Nova Center

2425 S Hardy Ave,
Independence, MO, 64052-0641
Tel: (816)924-1703
Nova Center, Inc.
was founded in 1980 by a small group of parents with great determination and foresight.
Nova Center's mission is to provide the highest quality educational and habilitative services to individuals with developmental disabilities, including Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
We believe each individual has the right to reach his or hers highest potential and live and work in the least restrictive environment.
Nova Center provides individualized programs geared to all levels of developmental disabilities with the goal of enabling each participant to lead a richer, more independent and productive life.
Our school age program (5 years through 21) is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Students from over 16 area school districts are served because their home districts are not able to meet their educational needs.
Nova's small teacher/student ratio and the ability to tailor each educational program enables many students to succeed when more traditional settings have proven unsuccessful.
All teachers are certified and complete a professional training program incorporating intensive behavioral, sensory, communicative, and positive behavior support training.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 52 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 65%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Nova Center Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Center Place Restoration School (2.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nativity Of Mary School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nativity Of Mary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Independence Nativity Of Mary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    10021 E 36th Ter S
    Independence , MO , 64052
    (816)353-0284
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.6  mi  |  328  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Independence
    St. Ann School    
    (Roman Catholic)
    217 S Cedar Avenue
    Independence , MO , 64053
    (816)252-1024
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.1  mi  |  97  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Independence
    Center Place Restoration School
    (Christian)
    819 W Waldo Ave
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)252-1715
    (Christian)
    2.1  mi  |  215  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Independence
    Messiah Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    613 S Main St
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)254-9409
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    2.2  mi  |  125  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Independence
    St Marys High School Bundschu Memorial
    (Roman Catholic)
    622 N Main St
    Independence , MO , 64050
    (816)252-8733
    (Roman Catholic)
    2.5  mi  |  115  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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