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K-12
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Prairie Village, KS
Students enrolled: 422

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4801 West 79th Street
Prairie Village, KS 66208

(913) 648-5227
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October 09, 2014
Think twice before paying the high tuition for this school. We have sent our children to KCC for several years. Our experience there has been disappointing. After investing our hard earned money and sacrificing through those years, we came away with kids that are very unprepared for an academically challenging learning environment. We want our children to receive a christian education w/o sacrificing quality academics. KCC let us down on both. Many families are leaving KCC and driving farther to go to other private schools that provide a quality education. KCC has very high faculty turn over which we attribute to the poor leadership that Bill Glotzbach has provided over the last few years. We found that the school's administration was highly focused on putting kids in seats ($$$), versus raising the standard academically. The school is run down, and the budget overburdened by a large admistrative staff. There is a culture of legalistic christian faith. We are a very conservative christian family, but we are also cultured and enjoy the arts. We expected a far more enriching environment than we found. Bottom line: look elsewhere for a school that is quality and christian.

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a parent
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
February 09, 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.

- submitted by a parent
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.

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July 05, 2009
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July 25, 2008
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August 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
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.

- submitted by a parent
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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July 03, 2005
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March 28, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 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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September 21, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2004
Wonderful solid Christian School, this school is truly changing student's lives for Christ.

- submitted by a parent
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 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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September 09, 2003
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Kansas City Christian School
4801 West 79th Street, Prairie Village, KS  66208
(913) 648-5227
Last modified Kansas City Christian School is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Kansas City Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top