Guide to Preschools and Schools in Wichita

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List of schools in Wichita KS

Some of the most common questions we receive include recommendations for the best preschools and schools in Wichita and surrounding areas. The Wichita Mom Team families are a diverse mix of public, private, virtual, and homeschool. We always suggest asking specific questions in your local neighborhood group as you will hear straight from other moms their experiences, and of course we recommend research of the schools you are interested in. But we are here to list and highlight some of the education options Wichita has to offer! 

For information on upcoming open houses and how to set up a tour for preschools and schools, be sure to scroll down!

Wichita Area Preschools & Schools

Wichita Collegiate School

Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Type of school: Age 2 through 12th Grade
Location: 9115 E. 13th Street, Wichita, KS 67206

WCS – delivering hopes and dreams since 1963! We offer a diverse, caring community with passionate teachers and inspiring curriculum. Students and families choose Collegiate for exceptional, relevant, and forward-thinking academics; for character development embedded in all aspects of student life; for strong college and university outcomes; and because we intentionally prepare students for success.

Open Houses:

  • Early Childhood (age 2-Kindergarten) – Thursday, January 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Lower School (grades 1-4) – Thursday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Explore Collegiate Day (grades 1-11) – Monday, February 17
  • Early Childhood (age 2-Kindergarten) – Monday, February 17 at 9 a.m.
  • Early Childhood (age 2 – Kindergarten) – Tuesday, March 24 at 9 a.m.

Enrichment Opportunities: Collegiate Enrichment Academy offers a wide range of excellent extra-curricular experiences outside of the school day, including dance, karate, soccer, and more.

Andover eCademy

Type of School: Blended Virtual
Location: 1413 N. Main, Andover

At Andover eCademy, we understand that all students do not learn in the same way. Students enrolled in our 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. Our 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:

 April 16, 2019 6-7:30pm @ Andover eCademy

Plymouth Preschool Learning Center

Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Type of School: Childcare and Preschool
Location: 202 N. Clifton Ave.

Plymouth Preschool Learning Center is a Childcare and Preschool Center for children, birth – Age 5. We have a School Age Summer Camp for children ages 6 – 12. At Plymouth Preschool we are devoted to providing a quality education using curriculum that fosters each child’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development. Our focus is to prepare your child to be a lifelong learner who begins life’s journey by excelling in kindergarten. Children will experience education through recreation, socialization and personal care from our dedicated and education staff. 

316-684-0222

The Independent School

Independent Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Type of School: Private/College Preparatory
Location: 8317 E. Douglas Ave. 

The Independent School was voted #1 Private School in Wichita for the fourth year in a row! Independent is a college preparatory school with an inclusive community of students and faculty who share a commitment to academic success and individual excellence. With small class sizes and caring teachers, this is an environment rich in interactive learning and limitless in opportunity.

Chapel Hill Preschool

Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Type of School: Preschool
Location: 1550 N. Chapel Hill Drive

At Chapel Hill Preschool we value education and are pleased to offer a Christ-centered, developmentally appropriate education to children who will be three years old by December 31st of the current school year, through five years old. We strive to provide a hands-on atmosphere where children learn through discovery, make each dhild confidently aware that they are loved, allow ample free play utilizing developmentally appropriate materials for child initated play, nourish and expand each child’s creative dimension through art, music, language, and movement, and to recognize each child as a whole person and encourage development in each area of his/her life… social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual. Chapel Hill Preschool has established a strong reputation for the care and safety of children as well as for the quality of education it provides.

Available Tours:

Monday – Friday 9:30am-11:30am
Please call to schedule a tour time.

Enrichment Opportunities: Chapel, Music Programs, Art Fair, Science Class for Pre-K

Holy Cross Lutheran School

Holy Cross

Type of School: Preschool, K-8
Location: 600 N. Greenwich

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, AdvancED, 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, sign language 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:

Kindergarten Open House February 25, 2020,  6:00 pm
Private Tours Available

316-684-4431

Classical School of Wichita

Preschools and Schools in Wichita

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

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. Call today to schedule a visit or shadow day and discover the “Classical Difference.”

Open House:

January 21, 2020, 6:00 p.m.

Enrichment Opportunities: Foreign languages, sports, drama, clubs and more

Trinity Academy

Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Type of School: K-12
Location: 12345 E. 21st St. N.

Trinity Academy is dedicated to training up next-generation leaders to know and love Christ. The college-prep K-12 school offers parents the complete educational package. This includes vibrant spiritual life, rigorous academics, like-minded friends and families, competitive athletics, award-winning fine arts programs, and quality facilities. Trinity is the 7th school in the nation to be awarded exemplary accreditation status from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

Open House:

January 23, 2020. Kindergarten 5:30-6:30pm, K-12 6:30-8pm

Enrichment Opportunities: Ministry & Missions, Band, Drama, Sports, Photography, Computer Programming, and more

Central Christian Academy and Preschool

Central Christian Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Type of School: Preschool – 11th Grade
Location: 2900 N. Rock Road (East Wichita)

For almost four decades, Central Christian Academy has been providing students in the Wichita area a well-rounded and innovative Christian education. From preschool to high school, CCA’s mission is to partner with the Christian home and local church to provide students a firm foundation and equip them to meet challenges of a changing world.

Open Houses:

Friday, January 10 (7th and 8th Grade) @ 9am
Friday, January 24 (3rd-6th Grade) @ 9am
Friday, January 31 (9-11th Grade) @ 9am
Private tours are available by appointment.

       Kindergarten Exploration: Thursday, January 16 @6:30pm
       Preschool Open House: Tuesday, January 21 @6:30pm

Enrichment Opportunities: CCA offers a wide range of options from Robotics to Bible Journaling to Jr. Cross Country.

Honey Tree and Branches Academy

Type of School: Early Childhood
Location: West Side/12725 W 21st N

Highest Committed to providing the “Quality Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School Education Experience Possible” Highly qualified, state licensed, caring teachers that guide children through a path of lifelong learning committed to growing the whole child. An exciting educational environment and curriculum incorporating differential thematic activities that encourage exploration, investigation, discovery, and problem solving that will prepare your child for success! The highest quality early childhood, elementary and middle school program in town with personalized, differentiated instruction. Accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Enrichment Opportunities: Spanish, Music, Art, Keyboarding, Technology and PE

Christ the Savior Academy

CSA School Guide 2020

Type of School: Junior Kindergarten – 5th Grade
Location: 7515 E 13th St. (East Wichita)

Christ the Savior Academy is a private classical school (JK-5th) that focuses on core and special subjects, teaching students to read, write, and think with excellence. Drawing on the Orthodox Christian tradition, CSA educates the whole child – mind, body, and soul.

Open Houses:

February 24th, 6:30-7:30pm

Enrichment Opportunities: Music, Art, Greek, Latin, Icon Studies

Fundamental Learning Center, Rolph Literacy Academy

School 2020 FLC

Type of School: For children with dyslexia, ages 5 -9
Location: 2220 E. 21st St N., Wichita, KS 67214

FLC teaches children who are dyslexic to read, write and spell successfully while enhancing their “super powers” in science, art, and visual/spatial skills.

If you have a child who you believe is struggling to learn to read or spell, schedule an assessment appointment with an experienced assessment team. An assessment can take place at the center or by digital appointment to save gas and travel time. Assessors are Zoom* savvy and will be happy to work with you online.

Check out our website: funlearn.org for additional resources related to dyslexia.

If you are concerned about your child’s reading skills, contact Ginny Willey on her direct line at 316-440-1388 to schedule your assessment appointment today. 

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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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