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Beginning May 28, 2019, through July 29, Episcopal Collegiate School administrative and business offices will observe the following schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon. Regular school hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Have a great summer and we look forward to welcoming you back!



K-5 Parent and Student Orientation, Monday, August 12, 2019, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., Erwin Hall

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Optional Tech/Library Resources Informational Session, Braunfisch Stella Boyle Smith Lower School Library

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Orientation for new families in Erwin Hall Performance Center and Gymnasium
  • All students report directly to classrooms for classroom visits - teachers will be available in the halls to direct students to their new rooms
  • Returning families can visit booths in Simpson Commons

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • New and returning parents visit classrooms for first orientation session
  • All new and returning students enjoy Popsicles on the Plaza (Supervised by Faculty)

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • New and returning parents visit classrooms for second classroom orientation session (if you have more than one child in K-5)
  • Students may remain on the playground, supervised by faculty, until the end of this session
  • Fourth and Fifth Graders may decorate lockers, if they choose, during this time

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Optional Tech/Library Resources Informational Session, Braunfisch Stella Boyle Smith Lower School Library

Spirit Wear sale, Used Uniform sale, and Parents' Auxiliary booths will be open in Simpson Commons from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

PK3-PK4 Parent and Student Orientation, Friday, August 16, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Hussman Dining Hall

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

  • Students go directly to their classrooms. Faculty will assist in getting students to classrooms.
  • Parents attend orientation in Hussman Dining Hall

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

  • Parents visit classrooms for classroom orientation while students enjoy Popsicles on the playground (Supervised by Faculty)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

  • Parents visit classrooms for classroom orientation (if more than one child in Pre-K). Spirit Sale, Used Uniform, and Parents' Auxiliary Booths open

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  • Optional Tech/Library Resources Informational Session, Braunfisch Stella Boyle Smith Lower School Library

Spirit Wear sale, Used Uniform sale, and Parents' Auxiliary booths will be open in Simpson Commons from 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.



August 12, 2019

  • New 7/8th Grade Student Orientation, 12:00-3:00 p.m., MS Erwin Library
  • New 7/8 Grade Parent Orientation, 12:00-2:00 p.m., MS Erwin Library
  • 7/8th Grade Locker Setup Social, 3:00-3:30 p.m., Grade-Level Locker Bays

August 13, 2019

  • All 6th Grade Student Orientation, 9:00 am - 1:00 p.m. Parents please drop off students at the Middle School entrance between 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
  • 6th Grade Parent Orientation, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., US Room 215
  • 6th Grade Locker Setup Social, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Important First Day of Middle School Information

On the first day of school, Middle School students should report to their advisory by 8:00 a.m.



  • 9th Grade Trip, August 7-10
  • 9th – 12th Grade New Student Orientation: Monday, August 12, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., US Simpson Library

Find the First Day of School Special Class Schedule Here

Important First Day of Upper School Information

On the first day, seniors will meet in the Upper School Commons for breakfast with their parents from 7:30-8:30. At 8:30, seniors will report to their advisory. All other Upper School students should report to their advisory by 8:05 a.m.


First Day

K-12th Grades: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

PK3 and PK4: Monday, August 19, 2019

Health Services

Required Vaccinations

According to Arkansas State Law, no private school student of this state shall be admitted to school who is not age-appropriately immunized or has submitted current appropriate exemption paperwork.  Additional immunization requirements for school admittance besides the normal mandated pre-school aged immunizations are listed below.  Your physician will be familiar with these requirements.    

  • Entering PK students must have 2 Hepatitis A vaccines.
  • Students who are turning or have turned 11 years of age as of September 1st of each year are required to get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine on or after the 11th birthday.  Students need to be 11 years old to get this vaccine.
  • All students entering the 7th grade are required to receive a meningococcal vaccine.  Most students get this vaccine when they get their Tdap at age 11.
  • Upper School students who have turned or will turn 16 years of age as of September 1st of each year are required to get a 2nd meningococcal vaccine.  You must be 16 to get this vaccine.

Please take care of these vaccinations before school starts in August and please ask the doctor’s office to update the Web-IZ.  If the doctor’s office does not enter data into the Web-IZ, please bring a copy to any school division office in an envelope addressed to Nurse Hopkins.

Uniforms & Dress Code

All dress uniforms and daily wear clothing must be purchased through The Toggery or the school’s used uniform inventory. Follow the links below to review the dress code guidelines.

Lower School Dress Code - Updated July 23

Middle and Upper School Dress Code - Updated July 23

View Uniform Approved Wildcat Warehouse Outerwear Here!

The Toggery will be offering a pop-up shop on Wednesday, July 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The pop-up shop will be held in the MS/US Dining Hall.

Episcopal pop-up shop special - Buy 3 polos, get one FREE!

In conjunction with the pop-up shop, we will open the Wildcat Warehouse, where you can buy uniform approved outerwear as well as non-uniform spirit items. Used uniforms will also be for sale at that time inside the Wrestling Room just off of the Championship Gym. 

Reminders will be sent out closer to the day. We hope to see you there!


Used Uniforms

The used uniform sale will be held on Wednesday, July 24, in conjunction with the Toggery pop-up shop. The sale will run from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Wrestling Room located off of the Championship Gym.

Carpool & Transportation

Carpool information will be discussed during your child’s orientation and can also be found in the Episcopal Community Handbook under Transportation Policies.

All automobiles transporting students must be registered and display an Episcopal Collegiate automobile sticker. Other vehicles should receive a visitor’s pass. The school reserves the right to limit student automobiles for reasons of parking space and safety. Licensed students are permitted to drive automobiles and motorcycles to school. To have the privilege of driving any motorized vehicle, the student must complete a registration form provided by the school and receive a parking permit. Please refer to the Upper School handbook for more information regarding student vehicle parking and carpool information.

Carpool Procedures

Carpool Map

Vehicle Registration Form


  1. Campus WiFi is available to all students.

  2. Students have access to printers, copiers, and scanners.

  3. All students have access to GSuite with GMail, Docs, and Drive.

  4. Students use their Google username and password to access their classes and resources through Haiku.

  5. All students and parents have individual accounts to Veracross which we use to record and access grades. Students and parents will receive an email with login instructions for Veracross from Julie Fitz later this summer.

  6. All students in 3rd-8th grade receive a Chromebook. Middle School students will be able to take their Chromebooks home every evening.

  7. All upper school students are expected to provide a laptop for use in Upper School classes. Minimally, students should pick a laptop with 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage. 9th grade students can use a Chromebook if they prefer.

  8. Although GSuite is our primary production software, Upper School students have free access to Microsoft Office if needed.

  9. Loaner laptops are available for Middle and Upper School students on a limited basis.

  10. Technology support is available to all students, but support to personally owned devices in Upper School is limited to connectivity, software troubleshooting, and hardware diagnostics.


Episcopal Collegiate School's dining program is managed by SAGE Dining Services. Participation in the program for the 2019-2020 school year is optional. Students will be enrolled in the program by default and families must notify the school if they elect for a student not to participate.A student may opt out of the program by providing written or email notification to Angela Deloney in the business office

Students not participating in the program should bring a lunch each day. Those meals are required to adhere to the following set of expectations:

  • Parents are asked to provide well-balanced and nutritious lunches.
  • Meals must be brought in a lunch box /sack lunch format.
  • No glass containers or metal knives are allowed in lunch sacks or lunch boxes.
  • No sodas should be included with lunch. Bottled water or juices are suggested
  • Meals should be brought by the student when they come to school in the morning.

The lunch program is an all-inclusive, all you can eat program. Numerous menu options are available each day, with an emphasis on the availability of healthy options. Students that participate in the lunch program will have the monthly fee billed to their family’s account through FACTS. Charges for any breakfast items purchased will also be charged to the account and billed on a monthly basis.

Lunch Program Costs

Lunch Menus

Breakfast is available each day that school is in session from 7:00 am to 7:45 am, and is an a la carte program. The family FACTS account will be charged based on what is purchased each day.

After Care

After school care is available for all early childhood, lower, and middle school students until 6 p.m. In Episcopal's after school care, children in grades PK3 through 5 enjoy snacks, free time, and planned activities oriented to their grade level. Activities may include crafts, games, dramatic play, songs, and outside play.

Wildcat Club After School care is available Monday through Friday, beginning at school dismissal and ending at 6 p.m. The program runs throughout the school year, beginning on the first day of school.

For students in 6th grade and up, a supervised study hall is available from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Follow this link for the Wildcat Club Fee Schedule. For more information about the Wildcat Club, please contact Director Morgan Dlouhy at 501.372.1194 ext.2308.

Wildcat Warehouse

Wildcat Warehouse Hours:

Monday, August 12, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13, 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Wildcat Warehouse School Year Hours:

Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Community Handbook

The Episcopal Collegiate Community Handbook contains a wealth of information, and will answer many questions families may have about school policies and procedures. Information about dress codes, behavioral expectations, etc. are all contained in the handbooks.

Find a link to the Community Handbook here.


Contact Us

Head of School
Dr. David Perkinson

Lower School Office 
501.372.1194 ext. 2301

Head of Lower School
Mrs. Catherine Schuhmacher

Assistant Head of Lower School
Mrs. Catherine Radtke

Lower School Admission
Mrs. Mary Jane Briggs


Middle School Office
501.372.1194 ext. 2464

Head of Middle School
Dr. Chuck McCormick

Middle School Office Manager
Mrs. Jan Britt

Middle & Upper School Admissions
Mrs. Kendall Ratcliff
501.372.1194 ext. 2463


Upper School Office
501.372.1194 ext. 2400

Head of Upper School
Mr. Troy Urquhart

Middle & Upper School Admissions
Mrs. Kendall Ratcliff
501.372.1194 ext. 2463


Athletic Office
501.372.1194 ext. 2433

Athletic Director
Mr. Monty Smith
501.372.1194, ext. 2306


Office of Institutional Advancement

Director of Institutional Advancement
Mr. Matt Radtke


Business Office
501.372.1194 ext.2405

Student Billing
Mrs. Angela Deloney

Director of Finance and Operations
Mr. Tom Charlton


Fall Sports Practices begin August 5.

  • Head Cheer Coach: Elicia Owen (
  • Boys Head Cross Country Coach: Sam Tamo (
  • Girls Head Cross Country Coach: Kara Lenfestey (
  • Head Football Coach: Michael Carter (
    • Summer Workouts: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 
  • Head Golf Coach: Brandon Friedel (
  • Head Tennis Coach: Micah Marsh (
  • Head Volleyball Coach: Monty Smith (
    • Summer Workouts: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.





Summer Enrichment





Lower School

  • The School will provide all supplies for Lower School students on the first day of school

Middle School


Middle school planners/agendas will be included as part of the supply packs for all 6th grade students. They will be distributed in advisory the first week of school and billed directly to FACTS ($15).

Planners/agendas for 7th and 8th graders will be available in the Wildcat Warehouse, Episcopal's onsite store located in the Auxiliary Gymnasium