Arendell Parrott Academy

1901 Dobbs Farm Road
Kinston, NC 28504-0285
Tel: (252)522-4222
Grades: PK-12 | 823 students
Arendell Parrott Academy is an independent, coeducation, nonsectarian college preparatory day school enrolling 730+ students in grades TK - 12.
 Arendell Parrott Academy is the largest independent school in eastern North Carolina serving students from a twelve county area that includes Lenoir, Pitt, Craven, Wayne, Onslow and surrounding counties.
 An honor code and student code of conduct govern both the social and academic conduct of all students.
 Admission is selective, based upon the applicant's testing results, achievement, scholastic record and character.  The Academy admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1964

Student Body

Total Students 823 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Arendell Parrott Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 13 courses
Advanced Courses Art - Design 2D & 3D, Art - Drawing, Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, Statistics, U. S. History, U.S. Government & Politics, World History,
Average SAT score 1806

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,500
Tuition Notes Need-based financial aid is available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Nancy Gilmore


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chorus, Dance Team, Guitar, Math Team, Middle School Council, National Beta Club (Jr. & Sr.), Orchestra, Quiz Bowl, SERV - Student Service Organization, Science Olympiad, Student Government Association, Theatre Chorus, Dance Team, Guitar, Math Team, Orchestra, Quiz Bowl, Theatre, Middle School Council,
National Beta Club (Jr. & Sr.),
SERV - Student Service Organization,
Science Olympiad,
Student Government Association,

School Notes:

  • Arendell Parrott Academy upholds a tradition of fostering each student’s intellectual, creative, social, physical, and moral development in a positive and challenging educational community. Arendell Parrott Academy is a unit school providing an educational environment which nurtures the student—assisting each individual in reaching his or her full potential. Realizing the significant role of self-esteem, the Academy focuses primarily on the stimulation of maximum intellectual development in a positive learning environment. In acquiring a knowledge base, students are given the opportunity to apply critical and reflective thinking and to engage in learning activities which promote the development of their natural curiosity. With well-qualified and compassionate faculty and staff working in partnership with parents, the students develop morally, emotionally, socially, and physically, enabling them to appreciate and accept the responsibilities of membership in the community and society. As preparation for accepting their individual responsibilities, students receive a liberal arts education with skills to become mature individuals who can make responsible decisions.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Bethel Christian Academy (2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bethel Christian Academy (2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bethel Christian Academy (2 miles away)
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