Wichita Collegiate School

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  • Wichita Collegiate School does not merely make the promise of a great education, Collegiate delivers.
  • Since 1963, the Collegiate program has created great expectations, and met and exceeded the hopes and dreams of our parents and students.
  • The curriculum offered is a proven program on every level from the foundation established in Early Childhood to the exciting self discoveries in Upper School.
  • Students are always prepared for what comes next in their academic journey, and in the journey of life.
  • For more than 50 years, Wichita Collegiate School has offered encouragement, training, and myriad opportunities for children to develop to their full potential.
  • Recent additions to the WCS campus include innovation labs in the Middle School and in the Upper School. These have proven to be great places for students to practice design thinking, and to collaborate and problem solve. The Middle School iLab includes 3D scanners and printers, a green screen room, a fully equipped woodworking room, and a room equipped for composing music on computers. The Upper School iLab also includes a CNC router and a room for teaching CATIA (Computer Aided Three dimensional Interactive Applications).
  • Collegiate has long emphasized a developmental approach to early childhood education.
  • Individualized programs are taught by loving, nurturing teachers.  In Montessori, traditional preschool, and kindergarten, Collegiate makes school a warm, wonderful place to learn and to grow.
  • Children enjoy these early years at Wichita Collegiate School.
  • Built into the Collegiate Early Childhood curriculum are activities which complement and extend the more formal aspects of instruction.
  • Music, Physical Education, and Library are an integral part of each day.
  • Field trips are a regular part of the curriculum.
  • Visits to museums, zoos, and nature trails enrich the day-to-day lessons of the classrooms.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 20%

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Programming, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Literature & Composition I, AP Literature & Composition II, AP Macroeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics: Electricity & Magnetism, AP Physics: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP US Government & Politics, AP US History
Average SAT score1300
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Mainly no blue jeans or T-shirts except on Spartan Spirit dress days)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesWCS offers several payment plans as well as Indexed Tuition based upon a family's financial circumstances.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorSusie Steed
Admissions AssociateKathy Rukes (WCS Class of 1999


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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  • Wichita
    Grades: PK-12 | 577 students
    1.9 miles
    8317 E Douglas Ave
    Wichita, KS 67207
    1.9 PK-12
  • Wichita
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    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-5 | 66 students
    7.8 miles
    1000 W 26th St S
    Wichita, KS 67217
    7.8 PK-5
  • Wichita
    Trinity Academy
    Grades: 9-12 | 300 students
    2.3 miles
    12345 E 21st St N
    Wichita, KS 67206
    2.3 9-12
  • Wichita
    Grades: 9-12 | 1188 students
    11.2 miles
    8101 W Central Ave
    Wichita, KS 67212
    11.2 9-12
  • Wichita
    Grades: K-8 | 490 students
    2.1 miles
    2900 N Rock Road
    Wichita, KS 67226
    2.1 K-8

School Reviews

Wichita Collegiate School is an exceptional place in every way. My two daughters have attended since pre-school (one just graduated and one is a junior). They have had incredible opportunities to develop as well-rounded people and students. Every student is encouraged to find their passion - whether it is the arts, sports, volunteerism, etc. Academics are very strong yet the teachers meet each student where they are and are able to adapt teaching methods based on the unique needs of the student. I think my daughter is exceptionally well prepared for college because of her Collegiate experience. She got into all of her top choices with significant merit scholarship awards. I cannot recommend WCS highly enough!
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The average private school tuition in Kansas is $4,940 for elementary schools and $9,851 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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