Little Rock Family Ultimate All-School Guide: Mount St. Mary Academy
Mount St. Mary Academy, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity.
As the only all-girl high school in the state, Mount St. Mary Academy is a sisterhood of talented, intelligent young women of faith and vision.
Students at All-Girl Schools
• Report higher confidence.
• Say they were offered greater leadership opportunities.
• Are six times more likely to consider STEM careers.
National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, 2015
Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1851 at the request of Arkansas’ first Catholic bishop, Mount St. Mary Academy adheres to the Sisters’ belief that “nothing can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.”
Integrating 21st-Century Skills and classical education promotes active learning, inquiry and critical reasoning within and beyond the classroom.
All students participate in a yearlong service learning program their junior year, through which they regularly contribute more than 7,500 collective hours of meaningful, hands-on service to 25-plus community organizations.
Through a 1-to-1 laptop program utilizing Google’s G Suite for Education platform, state-of-the-art classroom technology and multimedia classes, students are able to collaborate and share information quickly and effectively with their peers and teachers while gaining technical proficiency needed for college and the world beyond.
Forty-five clubs, organizations and teams offer every girl the chance to find her voice, apply her talents and develop valuable leadership skills.
Capstone AP and concurrent credit programs drive students to excel, develop important skills for success and offer opportunities for college credit.
Honors & Awards
• 2018 Kid’s Directory Best Choice, Private and Parochial High School
• Seven Stephens Awards for Outstanding Teaching by The City Education Trust, 2016-2018
• Six National Merit Finalists and three National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, 2016-2019
• 19% of the Class of 2018 scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, and two students in the Class of 2019 scored a 36 composite score
• Three Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Girls of Distinction, 2017-2018
• 2018 President’s Volunteer Service Award recipient
• 13 athletes have signed to play at the collegiate level since 2017