Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is your fax number?
Lower School/Administration 501.227.0060
Upper School 501.868.5403

What are your operating hours?
Lower School
K3, K4 & K5 Half Day: 8:00 a.m.—11:45 p.m.
K3, K4 & K5 All Day: 8:00 a.m.—2:45 p.m.
1st-6th Grades: 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
Extended Care opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.
Upper School (7th—12th Grades)
8:05 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

What are your summer operating hours?
In the months of June and July, the school offices are open from 8:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Otherwise, the times are the same as the school year.

What courses does Baptist Prep offer?
Click here for 9th through 12th grade course offerings
Click here for 7th and 8th grade course offerings

How do I arrange a visit and/or have my student shadow a current Baptist Prep student?
To arrange a tour, please e-mail or call:

Michale Hall, Upper School Campus
mhall@baptistprep.org / 501.868.5121x222

Rachel Bennett, Lower School Campus
rbennett@baptistprep.org / 501.227.7077x355

Are Baptist Prep teachers certified?

All of our teachers are certified with the state Department of Education or Association of Christian Schools International and many hold Master’s degrees.

What kinds of sports do you offer?
Sports begin in the 4th grade with basketball for both and girls and football for boys. Beginning in the 5th grade, girls may participate in cheerleading. In junior and senior high school, the following sports are offered: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming, track, cheerleading, archery, volleyball and sport shooting.

How can I receive financial aid?
There is a limited amount of financial aid available to Baptist Prep families each year. Financial aid is given on a needs-basis as determined by an independent outside organization. A family must be fully registered in order to apply for financial aid.

Where can I get information on the Home School Satellite program?
To receive information about the Home School Satellite program, contact Heather Mann at 501.258-2753.

If my child is academically advanced, how will he/she be challenged?
Before being accepted at Baptist Prep, a student’s academic credentials are gathered and placement is evaluated. The daily curriculum content is accelerated, and students will be highly challenged. At the upper school level, college credit, college-prep, honor and AP classes are offered to our students. Should a student evidence the need for advancement, the teachers will individually meet that challenge to benefit the student.

How many students will be in my child’s class?
(Numbers listed for each grade are recommended numbers.)
K3 Full or Half Day 12 maximum
K4 Half Day (3 days) 13 maximum
K4 Half Day (5 days) 13 maximum
K5 Half Day (5 days) 13 maximum
K5 Full Day 17 maximum
1st—3rd Grades 18 maximum
4th—6th Grades 20 maximum
7th—12th Grades Class size varies according to subject matter.

How many students do you have?
The school has approximately 600 students.

How much do lunches cost?
Lower School lunches are $4.70 and include juice, milk, or bottled water.
Upper School lunches are $6.75 a day.

Does Baptist Prep have the Accelerated Reader program?

Is it required that a family be a member of a Baptist church in order for a child to attend Baptist Prep?
No. Our student body is representative of a diversity of faith expressions. Over 110 churches in Central Arkansas are attended by the Baptist Prep family. Families who are not presently invested in a church home are also welcome to explore the opportunities offered at Baptist Prep.

What is your tuition?
Under the Admissions menu you may view our current rates and fees. Should you have any further questions, please contact Phyllis Stewart 501.227.7077x333 or pstewart@baptistprep.org.

How can I get involved with the school?
No matter what age your child is, there is a place for you to get plugged into Baptist Prep. We have a Parent Connection (PC) for the Lower School and Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) for the Upper School. If you are interested in either band or athletics, we have booster clubs for both.

I have a question about my bill. With whom do I speak?
Call our business office at 501.227.7077, ext. 346 to speak with Cheryl Olmsted.

Do you have any job openings?
Click on  Employment Opportunities to learn more about the current job openings at Baptist Prep.

What is your inclement weather policy?
Should it become necessary to dismiss school due to inclement weather or other reasons, parents should watch local TV stations for announcements regarding Baptist Prep closings or visit this web site for more information.