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A Message from the Assistant Headmaster

For fifty years, we have been preparing our students for success at the collegiate level and beyond. We strive to provide a strong academic foundation, starting in kindergarten and continuing through graduation. The curriculum at Parrott is designed to challenge each student to reach his or her overall potential in academics.

Arendell Parrott Academy’s Lower School program establishes a solid academic foundation that gives students the tools for success throughout their educational experience. Small class sizes allow teachers to provide an accelerated program of study. The Middle School curriculum builds on the foundation established in Lower School and guides the expanding interests of adolescents. We encourage each Middle School student to set academic goals that fully realize his or her potential. All Upper School class schedules are individually prepared to ensure each student is enrolled in courses that are best suited to his or her academic interests and talents. Over 95 percent of Upper School classes are honors level or AP level courses. Independent study is offered for the highly motivated and academically prepared student.

I am proud of the personal touch applied to all Middle and Upper School class schedules. I personally review each Upper School student’s schedule to ensure it is a proper "fit" - whether it needs to be more challenging or less.

From kindergarten through senior year, our teachers are proficient at identifying and nurturing our students' gifts. We work together to foster each student's intellectual, creative, social, physical, and moral development in a positive and challenging educational environment. Our students’ strong performances on standardized tests and acceptances to colleges and universities across the nation validate the strength of our curriculum and our personalized approach to academics.

What an honor it is for me to try and make a positive difference in the lives of students with whom I come in contact, whether it is through academics, athletics, or just personal guidance. All students are important to Arendell Parrott Academy and I am truly grateful for the opportunity to help them reach their maximum potential.

Mr. Hugh Pollock
Assistant Headmaster