Founded in 1978 in a vacant church building surrounded by green fields and grazing cattle, Raintree is a private school which implements the Montessori philosophy of education.
Raintree offers half, extended and full-day classes for children ages 3-6 years.
In 1986 a full-day toddler class was added for children 18 months to age 3.
In 1992 Raintree expanded its program to included the elementary child, and now offers an ungraded Montessori elementary program for children ages 6-12.
In addition to the regular program, Raintree offers a summer camp for both Raintree students and those in Lawrence and surrounding communities.
Raintree's Toddler Community and Children's Houses are licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 456 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Raintree Montessori School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kansas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students
456 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
0%
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Raintree Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Founded in 1978 in a vacant church building surrounded by green fields and grazing cattle, Raintree is a private school which implements the Montessori philosophy of education. Raintree offers half, extended and full-day classes for children ages 3-6 years. In 1986 a full-day toddler class was added for children 18 months to age 3. In 1992 Raintree expanded its program to included the elementary child, and now offers an ungraded Montessori elementary program for children ages 6-12. In addition to the regular program, Raintree offers a summer camp for both Raintree students and those in Lawrence and surrounding communities. Raintree's Toddler Community and Children's Houses are licensed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I love this school and what it has provided for my child. He has such a strong sense of community, responsibility, care and compassion for his classmates and school. He is learning to LOVE learning and thriving in all aspects of his social, emotional, and academic needs. The teachers respect the students and in turn, the students respect them and others around them. I highly recommend Raintree--I can not imagine my child anywhere else.
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5  
I had three daughters who attended Raintree Montessori school and they learned organization, cooperation, and a love of reading. I liked their math sequence and universal integration of scholastic themes. i recommend Raintree Montessori to clients, family, and friends.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked KS School
  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 456 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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