Gillis Center School

Tel: (816)508-3226
  • 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
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes

Student Body

Total Students60 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 19%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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