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Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road    
Little Rock, Arkansas  72201  
Private/Independent School
Coed Day 12 800 students


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`At a Glance

Respect, Reverence, Responsibility

Grades Served:   Pre-K3 through 12

Enrollment:   790

Diversity of Enrollment:

  • Grades Pre-K3 - 12:  20%
  • Grades Pre-K3 - 5:  19%
  • Grades 6-12:  21%

Student/Teacher Ratio:  8:1

Faculty:   99 full-time faculty with 70% holding advanced degrees


  • 28 (ACT) 43% of the Class of 2015 scored a 30 or above
  • Four National Merit Scholars and Four National Merit Commended students in a class of 47 (2015)

Matriculation:   100% admitted to four-year colleges

Merit Scholarships:   Students in the Classes of 2014-15 were awarded the country's most competitive and sought-after merit scholarships; 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. Seventy percent of the Class of 2014 received over $7.5 million in merit-based scholarship offers. 
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 16 AP courses offered

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

Community Service:   All students at every level give back to the community in many ways; The Class of 2014 performed approximately 9,200 hours of service to the community in high school. 

Athletics:   School participates in the Arkansas Activities Association and fielded 56 teams in 12 sports with an average of 80% of 6-12 students competing in at least one sport.

Fine Arts:   Award-winning program offering opportunities in drama, visual arts, broadcast journalism, choral music, string orchestra and percussion ensemble

Technology:   Arkansas' first school to offer one-to-one laptop program for all 9-12 students

Campus:   34 gated and secured acres near downtown Little Rock

   Over 220,000 square feet of 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 

   Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), and Arkansas Non-public School Accrediting Association (ANSAA)

The Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools (SAES) is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Commission on Accreditation. It has voluntarily agreed to abide by the Commission’s Criteria for Effective Independent School Accreditation Practices and to submit to a thorough review and evaluation of its accreditation standards, criteria, and procedures. SAES is recognized by state agencies and by eleven Episcopal dioceses within the six states served by SAES.

Selected Memberships:   National Association of Independent Schools, National Association of Episcopal Schools, Cum Laude Society, National Honor Society, The College Board, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Forensics League.

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