The Bentonville School District, the fastest growing district in the state in 2015, serves more than 16,000 students from Bentonville, Cave Springs, Centerton, Vaughn, Highfill, and portions of Bella Vista and Rogers. There are 18 campuses throughout the district: 10 elementary schools, four middle schools, three junior high schools, and a high school. In August 2016, a second high school Bentonville West High School will open to serve students in Centerton and parts of southwest Bentonville. Plans are also underway for a new K-6 building slated to open in 2017.
Bentonville schools have a high standard of quality in all areas, including academics, athletics and the arts. Students here consistently score well on the state’s benchmark exams, and the district has a strong gifted and talentedÂ program. Bentonville High School has been named a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, and is regularly recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s national listing of “Best High Schools.” In addition, the Class of 2014 earned a total of $13.1 million in scholarships. The Bentonville School District takes pride in providing exceptional, engaging educational opportunities for preschool children at its Early Childhood Development Center. For pupils in 2nd through 5th grades, the TREC Center for Gifted and Talented Education provides a full-day pullout program for qualified students who are challenged to Think, Research, Explore and Create (TREC). Older students are served through various programming options including the Honors Program, Pre-AP and Advance Placement courses, and the International Baccalaureate Program.
The English as a Second Language program proudly supports students and families who know or have been exposed to more than one language.
Students with learning disabilities or other learning difficulties can also find the necessary support structures through the Bentonville schools. The entire school system works so that all students have their academic needs met. Bentonville’s athletics and arts programs are award-winning with the choir, band, forensics, football, swimming, cross country, tennis, wrestling, cheer and volleyball teams all bringing home state trophies in recent years. It is not uncommon for students to find ways to participate in both the arts and athletics if they so choose.
The second oldest and one of the largest charter schools in the state, the Arkansas Arts Academy in Rogers, formerly the Benton County School of the Arts, provides an excellent academic base to all of its students in grades K-12. The curriculum is designed to provide a continuum of education by using the mediums of art, drama and music. The academy is a state and federally funded school with an enrollment open to any child within the Northwest Arkansas area.
Haas Hall Academy in Bentonville is an open-enrolment secondary school with an accelerated college preparatory curriculum. It is an aggressive alternative to traditional learning, providing a small, personalized academic environment for student scholars. In 2014, Haas Hall Academyâs first campus, which opened in 2004 in Fayetteville, was ranked No. 1 in the state and 19th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The Bentonville academy opened in 2015.
Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy in Bentonville opened in 2013 serving grades K-10, with a goal of eventually serving students through grade 12. The academy provides a rigorous classical liberal arts program along with a strong foundation in the core subjects of English, History, Science and Mathematics. The academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public school of choice.
In addition to one of the most highly recognized public school systems in the state of Arkansas, there are also many opportunities for post-secondary education including a community college, two four-year institutions within a 30-mile radius and several other opportunities for enriching the mind through education.
Bentonville School District
500 Tiger Blvd., Bentonville
Arkansas Arts Academy
2005 S 12th St, Rogers
Haas Hall Academy
2600 SE J St, Bentonville
Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy
1302 Melissa Drive, Bentonville
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School
1315 W Cypress St, Rogers
Walnut Farm Montessori School
4208 E Central Ave, Bentonville
Shiloh Christian School
1707 Johnson Rd, Springdale
Life Way Christian School
351 W Centerton Blvd, Centerton
Northwest Arkansas Community College
One College Dr., Bentonville
University of Phoenix
903 N. 47th St., Suite 104, Rogers
1803 Phyllis St., Suite 202 Bentonville
688 Millsap Rd, Suite 200, Fayetteville
University of Arkansas
1125 W. Maple St., Fayetteville
John Brown University
2000 W. University St., Siloam Springs
Northwest Technical Institute
709 S. Old Missouri Rd., Springdale
3704 W. Walnut, Rogers