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Ozark Catholic Academy opened its doors in Fall of 2018 as Northwest Arkansas' first Catholic high school. Our school is centrally located in Northwest Arkansas on the campus of St. Joseph Catholic Parish in Tontitown. OCA offers a college preparatory curriculum while integrating each person. Our Catholic faith is central to the school's culture and everything we do. We offer an inclusive and competitive sports program and numerous opportunities for student leadership and service to the community.
OCA QUICK FACTS
CO-EDUCATIONAL STUDENT BODY
Educating young men and women in grades 9-12
$9750 with a reduced rate of $4875 for students who qualify for the Continuing Catholic Education program
OPENED IN 2018
Located in Tontitown, Arkansas: "the birthplace of Catholicism in Northwest Arkansas"
BREAKING NEW GROUND
First Catholic high school to open in Arkansas in over 80 years
Mass, Sacraments, Curriculum
DIVERSE STUDENT BODY AND FACULTY
32% of students and 26% of faculty
INCLUSIVE, COMPETITIVE SPORTS PROGRAM
Member of Arkansas Activities Association; 86% of students compete in at least one of our six sports and 65% compete in two or more
8:1 Student/Faculty ratio; average class size of 12. One-on-one advisory program.
ROBUST FINANCIAL AID PROGRAM
More than 40% of students receive some level of financial assistance
Ozark Catholic Academy engages students in a rigorous, integrated education that enables them to behold the fullness of reality through both faith and reason and to live the virtues that make one fully human and truly free.
Ozark Catholic Academy aims to implement the Catholic Church’s mission of sanctification and evangelization through the Catholic intellectual tradition by graduating young men and women who:
• learn widely and deeply for life and seek the truth in all things;
• possess insight, imagination and critical reasoning as well as communicate clearly and persuasively;
• strive to live the virtues of wisdom, justice, courage, and moderation as well as faith, hope and charity;
• sanctify themselves, serve others effectively in love and truth, and evangelize the world as they live out the vocations to which they are called.
Ozark Catholic Academy’s philosophy is to foster an educational culture of discipline and excellence that cultivates the whole person, intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical, and inspires a dedication to what is true, good and beautiful. Essential to this culture are exceptional, dedicated teachers who serve as mentors to their students as well as assist parents in their role as the primary educators of their children. Through an intimate community of parents, students and teachers, the young men and women of Ozark Catholic are prepared not only to become excellent professionals and leaders of service in their communities, but to become all God intends them to be.
"I love teaching at OCA because of our great students and the opportunity to connect with them in the whole person Mind, Body, and Spirit. I love working together as a community in forming our students as well as the challenge as an educator to continue to grow myself in order to bring the best for our students. OCA is a special place."