Our school is named in honor of Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (1905-1979). Born and raised in Bentonville, she was a proud Arkansan and one of the greatest aviators of her time. Her childhood home (McPhetridge House), which originally stood on West Central Avenue in downtown Bentonville, was saved from demolition in 2017 and now serves as our Office of Admissions. Our 30-acre campus also has a rich history: it served as the home of the Benton County Fair for nearly 80 years and, prior to that, was the site of other educational institutions, including Bentonville High School when Louise McPhetridge was a student there in the early 1920s.
Her pioneering and innovative spirit inspires our efforts to create a school that gives students roots and wings as they build strong foundations and soar to new heights in pursuit of their dreams. We recognize and honor our aviatrix namesake with the naming of our campus store The Hangar.
The Hangar is the result of listening to our students and allowing them agency related to campus life. Students have worked together to create the financial model, source products, find vendors, and display and sell merchandise. Students shape and weave the fabric of our campus life every day so it only makes sense to have them do the same for our campus store.
Delivery & Returns
Please plan to pick up your order at the school store approximately 4 weeks after the close date of the sales event.
We are happy to take payment via credit card online or in store.