Historic Lane Hotel to Welcome School for Advanced Studies Northwest Arkansas

by Karen Wagaman at Rogers Lowell Chamber

School for Advanced Studies Northwest Arkansas brings an exciting addition to Downtown Rogers and the education landscape in the area. The tuition-free, public charter school will educate Grades 5 – 12 beginning with the 2024-25 school year.

A unique and engaging learning environment will be provided through a world-class education incorporating:

  • deep inquiry
  • a rigorous curriculum
  • emphasis on energetic civil-discourse
  • seminar-style classes
  • and authentic creative processes

It’s particularly interesting to note the commitment to small group discussions to foster curiosity, incorporate participation, while ensuring a solid understanding of the subject matter. This approach can contribute significantly to a more interactive and personalized learning experience for students.

Why it matters: The inclusion of electives in languages, visual art, music, and drama, along with opportunities for community service and volunteer work, adds a well-rounded dimension to the educational offerings. This not only supports academic development but also encourages the development of broader skills and interests.

The February 20 deadline for admission applications and the lottery selection process indicate that there is likely to be a significant level of interest in the school. The fact that the school has sister organizations in various states, including Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, and Washington DC, suggests a broader network and potential for collaboration and shared resources among these institutions.

The enthusiasm and passion of the school’s administrators and faculty, as evident in Aaron Pellowski’s leadership during the recent parent sessions, bode well for the success of the institution. It will be exciting to see how the School for Advanced Studies Northwest Arkansas contributes to the educational landscape and the growth of its students in the coming years.

Connecting over coffee: Last week more than a dozen parents gathered at Onyx Coffee Lab HQ for one of several prospective parent sessions being offered in Rogers and Bentonville.

Now it’s your turn: There is an in person gathering at Underbrush Books is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 12 and a Virtual session 12:00 p.m. February 20;

Go Deeper: explore the academics overviewjoin the interest list, or apply for enrollment.