Little Rock Christian Academy

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Little Rock Christian Academy
19010 Cantrell Road


Coordinates34°48′45″N 92°28′50″W / 34.8126°N 92.4806°W / 34.8126; -92.4806Coordinates: 34°48′45″N 92°28′50″W / 34.8126°N 92.4806°W / 34.8126; -92.4806
School typePrivate
MottoExcellence in the Pursuit of Truth from a Christ-Centered Worldview
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
Established1977 (1977)
NCES School ID01610343[1]
Head of schoolDr. Gary Arnold
Teaching staff142
Enrollment1450 (2016-2017)
 • Kindergarten72
 • Grade 171
 • Grade 254
 • Grade 383
 • Grade 476
 • Grade 570
 • Grade 699
 • Grade 7136
 • Grade 8131
 • Grade 9130
 • Grade 10154
 • Grade 11130
 • Grade 12126
Hours in school day7.2
Color(s)Navy Blue, Forest Green, White
Fight songNotre Dame Victory March
Athletics conference5A Central (2012-16)
Sportsbaseball, basketball, spirit teams, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, swimming, volleyball, wrestling
Team nameLittle Rock Christian Academy Warriors
Arkansas Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association, and
Council of Educational Standards and Accountability
AffiliationsAssociation of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
National Blue Ribbon School2012

Founded in 1977 as Walnut Valley Christian Academy, Little Rock Christian Academy is a private, co-educational, college-preparatory Christian school serving three-year-olds through 12th grade. It is committed to their mission "to serve families, churches, and the community by providing a K-12 education characterized by excellence in the pursuit of truth from a Christ-centered worldview." In addition to an excellent academic education, LRCA offers extensive fine arts and athletic programs. Little Rock Christian Academy is accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, the Arkansas Non-Public Schools Accrediting Association, and AdvancED, and is a member of The College Board, National Honor Society, National Beta Club and CESA Schools.


Little Rock Christian Academy has top ranking in their test scores with Arkansas private schools. It has earned the ACT College Readiness award for two years.[when?] The ACT average score is 25. With twenty National Merit finalists and three National Achievement awards in the past five years,[when?] LRCA has made a name for itself in its solid, competitive academics. Its DUKE Tip program in the middle school has scored in the record numbers for the past two years.[when?] LRCA offers AP and Honors classes at the high school level. It offered $6.79 million in scholarship money to the class of 2011. In 2012, LRCA was named a National Blue Ribbon School.


Included in its arts program are instrumental music, choir, performing arts and visual arts.

Instrumental music- Wind Symphony, Concert/Marching Band, Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Middle School Band, Senior High Band, Beginning Strings, Middle School Orchestra, Senior Strings, Warrior Jazz

Choir- Warrior Choir, Madrigal Choir, Belle Choir, Beaux Choir, Middle School Mixed Choir

Visual Arts- Art styles are explored from renaissance to impressionism, expressionism and pop art. Students learn about design, composition, color, line, contrast, shape and texture

Performing Arts- Each year there are two theatre performances, a fall drama as well as a spring musical. Additional avenues for dramatic expression can be found in additional productions of the senior play, talent shows, grade level plays and student chapel presentations. They also provide drama classes as an elective in the middle school and high school.


LRCA is a member of the Arkansas Activities Association. The Warriors athletic program includes baseball, basketball, spirit teams, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track, swimming, volleyball, and wrestling.[2]

For the 2012 to 2014 seasons,[3] the Little Rock Christian Academy Warriors participate pd in the 5A-Central conference.

In 2012–13 school year, both the boys and girls cross country teams won the 5A state championship.[4]

December 2, 2018 LRCA won its first state football championship over rival Pulaski Academy (Had won the previous four state championships in football) The final score of this game was 52-38.



  • Dr. Gary Arnold - Head of School
  • Jim Fink - Chief Financial Officer
  • Ann Chami - Elementary Principal
  • Justin Smith - Upper School Principal
  • Johnny Watson - Athletic Director
  • Cindy McLeod - Director of Advancement

School principals[edit]

  • Ann Chami - Elementary
  • LeAnn Murry - Middle School
  • Michelle Glover - Junior High
  • Justin Smith - High School

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Search for Private Schools – School Detail for Little Rock Christian Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved Aug 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "AHSAA School Directory. Little Rock Christian Academy". Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "2012-14 AAA Classifications and Conferences" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 19, 2013. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Boy's 5000 Meter Run Boys, AHSAA State Championships" (PDF). Arkansas Activities Association. Retrieved 12 November 2012.

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