Mount St. Mary Academy
About Us

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!



School Accomplishments

  • Founded in 1851, Mount St. Mary Academy is the oldest high school and the only all-girls school in Arkansas
  • 493 student body, grades 9-12
  • 22 AP courses offered for the 2017-2018 school year
  • 13 online courses offered through a variety of teacher-interactive and student-driven online platforms
  • 25 hours of college credit available through the concurrent credit program with UALR – a savings of approximately $8,500*
  • Service Learning Program with students volunteering at 25 service sites in the Greater Little Rock community
  • 13:1 student:faculty ratio
  • 24.6 ACT mean score (5-year average)

**Based on $340 per credit hour.
Students must meet eligibility requirements.



Class of 2018 Accomplishments

  • Earned more than $10.7 million in college scholarships
  • 97% pursuing higher education
  • One National Merit Scholar
  • One First Place Thea Foundation Visual Arts Scholarship Recipient
  • One 2017 Girl of Distinction, Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame
  • Three athletes signed to play collegiate level sports
  • One Prudential Spirit of Community award for volunteer service
  • 1,500 hours of college credit received in the UALR concurrent credit program
  • 12,620 hours of community service completed during their junior and senior years