Soirée School Guide: The Anthony School

Mission Statement

The Anthony School educates children pre-K3 through eighth grade in a challenging and nurturing environment, engages them through an advanced curriculum and empowers them to become independent and excited students.

School History

This is the oldest nonsectarian, independent school in Arkansas. It was the first to emphasize the significance of early childhood education.

Exciting Projects

STEAMapalooza is an innovative and fun event bringing together approximately 50 central Arkansas community members and professionals who demonstrate and engage students in their areas of STEAM expertise.

Campus & Facilities

This school has a gourmet kitchen, state-of-the-art science lab, media center, gymnasium, cafeteria/auditorium and a STEAM classroom to explore science, technology, engineering, art and math. The multipurpose playground offers a place to play and socialize, and the campus provides students a diverse and well-rounded learning experience.

Learning Environment & Curriculum

The environment is positive and encouraging. The challenging curriculum is rooted in tradition, yet advances with educational trends.


Upper elementary & middle school students are 1:1 with Apple laptops and utilize the Google Classroom platform. Emerging readers are paired with iPads to begin their digital citizenship. All students participate in a coding curriculum focused on computational thinking.


The Anthony School equips children to become curious and passionate learners, creative and confident thinkers and informed and engaged citizens.

Honors & Awards

• Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics first place school along with several individual winners
• Regional science fair awards
• Junior Theater Festival choreography award
• Foreign language state recognitions
• Fine art awards

Head of School: Shana Nolen
Established: 1944
Grades Served: Pre-K3 – 8. Accredited by ANSAA.
Current Enrollment: 330
Tuition Range: $8,500-$10,900
School Motto: Advancing independent and excited students since 1944.
Important Upcoming Dates: Visit to learn more about the school and the admissions process.

7700 Ohio St.
Little Rock

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