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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 727 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Arendell Parrott Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1964

Student Body

Total Students
727 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Arendell Parrott Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
66 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
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
1290

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Need-based financial aid is available.
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Nancy Gilmore

Sports

Extracurriculars

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, Science Olympiad, SERV - Student Service Organization, Student Government Association, Theatre

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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 727 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in North Carolina is $9,075 for elementary schools and $10,133 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in North Carolina is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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