Friday, November 30, 2007

Good Schools in the KCMSD

One of the under-appreciated facts concerning the Kansas City Metropolitan School District is that while all the controversy and anger swirls around the highest levels, there are still great teachers teaching bright students in superb schools. It's easy to forget that and focus on the negative.

I received a "tip" from the nonpareil public school parent yesterday about a couple holiday open houses that you might want to visit if you have school-age children, and don't want to send them to private school, religious school, or suburban schools.
The KCMO School District operates one of the largest Montessori public systems in the country! Three schools offer preschool - 6th grade and the new Cook Montessori Lab School is a training center for preschool only (age 3-4). All classrooms are fully equipped with Montessori materials, in specially designed facilities and have trained, certified teachers. Check out the Montessori method and then come see why KC leads the country in offering this wonderful opportunity.

P-K through 6th Grade:
Faxon Montessori - Tuesday 12/4, 6-8 p.m.
1320 E32nd St. 418-6525
Border Star Montessori - Tuesday, 12-11, 6-8 p.m.
6321 Wornall Road 418-5150
Holliday Montessori - Tuesday 12-11, 6-8 p.m.
7227 Jackson, 418-1950
P-K, ages 3-4
Cook Montessori Lab School - Tuesday 12-11, 6-7:30 p.m.
7302 Pennsylvania 418-1650

Lincoln College Prepatory
Middle and High School

Lincoln students scored higher than any other school in the State of Missouri on the latest assessment!

Middle School Open House, Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 6-8 p.m.
2012 East 23rd Street

High School Open House, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 6-8 p.m.
2111 Woodland

So neighbors:
If you have or know any tiny ones or middle sized ready for Middle school -- take the time to learn more about these programs! I have personal experience with all these schools and am available for more information.




Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent both my kids to holliday Montessori. Their test scores are WAY about the district average and are just above the state average.

Montessori is teaching style that is very hands on. It worked very well for my kids and the schools MAP scores show that it seems to work for the kids that attend.

11/30/2007 8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring back Southwest!

11/30/2007 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the test scores are higher at facilities like the magnet school Holliday Montessori then the district average. That is what you get when you are allowed to be selective of the students that are qualified to attend the school. Meanwhile, those that fail to qualify are relegated to schools that fall far below acceptable standards. It is a rigged system.

11/30/2007 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids didn't have to take any test to get into Holliday. We just filled out an application.

Lincoln prep is magnet and you have to test in. The Montessori schools are magnets, but you do not have to test in. I am pretty sure they are first come first served.

11/30/2007 3:21 PM  

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