Soirée School Guide: Founders Classical Academy of West Little Rock

School History

Founders Classical Academy, founded as Quest Middle School, seeks to provide an excellent and distinctive classical education.

Mission Statement

The mission of Founders Classical Academy of West Little Rock is to provide young people with a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences that cultivates intellectual excellence, wisdom and virtue.

Learning Environment & Curriculum

Founders provides a structured, orderly learning environment for teaching a classical curriculum of the liberal arts and sciences.

Virtual Learning

We offer an asynchronous virtual program through our district curriculum partner, BrightThinker.

Innovative & Creative Teaching Methods

We use timeless pedagogy to cultivate excellent habits of mind and character.

Campus & Facilities

We have a small, individualized campus setting that nonetheless has a fully-equipped art studio, science lab and EAST lab. We also partner with local organizations such as Metro Career-Tech Center to provide career and technical education options for our students.


As an open-enrollment charter school, we do not require tuition. We provide a full free and reduced lunch program.

Extracurricular Activities

We offer volleyball, soccer, basketball and track for grades 6-12 and soccer shots for grades K-2. We also have a variety of clubs like Movie Club, Game Club and Chess Club.

Honors and Awards

Nominated for Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Best of the Best 2021 for Best Charter School.

Tutoring Services

Tutoring is available for middle school and high school on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Ninety percent of our high school students attend college, and 100% of our college-bound students are awarded scholarships.

Kiernan Fiore

Headmaster: Kiernan Fiore
Year established: 2014
Grades served: K-2, 6-12
Current enrollment: 125
Tuition range: $0 (Public Charter School)
School motto: Scientia, virtus, libertas
Important dates: Open enrollment for 2022-2023 opens on Nov. 1.

1815 Rahling Road, Little Rock


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