Soirée School Guide: Mount St. Mary Academy

Mission Statement

“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.”

Learning Environment

The 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.

► $784,000 in financial aid assisted families in 2023-2024.

Transformative Education

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 and apply their unique talents.

Enhanced Curriculum

AP Capstone Diploma and concurrent credit programs drive students to excel, develop important skills for success and offer opportunities for college credit.

► Voted No. 1 Best Private High School in Little Rock Soirée’s 2024 “Soirée Recommends” readers’ poll and in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s 2023 and 2022 “Best of the Best” readers’ polls.

Tradition of Service

All students participate in a year-long service learning program their junior year, through which they contribute 7,500 collective hours of service to more than 25 community organizations.

Students at All-Girl Schools

  • Report higher confidence and aspirations.
  • Offered greater leadership opportunities.
  • 6x more likely to consider STEM majors.
– International Coalition of Girls’ Schools

Head of School: Sara Jones
Established: 1851
Grades Served: 9-12
Current Enrollment: 478
Tuition Range: $9,090-$10,530
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 the Admissions team at 501.664.8006 ext. 106 or

3224 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock

Return to Soirée’s 2024 School Guide

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