Gillis Center School

Since 1870, Gillis has been dedicated to serving the needs of children and families of Kansas City.
Gillis` services have undergone many changes over the years.
From our beginnings as a support service for families following the Civil War, to our years as an orphanage, to the current focus of assisting troubled children and their families to become healthy and self-sufficient, we have remained steadfast to our original mission of helping the "needy and distressed" of Kansas City.
Gillis is also committed to serving the needs of children and families in the future.
Our strong foundation and quality care and innovative vision will guide us as we adjust to the changes of the 21st century.
The mission of Gillis is to help at-risk children and their families become contributing members of the community through education, counseling and social services.
The vision of Gillis is that all children will live in emotionally stable, safe and nurturing families.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 56 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Gillis Center School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
56 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
61%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Gillis Center School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The student needs to have an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or a 504 Plan. The school district needs to contract the student to our school.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Gillis Center School?
The application deadline for Gillis Center School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Gillis Center School located?
Gillis Center School is located in the South Kansas City neighborhood of Kansas City, MO. There are 6 other private schools located in South Kansas City.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 1-12
  • Enrollment: 56 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $9,814 for elementary schools and $11,673 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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