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.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students56 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
61%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade Gillis Center School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kansas City
    Kvc Niles
    Alternative School
    Grades: 1-10 | 22 students
    7.4 miles
    1911 E 23rd St
    Kansas City, MO 64127
    (816) 895-4228
    7.4 1-10
    22
  • Kansas City
    Ozanam School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 5-12 | 61 students
    7 miles
    421 E 137th St
    Kansas City, MO 64145
    (816) 508-3660
    7 5-12
    61
  • Lees Summit
    Grades: NS-12 | 815 students
    13.1 miles
    1500 SW Jefferson
    Lees Summit, MO 64081
    (816) 525-1480
    13.1 NS-12
    815

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