Mission Statement

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary Academy 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.

School History

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.”

Transformative Education

Mount St. Mary is more than a private, college-preparatory high school. It’s a sisterhood of intelligent young women of faith and vision. Students are challenged by teachers committed to excellence, nurtured by a caring community and encouraged to discover their unique talents.

Learning Environment

Our supportive, yet challenging, all-girl learning environment – the only one of its kind in the state – empowers young women to build confidence while growing academically and spiritually.

Honors & Awards

• Eight National Merit Finalists and four National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars, 2016-2020
• Four Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Girls of Distinction, 2017-2019
• Four President’s Volunteer Service Award recipients since 2018
• 15 student-athletes have signed to play at the collegiate level since 2017

Tradition of Service

All students participate in a yearlong service learning program during their junior year, through which they regularly contribute 7,500 hours of hands-on service to more than 25 community organizations.

Enhanced Curriculum

AP Capstone Diploma and concurrent credit programs drive students to excel, develop important skills for success and offer opportunities for college credit.


Our 1:1 Chromebook program, state-of-the-art classroom technology and enhanced Media Center allow students to collaborate and share information quickly and effectively with their peers and teachers while gaining technical proficiency needed for college and the world beyond.

Extracurricular Activities

More than 50 clubs, organizations and teams offer every girl the chance to find her voice, apply her talents and develop valuable leadership skills.

$14.3 million in college scholarships awarded to the Class of 2019
97% of 122 seniors offered scholarships from colleges and other institutions
24% of the Class of 2019 scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, including two students who scored a perfect 36 composite score
$442,000 in financial aid assisted MSM students and families in 2019-2020

Dr. Pattie Davis

TUITION RANGE: $8,910-10,320
SCHEDULE A TOUR: Contact Annie Cross, director of admissions, at 501.664.8006 ext.106.

3224 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock

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