September 7, 2012
In 1891, the board of trustees of Hendrix College in Conway (Faulkner County) recommended a plan to build affiliated academies. The recommendation was adopted unanimously, and five academies were organized, the second being Sloan-Hendrix Academy in Imboden (Lawrence County). The school was established in 1899 and set to open a campus located southeast of town; however, the buildings were not completed. The 1900 session opened at a new two-story brick facility with a dormitory that could house as many as twenty students.