- Founding Date: 1971
- Location: Little Rock, Arkansas (population 175,000)
- Size of Campus: 32 acres
- School Colors: Navy blue and gold
- Religious affiliation: As an independent, non-sectarian school, PA embraces all faiths, races and cultures.
- Accreditation: Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), Arkansas Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association (ANSAA)
- Memberships: National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Arkansas Activities Association (AAA), The College Board, Cum Laude Society
- Grades: Preschool (2.5 years) through the 12th grade
- Enrollment: Approx. 1400
- Number of Community Service Hours Completed By Students: During the 2013-14 School year, PA students donated 15,648 hours to community service.
- 9th graders: 4084
- 10th graders: 3834
- 11th graders: 4354
- 12th graders: 3376
- Diversity: Minority enrollment: 19% school-wide (19% in Early Childhood, 15% in Lower School, 21% in Middle School, and 21% in Upper School). International enrollment is 2%.
- Our students are not only from Arkansas but 16 other countries, as well.
- Percentage of Students Accepted to College: 100%
- College Scholarship Monies: Over 12.5 million offered to the class of 2013
- Top 25% of PA students score 30-36 on the ACT
- Middle 50% of PA students score in the 23-30 range on the ACT. The national average is 21; Arkansas state average is 20.
- Over the past four years, PA's top 25% of students scored in the following ranges in each of the major categories on the SAT: Reading (669-800), Math (689-800), Writing (667-800)
- PA's five year average on the SAT is 1813. The national average is 1498
- 75% PA students achieve 3 or better on AP exams
- 50% of PA students achieve a 4-5 on AP exams
- 158 recognized as National Merit Scholars
- 29 Advanced Placement National Scholars
- 178 Advanced Placement Scholars with Distinction
- 100 Advanced Placement Scholars with Honor
- 235 Advanced Placement Scholars
- 23 Advanced Placement Courses Offered
- Curriculum overview: college-preparatory curriculum, integrated with core values of respect, responsibility, integrity and excellence. PA offers a diverse and rigorous curriculum in the core disciplines, as well as art, chorus, band, drama, speech, foreign languages, technology and web design, journalism, creative writing, economics and physical education.
- Number of Advanced Placement Courses Offered: 21
- Honor Societies: Cum Laude Society, International Thespian Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Beta Club, National Hispanic Honor Society.
- PA's acceptance rate to the nations most competitive schools is far above the nation average. Contact the College Counseling Office for more information.
- PA's student publication rate for the prestigious scholarly journal Concord Review is 25% as compared to the 6% national publication rate. Follow this link for more information.
- Drama – courses offered cover dramatic literature and history, scenic design, costuming and performance, as well as repertory classes for students who are interested in performance in the fall play and the full-scale musical theatre production in spring.
- Band - concert & jazz bands.
- Visual Arts – art history, as well as beginning, intermediate and advanced placement design, studio art and ceramics.
- Choral - auditioned concert choir, PA Sounds & Bella Voce, and non-auditioned choral groups, the Harmony Boys and Harmony Girls.
- Learn more about our Fine Arts Programs by visiting our CREATE webpage.
- 35 state championships in school history.
- Training opportunities include:Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Spirt Squad, Swim, Tennis, Wrestling.
- For more information about our sports program. Visit our Athletics website.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Publications: Yearbook, Middle School Memory Book, Upper School Newspaper, Middle and Upper School Literary Journals.
Overnight learning experiences offered (grades 5-11): Overnight learning experiences includes trips to Williamsburg, Virginia, New York, Washington, Dallas, Camp Winnamocka, Memphis and Blanchard Springs. Also, an 11-day college trip allows juniors to visit up to 20 colleges and universities across the U.S.