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An authentic Montessori environment & curriculum positioned on 10 acres of land: boasting a beautiful meadow, rippling creek, hiking trails, gardens and animals. Community built on the pillars of peace, diversity and responsibility where ALL children and families are welcomed and celebrated.
AMI certified Lead Guides to encourage confidence, instill calmness and guide child-led learning of children ages birth to 18 years old.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 125 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Clay-Platte Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1966
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Year-round

Student Body

Total Students
125 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies with program selected
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
CeCe Holt

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Gymnastics, Russian

Arts and Music Programs:
Music, Piano Lessons

School Notes

Our mission is to provide an environment where each child grows with a deep appreciation of peace and an ability to work with others to create peace; where each child is valued for the unique being they are, their culture, and their identity, and that they equally value others; where each child knows that they have a place in the world and are part of many systems that rely on their contributions.- Jen Stoll, Owner & Director
  • The mission of Clay-Platte Montessori School is to employ the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori and educate young people to their fullest potential, instilling a deep sense of personal independence and responsibility to self, to others, and to our Earth.
  • Our purpose is to provide, through the Montessori philosophy and curriculum, an environment where each child will be free to function and develop individually, naturally and sequentially into the whole child that lies within, realizing the full potential of his/her innate talents.
Profile last updated: 07/20/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 125 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $9,835 for elementary schools and $11,986 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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