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Head of School's Welcome

Welcome to Arendell Parrott Academy

David Moody
Welcome to Arendell Parrott Academy (APA), home of the Patriots! As you explore our website, I hope you will gain a sense of value and learn about the incredible educational opportunities our students experience daily. Founded in 1964, Arendell Parrott Academy is recognized state-wide as a distinguished independent, co-educational, nonsectarian, TK-12 college preparatory day school. Known for its educational excellence, Parrott Academy provides a thought-provoking liberal arts education focusing on the four customary pillars: academics, fine arts, athletics, and service. Whether developing critical thinking skills in the classroom, learning life-lessons through athletic competition, portraying a character on center stage, or visiting and experiencing foreign cultures, students at Parrott Academy are supported as they excel in diverse ways while rising to the highest level of personal commitment and achievement.
Currently, Parrott Academy attracts students from 10 eastern North Carolina counties to its immaculate 80-acre campus located in Kinston, NC. The Academy also provides an unmatched sense of family through a safe and nurturing learning environment. With an average tenure of over 20 years, our faculty stimulates and challenges young people’s minds while modeling the core values on which the Academy was founded: Honor, Initiative, and Truth. Through a school-wide honor code, the APA community promotes good character, ethical judgment, and social accountability among all students.
Lastly, our continued success depends on the partnerships created between our dedicated and professional faculty and the families we serve on a daily basis. While our focus is on our students, we understand families create the structure to ensure our school is a special place. For these partnerships, we owe a debt of gratitude to our parents, grandparents, alumni, and business partners. We urge prospective families, to contact us concerning questions about what Arendell Parrott Academy can do for your child’s future. Please visit our website and social media platforms for updates and information about APA.

David S. Moody, MSA
Head of School
Arendell Parrott Academy