Guide to Preschools and Schools in Wichita

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Wichita Preschools and Schools

Wichita Preschools & Schools 

We are often asked for the best Wichita preschools and school options in Wichita and surrounding areas. There are a variety of options 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 Wichita has to offer! See below for a variety of options of Wichita preschools and schools.

Christ the Savior Academy

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Type of school: Junior Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Location: 7515 E. 13th Street//East 

Christ the Savior Academy, a classical, Christian grammar school (Preschool – 5th 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.

Open House/Tour Information: For the safety of the students, staff, and prospective families, Christ the Savior Academy will not be having open houses this year, but the Director of Enrollment will be giving individual tours to prospective families. To arrange a private tour, please call Jordan Howell, Director of Operations, at 316-201-4810. In addition, a virtual tour is available on the website at www.csawichita.org.

Wichita Collegiate School

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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 their inclusive community. Visit wcsks.com to learn more about why Niche.com has rated them the best private K-12 education in Kansas for 2 years running.

Open House/Tour Information: To set up a private tour, parents should contact Kathy Rukes, Director of Enrollment Management at [email protected] or visit https://www.wcsks.com/admissions/visit.

The Independent School

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Type of school: 6 weeks old through 12th Grade
Location: 8317 E Douglas Ave//East

At The Independent School, the name conveys the very core of what drives their learning community. They inspire students to gain the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that allow them to recognize their potential, work toward success, and develop into independent and responsible citizens who make a positive impact on the world.

Open House/Tour Information: Call Amy Smith, Admissions Director, at 316-686-0152 x402, or email at [email protected] You may also schedule via the website at www.theindependentschool.com

Andover eCademy

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Type of School: K-12 Blended Virtual School
Location: 1413 N Main St//Andover

Andover eCademy understands that all students do not learn in the same way. Students enrolled in their online program have a flexible learning schedule, while also having access to support, feedback, and guidance from highly qualified state-certified teachers who are committed to providing the best possible learning experience. Their blended model of instruction allows students to come to the Andover campus to receive 1-on-1 or small group help from their teachers.

Open House/Tour Information: Contact the school to arrange a tour!

Holy Cross Lutheran School

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Type of School: Christian Preschool, K-8
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). We 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! Join us for a private tour by calling 316-684-4431. Come see how we are “learning with a Higher Purpose!”

Open House/Tour Information: Kindergarten Open House is February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Private tours are available.

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Classical School of Wichita

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Type of School: K-12, classical Christian School
Location: 6355 Willowbrook St.//East

Classical School of Wichita is a private, Christian, K-12 school based on the classical model of teaching. CSW teaches kids how to learn, to love learning, to think critically and express themselves clearly and persuasively. In addition to challenging students academically, CSW is committed to walking alongside students and encouraging them in their faith, helping them shape their character and Christian worldview. CSW is accredited by the Association of Classical Christian Schools and is a member of the Kansas State High School Activities Association. CSW is ranked 4th in the nation for student scores on the Classic Learning Test. Call today to schedule a visit or shadow day and discover the “Classical Difference.”

Open House/Tour Information: If you are thinking about applying for the fall of 2021 or 2022, schedule a personal tour or shadow day for your student. Classes fill fast! Now is a great time to explore the school. To make an appointment, contact Julie Kice, director of admissions, at 316-773-9279.

Trinity Academy

Type of School: Kindergarten through 12th grade
Location: 12345 E. 21st St. N.//East

Trinity Academy is dedicated to training up next-generation leaders to know and love Christ. The college-prep K-12 school offers vibrant spiritual life, rigorous academics, competitive athletics, and award-winning fine arts. Trinity is the 7th school in the nation to earn blue-ribbon status as an Association of Christian Schools International exemplary school.

Open House/Tour Information: Contact Audra Sanchez, admissions director, at 316-634-0909 for a tour.

Wichita Montessori School

Type of School: Preschool – 5th Grade
Location: 8311 E. Douglas Ave.//East

Wichita Montessori School combines Montessori teaching methods with proven educational practices to provide the richest learning experience for children preschool (age 3)- 5th grade. For over 30 years, students have enjoyed “choice with limits,” in this nurturing and diverse environment. Students thrive with lessons given with concrete materials before they move on to a more advanced and abstract curriculum. The school values the balance of a strong educational foundation, infused with grace and courtesy.

Open Houses: Until it is safe to provide an in-person open house, they will be held virtually. Limited private tours are available. Please contact Sara Souraty at 316-686-7265 or [email protected] to schedule a visit. Check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WichitaMontessori/ and website: http://wichitamontessori.com/ for updates and more information.

USD 259 - Wichita Public Schools

Type of School: Pre-K through 12th grade
Location: 89 learning centers

Wichita Public Schools is the state’s largest school district, serving approximately 50,000 students. Their mission is to prepare all students to achieve college, career and life readiness through an innovative and rigorous educational experience. Their magnet, virtual, alternative and neighborhood schools offer families many opportunities to find the best fit.

Open Houses: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, our buildings are closed to all visitors. To learn more about our schools, please check the schools’ websites and call the school of interest with specific questions. Parents of incoming kindergarten students will be invited to a virtual Intro to WPS Kindergarten event the evening of May 6, 2021.

Honey Tree and Branches Academy

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Type of School: Preschool, K-8
Location: 12725 W. 21st N.//West

Honey Tree and Branches Academy is committed to providing high quality educational programs for preschool, prekindergarten, elementary and middle school students. They provide learning in a safe, clean and nurturing environment that will give parents peace of mind. Their Academy provides caring, highly qualified educators that will guide children through a path of life-long learning and are dedicated to helping your child grow cognitively, physically, socially and emotionally.

Their curriculum, developed by an early childhood education specialist, incorporates thematic activities that encourage exploration, investigation, problem solving and discovery that will prepare children for success in school and beyond.

Open House/Tour Information: Parents may call 316-425-7050 to schedule a tour anytime.

Central Christian Academy and Preschool

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Type of School: PreK – 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.

Open House/Tour Information: Contact Jayme Davis, Director of Advancement, at 316-688-1161 for more information about private tours or upcoming events.

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  1. Offering accelerated learning programs for children ages 2 to 5 years in a structured, quality, engaging environment. Accepting Fulltime, Parttime and specialized schedules.

  2. What is the best school in Wichita for a child with auditory and visual processing disorders? Catholic preferred, but not sure the Catholic schools here really help kids with disabilities first-hand. 5th grader. Tired of the current situation. Catholic schooled, but the Catholic school ships her back and forth to a public school for her reading and math. Not sure why THEY cannot accommodate her learning needs. Looking for alternate solutions. Is there any school in Wichita that can provide a quality education with special help for a sweet, smart kid with a learning disability without disrupting her entire school experience? This really sucks for her.

    • Hi Charlene – we are so sorry to hear that your 5th grader is having a hard time. Way to go on being an advocate for your child! Not knowing the specifics of the needs of your kiddo, many of the neighborhood schools (public) provide state-funded resources and special needs assistance. I personally was a 4th grade teacher in Andover, and the resources were outstanding in my opinion. Additionally, there is the Fundamental Learning Center that might be worth a call – that would actually be my first call!

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