• Pre-Kindergarten

    About Pre-Kindergarten

    This program serves students ages 3-4 at certain campuses that promote independent learning and exploration. The curriculum is designed to provide students the tools they need to succeed by kindergarten.

    Pre-Kindergarten Locations

    Benjamin Banneker Elementary

    7050 Askew Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64132
    816-418-1850
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/Banneker

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    Come home to Benjamin Banneker Elementary School! Many of our staff hail from the Kansas City area and are honored to be serving our community and our next generation of leaders. We love our students! Our teachers, administrators and staff strive to provide the best culture and environment each day for every student. Through a partnership with Scholastic, Banneker students receive 10 new books throughout the school year to create their own home library. Lead to Read volunteers from around the community join first through fourth grade students to share the love of reading each week.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Capacity:
    40 Students

     

    Primitivo Garcia Elementary

    1000 W 17th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-418-8725
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/Garcia

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    Primitivo Garcia Elementary is a diverse neighborhood school that serves approximately 380 students ranging from preschool through 6th grade. We are in our second year of implementing “The Leader In Me” program. The purpose of the program is develop leadership skills in all students by showing them their worth, potential and positive contributions to the school.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Before & After Care Hours:
    7:00AM - 9:00AM
    3:30PM - 6:30PM

    Capacity:
    80 Students

     

    Hale Cook Elementary

    7302 Pennsylvania Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-418-1600
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/HaleCook

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    After a grassroots effort by The Friends of Hale Cook, KCPS reopened the Hale Cook Elementary in 2014 to serve the families in the southwest part of the city. We are a neighborhood school in KCPS with strong parent and community support. Born out of the desire to revitalize a historic building and offer quality education in the heart of the Waldo neighborhood. With experienced educators, low staff turnover and an honest desire to see every child grow and learn, Hale Cook offers families the opportunity to send their children to a quality school without waitlists or lotteries.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Before & After Care Hours:
    7:00AM - 9:00AM
    3:30PM - 6:30PM

    Capacity:
    20 Students

     

    Hartman Elementary

    8111 Oak St.
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    816-418-1750
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/hartman

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    John T. Hartman Elementary is best known for its outstanding culture. With a caring, nurturing staff, extensive community partnership and generous parent involvement, Hartman is built on the desire to develop the whole student. The main focuses at Hartman are attendance, attitude and achievement. By providing a solid foundation, students quickly learn how to be competitive and grow naturally into their love of learning. Our vision is to create a collaborative learning community that is caring, nurturing, respectful and safe while passionately developing academic and social excellence for all.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Capacity:
    20 Students

     

    Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori

    7227 Jackson Ave.
    Kansas City, MO 64132
    (816) 418-2950
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/Holliday

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    Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori is one of the two public signature Montessori schools in KC. Parents and community members are woven into Holliday’s fabric, they are essential to our success. With the help of our parents and community partners, our staff and students worked on their very own Farmer’s Market. Volunteers constructed and installed 18 garden beds on-site, allowing students to pick their 1st harvest this past spring. We also partnered with Heartland Chamber of Music to offer string lessons to four-year-olds and the KC Ballet to offer dance lessons to 3rd grade students free of charge. Piano lessons also are offered to our students. At Holliday, the Montessori philosophy allows our teachers to promote hands-on learning through exploration and discovery. Students are given the keys to the world!

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Before & After Care Hours:
    7:00AM - 9:00AM
    3:30PM - 6:30PM

    Capacity:
    100 Students

     

    Kansas City Neighborhood Academy

    1619E. 24th Terrace
    Kansas City, MO 64108
    816-418-5325
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcneighborhoodacademy.org

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    Kansas City Neighborhood Academy (KCNA) is a PreK-3 public charter school designed to transform educational outcomes for the children of KC’s urban core. Our culture emphasizes empowerment, teacher collaboration across grade levels, strong professional development, student accountability and high parental and family engagement. We aspire to lead students to achieve at the highest academic levels.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Capacity:
    40 Students

     

    Longfellow Elementary

    2830 Holmes St.
    Kansas City, MO 64109
    816-418-5325
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/Longfellow

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    Nestled in the historic Longfellow neighborhood, Longfellow Elementary is a neighborhood school in KCPS with strong parent and community support and a focus on social awareness. We emphasize the total development of each child: oral, intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being by fostering positive relationships with students and staff. It’s our goal to have parents, teachers and community members consistently involved in students’ learning. Longfellow offers families a quality school where every student matters.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Capacity:
    20 Students

     

    Pitcher Elementary

    9915 E 38th Terrace.
    Kansas City, MO 64133
    816-418-4550
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/Pitcher

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    Pitcher Elementary School is the only school in KCPS to specifically serve language-impaired students. Our goal is to prepare every student with the necessary skill set to make them successful adults in the 21st century. The Specific Language Impaired (SLI) program is an alternative educational placement for children whose language acquisition and usage is significantly discrepant from the level expected for their age and cognitive ability. The program is designed to focus on language development, using techniques and materials to also help them progress through academic coursework.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:30PM

    Capacity:
    20 Students

     

    Troost Elementary

    1215 E 59th St.
    Kansas City, MO 64110
    816-418-1700
    To enroll call (816)418-7505

    kcpublicschools.org/Troost

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    At Troost Elementary, our teachers, administratorsand staff strive to provide the best culture and environment each day for every student and their parents. Troost teachers and staff think outside the box to find innovative and unique ways to support student needs. Plus, our staff parent assistance on how to encourage their child’s school career. As a Positive Behavior Initiative School, teachers and staff help students achieve success in social, emotional and academic areas. By focusing on constructive reinforcement and eliminating punishment, we can encourage positive student behaviors.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00AM - 3:00PM

    Capacity:
    40 Students