Raintree Montessori School

4601 Clinton Parkway,
Lawrence, KS, 66047
Tel: (785)843-6800
Founded in 1978 in a vacant church building surrounded by green fields and grazing cattle, Raintree is a private school which implements the Montessori philosophy of education.
Raintree offers half, extended and full-day classes for children ages 3-6 years.
In 1986 a full-day toddler class was added for children 18 months to age 3.
In 1992 Raintree expanded its program to included the elementary child, and now offers an ungraded Montessori elementary program for children ages 6-12.
In addition to the regular program, Raintree offers a summer camp for both Raintree students and those in Lawrence and surrounding communities.
Raintree's Toddler Community and Children's Houses are licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 6

Student Body

Total Students 440 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Bishop Seabury Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crestline KinderCare (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sunshine Acres Montessori School (4.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Lawrence Bishop Seabury Academy
    (Episcopal)
    4120 Clinton Pkwy
    Lawrence , KS , 66047
    (785)832-1717
    (Episcopal)
    0.3  mi  |  107  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Lawrence
    Crestline KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    2333 Crestline Drive
    Lawrence , KS , 66047
    (785)749-0295
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Lawrence
    Montessori Childrens House
    Montessori School
    1900 University Dr
    Lawrence , KS , 66044
    (785)843-7577
    Montessori School
    2.5  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Lawrence
    St. John Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1208 Kentucky St
    Lawrence , KS , 66044
    (785)843-9511
    (Roman Catholic)
    3.4  mi  |  297  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • Lawrence
    Veritas Christian School
    (Christian)
    Po Box 1571
    Lawrence , KS , 66044
    (785)749-0083
    (Christian)
    4.2  mi  |  144  students  |  Gr.  K-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended April 02, 2013 - I had three daughters who attended Raintree Montessori school and they learned organization, cooperation, and a love of reading. I liked their math sequence and universal integration of scholastic themes. i recommend Raintree Montessori to clients, family, and friends. - Posted by Parent

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