Welcome to Mount St. Mary Academy
Arkansas’ only Catholic, college-preparatory high school for young women
Since 1851, Mount St. Mary Academy has delivered a unique learning experience for young women in Arkansas. Blending faith and academic rigor in the spirit of the school’s Catholic founders, the Sisters of Mercy, The Mount prepares girls for college and life and equips them to be leaders in their families, churches, workplaces and communities.
“Must be a Mount Girl!”
Mount Girls are known for being bright, inquisitive, team-oriented and service-driven. They can be seen voicing their opinions on college campuses, starting their own businesses or collecting cans at local food pantries. A Mount Girl is more than smart and accomplished; she is grounded in mercy values and guided by her faith. She loves learning and extends that passion to everything she does. She also recognizes her own intrinsic dignity and worth and respects that of others.
At Mount St. Mary, each student is challenged, and remarkable things happen once she decides to accept that challenge. Increased academic performance, self-confidence, and leadership traits emerge in the four years leading up to graduation. Each year, graduates maintain a 100% college acceptance rate with scholarship offerings surpassing $10 million and 10,000 hours of service to the community. With a foundational base of knowledge, experience, and spirituality, our students are well equipped, empowered, and prepared for whatever the future holds. Must be Mount Girls!
- Founded in 1851, Mount St. Mary Academy is the oldest high school and the only all-girls school in Arkansas
- 500 student body, grades 9-12
- 19 AP courses offered for the 2017-2018 school year
- 13 online courses offered through a variety of teacher-interactive and student-driven online platforms
- 28 hours of college credit available through the concurrent credit program with UALR – a savings of approximately $5,768*
- Service Learning Program with students volunteering at 25 service sites in the Greater Little Rock community
- 13:1 student:faculty ratio
- 24.2 ACT mean score (5-year average)
**Based on $206 per credit hour.
Students must meet eligibility requirements.
Class of 2017 Accomplishments
- Earned more than $14 million in college scholarships
- Nearly 100% pursuing higher education
- Two National Merit Finalists and One Commended Student
- One National Hispanic Scholar
- Eight IB diploma recipients (2017 was the last year the IB diploma was offered at MSM)
- 1,500 hours of college credit received in the UALR concurrent credit program
- 10,945 hours of community service completed during their junior and senior years