Stephens College Childrens School

Tel: (573)876-7260
Grades: PK | 98 students
Stephens College Children’s School is a constructivist, holistic-based laboratory school community.
It is comprised of children, families, faculty and Stephens College students.
Collaboration with Columbia Public School educators provides the opportunity for developmentally appropriate educational experiences.
The mission of this laboratory school throughout its history has been to provide college students opportunities for direct experiences with children, while providing community children with solid, research-based instruction by professors, college students and certified teachers.
The school was designed to house college classrooms as well as three children’s classrooms with observation booths.
College students participate directly with the children in classroom activities on a variety of teaching levels while being supervised by professors and master teachers.
Quality programs include half-day preschool and a new full-day preschool program, which will debut in Fall 2006.
Both preschool programs (ages 3-5) are designed to support the whole child, including social, emotional, cognitive, academic and physical growth.
Children are engaged in active learning experiences throughout the day.
The preschool classrooms collaborate with Columbia Public Schools Early Childhood Special Education department, placing four children with early intervention needs in each classroom that has a maximum of 16 children.

School Overview

Grades Offered Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 98 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Stephens College Childrens School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Shalom Christian Academy (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Islamic School Of Columbia-missouri (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Islamic School Of Columbia-missouri (0.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-5 | 81 students
    0.8 miles
    408 Locust St
    Columbia, MO 65205
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 20 students
    0.8 miles
    Po Box 901
    Columbia, MO 65205
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-4 | 102 students
    1 miles
    915 Maryland Ave
    Columbia, MO 65201
  • Columbia
    Heritage Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: 3-12 | 118 students
    1.5 miles
    606 Ridgeway Ave
    Columbia, MO 65203
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-KG | 83 students
    1.6 miles
    3 Anderson Ave
    Columbia, MO 65203

School Reviews

Our family loves SCCS. The small class sizes and high student:teacher ratio gives my daughter maximum personal attention. It''s a place she''s been able to thrive and prepare for kindergarten in a comfortable environment. We also love the parent community.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
This school gives students the most amazing learning opportunities! Our child has attended her first year and we plan to have all three of our children attend this school. The elementary program is one of a kind with learning opportunities the fit every child. I couldn''t imagine sending my children anywhere else.
- Posted by Parent, 03/21/13

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