Photo taken before COVID-19 pandemic

Financial Assistance

In the 2020-2021 school year, over $1.3 million was provided in need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Additionally, there are a limited number of academic scholarships available each year for deserving students through the Stephens Scholars program.

Academic Excellence

• Average class size: 16
• 8-to-1 student teacher ratio
• Challenging college preparatory program, including 19 AP courses, plus courses beyond AP
• 100% of the class of 2020 was admitted to 4-year colleges; 86% received scholarships averaging over $46,000 per student
• The class of 2020’s acceptance rate in the “very selective” colleges category was 23% higher than the global standard
• 28.4 average ACT score for the last 5 years
• Morehead-Cain Scholarship: Only 2021 recipient to receive this scholarship in the state of Arkansas
• Summer Science Scholars: Exclusive partnerships with Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute

Technology for Virtual Learning

Each element is integrated for synchronous delivery of the classroom experience to virtual and in-person learners:

• Advanced OWL technology: Allows virtual students to participate in the classroom in real time by using 360 degree views of the classroom
• Weekly one-on-one and small group meetings for additional learning assistance paired with after school assistance
• One-to-one laptop program (Grades 1-12)
• Consistent 5-day-per-week learning schedule throughout the pandemic

Campus & Facilities

• College counseling center
• Learning support center
• Writing center
• 8 Science labs
• 4 Music rooms
• 3 Design labs
• 3 Visual arts studios
• 2 Theatre spaces
• Broadcast journalism studio
• Butterfly garden
• 3 Gymnasiums
• New track and field and athletic complex
• Football, soccer, and lacrosse fields
• Weight room
• Wrestling room
• 3 Libraries
• 2 Dining halls
• 2 Playgrounds

Fine Arts, Athletics and Clubs

Fine Arts:
• Choir
• Broadcast journalism
• Orchestra
• Percussion
• Visual/media arts
• Theatre
• Fine arts students are consistently recognized in regional and state competitions among other accolades and performance opportunities. The 2019-2020 students received several awards in visual arts, choir, video production, press, theatre, percussion, music, & drama.

• 15 Varsity sports
• 11 Junior high and middle school sports
• 5 PSL sports (Grades 3-6)
• 37 State Championships and 26 Conference Championships in 16 years
Clubs and Organizations:
• Lower School: 18
• Middle School: 12
• Upper School: Over 40

Exciting Initiatives

• Artist-in-residence program
• Robotics (Grades 3-12):
            ·ˆ™ Placed 4th in the state
            ·ˆ™ Placed 30th in world competition
            ·ˆ™ Design award
• US eSports (Grades 9-12): Fall 2020 State Champions

Jamie Griffin

Head of School: James “Jamie” H. Griffin, effective July 1, 2021
Year Established: 1998
Grades Served: Pre-K3 through 12
Current Enrollment: 775 students from 37 different ZIP codes in central Arkansas  
School Motto: "Respect, Reverence, Responsibility: Rooted in the Episcopal tradition and affirming people of all faiths, Episcopal Collegiate strives to develop in its students a respect for all persons, a reverence of God, and a sense of moral responsibility."
Additional Information: Admissions questions, events, tours or customized experiences: Please reach out to Director of Admissions Mary Jane Briggs at

Jackson T. Stephens Campus
1701 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72201

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