Head of School: Dr. David Perkinson
Grades Served: PK-3 through 12
Diversity of Enrollment:
- Lower School: 10%
- Middle School: 19%
- Upper School: 26%
- Total School: 17%
State-of-the-art facilities including three libraries, three gymnasiums, nine science labs, four visual art studios, four music rooms, two cafeterias, two playgrounds, two computer labs, and two design labs.
Academically challenging, hands-on, inquiry-based approach which supports individual developmental levels and learning styles in a challenging yet nurturing environment
College preparatory; curriculum benchmarked against national and international standards and curricula; advanced courses and 20 AP courses offered. Follow this link to view the school profile.
AP Capstone Program, AP Seminar: Principles of Global Citizenship, AP Research, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory, AP French, AP Latin: Vergil and Caesar, AP Spanish, AP World History, AP US History, AP European History, AP Psychology, AP US Government and Politics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and AP Physics C.
Episcopal Collegiate graduates are accepted to the most selective colleges and universities in the world, with 100% admitted to four-year colleges. The Class of 2015-16 (55 students) gained acceptance to 100 different colleges and universities in the U.S. and in Scotland. Beyond that, our graduates are thriving in every industry and profession.
COLLEGE MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Episcopal Collegiate School students are the recipients of some of the most competitive and sough-after college merit scholarships in the country. In the Class of 2015-16, Episcopal Collegiate had more students per capita receive University of Arkansas Honors College Fellowships than any other school in the state. In a class of 55, 2015-16 graduates were offered more than $7.5 million in scholarships from 30 schools in 18 states. In the Class of 2014-15, students were awarded the Jefferson Scholarship at the University of Virginia, the Morehead-Cain Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Scholarship at Vanderbilt University, the Hunt Leadership Scholarship at Southern Methodist University, and the Bodenhamer Fellowship at the University of Arkansas. Only six Bodenhamer Fellowships are awarded in a incoming freshman class of 5,300.
We offer 12 sports including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. An average of 65% of students in grades 6-12 compete in at least one sport. Episcopal Collegiate School has a "no cut" policy so that every student athlete can find a place to display their talents. Episcopal Collegiate sports teams are competitive and have been awarded 29 team state championships since 2003. Episcopal Collegiate participates in the Arkansas Activities Association.
FINE AND PERFORMING ARTS
Students have the opportunity to explore their creative side through drama, visual and mixed media arts, broadcast journalism, choral music, string orchestra, and percussion. All students, regardless of background or ability, enjoy the arts at Episcopal Collegiate. In 2016-17, 87% of our students actively participated in our arts programs.
Daily chapel services offered in the Episcopal tradition of welcoming students of all religious backgrounds
All students at every level give back to the community in many ways - by mentoring and tutoring at nearby schools, raising money for important causes, and volunteering for local non-profits and organizations. The Class of 2017 worked with more than 33 non-profit organizations and service programs, giving back more than 2,250 hours to the community.
In the summer, young students can enjoy Episcopal's day camp, which is also open to the community. All students have the opportunity to enjoy enrichment classes and workshops in academics, creative arts, technology, and sports through Episcopal's Summer Daze Program.
After-school care is available for all lower and middle school students until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The dining program at Episcopal Collegiate is offered by Sage Dining Services. Sage uses locally-sourced ingredients that are prepared fresh in our kitchen. There is no central commissary and few processed foods. Instead, SAGE hires talented chefs to produce meals the old fashioned way -- from scratch.
Students in grades PK-1 have access to iPad carts while students in grades 2-5 have access to grade-level computer carts. Our students in grades 6-8 are provided with a Surface tablet and our students in grades 9-12 are part of our BYOD program. More importantly, technology is an integral part of student learning at Episcopal Collegiate. Learn more about Technology in the Classroom.
Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Arkansas Non-Public School Accrediting Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Administrative: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lower School: 8:00 a.m. to 3.15 p.m.
Middle and Upper School: 8:00 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.