"Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Mary Academy develops young women with a moral and intellectual foundation rooted in Catholic tradition. Mercy-minded and college-prepared, our students meet the future with wisdom, compassion and integrity."
Mount St. Mary Academy's supportive, yet challenging, all-girl learning environment – the only one of its kind in the state – empowers young women to build confidence while growing academically and spiritually.
$464,000 in financial aid assisted families in 2020-2021.
Mount St. Mary is more than a private, college-preparatory high school. It’s a sisterhood of intelligent young women of faith and vision. Students are challenged by teachers committed to excellence, nurtured by a caring community and encouraged to discover their unique talents.
AP Capstone Diploma and concurrent credit programs drive students to excel, develop important skills for success and offer opportunities for college credit.
97% of the Class of 2020 was awarded college scholarships totaling $19.6 million.
Nearly a quarter of the class scored a 30 or higher on the ACT, and 63% graduated with honors.
Tradition of Service
All students participate in a yearlong service learning program their junior year, through which they contribute 7,500 collective hours of service to over 25 community organizations.
Students at All-Girl Schools
- Report higher confidence.
- Offered greater leadership opportunities.
- 6x more likely to consider STEM careers.
- National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, 2015
President: Dr. Pattie Davis
Principal: Sara Jones
Grades Served: 9-12
Current Enrollment: 470
Tuition Range: $8,910-$10,320
School History: Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1851 at the request of Arkansas’ first Catholic bishop, Mount St. Mary Academy adheres to the Sisters’ belief that “nothing can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.”
Schedule a Tour: Contact Annie Cross, director of admissions, at 501.664.8006 ext.106.
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd.
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