Public? Private? Charter?

Choosing a school can sometimes feel overwhelming, but don't worry, it's not rocket science. Whether you're new to the city or just want to do your homework on what's available to you, this guide breaks down the top schools in the metro to help you find what's best for your family.

Once you get a snapshot of what's available in the metro, you can look into the featured schools listed at the top of this special section.  These profiles are designed to give you a better understanding of what local schools and districts offer to make the selection process as easy as 1-2-3.

Not all schools in the Little Rock area are represented here, however, so be sure to do your homework. Schedule tours, visit with teachers and principals and then relax. The kids are going to be all right.


Featured Schools

EPISCOPAL COLLEGIATE SCHOOL


CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR BOYS


BUTTERFLY LEARNING CENTER


LISA ACADEMY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS


QUEST ACADEMY OF WEST LITTLE ROCK


Public School Districts

Benton School District
Superintendent: Dr. Mike Skelton
207 W. Conway St., Benton
Enrollment: 5,422


Bryant Public Schools
Superintendent: Dr. Karen Walters
200 NW Fourth St., Bryant
Enrollment: 9,214


Jacksonville North Pulaski School District
Superintendent: Bryan Duffie
1414 W. Main St., Jacksonville
Enrollment: 3,781


Little Rock School District
Superintendent: Michael Poore
810 W. Markham St., Little Rock
Enrollment: 20,795


North Little Rock School District
Superintendent: Gregory J. Pilewski
2700 Poplar St., North Little Rock
Enrollment: 7,610


Pulaski County Special School District
Superintendent: Charles McNulty
925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock
Enrollment: 11,424

Charter Schools

Capital City Lighthouse Charter School
3901 Virginia Ave., North Little Rock
Grades Offered: K-5
Enrollment: 161

eStem Downtown Elementary School
112 W. Third St., Little Rock
Grades Offered: K-6
Enrollment: 981

eStem Downtown Junior High School
112 W. Third St., Little Rock
Grades Offered: 7-9
Enrollment: 477

eStem High School
2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock
Grades Offered: 10-12
Enrollment: 550

Exalt Academy of Southwest Little Rock
6111 W. 83rd St., Little Rock
Grades Offered: K-8
Enrollment: 518

Friendship Aspire Academy Garland
3615 W. 25th St., Little Rock
Grades Offered: K-5
Enrollment: 128

Friendship Aspire Academy Middle School
3615 W. 25th St., Little Rock
Grades Offered: 6-8
Enrollment: 82

Graduate Arkansas
6724 Interstate 30, Little Rock
Grades Offered: 9-12
Enrollment: 91

Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School - Flightline
Little Rock Air Force Base, Bldg. 1030, Jacksonville
Grades Offered: 5-8
Enrollment: 122

Jacksonville Lighthouse College Preparatory Academy
251 N. First St., Jacksonville
Grades Offered: 7-12
Enrollment: 297

Jacksonville Lighthouse Lower Academy
251 N. First St., Jacksonville
Grades Offered: K-6
Enrollment: 382

LISA Academy North Elementary School
5410 Landers Road, Sherwood
Grades Offered: K-5
Enrollment: 768

LISA Academy North High School
1 Lisa Academy Way, North Little Rock
Grades Offered: 9-12
Enrollment: 286

LISA Academy North Middle School
1 Lisa Academy Way, North Little Rock
Grades Offered: 6-8
Enrollment: 376

LISA Academy West Elementary School
12200 Westhaven Drive, Little Rock
Grades Offered: K-6
Enrollment: 647

LISA Academy West High School
6711 W. Markham St., Little Rock
Grades Offered: 9-12
Enrollment: 452

LISA Academy West Middle School
21 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock
Grades Offered: 7-8
2020 Enrollment: 3,171

Maumelle Charter Elementary School
900 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle
Grades Offered: K-5
Enrollment: 791

Maumelle Charter High School
900 Edgewood Drive, Maumelle
Grades Offered: 6-12
Enrollment: 605

Premier High School of Little Rock
1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock
Grades Offered: 9-12
Enrollment: 125

Quest Academy of West Little Rock
1815 Rahling Road, Little Rock
Grades Offered: 6-12
Enrollment: 200

Scott Charter School
15306 Alexander Road, Scott
Grades Offered: K-10
Enrollment: 249

Private Schools

Enrollment numbers are for spring 2021 unless otherwise noted.

Abundant Life Christian Academy
9200 Hwy. 107, Sherwood
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 250

Agape Academy
701 Napa Valley Drive, Little Rock
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999
Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Fall 2021 enrollment: 20

ACCESS
10618 Breckenridge Drive, Little Rock
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999
Lower, Middle, Upper: More than $10,000
Enrollment: 225

The Allen School
824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
Fall 2021 enrollment: 60

The Anthony School
7700 Ohio St., Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $7,999-$10,000+
Enrollment: 300

Arkansas Christian Academy
21815 Interstate 30 West, Bryant
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 275

Avilla Christian Academy
302 Avilla E., Alexander
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper: $3,000-$4,999
Enrollment: 98

The Baptist Preparatory School
62 Pleasant Valley Drive, Little Rock
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999
Lower: $8,000-$9,999
Middle, Upper: $10,000+
Enrollment: 492

Butterfly Learning Center
9720 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Pre-K: $6,500
Enrollment: 42

Catholic High School for Boys
6300 Father Tribou St., Little Rock
Upper: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 700

Central Arkansas Christan Schools
1 Windsong Drive, North Little Rock
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999
Lower, Middle, Upper: $8,000-$9,999
Enrollment: 750

Chenal Valley Montessori Infant House
14929 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999
Fall 2021 enrollment: 10

Chenal Valley Montessori School
14929 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Fall 2021 enrollment: 50

The Children's House Montessori School
4023 Lee Ave., Little Rock
Pre-K: $8,000-$9,999
Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 60

Christ Little Rock School
315 S. Hughes St., Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 160

Christ the King Catholic School
4002 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 580

Easterseals Academy at Riverdale
1617 Brookwood Drive, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle, Upper: More than $10,000
Enrollment: 40

Easterseals Little Rock Developmental Preschool
3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock
Pre-K: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 92

Episcopal Collegiate
1701 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
Pre-K: $8,000-$9,999
Lower, Middle, Upper: $10,000+
Enrollment: 775

Immaculate Conception Catholic School
7000 JFK Blvd., North Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 375

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
7025 Jasna Gora Drive, North Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 120

Jacksonville Christian Academy
3301 N. First St., Jacksonville
Pre-K: Less than $3,000
Lower, Middle, Upper: $3,000-$4,999
Fall 2021 enrollment: 200

Little Rock Christian Academy
19010 Cantrell Road, Little Rock
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999
Lower, Middle, Upper: $10,000+
Enrollment: 1,385

Little Rock Montessori School
3704 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 155

Little Rock Montessori School South
12015 Hinson Road, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 155

Miss Selma's School
7814 T St., Little Rock
Pre-K: $3,000-$4,999
Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 248

Mount St. Mary Academy
3224 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock
Upper: $10,000+
Enrollment: 466

North Little Rock Catholic Academy
1518 Parker St., North Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $3,000-$4,999
Fall 2021 enrollment: 185

Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic School
1001 N. Tyler St., Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 500

Pulaski Academy
12701 Hinson Road, Little Rock
Pre-K: $8,000-$9,999
Lower, Middle, Upper: $10,000+
Enrollment: 1,252

St. Theresa Catholic School
6311 Baseline Road, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower, Middle: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 220

Sammie Gail Sanders Children's Learning Center
1300 W. 18th St., North Little Rock
Fall 2021 enrollment: 73

Village Montessori
4401 Woodlawn Drive, Little Rock
Pre-K, Lower: $5,000-$7,999
Enrollment: 36


All information is recent and was gathered from respective districts and the National Center for Educational Statistics.