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Founded in 1981, The Baptist Preparatory School is steeped in a tradition of excellence. As a constant in central Arkansas, the school was created to provide a Christian education to students. This education would be one where not only the Word of God was taught but students would learn how Christ was interwoven into every aspect of our history and our lives. Our founders believed that this was critical for students and families in our area. From our humble beginnings as First Baptist School, we have evolved from Arkansas Baptist School System to The Baptist Preparatory School.


While we have grown and adjusted to fit the needs of our students and families, our mission has remained the same - to glorify God by assisting families in the Christ-centered, biblically- directed education of their children.


At Baptist Prep, we distinctly stand for truth and strive to teach it in love without wavering from our beliefs and convictions.  

We believe in Jesus’ power to transform students’ lives so they can reach their God-given potential.

Jesus grew in wisdom, stature and in favor with God and man, and that is our desire for each student at Baptist Prep.  

This Christ-centered focus leads to proven excellence as we prepare our students for life after graduation.



Chris Smith | Faculty + Coach
Faith Upshaw | Student
Thanksgiving Videos-Cody Pallen
Thankful Videos-Tom Hall
Andrew+Addison | Students
Lucinda Clark | Faculty
Thanksgiving Videos-Jen Vogel

The Baptist Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Baptist Prep's Nondiscriminatory Statement