Oldest Private Schools in Arkansas

The average private school in Arkansas was founded around 1986 (2024).
The oldest private school in Arkansas is Christ Little Rock School, founded in 1870.
Year Founded Range: 1870 1985 Avg. Year Founded: 1949

Oldest Private Schools in Arkansas (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Christ Little Rock School
Christ Little Rock School Photo - Our students and parents feel like CLS is a big family - partners in children's education!
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(11)
Founding Date: 1870
Grades: PK-8
315 S Hughes Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 663-5212
Rank: #22.
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1878
Grades: PK-8
7025 Jasna Gora Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
(501) 851-2760
Rank: #33.
Sacred Heart Catholic School
Sacred Heart Catholic School Photo - School Crest
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1880
Grades: PK-12
106 N Saint Joseph St
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 354-8113
Rank: #44.
Subiaco Academy
Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Academy, a Benedictine, College Preparatory school for boys of all faiths in grades 7 - 12.
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: 7-12
405 North Subiaco Avenue
Subiaco, AR 72865
(479) 934-1000
Rank: #55.
North Little Rock Catholic Academy
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: PK-8
1518 Parker St
North Little Rock, AR 72114
(501) 374-5237
Rank: #66.
St. Johns Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1908
Grades: K-8
583 W Grand Ave
Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
(501) 624-3171
Rank: #77.
St. Paul Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1913
Grades: NS-6
311 Cedar St
Pocahontas, AR 72455
(870) 892-5639
Rank: #88.
Harding Academy
(Church of Christ)
Founding Date: 1924
Grades: PK-12
1529 E. Park Ave.
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 279-7200
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Gravette Holiness Bible School
(Methodist)
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: K-11
606 Atlanta St Se
Gravette, AR 72736
(479) 787-5602
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Holy Souls Catholic School
Holy Souls Catholic School Photo - MissionOur Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School is dedicated to providing an education that is built on the Gospel message. Students are helped to build a foundation of faith, hope, love and respect to support all areas of their lives. Students are instructed to strive for academic excellence and self-discipline. Students are encouraged to use their gifts
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: PK-8
1001 N Tyler St
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 663-4513
Rank: #1111.
Ozark Adventist Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: 9-12
20997 Dawn Hill East Rd
Gentry, AR 72734
(479) 736-2221
Rank: #1212.
St. James Day School
St. James Day School Photo - The front gate of St. James Day School welcomes families onto our beautiful wooded campus of 25 acres.
(Episcopal)
(2)
Founding Date: 1948
Grades: PK-8
5501 N Stateline Avenue
Texarkana, AR 75503
(903) 793-5554
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Christ The King Catholic School
Christ The King Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: PK-6
1918 S Greenwood Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72901
(479) 782-0614
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Salem Lutheran Pre-School
Salem Lutheran Pre-School Photo - Salem Lutheran School
Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
(1)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: PK
1800 W Emma
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 751-9500
Rank: #1515.
Crowley's Ridge Academy
Crowley's Ridge Academy Photo
(Church of Christ)
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: PK-12
606 Academy Dr
Paragould, AR 72450
(870) 236-6908
Rank: #1616.
Immaculate Conception School
Immaculate Conception School Photo - IC School focuses on educating the whole child, spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: PK-8
7000 John F Kennedy Blvd
North Little Rock, AR 72116
(501) 835-0771
Rank: #1717.
St. Vincent De Paul School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-8
1315 W Cypress St
Rogers, AR 72758
(479) 636-4421
Rank: #1818.
Fayetteville Creative Schools
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1965
Grades: PK-K
57 W Colt Square Dr
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 443-3554
Rank: #1919.
Little Rock Montessori School
Little Rock Montessori School Photo - Little Rock Montessori School provides quality education for over 54 years.
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1966
Grades: PK-3
3704 North Rodney Parham Road
Little Rock, AR 72212
(501) 225-2428
Rank: #2020.
The Montessori School Of Fort Smith
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1969
Grades: PK-9
3908 Jenny Lind Ave
Fort Smith, AR 72903
(479) 646-7225
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Founding Date: 1971
Grades: 7-12
1 Windsong Dr.
Maumelle, AR 72113
(501) 758-3160
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
The New School
The New School Photo - The New School educates students ages one through grade 12 to become lifelong learners guided by our core values of curiosity, character and community.
(5)
Founding Date: 1971
Grades: PK-12
2514 New School Place
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 521-7037
Rank: #2323.
Riverview Baptist Christian School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1973
Grades: PK-12
123 Riverview Rd
Morrilton, AR 72110
(501) 354-0327
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Clear Spring School
(3)
Founding Date: 1974
Grades: PK-12
374 Dairy Hollow Rd
Eureka Springs, AR 72632
(479) 253-7888
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Montessori School
Montessori School
(2)
Founding Date: 1974
Grades: PK
57 E Township St
Fayetteville, AR 72703
(479) 443-7812
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Bentonville Sda School
Bentonville Sda School Photo - Bentonville Seventh-day Adventist School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: PK-6
2522 SE 14th St
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 271-8887
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Shiloh Christian School
Shiloh Christian School Photo
(Baptist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: PK-12
1707 Johnson Rd
Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 756-1140
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Little Rock Christian Academy
Little Rock Christian Academy Photo
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1977
Grades: PK-12
19010 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72223
(501) 868-9822
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Montessori School Of Jonesboro
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1977
Grades: NS-K
300 E Nettleton Ave
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 972-1890
Rank: #3030.
Jacksonville Christian Academy
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1978
Grades: PK-12
3301 N First Street
Jacksonville, AR 72076
(501) 982-7522
Rank: #3131.
Montessori Children's Schoolhouse Of Harrison
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1979
Grades: NS-PK
415 N 2nd St
Harrison, AR 72601
(870) 741-1141
Rank: #3232.
Christian Ministries Academy
Christian Ministries Academy Photo - CMA Gymnasium
(Christian)
(7)
Founding Date: 1980
Grades: K-12
548 Brookhill Ranch Rd
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
(501) 624-1952
Rank: #3333.
Trinity Christian School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1981
Grades: K-10
1079 Velvet Ridge Rd.
Bradford, AR 72020
(501) 344-2764
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Glenwood Christian School
(Methodist)
Founding Date: 1985
Grades: PK-12
608 N Clay St
Glenwood, AR 71943
(870) 356-4404
Rank: #34 - 3634. - 36.
Maranatha Baptist Christian School
Maranatha Baptist Christian School Photo - 2022 ACE International Student Convention
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1985
Grades: PK-12
2165 Smackover Hwy
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 415-1730
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Arkansas average Private Schools founding year?
The Arkansas average Private Schools founding year is 1986 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Arkansas?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Arkansas include Christ Little Rock School, Immaculate Heart Of Mary School and Sacred Heart Catholic School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Arkansas?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Arkansas is Sacred Heart Catholic School, with a year of 1880. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Christ Little Rock School, with a year of 1870.

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