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5901 NW Waukomis Dr
Kansas City, MO 64151

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(816) 741-6940
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June 01, 2015
My son is below average and that's because these teacher don't care. Students don't get homework because they should have done everything in the school day but if their school day is not productive then your child is learning nothing

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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
June 01, 2015
The teachers don't make sure the student are using their time wisely. The students do what they want to do.

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Amount of homework: Not enough
June 01, 2015
Students don't get homework. They have spelling words that never come home and other students are suppose to give test but the teacher doesn't keep record of it better yet don't even know if they have done it.

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April 01, 2015
I researched many schools for my son and even considered homeschooling before I found CPCH. They have been nothing but supportive with my son. He was and still is at times extremely shy to the point of not communicating his basic needs. I was able to observe all the primary teachers and pick a teacher that I felt was the best fit for him. The director even did a scripted classroom observation for me. Since then, he has flourished. They teach children at their pace in a non competitive atmosphere as is not found in traditional schools. He is working on addition, subtraction and multiplication because HE wants to. He has not shown as much interest in reading but can read basic books. He is not even in kindergarten yet! I can thank only this school, staff, director and teachers for their AMAZING work! They have worked with me through all my concerns and needs. They never hesitate to answer my calls, email, or have in person conversations. The other negative reviews surprise me as well.

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March 11, 2015
I happened upon this site as I was researching options for my son's high school education. I am absolutely shocked that other reviewers would call this school's teachers lazy. Beside the tremendous growth I have seen in my own son, throughout his seven years at CPCH, whenever I have needed to contact teachers outside of school, they have been receptive and welcoming. This was a great place for my child to develop. I am only sad that they do not have a high school program. He has had opportunities that are remote--at best--in traditional settings. He covered about two years worth of algebra in two weeks because the teacher didn't tell him he had to stop to do other work. He translated an entire fairy tale to Spanish, because he had time to do that at the time he was motivated to do it. He has learned to stand up for people because of the lessons that taught him to value people from all walks of life, all over the globe. Where else would he have learned all that?

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August 20, 2014
You will hear a lot about 10 acres and a creek. My kid was there for 4 years. They have kept NO academic records. And acted like my request was absurd. There is no academic accountability for the students or the staff. Bullying and any disciplinary issues are swept under the rug. Great as a daycare, or for summer camp, but terrible as a school. Current administration is dreadful. High staff turnover should be a red flag. This school used to be great, but now are Montessori in name only. They have either fired or pushed out most of the best teachers, some with YEARS of experience from when it was a real Montessori school. There are other options for private schools in the Northland. I wish we hadn't wasted so much of my child's time and my money at this school.

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March 10, 2014
Clay-Platte Montessori truly is as good as it gets! My daughter is currently in attendance at CPCH. The school has a nurturing environment, that is supported by a talented director and educated staff. My daughter has been able to successfully learn, thrive and prosper! Her teacher is supportive, compassionate, and truly respects each child's individuality. I have seen the "spark", and creativity return to my child's overall outlook, as well as see an increase in her self confidence, since she has joined the school. I am forever grateful to the Montessori "method", and the caring staff at the Clay-Platte Montessori school. My daughter constantly amazes me with her newly found desire to "learn more" as a result of the teaching methods used! Additionally, I have seen my daughter become more "well rounded", responsible and compassionate. She has also developed strong, lasting relationships with her classmates. I would recommend any parent to consider CPCH for their child, as I am thankful for the trained, caring and devoted team, and the positive influence they have helped instill in my daughter!

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January 16, 2014
My son started his Montessori journey in the primary program at this school and is now in the Middle School (7th and 8th). He loves it and we love it! The opportunities he is offered inside the classroom and outside the classroom are priceless. He has been learning fractions, geometry, zoology, physiology, and botany, among many other things, since first grade. Everyday after lunch, he gets to run and play outdoors on grass surrounded by trees and nature. Yes! They still get to enjoy recess in Middle School! Clay-Platte Montessori is a wonderful school with a beautiful campus- every child should have the opportunity to go to a school like this.

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December 13, 2013
My daughter has been going to this school since the beginning of this year. She is in 3-6 year old classroom. The two negative reviews surprise me. The teachers don't expect your child to know how to do everything - the Montessori method is one that fosters independence. I have also never seen anything I'd consider dirty. The classrooms are clean, the bathrooms are clean, and the staff is groomed. All of the teachers are patient and seem to genuinely care about children. I continue to be thankful my daughter is enrolled here and hope to be able to continue my daughter's education in a Montessori setting.

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October 26, 2013
Class sizes for the preschool level are way too large. Teachers seem lazy and expect children to be self-sufficient at this age, and don't want to deal with anything outside of the norm. I agree with the reviewer who stated that the facilities are filthy. It also smells bad. This is a lot of money for children to be herded together in such large classrooms. The messiness of the rooms and florescent lights are also distracting for children with sensory issues.

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April 29, 2013
This school teaches academic work, practical life skills and personal development using materials that accommodate multiple learning styles. We see self control, independence, and a love of learning addressed in addition to traditional subject matter. After having one child in the public school setting (successfully - in gifted program), I have decided to keep the younger one in this Montessori school so that he can excel at his own pace and grow further academically through a combination of self-directed learning, collaboration with older students, demonstrating skills to younger students, and hands -on practical application of skills. The skill my child has shown at this school has has outpaced the academics taught in the public school. The teacher / student ratio encourages a feeling of ownership, community, and parental involvement. The teachers in the classrooms genuinely love their jobs and their students and are committed to the Montessori method.

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January 25, 2012
Clay-Platte Children's House is a great place to send your child. I was only looking for a great preschool, which I found, and was then introduced to the Montessori philosophy of child-based learning. Now my son is in the 2nd grade and he amazes me weekly. He is studying geology, botany, does in-class research, and is learning math in ways I have never seen in a classroom. It makes me almost jealous of the child-driven Montessori approach - I wonder what I could have learned in the time wasted sitting faced forward waiting for my classmates to finish their work (and often getting in trouble for talking in class!). His teachers are fabulous as well, overly qualified, dedicated and highly accessible. With that kind of quality and a 12:1 ratio, I guess I should not be surprised. :) As a transplant to this area, I feel so lucky to have found this treasure for my children!

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September 05, 2007
My daughter has attended Clay-Platte Children's House Montessori School since 4th grade and is now in her 8th grade year. The teachers are caring and excellent. Class size is small. The curriculum is excellent with a tremendous exposure to earth and human history, geography, botany, zoology, etc. s

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This is a school where we respect and appreciate each child as an individual. We recognize their academic, emotional and social needs and tailor lessons accordingly. Our highly educated and Montessori credentialed staff work closely with parents to ensure a positive educational experience. Clay-Platte Montessori School, founded in 1966, remains a preeminent choice for Montessori education in Kansas City.

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Clay-Platte Childrens House
5901 NW Waukomis Dr, Kansas City, MO  64151
(816) 741-6940
Last modified Clay-Platte Childrens House is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Clay-Platte Childrens House Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top