Mount St. Mary Academy
All-Girl Advantage


Mount St. Mary Academy is not only the oldest high school in the state of Arkansas but also the only all-girls school in the state.


National studies confirm what the Mount has known for years…that 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


*National Foundation for Educational Research, 2003; National Coalition of Girls’ Schools, 2000; American Association of University Women, 1998.


Most of all, Mount St. Mary students tell us how amazing it is to be in an environment where all class leaders, speakers, writers, singers, athletes, artists and stars 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: Not only do they work hard and grow spiritually during their time at the Mount, but they have a lot of fun! With pep rallies, Lis Sis/Big Sis lunches, class retreats, all-school Masses and costume tag days, there’s always something happening at the Mount to strengthen friendships and carry on favorite class traditions.


Hear from our students what they think about the all-girl advantage.