St. Edward Catholic Church and School

Established 1885
The longest operating elementary or middle school in Little Rock.

School Highlights

End of the Year Awards

Students recognized for outstanding achievements during this school year.

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8th Grade Graduation

St. Edward celebrates its 128th graduating class.

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Extracurricular Activities

    Athletics

    The Athletic program aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by providing an opportunity for all interested students to develop the physical talents that God has given them and experience the Christian values that can be found in sportsmanship, camaraderie, and teamwork while improving basic skills in sports. The Catholic Schools of the city of Little Rock participate in their own Parochial League. The league was created for 5th-8th grades. However, 4th grade students do have the opportunity to participate on most teams at St. Edward.

    The Parochial League Sports are:
    Basketball
    Volleyball (Girls only):
    Track
    Golf
    Cross country
    Cheerleading
    Football (7th & 8th boys only)

  • Parochial Athletic League Rules
  • Permission Form for Athletic Participation
  • Choir

    The Student Choir aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by providing an opportunity for all interested students to develop the musical talents that God has given them through leading the school and parish community in liturgical music and by sharing the joy of song with those in the broader Central Arkansas community. Students in 3rd-8th grades who play an instrument or enjoy singing are invited to join the student choir. The choir leads the music for the all-school masses that are held each Friday and on any special holy days and graduation. December is the big month for community performances with caroling at local hospitals and a performance at the Old State House Christmas program.

    Quiz Bowl

    The Quiz Bowl program aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by providing an opportunity for 7th and 8th grade students to use their intellectual ability outside of the classroom in a fun interscholastic team competition. Participants benefit from exposure to a broad range of school and cultural subjects, memorization and study skills, and an improved ability to cooperate and work as a team. In our first year of competition, 2010-2011, St. Edward participated with the public schools and won 2nd place in the state in our classification! In 2012-2013 we began competing against our fellow Arkansas Catholic Schools.

    Scripps National Spelling Bee

    The Scripps National Spelling Bee is the nation's largest and longest-running educational promotion. Its purpose is to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives. Students compete on a school level, and the winner has the opportunity to move up to compete in the citywide bee and possibly the regional and national competitions. Students in all grades are able to participate. This year's bee will be held on November 26th.

    Battle of the Books

    The Battle of the Books is an annual literary competition for 5th and 6th grade students. At the beginning of the year a book list is created for that year's competition. Students spend the year reading and studying those books. Teams from around the state travel to Conway in May to answer comprehension questions about the books and crown the champion of the books.

    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS Website)

    The St. Edward Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) began in 2012. NJHS aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by recognizing students for exceptional achievement in Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Citizenship and giving these exceptional students the opportunity to practice these traits in preparation for service beyond St Edward. The NJHS serves the school by providing opportunities for all students to provide meaningful service to others both at school and in the broader world. New members are selected from the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and are inducted each May.

    Student Council

    The Student Council aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by giving students the opportunity to be active student leaders in preparation for service beyond St Edward. The Student Council serves the school by providing opportunities for all students to be involved in school activities and enjoy their time as St. Edward students. At the beginning of each year students in 5th-8th grades are encouraged to run for office as President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer.

    Catholic Youth Ministry

    The Junior High Catholic Youth Ministry (CYM) aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by working to lead junior high students into a more meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. Junior CYM provides opportunities for Catholic and non-Catholic 7th and 8th grade students to meet a few times each month to build faith and fellowship outside of school hours.

    Cub Scouts

    The Cub Scout Pack 805 aspires to accomplish the mission of St Edward Catholic School by providing young boys with extracurricular opportunities that foster character building, citizenship training and teamwork through a program of activities that is safe and family oriented with adult leaders. These activities emphasize twelve core values of Responsibility, Cooperation, Respect, Faith, Health/Fitness, Resourcefulness, Compassion, Perseverance, Courage, Honesty, Citizenship and Positive Attitude, which are valued by both the Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America.

    Little Flowers

    The Little Flowers Girls Club aspires to accomplish the mission of St. Edward Catholic School by forming well-rounded girls through extracurricular opportunities that build faith and self-confidence through outdoor and other life skills in a safe and family oriented atmosphere. Little Flowers can be adapted for girls ages 5 and up. Our current Little Flowers group serves Kindergarten - 2nd grade.