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Kansas City Christian School

Private | K-12 | 422 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2013

Kathy Hirleman, the school principal is the best school leader I have ever experienced. I was a junior high teacher for a number of years and am now a parent of a student that goes to KCC. Many of the teachers there are outstanding, and the highly involved parental community is great, but Kathy brings it all together. KCC will not turn your child into an Einstein, nor will it fix deep emotional or social wounds suffered elsewhere, but it is a positive and healthy environment where kids can grow up and learn.
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Posted April 20, 2013

wonderful, safe Christian environment! My children feel safe & secure at this school everyday. They are growing in their faith and in their education. We love this school and so grateful to be part of the KCCS community! It is truly a blessed place!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

We have had mixed experiences at KCCS for the last three years. The positives are the school was very welcoming to our child who struggles socially and the structured environment is good. They are a college preparatory school with very little desire or willingness to make accommodations for student success. So if you have a child who dosn't fit the traditional educational mold, this is not the school for you. I agree with the parent that stated the "Christian" perspective in all areas is difficult to swallow at times. We are Christians, but more tolerant and liberal than many of the teachers so this can be an issue during 'at home' conversations that differ greatly from"what the teacher said". I feel that the history and science curriculum is not a good preparation for future learning. As my husband and I hold advanced degrees in the sciences, but consider ourselves Christians, I think this could be accomplished differently. The World View component which is taught throughout the students learning could definitely be improved. We continue to send our child there for the structure and compared to the local public school it is a "softer place to land" socially.
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Posted July 17, 2011

Awsome school. The teachers are helpful and work with you to make sure you excel. The low student to teacher ratio is great for students.


Posted May 19, 2007

My three children attended KCCS for 5 years and absolutely loved it! They have high standards and expectations and the children meet it! My kids didn't have a teacher they didn't love. The principle and administrator on the elementary side are very involved and active (We didn't make it to middle or high school). The education is top notch! We've done public schools and there is no comparison! Your child will be loved on and feel loved and accepted by their teacher and the principle. There is no tolerance of bullying or name calling of any sort. I can't say enough positive things about this school. Great parent involvement and great school communication. KCCS has a lot of activities for the high schoolers - golf, soccer, baseball, drama, debate, etc. We are moving out of state and I will miss this school.
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Posted September 30, 2006

If you want your child to be indoctrinated with Biblical perspectives, this is the school for you. If you want them to be well rounded in an educational manner, don't send them to this school. The only view of the world, history, and science that is taught is a Christian one. I would opt for a school that teaches tolerance and educates children about all religions and views so that they can make informed choices for their future.
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Posted December 29, 2004

We have been extremely pleased with the education at KCCS. We find it reassuring to know that our children are in school with those of like faith. We feel that the education they receive is extremely good. All the teachers we have had to date(thru 3rd grade) have been wonderful.
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Posted October 8, 2004

I believe that this is the best Christian school in the Kansas City Metropolitian area. The principal interacts with the children and the school has a truly Christian athmosphere. The tuition is a little high but for the quality of service you get, it is well worth every penny.
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Posted September 14, 2004

Wonderful solid Christian School, this school is truly changing student's lives for Christ.
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Posted July 30, 2004

During the four years our children attended KCCS, many character building lessons were focused upon. However, the emphasis on academics was not as strong as some of the area public schools. KCCS is one of the highest tuition schools within the Johnson County area. It was disappointing when the school changed the focus from a Christ centered school to a money-making entity.
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Posted April 8, 2004

This school is an excellent school. If your child needs discipline, this is a top choice. My child has been coming here since 6th grade and has been taught ethics and respect. I am so privaleged to send my child to a highly disciplinary school!
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Black 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hispanic 1% 17%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 4%
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4801 West 79th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Phone: (913) 648-5227

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