Gillis Center School

8150 Wornall Rd,
Kansas City, MO, 64114-0641
Tel: (816)508-3226
Grades: K - 12 | 60 students
Since 1870, Gillis has been dedicated to serving the needs of children and families of Kansas City.
Gillis’ services have undergone many changes over the years.
From our beginnings as a support service for families following the Civil War, to our years as an orphanage, to the current focus of assisting troubled children and their families to become healthy and self-sufficient, we have remained steadfast to our original mission of helping the “needy and distressed” of Kansas City.
Gillis is also committed to serving the needs of children and families in the future.
Our strong foundation and quality care and innovative vision will guide us as we adjust to the changes of the 21st century.
The mission of Gillis is to help at-risk children and their families become contributing members of the community through education, counseling and social services.
The vision of Gillis is that all children will live in emotionally stable, safe and nurturing families.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 60 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 44%
State avg.: 15%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Kansas City Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kansas City Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Calvary Lutheran School (1 miles away)
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  • Kansas City Kansas City Academy
    7933 Main Street
    Kansas City , MO , 64114
    (816)444-5225
    0.4  mi  |  75  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Kansas City
    Christ The King Parish School
    (Roman Catholic)
    425 W 85th Street
    Kansas City , MO , 64114
    (816)363-1113
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  110  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Kansas City
    St. Elizabeth Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    14 W 75th St
    Kansas City , MO , 64114
    (816)523-7100
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  461  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Kansas City
    Calvary Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    7500 Oak St
    Kansas City , MO , 64114
    (816)595-4020
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1  mi  |  166  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Kansas City
    Whitefield Academy
    (Christian)
    8929 Holmes Road
    Kansas City , MO , 64131
    (816)444-3567
    (Christian)
    1.2  mi  |  198  students  |  Gr.  K-12

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