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Our Episcopal Identity

School Worship

Creative, inclusive, and drawing fully upon the liturgical resources of The Episcopal Church, worship is a regular part of school life for all faculty and students.

Community Life

Reflection, prayer, and matters of the spirit are honored and cultivated and the physical, mental, and emotional health of all are supported and nurtured.

Religious Study

Meaningful, academically substantive, and age-appropriate; and in teaching the Christian tradition, fosters dialogue with other faith traditions.

Social Justice

Equity, justice, and a just society throughout the life of the school; the embracing and honoring of diversity; and the inclusion of community service and service learning into the life of the school.

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National Association of Episcopal Schools

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National Council of Teachers of English

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Forensics League

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Quick Facts

Head of School: Dr. David Perkinson
Founded: 1996
Grades Served: PK-3 through 12
Diversity of Enrollment:

  • Lower School: 10%
  • Middle School: 19%
  • Upper School: 26%
  • Total School: 17%

CAMPUS
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.

By the Numbers

780

student enrollment

8:1

Student/Teacher Ratio

106

faculty with 80% holding advanced degrees

30

ACT score of 45% of the Class of 2015-16

26

State Athletic Team Championships

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
Academically challenging, hands-on, inquiry-based approach which supports individual developmental levels and learning styles in a challenging yet nurturing environment

CURRICULUM
College preparatory; curriculum benchmarked against national and international standards and curricula; advanced courses and 18 AP courses offered. Follow this link to view the school profile.

AP COURSES
English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Studio Art, Music Theory, French, Latin: Vergil, Spanish, World History, U.S. History, Psychology, U.S. Government and Politics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics C.

MATRICULATION
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.

ATHLETICS
We offer 12 sports including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling. An average of 80% 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 26 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.

CHAPEL
Daily chapel services offered in the Episcopal tradition of welcoming students of all religious backgrounds

SERVICE
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; During the 2015-16 school year, students in grades 9-12 donated more than 7,000 hours of service to the broader community.

SUMMER
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
After-school care is available for all lower and middle school students until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

DINING
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.

TECHNOLOGY
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.

ACCREDITATIONS
Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Arkansas Non-Public School Accrediting Association
National Association for the Education of Young Children

SCHOOL HOURS
Administrative: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lower School: 8:00 a.m. to 3.20 p.m.
Middle and Upper School: 8:05 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.

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