Curé of Ars School opened in September, 1961 with eight grades.
By the fall of 1962, the enrollment was up to 600 students, and at the end of the second year, the first grade was discontinued.
A second wing was added to the school in 1968 and at that time the first grade was reinstated and a kindergarten was added.
A preschool became part of the educational program beginning with the 1978-79 school year.
A new church was dedicated in March, 1979. The original church became the Father Kelly Center, adding a sports and activity facility to the school and parish.
Curé of Ars Parish and School received its name from Archbishop Hunkeler.
Curé is a French name meaning priest or pastor, and Ars is the name of a small village in France.
The Curé of Ars was a young priest by the name of John Vianney.
He was the son of a peasant farmer and found learning very difficult.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 644 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Cure' Of Ars Catholic School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-9

Student Body

Total Students
644 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Cure' Of Ars Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Curé of Ars School opened in September, 1961 with eight grades. By the fall of 1962, the enrollment was up to 600 students, and at the end of the second year, the first grade was discontinued. A second wing was added to the school in 1968 and at that time the first grade was reinstated and a kindergarten was added. A preschool became part of the educational program beginning with the 1978-79 school year. A new church was dedicated in March, 1979. The original church became the Father Kelly Center, adding a sports and activity facility to the school and parish. Curé of Ars Parish and School received its name from Archbishop Hunkeler. Curé is a French name meaning priest or pastor, and Ars is the name of a small village in France. The Curé of Ars was a young priest by the name of John Vianney. He was the son of a peasant farmer and found learning very difficult.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-9
  • Students: 644 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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