Wichita Preschools & Schools
We are often asked for the best Wichita preschools and schools in Wichita and surrounding areas. There are a variety of education options in the Wichita area including a good mix of public, private, virtual, and homeschool. We hope to serve as a starting point of your research with a guide to some of the education options, including preschools and public and private schools, Wichita has to offer!
Included in this guide is early childhood through high school options, early intervention and special education tips, homeschool resources, kids day out programs, after-school activities – along with schools we have partnered with for features with extra details and highlights.
Please let us know if we’re missing any Wichita preschools or schools from the comprehensive section (you can comment below!). And if you are a private school that would like information on being featured – please email: info@.
Type of school: Junior Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Location: 7515 E. 13th Street//East
Christ the Savior Academy, a classical, Christian grammar school (Junior Kindergarten – 8th grade), combines the best of secular culture with the wisdom of the Church to teach a student to read well, write well, think well, and live well. The classical approach is a time-tested model used by schools such as Oxford, Cambridge, and Eton to produce leaders for centuries.
Type of school: Early Childhood through 12th Grade
Location: 9115 E. 13th Street, Wichita, KS 67206
Wichita Collegiate School exists to inspire all students to be the best versions of themselves through a transformative education grounded in academic excellence within our inclusive community. They empower all students to lead lives of impact by partnering with their students, faculty, families, and community.
Type of School: K-12 Blended Virtual School
Location: 1411 N Main St//Andover
Andover eCademy students get “All the Best Parts of School” as a blended virtual K-12 school that enables students to take ownership of their learning, part of the USD 385 Andover School District. They pride themselves on having outstanding on site teachers, teaching top curriculum. Families enjoy the blended learning environment, combining the benefits of the virtual and traditional classrooms.
Type of school: K-12
Location: 12345 E. 21st St N//East
Trinity is dedicated to providing an excellent Christ-centered education for students in grades K-12. With a full range of athletic programs, award-winning fine arts, and excellent academics, Trinity offers a comprehensive, rigorous education that few can match.
Open House/Tour Information: Contact Audra Sanchez, admissions director, at 316-634-0909 to arrange a private tour. In addition, students in grades 2 – 12 are welcome to shadow. Students can meet the teachers, interact with the student body, and experience a day in the life as a Trinity Knight!
Type of school: Junior Kindergarten-12
Location: 8317 East Douglas//East
Uniquely you, uniquely independent. Isn’t that the dream of all parents for their children? At The Independent School this is not just a slogan but the history and practice of this very special educational site. From the initial vision of Jean Garvey at its very inception, TIS has thought of education as holistic, opportunity driven and guided by the strengths that each of our students bring with them. The Independent School strives to be the premier private college preparatory school in Kansas, where they strive for excellence in academics, activities, and athletics. Contact Beth Sturm, admissions director, at 316.686.0152 EXT. 400 to arrange a private tour, or receive information about upcoming open houses.
Type of school: Preschool and K-8th grade
Location: 12725 W 21st N//West
Honey Tree and Branches Academy is a leader in private school education in the West Wichita and Maize area. They are a small, preparatory school with high quality educational programs for Toddlers, Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten through Grade 8. The heart of their mission is to provide the highest quality differentiated education possible, and to Grow Students Socially, Academically, Physically, and Emotionally. They foster individual relationships in a safe secure environment that promotes structured choices, responsibility, and respect. Their program encourages each child’s growth and development by integrating differentiated learning experiences appropriate to the diverse developmental levels of their students to meet their individual needs, preparing them to be leaders of character. Schedule a tour and come see just how amazing they are!
Type of school: Preschool
Location: 842 N. Tyler//West
Ascension Lutheran Preschool is a Christian environment for children 3-5 years of age to learn and grow in. They have been serving West Wichita for over 55 years. They focus on imaginative play, gross and fine motor skills, language arts, math, music, science, and social skills.
Type of School: Preschool – 12th
Location: 2900 N. Rock Road//East
For four decades, Central Christian Academy has been providing students in the Wichita and surrounding area a well-rounded and innovative Christian education. CCA’s desire is to partner with the Christian home and local church, equipping students to have devoted hearts, transformed minds, and courageous souls.
Contact Jayme Davis, Director of Advancement, at 316-688-1161 for more information about private tours or upcoming events.
Type of School: Eligible Preschool – 12th
Location: 90 schools across Wichita
Wichita Public Schools is the state’s largest school district, serving approximately 47,000 students. Our mission is to prepare all students to achieve college, career and life readiness through an innovative and rigorous educational experience. Our magnet, virtual, alternative and neighborhood schools offer families many opportunities to find the best fit.
*Open House/Tour Information:
Magnet school site visits are available January 23-27, 2023, by calling schools directly to schedule. To learn more about other schools and opportunities to visit, call 316-973-4412.
Type of School: Preschool – 5th
Location:8311 E Douglas Ave.//East
Wichita Montessori School combines highly respected Montessori teaching methods with other proven educational practices to provide a rich learning experience for children ages 3 to 5th grade. For over 30 years, students have enjoyed “choices with limits,” thriving in this nurturing environment. Come for a visit and see what sets them apart! Call today to schedule your private tour.
Type of School: Childcare, Preschool – 12th
Location: 5500 E. 45th Street, Bel Aire//North
In order to educate students in mind, body and spirit, SCA will come alongside parents to raise their children to relate to all men through a program that provides growth for wise living, strength for strong bodies, and depth in the knowledge of God and man. Students are encouraged to “go into all the world” sharing truth with people of all nations to impact the community and the world for “time and eternity.”
Type of School: 9 – 12th
Location: 909 S. Market St.//Downtown
They are a classical Lutheran high school dedicated to forming students in faith, hope, and love, by heeding wisdom and practicing virtue, restoring souls in the pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, according to the Word of God and the Lutheran Confessions. Their cohort model offers students individualized instruction. Focusing on the liberal arts, Concordia Academy provides a classical education featuring the study of languages, logic, and rhetoric. They read literature, history, theology, and philosophy as well as study the natural sciences, mathematics, music, visual art, and physical education. Contact CAW_info@
Type of School: Preschool-8th grade
Location: 600 N. Greenwich//East
Are you looking for an academically-challenging, yet nurturing environment for your child? Come see what Holy Cross Lutheran School has to offer! Open to Pre-K (P3, P4, P3/4, and Junior Kindergarten) through 8th grade, Holy Cross is the only school in Kansas to earn three accreditations (State of Kansas, Cognia, and NLSA). They offer cutting-edge technology, small class sizes, licensed and dedicated teachers, a family environment, and amazing specials/electives for grades K-8, including Spanish, robotics and Chess! Come see how they are “learning with a Higher Purpose!”
Type of School: Preschool-8th grade
Location: 853 N. Socora//West
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School’s mission calls us to form, inform and transform students into Christ’s Mystical Body. They fulfill this mission through core values of stewardship, faithfulness, scholarship, and unity. They are a preschool through 8th grade school community with an average of 575 students divided into a greatly manageable 20 students per classroom. Their students are blessed with many opportunities to have an excellent, faith-based, academic educational experiences! They invite you to learn more about our great school by exploring their website or contacting the school.
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