The Baptist Preparatory School has been a healthy, vibrant institution since its founding in 1981. Our mission is to glorify God by assisting families in the Christ-centered, biblically-directed education of their children. Our vision to provide a quality education focused on academic and Christian excellence is unwavering.
We work faithfully to enable our students to engage the world academically, socially and spiritually.
Baptist Prep provides the resources and environment to foster a child’s academic success. Our students will be well-prepared for the rigor of college and the responsibilities of life.
Baptist Prep hopes to instill in each student the ability to engage in the world successfully through strong family relationships, personal responsibility and leadership roles.
Baptist Prep teaches, trains and disciples our students to have strong biblical foundations that prepare them for a life of serving God and others. We believe that our Triune God--by grace alone through faith alone--regenerates one’s heart and transforms one's entire life.
Meet Addison, Parker and Halle
Addison has been a Baptist Prep student since Kindergarten. Now in the 7th grade, she plays on the 7th grade girls basketball team, sings in the Jr. High Choir, plays the piano, swims competitively year round and maintains an all-A average. Baptist Prep has provided Addison with tremendous opportunities to excel in academics, athletics and arts. All of this has happened within the context of a Christian environment.
The new Upper School Athletic Practice and Fine Arts Center will provide Addison and her basketball teammates a needed place to practice. She is excited that the state-of-the-art stage, sound and lights will give choir, band and drama a new home to perform and a new place for them to worship weekly in Chapel.
Addison’s younger brother Parker and sister Halle, in 4th and 2nd grades, look forward to learning about God’s creation in the outdoor classroom and running and practicing sports on the turf field. The new safety and security enhancements will also give their mom and dad even more confidence that they are learning in a safe and secure environment.
Athletic Practice Center
This facility will be a new home to our Championship sports programs and physical education on the Upper School campus:
- Boys and Girls Basketball Program
- Girls Volleyball Program
- Physical Education
- Indoor option for other sports due to inclement weather
This new space will include: Practice Gymnasium with Wood Flooring • Competition-Sized Basketball Court • Competition-Sized Volleyball Court • Physical Education Activities • Additional Storage • New Office Space.
Did you know:
Having an additional Upper School practice space will promote greater participation in Lower School sports by freeing up time in the after-school practice schedule for our Lower School gymnasium.
Fine Arts (Performing Arts) Center
Baptist Prep will be able to better showcase its acclaimed Fine Arts Programs with this facility:
- Band – All-State recognition for multiple years
- Choral Arts – All-State recognition
- Drama -- A focused effort for grades 7-12
This new space will comfortably hold campus-wide chapel services, and host banquets, camps, community events, and conferences. Highlights of the space include: Seating for up to 500 individuals • Flexible Staging with Curtain • State-of-the-Art Lighting, Sound & Video Projection • Acoustical Panels • Engineered Modular Floor Covering.
Did you know?
We will protect Upper School students from the elements. When completed, students will use an enclosed staircase, as opposed to the old external staircase that had connected the 1st and 2nd floors.
8000 Square-Feet Turf Recreational Field
Recess with never be the same! The addition of recreational field at the Lower School will provide our students a safe place to exercise, socialize and unwind from the rigors of the classroom. The new recreational field will use state-of-the-art synthetic field turf technology providing cushion and traction for young feet. The field will sit atop a surface designed to drain even in the heaviest downpours.
This will be the perfect location for Baptist Prep’s 4th, 5th and 6th graders’ after-school football practice instead of parents having to shuttle their students to the Upper School practice field in rush-hour traffic. The cushioned surface will also serve as a great venue for the Lower School’s cheer squad to perfect its routines. This 8000 sq.ft. field will provide a new, safe surface that students of all ages will enjoy both now and for years to come.
A New Outdoor Space for 170 Lower School Students
The outdoor classroom/amphitheater will give our Lower School students a new and needed site for learning and activities. This addition will transform the north lot into a venue capable of hosting school events that build a deeper sense of community.
This space will give our teachers more opportunities to move their classrooms outdoors, surrounded by God’s creation. Studies have shown that incorporating outdoor learning can improve memory, enhance motivation, increase student participation and even improve grades. This new structure will be constructed out of molded concrete and provide seating for up to 170 students. With shaded surroundings that will nearly double the area’s capacity, this amphitheater will become a desirable location for a school play, an evening band concert, or a fun movie night for our Baptist Prep families.
$1 Million Gift
A $1 million gift from Mark and Dianne Ross of Little Rock has bolstered our entire Capital Campaign. Their gift has encouraged others to support this historic effort.
"Mark and Dianne Ross have a longstanding and special relationship with Baptist Prep. Their generous donation is the largest in our school’s 36-year history and will touch the lives of all our students." Dr. Laura Bednar, Head of School
"The Ross family’s generosity will help Baptist Prep build on its mission by enhancing the environment and quality of education we offer our students, by providing opportunities to excel academically, athletically, socially and spiritually." Dr. Jonathan Curtis, Chairman, Board of Trustees,
$2,150,000 in Pledges and Gifts
Comprised of Parents, Grandparents, Alumni, Alumni Parents and Friends Baptist of Prep Are Supporting This Fund-Raising Effort
Our administration and board are working to secure pledges for tax-deductible donations to pay for the entire project from members of the Baptist Prep family (and some individuals and organizations outside the Baptist Prep family) to support this fund-raising effort.