Clear Spring School

  • Clear Spring School has provided quality education to students of Northwest Arkansas for over 40 years.
  • The school maintains a close-knit community of parents, students and teachers.
  • Here students receive individualized attention and due to small class sizes, conflicts are addressed immediately, with solid conflict resolution methods modeled and instilled by teachers.
  • The Clear Spring approach to education provides numerous opportunities for hands-on learning.
  • Our commitment to environmental education and global awareness brings teaching outside the classroom on a regular basis.
  • Clear Spring students develop a strong sense of who they are in the world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students50 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Clear Spring School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,000
Tuition NotesIncludes fees
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Little Rock
    Grades: NS-12 | 1436 students
    128.2 miles
    19010 Cantrell Road
    Little Rock, AR 72223
    128.2 NS-12
  • Springdale
    Grades: PK-12 | 965 students
    20.8 miles
    1707 Johnson Rd
    Springdale, AR 72762
    20.8 PK-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
As a past parent, I cannot thank the school enough for my children's wonderful early education. At the time, the school only went to 6th grade; however, they were so independent in their love of learning, they are successful in their adult lives.
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Over the past 11 years, the affiliation we have had with CSS has been enlightening and most satisfying. To have watched our son, along with his classmates, grow in stature, maturity and in an unprecedented way. We truly believe that our CSS is the epitome of alternative private school education. Our motto: "Together all at Clear Spring School promote a lifelong love of learning through a hands-on and hearts-engaged educational environment." Check it out, it is so right on.
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(Clear Spring School has been providing students with a hands-on, hearts-engaged quality education for over FORTY years.) My daughter is seven and has been a CSS student since she was three. The preschool program and teacher were instrumental in her transformation from a shy toddler to a confident, expressive elementary student. As a parent who attended public school I would recommend Clear Spring to any family looking for an alternative, enlightened, and intimate education option for their child.
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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Arkansas is $4,889 for elementary schools and $6,460 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).