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The Episcopal Collegiate School

Private | PK-12 | 727 students

 

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Posted March 13, 2014

What an extraordinary experience; thrives on 'knowing your child well', and a rich base in education with respect, reverence and responsibility at its core. I have numerous children that started and completed their years at Episcopal; each one a different learner and different needs with each excelling. It's an unbelievably rich school in tradition, love and support. It started strong and continues stronger.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2013

This school is terrible. I pay over $11,000 dollars a year, close to $12,000 and I head over to a parent teacher conference to find that my son's math teacher has no idea what she is saying. Don't let the extracurricular activities and sports fool you. They have much more sympathy to the richer families who donate thousands of dollars to this school than the other families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

We spent 4 years in pubic school and switched after realizing our eldest was in the top of her class academically, but spent more time running errands for the teacher or teaching her classmates. Although they work is more academically challenging, it still encourages the children to do their best. This is not a school for a child that does not know how to study or work hard, they will have to work hard to succeed. You have to want to learn to do well at this school. The only real issue we had was lack of communication with our middle child's teacher. We have loved the school for our children, but if you love to volunteer, don't expect to be welcome to volunteer as much as you want where you want. There are cliques among the parents, and among the kids. Unfortunately, it becomes a case of the haves and havenots. I wish they would enforce the dress code. Too many students, girls mainly balk at the dress code, which makes it harder for the parents who work hard to make sure their children are following the rules.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

There is a bad problem with cliques and bullying in middle school that admnistration will not address.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2012

My child graduated from Episcopal in 2011. This school is relatively new (just 9 or 10 graduating classes, I think), so you won't be able to find much of a history or college placement track record. However, the school has proven itself as an academically rigorous place with outstanding faculty. My son's class was on the small side (43 students, versus a normal number of 55 or so), but it had three National Merit Finalists, and it had admissions at the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, Columbia, Georgia Tech, Northwestern, UVa, W&L, Vassar, and Washington University, among others. However, the place is not only for "smart kids." Truth is, Little Rock isn't big enough to sustain a super-selective private high school. So kids who will benefit from a demanding school, even if they're not at "the top of the heap," will do well here. The extra-curricular opportunities are extensive, and the campus is wonderful. Check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2012

I am currently a high school student at Episcopal Collegiate School. This school is WAY too academically challenging. The work level causes me to have 1-2 emotional breakdowns a month. The teaching style is alright, but overall. This school has unrealistic expectations. I would not recommend it.


Posted April 10, 2012

I have a sixth grade and a second grade student currently attending. While the education is second to none, I am most pleased with the culture of the school. The dedication to support strong core values coupled with the creative approach to academic learning makes this school one of which all can be measured by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2011

I love ECS my son goes there he really enjoys the school and what it has to offer. This is his first year and I'm pleased.
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Posted May 15, 2010

My child was among the first class to attend the lower school this year. I haven't been thrilled with the teacher (not the best classroom mgmt skills) but love the school overall and think it has the potential to be an amazing center for learning and growth in the years to come. My child has access to art, music, science and religious education as well as big kids who set excellent behavioral examples. The ECS community really does feel like a family.
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Posted January 31, 2009

ECS staff and students are focused on the whole learning experience. From the terrific curriculum, extra curricular activities, chapel service, sense of community and collegiate preparation, ECS is by far the best option in Central Arkansas. ECS could are well prepared for the most competitive schools around our country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2008

The teachers and staff really care about you and give you their full attention. Episcopal Collegiate really prepares you for college and is the best school in the nation for any kid.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2007

This is a very good school. It prepares you for the future. I recommend it to everyone. Everybody there is one big family.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 64%
Black 13% 21%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hispanic 0% 10%
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Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Honors track
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School basics

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  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Steve Hickman, Head of School
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Episcopal
Associations
  • NAIS

Programs

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  • Honors track
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Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
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  • Join PTO/PTA
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1701 Cantrell Road
Little Rock, AR 72201
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