christian Schools International, the TAIS, and the TSSAA. As of 2014, the school was the third-largest private school in Greater Memphis.
== History ==
NCS was established in 1973 as a segregation academy formed by white parents seeking to avoid sending their children to racially integrated public schools.Prior to the 2013-2014 school year, the school was known as Southern Baptist Educational Center (SBEC).
== Campuses ==
=== Memphis ===
The 40 acres (16 ha) Memphis campus, located at the intersection of Holmes Road and Tulane Road, was utilized from 1974 until 1988, when it was sold to the Memphis City School System.
=== Southaven ===
The school campus relocated to Southaven, Mississippi, a Memphis suburb, in September 1988. The 67 acres (27 ha) campus contains facilities for grades pre-K through 12. The main building contains approximately 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2) of instructional and support space for students. Specifically, the building contains over 40 regular classrooms, 3 computer labs, 4 science labs, a science lecture lab, a library/media center, a cafeteria, a multi-purpose room, and a performing arts center. The campus also includes a sportsplex, which contains a football stadium and track, baseball stadium, softball stadium, soccer field, and tennis courts. The football stadium includes two concession stands.
In 2008, an expansion was constructed just east of the main building. This building contains 12 additional high school classrooms and the high school office, in addition to a gymnasium with a turf room and locker rooms.
== Athletics ==
Despite being located in Mississippi, NCS competes in Division II, Class A of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). Other members of their division are:
Davidson Academy (Nashville)
First Assembly Christian School (Cordova)
Franklin Road Academy (Nashville)
Friendship Christian School (Lebanon)
King's Academy (Seymour)
Lighthouse Christian (Millington)
Memphis Catholic High School (Memphis)
Rossville Christian Academy (Rossville)
St. Andrews (Sewanee)
Tipton-Rosemark Academy (Millington)
Evangelical Christian School (Cordova)
St. George's (Collierville)Sports offered at NCS include: baseball, boys and girls basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, boys and girls golf, boys and girls soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and trap shooting.NCS is home to 4 State Titles in athletics. 2004 Football, 2009 Baseball, 2016 and 2017 Girls Basketball.
== See also ==
List of private schools in Mississippi
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