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Bentonville 14-Year-Old Business Owner Makes Deal On Shark Tank
January 15, 2020

A young local inventor made an appearance on Shark Tank to present her invention to some of America's top business leaders.

14-year-old Sofia Overton's clever project is aimed at active kids and adults who need more pockets.

Marlon Blackwell Wins 2020 AIA Gold Medal
December 11, 2019

Founder of his eponymous Fayetteville, Ark., firm, Blackwell will be awarded the Institute’s highest honor at the 2020 AIA National Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles.

The Waltons Embrace Design Excellence
March 5, 2019

It may seem like a paradox, but the family that founded Walmart is helping to reshape the Arkansas landscape, to surprising effect.

Northwest Arkansas school choice festival returns
January 5, 2018

Organizers of the 2018 Northwest Arkansas School Choice Festival are looking to build on last year's inaugural event and provide more information about local educational options.

Students Sing Christmas Carols on the Bentonville Square
December 21, 2017

Songs filled the air around Bentonville's square as students from a local school performed old time holiday favorites on Wednesday night.

Songs on the Square was put on by students from the Thaden School.

Thaden School Students Work with Brightwater to Benefit Food Banks
December 21, 2017

Students at a new area school joined forces with NWACC's culinary school to help out local food banks for the holidays.

New Zealand schools impress local educators
November 6, 2017

A recent trip to New Zealand gave some Northwest Arkansas educators a chance to observe how schools there approach teaching and learning, inspiring ideas for changes in their own schools.

Thaden School Construction is Now Underway
November 3, 2017

Construction is officially underway for Bentonville's newest independent school.

With the support of the Walton Family Foundation, the school has selected a team of architects to design its 30-acre campus in Downtown Bentonville.

Aiming for A+ schools
August 18, 2017

Push for exceptional schools in NW Arkansas continues

Thaden School to occupy Crystal Bridges for first month
August 12, 2017

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art regularly entertains visits from students on field trips, but a new private school will occupy the museum full-time for its first month of operation.


Thaden School adds to faculty with local artist
March 30, 2017

Thaden School in Bentonville will open this fall, and the private school located in the Market District downtown has announced in the past few months the hiring of a director of campus life and several founding faculty members, in addition to the expansion of its Board of Directors.

Thaden School of Bentonville prepares for first year
March 22, 2017

Thaden School officials have released images of the campus they envision developing within the next two years on the former county fairgrounds near downtown.

Springdale festival brings together charter schools, private schools, school districts
January 15, 2017

A festival gave parents a chance to meet officials from charter schools, private schools, traditional school districts and other education groups in one spot.

Thaden School soars on name of Arkansas’s pioneer woman aviator
December 6, 2016

A private school that will open in August is preserving the past even as it prepares students for their future.

Officials present Bentonville's Thaden campus design
November 17, 2016

The Thaden School will be more like a small college campus than a traditional school building, school and design officials revealed to a small crowd Wednesday night.

"This is not one big building with one door and some emergency exits," said Z Smith, principal at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, a New Orleans, La.-based architecture firm. "But really it's like a small college campus."

Q & A with Clayton Marsh
August 11, 2016

New independent school will open in Northwest Arkansas in 2017

It’s official. A new independent school – known as Thaden School – will be opening its doors to families across Northwest Arkansas in the fall of 2017. We caught up with Dr. Clayton Marsh, founding head of school, to get more insight into the planning process and what the community can expect.

New independent school to open in Bentonville
July 23, 2015

Bentonville, Northwest Arkansas Families to Benefit from World-Class Educational Option, Led by Dr. Clayton Marsh, Deputy Dean of the College at Princeton University