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

  • Lower School: 12.3%
  • Middle School: 20.8%
  • Upper School: 22.2%
  • Total School: 17.1%

By the Numbers

793

Students from over 37 different zip codes in central Arkansas

8:1

Student/Teacher Ratio

79

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

73%

of faculty holding advanced degrees.

42

State Athletic Team Championships

93

Percentage of seniors who receive merit-based college scholarships

CAMPUS
Our state-of-the-art facilities include:

  • College counseling center
  • Learning support centers in each division
  • Writing Center
  • 8 Science labs
  • 4 Music rooms
  • 3 Design labs
  • 3 Visual art studios
  • 2 Theatre spaces
  • Broadcast journalism studio
  • Butterfly garden
  • 3 Libraries
  • 2 Dining Halls
  • 3 Gymnasiums
  • New track and field athletic complex
  • Football, soccer, and lacrosse fields
  • Weight room
  • Wrestling room
  • 2 Playgrounds

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
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.

CURRICULUM
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.

We encourage students to take the set of courses in which he or she can be successful in light of interests and commitments beyond the classroom. School should be a well balanced approach to learning and overall well being. It is important to Episcopal Collegiate that students, teachers, and families work together to create their own definition of what success means to them.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, European History, French Language, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, 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.

COLLEGE ADMISSION
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 169 schools in 36 U.S. States. 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 sought-after college merit scholarships in the country. 93% of the class of 2021 received scholarships totaling $7.2 million. Notable scholarships won by our students in the last 10 years 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.

ATHLETICS
We offer 13 sports including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, eSports, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. We also offer club lacrosse for both girls and boys. 65% of students in grades 3-6 participate in PSL athletics and more than 80% of students in grades 7-12 compete in at least one sport. Episcopal Collegiate sports teams are competitive and have been awarded 42 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 theatre arts, visual and mixed media arts, video production, choral music, string orchestra, and percussion. All students, regardless of background or ability, enjoy the arts at Episcopal Collegiate. For the 2021-2022 school year, 85% of students in grades 7 and 8 participate in the Fine Arts, and 68% of students in grades 9 through 12 participate in the Fine Arts. All students in grade 6 will experience a nine-week course in Instrumental Music, Choral Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Arts. 

CHAPEL
Chapel services offered in the Episcopal tradition of welcoming students of all religious backgrounds. Lower School students attend Chapel once per week, while Middle and Upper School students attend Chapel everyday. There are two Chaplains on campus, one dedicated to the Lower School and one dedicated to the Middle and Upper Schools.

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. Explore Summer at the E here.

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
One-to-one laptop program for grades 1-12. 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 bring their own device of choice to school. Learn more about our technology.

Students in all three divisions use Canvas as their Learning Management System. In this user friendly platform, students, parents, and teachers are able to seamlessly navigate schedules, assignments, grades, and more. Learn more about Canvas here.

When participating in virtual learning, students in all three divisions use advanced OWL technology, which allows virtual students to participate in the classroom in real time by using 360 degree views of 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

AFTER SCHOOL CARE & 12-MONTH OPTION
After-school care is available for all students until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students in the Lower School, PreK-3 through 5th grades, attend Wildcat Club and students in the Middle and Upper Schools, 6th through 12th grades, have the opportunity for a supervised study hall.

Students participating in Wildcat Club enjoy snacks, free time, and planned activities oriented to their grade level. Activities may include crafts, games, dramatic play, songs, and outside play.

Episcopal's 12-month option provides a combination of the regular school day, the Wildcat Club after school program, and Discovery Day Camp during the summer months. Also, many school holidays will have supervised activities scheduled for those who enroll in the 12-month option. Uniquely created to address the needs of working parents, the 12-month option provides year-round supervised engagement and childcare options. Episcopal Collegiate School's 12-month program is available for families with children is rising PreK-3 through rising 5th grade. Learn more about the 12-month option here.

SCHOOL HOURS
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.