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Why HSS

Excellence Rooted in Faith

Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic School serves grades preschool 4 through 8th grade. The Arkansas Nonpublic School Accrediting Association accredited school, established in 1927, has a long commitment to excellence in faith-based, Catholic education.

 

ACADEMICS

Class sizes average up to 18 students per classroom in grades PreK4-2nd and 30 in grades 3rd-8th. This allows our dedicated teachers to utilize differentiated learning techniques and give individual attention to students as needed.

Outstanding Teachers -  Enthusiasm and dedication give the teacher’s at Holy Souls the ability to engage students, have the desire for all students to succeed, and are competent in the subject matters.  Not only are the outstanding in the classrooms but many participate in various in-service and continuing education opportunities throughout the year.

Academic Excellence - Our innovative curriculum challenges students to reach their highest academic potential. Our dedicated teachers strive to maintain a high level of contact with the students and parents throughout each year.

Above and Beyond the Core Curriculum - Students are required to take Art, Music, Technology, Spanish, and Physical Education.  They are also provided the opportunity to participate in several extracurricular activities; Archery, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Track and Field, Volleyball, Choir, Yearbook, Altar Server, and Give a Treat.

 

FAITH

Catholic Education - Students have the opportunity to live their faith daily through religion classes, planning and participating in weekly liturgies, and coordinating special projects that benefit the needs of the community. Fundraisers are held throughout the year for various charitable organizations.

Sacramental Preparation - Students begin preparing for the sacrament of Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist in 1st grade, completing their preparations with the celebration of these sacraments in 2nd grade. The sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated in 8th grade.

Daily Devotionals - Students, faculty, and staff begin their day with a school-wide prayer. There are numerous other opportunities for prayer and meditation throughout the day in the classroom, including Adoration on Wednesdays.

 

COMMUNITY

Community Service Projects – Our Holy Souls Helping Others Program (HOP) allows students to hop to it and make a difference to those in need.  Every grade level participates in a community service project every month such as a coin drive to help with childhood cancer or put meals together for the homeless through local shelters. As new projects are introduced every month it allows us to discuss the many ways we can demonstrate God’s love in the form of helping others.   

Parent Volunteers - Parent volunteers offer a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing their kids the importance of participating in the larger community. 

 

Extracurricular Activities

Students at Holy Souls School can participate in numerous extracurricular activities. Organized sports teams include archery and golf for grades 6th-8th both boys and girls, basketball, cross country, track and field for grades 5th-8th both boys and girls, cheerleading for 7th and 8th grade girls, football for grades 5th-8th boys only and volleyball for grades 5th-8th girls only.  All team sports are coached by volunteers. These teams compete with teams from other schools in the Little Rock diocese. The music department offers opportunities for students to participate in the Band.  Students annually present a Christmas and Spring program. Students go on local field trips. There are also opportunities such as yearbook, the children’s choir, and altar server.  Our 8th grade students participate in the Mu Alpha Theta Math Contest.

 

Come See for Yourself

We invite you to contact us for more information and to schedule a visit to see how Our Lady of Holy Souls Catholic School can help build a foundation of faith, learning, love and respect in your child.