The Bowie Reading and Learning Center began in Nashville 19 years ago. Its founder, Dr. Bobby Bowie, wanted to have a center that would specifically address the reading issues that held so many students back. The Bowie Center was wonderfully received and very well respected in the Nashville community.
Making a commitment to keep Bobby’s legacy and vision alive after his unexpected and tragic passing, the Bowie family moved The Bowie Center to our hometown of Memphis in the spring of 2006. Bobby’s dream continues to live on through the success of each child who attends The Bowie Center.
The Bowie Center has now reached way beyond Bobby’s initial reading support focus to include both an accredited full day school and a complete tutorial program. We hire great tutors who believe in the Bowie philosophy that all students are individuals with the ability to achieve great things. At The Bowie Center, we focus on the whole child, building confidence as we strengthen both academic and social skills.
The tutorial program of the Center is able to support students with any academic need. We serve those who struggle in school and need academic support as well as those who aim to improve test scores and/or move ahead of traditional curriculum. Each student is assigned to a specific instructor that will be with him/her for each session in order to build a successful relationship. Each instructor is degreed and many have or are seeking advanced degrees. We have a strong ACT/SAT prep program and additionally tutor individually for the ISEE, PSAT, GED, GRE and PRAXIS, as well as many other standardized exams. As educators, it is our responsibility to find the best way to open the educational doors of opportunity for each student.
It is our joy to be a support system to the student, the student’s family, and the school. Communication is the key to that support. It has been amazing to see how the teachers and administration outside The Bowie Center go the extra mile to work with us in helping their students.
In 2007, we became AdvancED accredited and are extremely proud to be part of this organization. AdvanedED holds all of its members accountable to excellence in education and we are honored to be part of such a mission.
The Bowie Center is an extremely happy environment and we truly care about each one of our students. As each student reaches his/her goals we celebrate throughout the center! What better job could there be, than to support a student and witness his/her success?