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Why Mount?

The high school years are four of the most important years of your life. Your experiences at Mount St. Mary Academy set the stage for life beyond high school and give you the confidence to be YOU. We want to empower you to reach your greatest potential and meet the challenges of the future as a woman of wisdom, compassion, and integrity.

At Mount St. Mary Academy you will experience an all-girls learning environment that is unique in Arkansas. You will be heard, accepted, and affirmed by caring educators and staff who appreciate your unique talents and create an environment where innovation thrives and differences are respected and encouraged. You will be challenged to become the person God created you to be, and remarkable things will happen once you decide to accept that challenge. You will find your own place to thrive, while making friends and memories that will last a lifetime, and you will be part of a sisterhood, united in your drive to make a difference in the world around you. With a foundation grounded in Catholic principles, you’ll become equipped, empowered, and prepared for whatever the future holds.

Empowered by the All-Girl Advantage

Not only is Mount St. Mary Academy the oldest educational institution in Arkansas. It is also the only all-girls school in the state. National studies confirm what Mount St. Mary Academy has known for years that compared with their co-ed counterparts, students who attend an all-girls school: 

  • Enjoy higher academic performance

  • Possess more self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Acquire more leadership skills

  • Are more encouraged in areas like math and science

  • Are better prepared for college courses

  • Attend graduate and postgraduate school in greater numbers

  • Participate more fully in the classroom and in the community

Most of all, Mount St. Mary students tell us how amazing it is to be in an environment where all class leaders, scholars, speakers, writers, singers, artists, and athletes are girls. Talk about Girl Power! When girls see other girls leading and achieving, they know they can do the same. And with the focus on academics, not appearances, our students feel more comfortable just being themselves free to discover their talents, develop their skills, and find their passions.

When every girl’s unique differences are welcomed and celebrated, a special bond is forged that can only be described as a ‘sisterhood’. Our graduates will tell you that not only did they work hard and grow spiritually during their time at Mount St. Mary, but they had A LOT of fun! With pep rallies, class retreats, all-school Masses, dress-up days, and other special events and activities throughout the year, there’s always something happening at Mount to strengthen friendships and carry on favorite class traditions.

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Discover more about Mount St. Mary Academy

Check out our latest Viewbook to learn more about our one-of-a-kind learning environment at Mount St. Mary Academy. Our 2023-2024 School Profile provides a quick glance at our academic and extracurricular programs, course offerings, and graduates' achievements, as well.