Private Schools

Crowley's Ridge Academy

Crowley's Ridge Academy

Crowley's Ridge Academy Website

Crowley’s Ridge Academy (CRA) is a private Christian school (preschool through 12th) that has served Paragould-area families since 1953. CRA builds leaders by preparing students to excel in college and the workplace, and builds followers through daily biblical study, worship, and Christian practice. At CRA, you’ll find:

Rigorous academics. CRA students outpace their public school peers on the ACT test, with average scores 2-3 points higher than national and state averages. We also have a very successful program to boost students’ reading ability at early ages, preparing them to soar academically in years ahead.

Family atmosphere. Our single-building campus and low student:teacher ratio help establish a school where everybody knows your child by name. We actively develop mentoring and friend-building connections between older and younger students, and parents are welcome on campus.

Christian ethos. CRA students study, sing, pray, and learn about God each day. And every employee models Christian compassion, service, and leadership for your child.

Limitless opportunity. From sports (nine) to the arts, from technology to community service, we’ve got something for every student’s interest.


St. Mary's School and Preschool

St. Mary's School and Preschool

St. Mary's School and Preschool Website

Saint Mary’s School and Preschool is a private Christian school maintained by Saint Mary’s Catholic Parish in Paragould. It presently includes preschool – 6th grade. Before and after school care is also available. The school was opened in 1890 and has since remained a vital part of the community.

The main purpose of Saint Mary’s School is to assist parents in educating their children toward arriving at the fullness of Christian life. Saint Mary's welcomes students of all faiths. The school’s longstanding tradition of academic excellence has produced outstanding citizens in the community. The Principal of Saint Mary’s School is Sharon Warren and the Priest is Father Mariadass Vallapeneni. For more information, call (870) 236-3681.