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QUICK FACTS

  • 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


ACADEMICS

  • 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. 


FINE ARTS

  • 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.


ATHLETICS

  • 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.
 
College Acceptances by Pulaski Academy Graduates in the past four years
Agnes Scott University
Allegheny College
American University
American University of Beirut  (Lebanon)
Appalachian State University    
Auburn University
Barnard College
Baylor University
Belmont University
Boston College
Boston University        
Bowdoin College
Case Western Reserve University
California State University/ Long Beach
California State University/Los Angeles    
Clemson University
College of Charleston
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Colorado College
Colorado State University
Connecticut College
Davidson College
Dickinson College
Drury University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elon University
Emory University
Georgetown University
Georgia Tech University
Harvard University
Hendrix College
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Kent State University
Lehigh University
Louisiana State University
Loyola University/New Orleans
Lyon College
McGill University (Canada)
Miami University
Middlebury College
Millsaps College
Missouri State University
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University        
Ouachita Baptist University
Pepperdine University
Princeton University
Purdue University
Randolph College    
Regis University
Rhodes College
Rice University
Roanoke College
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Saint John’s University
Samford University
San Diego State University
Savannah College of Art and Design
Skidmore College
Southern Methodist University
Spring Hill College
Stanford University
St. Louis University
Stony Brook University
Swarthmore College
Texas A & M University
Texas Christian University
Trinity College    
Tulane University
Tufts University
Union College        
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
U.S. Military Academy
U.S. Naval Academy
University of Arkansas/Fayetteville
University of Arkansas/Little Rock
University of British Columbia (Canada)
University of California/Berkley
University of California/ Irvine
University of California/ Riverside
University of California/ San Barnardino    
University of California/San Diego
University of California/ Santa Barbara
University of Central Arkansas
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Denver
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Memphis
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi      
University of N. Carolina/Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of Oregon
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of Southern California    
University of the South (Sewanee)
University of Southern California
University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
University of Tennessee
University of Texas/Austin
University of Texas/Dallas    
University of Tulsa
University of Vermont
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
University of Wyoming
Vanderbilt University
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Washington State University    
Washington & Lee University
Washington University
Wellesley College
Wheaton College
Yale University