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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.

Admission Process

Episcopal Collegiate seeks to bring together a group of talented and capable students who will benefit and grow from our dynamic and nurturing environment. The Admission Committee evaluates each student on the basis of a personal visit, admission testing, academic record, and teacher recommendations (all requirements are grade and age appropriate). The committee also places an emphasis on citizenship, emotional maturity, curiosity and intellectual ability. Episcopal Collegiate best serves those students who are prepared and motivated to meet the requirements of a college preparatory environment.

We are pleased you are exploring Episcopal Collegiate and look forward to working with you during this exciting time for you and your family. Our process is designed to be personalized and we want to ensure your experience will help guide you in finding the best fit. Below you will find helpful information to guide you through the admission process.

Admissions Process

Step 1: School Visit

Contact the Admissions Office to schedule a visit and tour of campus. Visiting Episcopal firsthand is the best way to see the school in action and meet with faculty members.

Lower School Admissions: 501-978-4404

Middle/Upper School Admissions: 501-978-4420

General Admission Questions: 501-978-4420

Step 2: Submit An Application

Please complete the online application with the $50 application fee. An application is not considered complete until the application fee has been paid.

Episcopal Collegiate uses a web-based application called Veracross for submission of online applications. Through Veracross, you will be able to manage your applications online and complete the application.

Step 3: Teacher Recommendations and Transcripts

Please provide these required forms to your child’s current teachers and principal. All recommendations are confidential, and families will not have access to the teacher recommendations. Please provide the teacher will a self-addressed, stamped envelope in which to return the recommendation form directly to Episcopal Collegiate School.

Pre-K through Grade 1:

Grades 2-5:

Grades 6-12:

Step 4: Student Visitation / Assessment / Admission Testing

Applicants will be asked to visit campus to spend part of a school morning (Pre-Kindergarten-1) or a full day with their age group (2nd-6th). Episcopal Collegiate teachers will spend time with each candidate to observe cognitive, physical, and social development. Students applying for grades 7th -12th will shadow with a student host arranged by the Admissions Office. When shadowing we pair students together by current grade level (age) and by interests. We ask applicants to submit their most recent test scores from one or more of the following tests: SSAT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, ERB, ISEE, Stanford, Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Otis-Lennon, or other official state standardized test. Episcopal Collegiate reserves the right to require an applicant to take additional testing.

Step 5: Financial Aid

If you are interested in applying for financial aid and have not requested information, please let us know. Episcopal Collegiate’s financial aid program is based on demonstrated need and all correspondence is confidential. Follow this link to apply for financial aid.

Kendall Ratcliff

Director of middle and upper school admission
Contact kendall

501.372.1194. ext. 2463

Mary Jane Briggs

Director of lower school admission
Contact mary jane
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