Interested in becoming a part of the Friendship aspire family? We are now enrolling for the 2024-2025 School Year!


Friendship Aspire Academy Pine Bluff Downtown

Campus information

700 S Main St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Phone: 870-515-4001
Email: [email protected]
School Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Our mission

The mission of Friendship Aspire Academy 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 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.


Our principal

Ashley Williams

Ashley Williams is Principal for Friendship Aspire Academy Pine Bluff Downtown. She is blessed to be the mother of one amazing little person and future Friendship scholar, Cruz. Ms. Williams is entering her 10th year in the field of education, she is a proud native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. In her spare time, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, traveling and enjoying delectable foods.

Prior to becoming Principal, she has served in the capacities of Assistant Principal, Special Education Teacher, Classroom Teacher and School Secretary. While enjoying all of these experiences and opportunities, she will always be a teacher at heart.

Ms. Williams currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a Masters of Education in P-4 Early Childhood Education from The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, a Master’s of Science in K-12 Special Education from University of Arkansas at Monticello, and a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership rom Arkansas State University. With her wealth of knowledge and various skill sets, she is most looking forward to taking FAAPB Downtown to higher heights.


Programmatic Features of the School

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.

Friendship’s Calendar

This calendar has events for all campuses.