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)

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

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

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
(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
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lisa George
Admissions Associate
Jamie Sexton


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
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.
Profile last updated: 02/08/2021

School Reviews

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)

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

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The average private school tuition in Arkansas is $6,146 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 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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