Living in central Arkansas means plentiful educational options for your family. From kindergarten through 12th grade, choose from dozens of public, private, parochial and charter schools. There are even great resources for homeschooling families.

And while having so many fantastic options is a privilege, it can also feel overwhelming. In this special section, we’ve created a guide to assist in your selection process. We hope that you gain a better understanding of the various schools and school districts in the area, making your decisions easier.

The goal of this guide is to help you to take the first step in choosing the best educational option for your kids. Once you’ve read through the listings below, check out 25 Questions to Ask When Choosing a School for Your Child to see what questions you should ask when touring a school or on the phone with an admissions counselor.

And then relax — you’ve done your homework and now it’s time for the kids to do theirs.


Featured Schools

LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT


McCLELLAN HIGH SCHOOL


PINNACLE VIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL


UPCOMING LITTLE ROCK SOUTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL


J.A. FAIR HIGH SCHOOL OF COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMIES


MOUNT ST. MARY ACADEMY


PULASKI ACADEMY


PULASKI COUNTY SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


ACCESS®


THE ANTHONY SCHOOL


CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL


LISA ACADEMY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS


PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF WEST LITTLE ROCK


QUEST ACADEMY OF WEST LITTLE ROCK


SECOND PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL


RIVER VALLEY VIRTUAL ACADEMY


Public School Districts

Benton School District
Superintendent: Dr. Mike Skelton
207 W. Conway St., Benton
Enrollment: 5,547


Bryant Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Karen Walters
200 N.W. Fourth St., Bryant
Enrollment: 9,121


Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Superintendent: Bryan Duffie
1414 W. Main St., Jacksonville
Enrollment: 3,958


Little Rock School District
Superintendent: Michael Poore
810 W. Markham St., Little Rock
Enrollment: 21,595


North Little Rock School District
Superintendent: Bobby Acklin
2700 Poplar St., North Little Rock
Enrollment: 8,145


Pulaski County Special School District
Superintendent: Dr. Charles McNulty
925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock
Enrollment: 11,863

Private Schools

Enrollment numbers are for spring 2019 unless otherwise noted.

Abundant Life Christian Academy
9200 Highway 107, Sherwood
501-835-3120
Admissions Contact: Tammy Fletcher
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999; Lower, Middle, Upper: $5,000-$7,999
Spring 2018 Enrollment: 270


ACCESS
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock
501-217-8600
Admissions Contact: Beth Rice
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999; Lower, Middle, Upper: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 253


Agape Academy
701 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock
501-225-0068
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999; Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 76


The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
501-664-2961
Admissions Contact: Heather Steinsiek
Tuition: Covered by Medicaid
Enrollment: 75


The Anthony School
7700 Ohio St., Little Rock
501-225-6629
Admissions Contact: Ann Vanhook
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999; Lower, Middle: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 335


Arkansas Christian Academy
21815 Interstate 30 West, Bryant
501-847-0112
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper:: $3,000-$4,999
Spring 2018 Enrollment: 373


Avilla Christian Academy
302 Avilla East, Alexander
501-408-4631
Admissions Contact: Rich Meyers
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper:: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 100


The Baptist Preparatory School
62 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
501-227-7070
Admissions Contact: Phyllis Stewart
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999; Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999; Upper: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 560


Catholic High School for Boys
6300 Father Tribou St., Little Rock
501-664-3939
Admissions Contact: Joan Finnegan
Upper: $5,000-$7,999 (non-Catholics)
Enrollment: 747


Central Arkansas Christian Schools
1 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock
501-758-3160
Admissions Contact: Chad Tappe
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999; Middle, Upper: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 800


Chenal Valley Montessori School
14929 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-868-6030
Admissions Contact: Dorothy B. Moffett
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 75


The Children's House Montessori School
4023 Lee Ave., Little Rock
501-664-5993
Admissions Contact: Nancy Scott, Caroline Sorrows, Lydia Hall
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 59


Christ Lutheran School
315 S. Hughes St., Little Rock
501-663-5212
Admissions Contact: Heidi Jerry
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999; Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 175


Christ the King Catholic School
4002 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-225-7883
Admissions Contact: Kathy House
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 604


Easterseals Academy at Riverdale
1600 Riverfront Drive, Little Rock
501-663-6965
Admissions Contact: Karye Brockert
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper:: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 21


Easterseals Developmental Preschool
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock
501-227-3600
Admissions Contact: Christie Campbell
Pre-K: Free
Enrollment: 110


Episcopal Collegiate School
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
501-372-1194
Admissions Contact: Mary Jane Briggs, Matt Radtke
Pre-K: $8,000-$9,999, Lower, Middle, Upper: More than $10,000
Enrollment: 790


Immaculate Conception Catholic School
7000 John F. Kennedy Blvd., North Little Rock
501-835-0771
Admissions Contact: Michelle Koch
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 370


Immaculate Heart of Mary School
7025 Jasna Gora Drive, North Little Rock
501-851-2760
Admissions Contact: Dan Smith
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999; Lower, Middle: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 130


Jacksonville Christian Academy
3301 N. First St., Jacksonville
501-982-7522
Admissions Contact: Joe Tarr
Pre-K , Lower, Middle, Upper: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 230


Little Rock Christian Academy
19010 Highway 10, Little Rock
501-868-9822
Admissions Contact: Heidi Brandt
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999; Lower, Middle, Upper: More than $10,000
Enrollment: 1,425


Little Rock Montessori School
3704 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
501-225-2428
Admissions Contact: Amy James
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 171


Little Rock Montessori School South
12015 Hinson Road, Little Rock
501-225-2428
Admissions Contact: Amy James
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 171


Miss Selma’s School
7814 T St., Little Rock
501-225-0123
Admissions Contact: Robin Smith
Pre-K, Lower: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 310


Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
501-664-8006
Admissions Contact: Annie Cross
Upper: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 485


North Little Rock Catholic Academy
1518 Parker St., North Little Rock
501-374-5237
Admissions Contact: Denise Troutman
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: Less than $3,000 (non-Catholics)


Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School
1001 N. Tyler, Little Rock
501-663-4513
Admissions Contact: Nancy Handloser
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999 (non-Catholics)
Spring 2018 Enrollment: 510


Pulaski Academy
12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
501-604-1910
Admissions Contact: Gregg Ledbetter, Matt Pulley
Pre-K: $8,000-$9,999; Lower, Middle, Upper: More than $10,000
Enrollment: 1,337


Sammie Gail Sanders Children’s Learning Center
1300 W. 18th St., North Little Rock
501-907-5719
Admissions Contact: Donna Sessions
Tuition: Free
Enrollment: 116


Second Presbyterian Preschool
600 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
501-227-6034
Admissions Contact: Paige Majors
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 426


St. Theresa Catholic School
6311 Baseline Road, Little Rock
501-565-3855
Admissions Contact: Kristy Dunn
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 191


Subiaco Academy
405 N. Subiaco Ave., Subiaco
479-934-1034
Admissions Contact: Pat Franz, Tina Forst
Middle, Upper: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 159


Village Montessori
4401 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
501-944-4483
Admissions Contact: Courtney White
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 36


Home-School Resources

Comm. Central
Little Rock
A Christian classical home-school program for students in grades K4-12; offers support to home-schooling parents.


Enrichment Academy
North Little Rock
501-590-6444
Enrichment is a weekly K-12 program that offers social interaction and extracurricular activities in a classroom setting.


Little Rock Homeschool Academy
Little Rock
501-224-3934
LRHA is a nonprofit that provides supplemental education and social enrichment for students in grades K-12.

Charter Schools

Capital City Lighthouse Charter School
3901 Virginia Ave., North Little Rock
501-313-2901
Admissions Contact: Sarah Shannon
Grades Served: K-6
Enrollment: 188


Covenant Keepers Charter School
5615 Geyer Springs Road, Little Rock
501-682-7550
Admissions Contact: Lauren Chapman
Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 114


eStem Downtown Elementary School
112 W. Third St., Little Rock
501-748-9200
Admissions Contact: Amanda Britt
Grades Served: K-6
Enrollment: 981


eStem Downtown Junior High School
112 W. Third St., Little Rock
501-748-9335
Admissions Contact: Jarrod DuPriest
Grades Served: 7-9
Enrollment: 515


eStem High School
2801 S. University Drive, Little Rock
501-478-2800
Admissions Contact: Johnecia Howard
Grades Served: 10-12
Enrollment: 506


Exalt Academy of Southwest Little Rock
6111 W. 83rd St., Little Rock
501-568-3279
Admissions Contact: William Felton
Grades Served: K-8
Enrollment: 406


Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School - Flightline
Little Rock Air Force Base
Bldg. 1030, Jacksonville
501-988-1085
Admissions Contact: Evan McGrew
Grades Served: 5-8
Enrollment: 128


Jacksonville Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy
251 N. First St., Jacksonville
501-985-1228
Admissions Contact: Anita Rogers
Grades Served: 7-12
Enrollment: 294


Jacksonville Lighthouse Elementary
251 N. First St., Jacksonville
501-985-1200
Admissions Contact: Adriane Smith
Grades Served: K-6
Enrollment: 378


LISA Academy Chenal
12200 Westhaven Drive, Little Rock
501-476-3309
Admissions Contact: Hasan Saczi
Grades Served: K-6
Enrollment: 607


LISA Academy North Elementary School
5410 Landers Road, Sherwood
501-945-2727
Admissions Contact: Bethany Ratermann
Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 423


LISA Academy North High School
5410 Landers Road, Sherwood
501-945-2727
Grades Served: 9-12
2017-2018 Enrollment: 127


LISA Academy North Middle School
5410 Landers Road, Little Rock
501-945-2727
Admissions Contact: Emrah Turkmenoglu
Grades Served: 6-8
Enrollment: 237


LISA Academy West High School
23 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock
501-246-5853
Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 440


LISA Academy West Middle School
21 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock
501-227-4942
Grades Served: 7-8
Enrollment: 327


Little Rock Preparatory Academy Middle School
6711 W. Markham St., Little Rock
501-683-1855
Admissions Contact: Hal Harris
Grades Served: 5-8
Enrollment: 121


Maumelle Charter Elementary School
900 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle
501-803-0066
Admissions Contact: Paula Newton
Grades Served: K-5
Enrollment: 690


Maumelle Charter High School
900 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle
501-851-3333
Admissions Contact: Kimberly Willis
Grades Served: 6-12
Enrollment: 463


Premier High School of Little Rock
1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock
501-246-3161
Admissions Contact: Dennis Felton
Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 116


Quest Academy of West Little Rock
1815 Rahling Road, Little Rock
501-821-0382
Admissions Contact: Rhonda Bradford
Grades Served: 6-12
Enrollment: 163


SIATech Little Rock Charter High School
6724 Interstate 30, Little Rock
501-562-0395
Admissions Contact: Katie Hatley
Grades Served: 9-12
Enrollment: 125