Clay-Platte Montessori School

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 15 months to 18 years old.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 129 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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

Student Body

Total Students
129 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
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
Summer Program Cost Notes
Year-round
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lishchkaya Eskridge

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Mad Science, Russian, Soccer Shots

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Clay-Platte Montessori School?
The acceptance rate of Clay-Platte Montessori School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 90%.
What is Clay-Platte Montessori School's ranking?
Clay-Platte Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Clay-Platte Montessori School?
The application deadline for Clay-Platte Montessori School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 129 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $9,653 for elementary schools and $11,663 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Kansas City, MO is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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