Students are encouraged to learn academically as well as spiritually in the following ways: Inquiry, Growth & Achievement, Honor & Service, and Leadership.It is our desire that students understand that they are created by a loving God and made in His image.
We are a school that intentionally focuses on the early academic years of preschool through fifth grade with the goal of grounding students academically, socially and with a Biblical worldview.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 165 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,600
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

First Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded
2002

Student Body

Total Students
165 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
First Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
We have a chapel shirt with logo to wear on chapel days.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool annual averages $3,000. We have an after school care program for both preschool and elementary students.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lisa George
Admissions Associate
Jamie Sexton

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir

School Notes

  • First Academy is an affordable private school that intentionally focuses on the academic and social needs of preschool through fifth grade students as well as partnering with parents to instill a Biblical worldview. We have small class sizes which gives us the advantage of more clearly seeing the needs and opportunities for individual students. We have a strong academic base that includes one to one technology for all elementary student. Call 479-878-1052 for  more information or to schedule a tour.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does First Academy cost?

First Academy's tuition is approximately $4,600 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of First Academy?

The acceptance rate of First Academy is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 91%.

What is First Academy's ranking?

First Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arkansas for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.

When is the application deadline for First Academy?

The application deadline for First Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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First Academy is such a blessing to our family. First Academy has a strong academic program while teaching a Biblical worldview. The smaller class sizes allow for more interpersonal relationships with teachers and students. First Academy provides the Christ-centered education that we greatly value! This is our 3rd year at First Academy and are very pleased!
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Enrollment: 165 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $4,600
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Arkansas is $6,144 for elementary schools and $7,163 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).

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