Top 5 Best Clay County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 19 private schools serving 3,546 students in Clay County, MO (there are 80 public schools, serving 41,182 public students). 8% of all K-12 students in Clay County, MO are educated in private schools (compared to the MO state average of 12%).
The best top ranked private schools in Clay County, MO include Faith Christian Academy, St. James School and Northland Christian Education System.
The average acceptance rate is 94%, which is higher than the Missouri private school average acceptance rate of 90%.
68% of private schools in Clay County, MO are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Clay County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Faith Christian Academy
Faith Christian Academy Photo - The seven liberal arts.
(Christian)
4330 NW Cookingham Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64164
(816) 455-3513
Grades: PK-12
| 411 students
Harvest Christian School
(Christian)
(1)
4300 N Corrington Ave
Kansas City, MO 64117
(816) 455-2847
Grades: PK-8
| 83 students
Northland Christian Education System
Northland Christian Education System Photo - Middle School Science Class
(Christian)
(1)
10500 N. Arrowhead Trafficway
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 548-2222
Grades: NS-12
| 556 students
Oakhill Day School
Oakhill Day School Photo
7019 North Cherry Street
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 436-6228
Grades: NS-12
| 378 students
Outreach Christian Education
Outreach Christian Education Photo
(Christian)
2900 NE Cates Street
Kansas City, MO 64117
(816) 455-5575
Grades: NS-12
| 279 students
St. James School
(Catholic)
309 S Stewart Rd
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 781-4428
Grades: PK-8
| 360 students
St. Pius X High School
St. Pius X High School Photo
(Catholic)
1500 NE 42nd Ter
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 453-3450
Grades: 9-12
| 329 students
Child's World Montessori
Montessori School
512 Ne 107th St
Kansas City, MO 64155
(816) 734-8804
Grades: PK-K
| 35 students
Children First Montessori
Montessori School
200 E Main St
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 866-4094
Grades: PK-K
| 25 students
Eagle Heights Christian School
(Baptist)
5600 N Brighton Ave
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-7410
Grades: PK-12
| 66 students
Liberty Montessori Center
Montessori School
650 E Ruth Ewing Rd
Liberty, MO 64068
(816) 781-6295
Grades: PK-K
| 54 students
Northern Hills Christian Academy
(Baptist)
17211 Ne 180th St
Holt, MO 64048
(816) 320-3204
Grades: PK-8
| 56 students
Our Savior Christian Academy
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
1103 S Commercial Ave
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 866-1597
Grades: PK-12
| 126 students
St. Andrew The Apostle Parish School
(Catholic)
6415 Ne Antioch Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
(816) 454-7377
Grades: PK-8
| 241 students
St. Charles Borromeo Accadmy
St. Charles Borromeo Accadmy Photo - Classical education seeks to recover what has been largely lost; that is, return to the original purpose of education. Rather than the modern pragmatic approach of training students for college and/or a career, the classical approach sees the purpose of education as forming human beings for excellent, virtuous living.
(Catholic)
804 NE Shady Lane Drive
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 436-1009
Grades: PK-8
| 228 students
St. Gabriel School
(Catholic)
(2)
4737 N Cleveland Ave
Kansas City, MO 64117
(816) 453-4443
Grades: PK-8
| 143 students
St. Patrick School
(Catholic)
(3)
1401 NE 42nd Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64116
(816) 453-0971
Grades: K-8
| 105 students
Smithville Montessori Academy Ii
Montessori School
14451 N Us Highway 169
Smithville, MO 64089
(816) 532-4905
Grades: PK-1
| 57 students
Synergy Children's Center
Alternative School
1441 Ne Englewood Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 741-8700
Grades: PK-5
| 14 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Clay County, Missouri

Clay County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1250 Saint Louis Avenue
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
(816) 630-5804
Grades: PK-12
| 114 students
Holy Cross Lutheran School (Closed 2006)
(Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
2003 Ne Englewood Road
Kansas City, MO 64118
(816) 453-7211
Grades: PK-8
| 151 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Clay County, MO?
The top ranked private schools in Clay County, MO include Faith Christian Academy, St. James School and Northland Christian Education System.
How many private schools are located in Clay County, MO?
19 private schools are located in Clay County, MO.
How diverse are private schools in Clay County, MO?
Clay County, MO private schools are approximately 19% minority students, which is lower than the Missouri private school average of 20%.
What percentage of students in Clay County, MO go to private school?
8% of all K-12 students in Clay County, MO are educated in private schools (compared to the MO state average of 12%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Clay County, MO?
68% of private schools in Clay County, MO are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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