Oldest Private Schools in Arkansas

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  • The average private school in Arkansas was founded around 1986 (2020).
  • The oldest private school in Arkansas is Christ Lutheran School, founded in 1870.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Arkansas (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Christ Lutheran School
    Christ Lutheran School Photo - Our students and parents feel like CLS is a big family - partners in children's education!
    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1870
    Grades: NS-8315 S Hughes Street
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    (501)663-5212

  • Rank: #22.
    Immaculate Heart Of Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1878
    Grades: PK-87025 Jasna Gora Drive
    North Little Rock, AR 72118
    (501)851-2760

  • Rank: #33.
    Sacred Heart Catholic School
    Sacred Heart Catholic School Photo - School Crest
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1880
    Grades: PK-12106 N Saint Joseph St
    Morrilton, AR 72110
    (501)354-1668

  • 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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: 7-12405 North Subiaco Avenue
    Subiaco, AR 72865
    (479)422-9775

  • Rank: #55.
    St Boniface Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1888
    Grades: PK-6201 N 19th St
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479)783-6011

  • Rank: #66.
    North Little Rock Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: PK-81518 Parker St
    North Little Rock, AR 72114
    (501)374-5237

  • Rank: #77.
    St Johns Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1908
    Grades: PK-8583 W Grand Ave
    Hot Springs National Park, AR 71901
    (501)624-3171

  • Rank: #88.
    Harding Academy
    (Church of Christ)
    Founding Date: 1924
    Grades: PK-121529 E. Park Ave.
    Searcy, AR 72143
    (501)279-7200

  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Gravette Holiness Bible School
    Alternative School (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1927
    Grades: 6-12606 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
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1927
    Grades: PK-81001 N Tyler St
    Little Rock, AR 72205
    (501)663-4513

  • Rank: #1111.
    Ozark Adventist Academy
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1942
    Grades: 9-1220997 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.
    Montessori School (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1948
    Grades: PK-85501 N Stateline Avenue
    Texarkana, AR 75503
    (903)793-5554

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Christ The King Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-61918 S Greenwood Ave
    Fort Smith, AR 72901
    (479)782-0614

  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Salem Lutheran School
    Salem Lutheran School Photo - Salem Lutheran School
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: NS-PK1800 W Emma
    Springdale, AR 72762
    (479)751-9500

  • Rank: #1515.
    Immaculate Conception School
    Immaculate Conception School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: PK-87000 John F Kennedy Blvd
    North Little Rock, AR 72116
    (501)835-0771

  • Rank: #1616.
    St Vincent De Paul School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-81315 W Cypress St
    Rogers, AR 72758
    (479)636-4421

  • Rank: #1717.
    Little Rock Montessori School
    Little Rock Montessori School Photo - Little Rock Montessori School offers over fifty years of quality education.
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-33704 N Rodney Parham Rd
    Little Rock, AR 72212
    (501)225-2428

  • Rank: #1818.
    The Montessori School Of Fort Smith
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-73908 Jenny Lind Ave
    Fort Smith, AR 72903
    (479)646-7225

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20. Founding Date: 1971
    Grades: 7-121 Windsong Dr.
    Maumelle, AR 72113
    (501)758-3160

  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    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.
    Founding Date: 1971
    Grades: PK-102514 New School Place
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    (479)521-7037

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22. Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK-12374 Dairy Hollow Rd
    Eureka Springs, AR 72632
    (479)253-7888

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1974
    Grades: PK-657 E Township St
    Fayetteville, AR 72703
    (479)443-7812

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Bentonville Sda School
    Bentonville Sda School Photo - Bentonville Seventh-day Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1976
    Grades: PK-82522 SE 14th St
    Bentonville, AR 72712
    (479)271-8887

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Shiloh Christian School
    Shiloh Christian School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1976
    Grades: PK-121707 Johnson Rd
    Springdale, AR 72762
    (479)756-1140

  • Rank: #2525.
    Little Rock Christian Academy
    Little Rock Christian Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1977
    Grades: NS-1219010 Cantrell Road
    Little Rock, AR 72223
    (501)868-9822

  • Rank: #2626.
    Jacksonville Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1978
    Grades: PK-123301 N First Street
    Jacksonville, AR 72076
    (501)982-7522

  • Rank: #2727.
    Montessori Children's Schoolho
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1979
    Grades: NS-PK415 N 2nd St
    Harrison, AR 72601
    (870)741-1141

  • Rank: #2828.
    Christian Ministries Academy
    Christian Ministries Academy Photo - CMA Gymnasium
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1980
    Grades: K-12548 Brookhill Ranch Rd
    Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
    (501)624-1952

  • Rank: #29-3129.- 31.
    Glenwood Christian School
    (Methodist)
    Founding Date: 1985
    Grades: PK-12608 N Clay St
    Glenwood, AR 71943
    (870)356-4404

  • Rank: #29-3129.- 31.
    Maranatha Baptist Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1985
    Grades: PK-122165 Smackover Hwy
    El Dorado, AR 71730
    (870)546-3577

  • Rank: #29-3129.- 31.
    West Side Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1985
    Grades: PK-122400 W Hillsboro Street
    El Dorado, AR 71730
    (870)863-5636

  • Rank: #3232.
    Friendship Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1989
    Grades: K-123712 Highway 1 S
    Marianna, AR 72360
    (870)295-6067

  • Rank: #3333.
    Avilla Christian Academy
    Avilla Christian Academy Photo
    (African Methodist Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1990
    Grades: NS-12302 Avilla E
    Alexander, AR 72002
    (501)408-4631

  • Rank: #3434.
    Walnut Farm Montessori School
    Walnut Farm Montessori School Photo - The nationally accredited Walnut Farm Montessori School provides a Montessori education honoring community and individuality by promoting peace, and empowering children for life-long learning.
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1991
    Grades: PK-34208 E Central Ave
    Bentonville, AR 72712
    (479)271-9424

  • Rank: #3535.
    Conway Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1992
    Grades: PK-12500 E German Ln S
    Conway, AR 72032
    (501)336-9067

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