Notre Dame De Sion Grade School

Sion welcomes boys and girls ages 2 to 8th grade for an educational experience building open-minded, inclusive learners that graduate as self-confident, critical thinkers. Notre Dame de Sion is a private, Independent, Catholic School welcoming families of all faiths in an academically rigorous and diverse learning environment.
We're small by design, which means your family will join a supportive, close-knit community with a personalized approach to support your child's individual interests, strengths, and needs.
You'll find our whole-child focus nurtures resilient students through social-emotional learning providing foundational skills for a lifetime of success.
At Sion, we value and are committed to building a diverse and loving school community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 302 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,450
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Notre Dame De Sion Grade School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
NDS supports students with diagnosed learning differences who are eligible for limited accommodations to experience success in the classroom.
Year Founded
1912
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
302 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Notre Dame De Sion Grade School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
This is an average figure; tuition varies according to grade level and program. Financial assistance also available.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer programming cost varies per selection.
% on Financial Aid
45%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tricia Johnson
Admissions Associate
Molly White

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Battle of the Books, Math Bowl, Spanish & French Language

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, School Musical

School Notes

Four points of excellence serve as a foundation for the Notre Dame de Sion experience:

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
  • At Notre Dame de Sion we challenge our students to achieve academic excellence through a 21st-century learning curriculum and personalized instruction that emphasize the skill sets necessary for success. Our renowned staff and cutting-edge academics challenge students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.
GLOBAL CONNECTIONS
  • Notre Dame de Sion Schools of Kansas City is just one of 22 Sion schools around the world. Our global reach allows students to engage with Sion students from different backgrounds, languages, and cultures all around the world. Sion proudly opens doors for students to be truly immersed in an international community and to learn through the lens of an authentic global perspective. At the middle and high school levels, our students have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally through Sion exchange and study abroad programs.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH
  • Sion is committed to the values of the Catholic Church through spiritual growth, interfaith inclusion, social justice, and service. We have an innate sense of caring for the world and mankind, and are committed to creating a world of peace, justice, and love. We pursue a moral and ethical life, developing within our students the self-assurance and strength needed to withstand life challenges.
TRADITION
  • Sion is built upon time-honored traditions that link our past, present, and future. Memories are made every day at Sion with each experience tying together the hearts and souls of our students. From middle school international excursions, 8th grade retreats, and Sion's unique class ring, to the beautiful white gowns worn at high school graduation, the pride and joy in Sion's traditions are steeped in a spirit that promotes unity, camaraderie, and lifelong friendship.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Notre Dame De Sion Grade School cost?
Notre Dame De Sion Grade School's tuition is approximately $15,450 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Notre Dame De Sion Grade School?
The acceptance rate of Notre Dame De Sion Grade School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 90%.
Does Notre Dame De Sion Grade School offer a summer program?
Yes, Notre Dame De Sion Grade School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Notre Dame De Sion Grade School offer?
Notre Dame De Sion Grade School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Swimming, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Notre Dame De Sion Grade School's ranking?
Notre Dame De Sion Grade School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Missouri for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Notre Dame De Sion Grade School?
The application deadline for Notre Dame De Sion Grade School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Notre Dame De Sion Grade School located?
Notre Dame De Sion Grade School is located in the Country Lane Estates neighborhood of Kansas City, MO.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
We just completed our first year at Sion for my daughter (kindergarten) and son (preschool). I've been thrilled with the experience all around! Both kids are thriving there in all the ways socially, emotionally, and as young learners. I've gotten a chance to volunteer at the school quite a bit, so have witnessed the great environment that staff and teachers help to create and you get the sense that they all enjoy being there and feel supported in their work. School administration has been great -- very approachable, available, and actively solicits parent input. (Kudos to Principal Patricia Gray not only does she provide great leadership, I'm pretty sure she knows every student by name!) I love the school values and their emphasis on encouraging students to be good citizens of the world. As a non-religious family, one important focus of the school is interfaith dialogue; though its primary focus is around the Catholic faith, students learn about all the major world religions and the common values that underpin them all. I think this is so great because the student body is quite diverse, not only when it comes to religious background, but also around race/ethnicity, economic background, etc. The thing I've enjoyed most about the school is the community they strive to build across students and families. The school has an active Parent Volunteer organization and schedules all types of in-school and out-of-school activities to give families a chance to connect with each other and the school. We've been so pleased with our Sion experience thus far and look forward to many more years in the Sion community!
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5  
I went to Sion in the early-mid '70s, from 6th grade through high school. The academics were superb, and have stood me well throughout my career. More importantly, the friendships I made were lifelong. I am forever grateful that my parents chose to send me to Sion.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MO School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 302 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,450
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Kansas City, MO is $9,980 for elementary schools and $12,026 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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