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What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are public schools that operate with an agreement (or charter) with a state, school district, or governmental entity to provide an enhanced education that is often unavailable within the conventional public schooling setting. These schools are open to all students, do not charge tuition, have no religious affiliation, and must abide by the same state and federal testing, financial, anti-discrimination, health, and safety regulations as all public schools. They typically have higher levels of parent, student, and community involvement and often realize higher student achievement.

Our campus is small by design, which gives it a private school atmosphere where parents, faculty, and staff can work together for the benefit of each child. Though it may seem like a small private school, it is an established, tuition-free public school of choice.

The curriculum is content-rich, following a Classical, traditional education model, with provisions to challenge all students to achieve academic excellence. We offer courses and opportunities in high school that other schools are not offering such as Moral Philosophy, Latin, Western Civilization and the Senior Thesis / Rhetoric.  

In addition to our rigorous academic standards, we are a school who cultivates wisdom and virtue through an environment and curriculum designed to promote and build strength of character in students by promoting good habits, by teaching precepts, and by providing examples of virtue. We have high expectations for all of our students.

By attending Classical Academy, students will be prepared for whatever lies ahead, both personally and academically.

Founders Classical Academy of Bentonville is a ResponsiveEd charter school.

Highlights and Accolades
 
  • Opened with grades K-8 in 2013
  • Grew to K-12 in 2018
  • Four graduating classes with 100% college acceptance
  • Over $3 million in scholarships for 21 students in our 2021 graduating class 
  • 3 National Merit Semi-Finalists
  • 3 National Merit Finalist
  • 2 National Merit Scholars 
  • Arkansas Achieving School and District 
  • “A” report cards
  • Recognized by OEP for Outstanding School in multiple areas
  • Athletic achievements / championships
    • 1A Boys Cross Country State Champions 20-21
    • 1A Boys Track and Field State Champions 20-21
  • All-State Choir members
School Tours for Prospective Families
 
Founders Classical Academy of Bentonville is now offering tours to prospective families. Our tours are currently limited to groups of six. Please sign up below with the included links to tour our campus.
 
We will be hosting an informational night for the 22-23 school year next semester. Please sign up below if you wish to attend.
 
 
Attend an Information Session
 
Information sessions are intended for families interested in enrolling students at Founders Classical Academy of Bentonville. Parents who want to learn more about the classical education model and Founder's curriculum should plan to attend! Families are encouraged to explore our website ahead of time and come with questions.
Contact Us
 
School and Office Location:
1302 Melissa Dr., Ste. 100
Bentonville, AR 72712
 
School Hours:
Monday-Friday, 7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
 
Contact
Phone Number: 479-715-6662
Fax Number: 866-821-7385
Administration: [email protected]