The mission of Friendship Aspire Academy-Pine Bluff is to provide a world-class education that motivates students to achieve high academic standards, enjoy learning and develop as ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens. Friendship Aspire Academy-Pine Bluff seeks to fulfill this mission by providing students a high quality, liberal arts education focused on preparing students with the academic and life skills needed to be successful in college and beyond.
The Pine Bluff campus opened in August 2018 with an enrollment of 160 students between Kindergarten and Grade One. The school is projected to grow by 80 students over the next five years to full enrollment in Grades K - 5.
Friendship’s philosophy is that all students can achieve at high levels when provided with a consistent message of achievement from all stakeholders, strong organizational leadership to promote and maintain rigorous instruction, and research-based curriculum that engages learners. Therefore, Friendship builds schools by first engaging families and students in a vision of the future that emphasizes the skills required for college and career success. Staff are then trained in the most effective research-based practices for differentiating student learning and fostering creativity, creativity, and critical thinking.