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Interim Head of School: Mr. Stephen Hickman
Founded: 1996
Grades Served: PK-3 through 12
Diversity of Enrollment:

  • Lower School: 14%
  • Middle School: 24%
  • Upper School: 20%
  • Total School: 18%

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 design labs, an early childhood discovery center, and a communications studio.

By the Numbers


student enrollment


Student/Teacher Ratio


Acceptance Rate, Highly Competitive Colleges (schools that admit 1/3 -1/2 of applicants)


faculty with 80% holding advanced degrees


ACT score of 39% of the Class of 2016-17


State Athletic Team Championships


AP Scholar Students for the 2019-2020 School Year


Percentage of seniors who receive merit-based college scholarships

Episcopal Collegiate School prepares students to live principled and fulfilling lives of leadership and service through the pursuit of academic and personal excellence in a challenging and supportive environment. Through a vibrant student body, rich in diversity, students learn to live and honor the School's core values of Respect, Reverence, and Responsibility and are inspired to carry those values beyond the School community into their futures. Through the pursuit of excellence in academics, fine arts, and athletics, students develop the skills and understandings essential to leadership, service, and success.

Episcopal Collegiate's curriculum is college preparatory and is benchmarked against national and international standards and curricula. The School offers college preparatory and advanced courses, including more than 20 Advanced Placement courses as well as some courses beyond the AP level. Follow this link to view the school profile.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language & Culture, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art (2-D Design, 3-D Design, and Drawing), United States Government & Politics, United States History, World History. The course of study in each AP course is based on a syllabus developed by the School's faculty and approved by the College Board.

Episcopal Collegiate graduates are accepted to the most selective colleges and universities in the world. In the past three years, students have been accepted to 93 schools in 38 U.S. States, and in Canada and Scotland. Beyond that, our graduates are thriving in every industry and profession.

Episcopal Collegiate School students are the recipients of some of the most competitive and sought-after college merit scholarships in the country. 87% of the class of 2018 received scholarships totaling $18.2 million. 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. Notable scholarships won by our students also include 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 to an average 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. We also offer Lacrosse and Fencing clubs. 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 37 team state championships since 2003. Episcopal Collegiate participates in the Arkansas Activities Association.

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. Explore Summer at the E! here.

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 PreK through grade 5 have access to Chromebook carts. Our students in grades 6-8 are provided with a Chromebook, 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 our technology.

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.