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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AR School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 50 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Clear Spring School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1974

Student Body

Total Students
50 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Clear Spring School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Includes fees
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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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5  
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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5  
(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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked AR School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 50 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Arkansas is $6,071 for elementary schools and $7,098 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Arkansas is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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