I am so pleased you are considering Clear Spring School for your child.

As a mother and educator, I truly understand the importance of making informed choices about a child’s education and future.

     I can tell you that Clear Spring School catches the attention of parents and prospective students for many reasons: our small classes, internship opportunities, talented teachers, the travel school, and our emphasis on community service - to name just a few.

     Beneath all these fine program elements, what parents and students find is a commitment to nurturing each child’s potential and a developmentally appropriate environment in which students discover the joy of learning.

    From pre-primary through 12th grade, our students are given opportunities to grow in self-understanding, skill, knowledge, friendship, and the capacity live well in today’s world.

    Our graduates enter the world with far more than rote knowledge. They know who they are and how to express themselves. They know what they want to achieve next and how to make it happen. Our alumni have lived all over the world. They include research scientists, medical doctors, architects, professors, teachers, musicians, dancers, artists, a computer programming whiz, veterinarians, organic farmers, and many university and college scholarship recipients.

I hope you’ll take some time to explore the website, and I invite you to call to arrange a personal meeting and campus tour.



Phyllis Poe

STEP 1: Your First Visit

The Clear Spring School Admissions process is the first step in a learning experience that will last a lifetime. You are invited to call the school to set up an appointment. An Administrative staff member will tour you through the campus, introduce you and your child to teachers and answer any questions you might have.

As part of the meeting with Clear Springs staff there will be discussion about your child’s learning styles, strengths and concerns, your expectations as a parent, and how the Clear Spring School learning environment will work with our child.

To Schedule a Visit:

Send us an email


Call us


STEP 2: The Application

Parents are invited to fill out and submit a completed application form. The application has a few additional requirements as follows:

  • Students applying for the middle school and high school must complete their own part of the Middle/High School enrollment form.

  • Students entering K-12 are asked to visit Clear Spring School for a day during the application process to meet other students, teachers and staff (if school is in session).

  • Pre-primary students should visit for a half-day (if school is in session).

A non-refundable application fee and a signed release form requesting any pertinent records from your child’s previous school should accompany the form. All information is kept completely confidential. 

STEP 3:The Acceptance Process

After we have reviewed all information, an acceptance decision is made. An Admissions meeting is then scheduled with parents to discuss the acceptance decision and, if accepted, review an enrollment agreement. The enrollment agreement includes details on tuition, goals and other pertinent information. The enrollment agreement and promissory note must be signed within 10 days of acceptance and returned to the school, along with the non-refundable enrollment fees.


Parents, Head of School, teachers, and child (when appropriate) are part of the decision making process. The Head of School has final say in all admissions decisions. All students who are new to the school are enrolled with a 90-day trial period that allows the new family and the school time to determine if Clear Spring School best meets the needs of the student.

      Acceptance Criteria

  • Academic readiness or qualification

  • Maturity

  • Affiliation with the school

  • Diversity and gender balance

  • Appropriateness of the match between family and school

  • Students willingness to accept and have tolerance for others

STEP 4: Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees vary by grade, number of children attending, and financial aid.

You will be given a tuition breakdown during your first visit.

STEP 5: Tuition Payment and Aid

Tuition at Clear Spring can be paid in a number of ways. The following are the options available for paying the tuition:

  1. One-time payment due by the first day of school. This type of payment receives a 3% discount.

  2. Two-time payment due in August and January. This type of payment receives a 1% discount.

  3. Ten payments beginning in August and ending in May.

  4. Auto draft tuition and fees is available.

  5. Credit Card payments are also accepted. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted at the school.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to qualified families. Applications are available on request.  Assistance is based on need and availability of funds.

Family Discounts
  • 2nd and 3rd Child receive 25% off the larger amount

  • Scholarship students receive no other discounts

To request more information:

Contact the Admissions Office

Mon-Fri 8am - 4pm


You can also request more information with this form:

Clear Spring School

374 Dairy Hollow Road

 PO Box 511

Eureka Springs, AR 72632

P: 479-253-7888

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