• 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 with the tools they need to succeed by kindergarten.

    Pre-Kindergarten Locations

    African-Centered Prep Lower Campus

    6400 Swope Pkwy.
    Kansas City, MO 64132
    To enroll call (816)418-7505


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    African-Centered College Preparatory Academy Lower Campus provides a unique college preparatory curriculum that is consistent with KCPS but strives to exceed its mandates due to our school’s higher level of expectation and challenge. AC Prep stays in-tune with the distinctive foundation of cultural awareness that is important to the success of students in urban areas.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


    Primitivo Garcia Elementary

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


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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 to develop leadership skills in all students by showing them their worth, potential and positive contributions to the school.

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


    Hale Cook Elementary

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


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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:
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


    Hartman Elementary

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


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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:
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


    Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori

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


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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:
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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


    Longfellow Elementary

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


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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


    Pitcher Elementary

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


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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 are 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:
    9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


    J.A. Rogers Elementary

    6400 E. 23rd St.
    Kansas City, MO 64129
    To enroll call (816) 418-7505


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    At. J.A. Rogers Elementary, we provide experiences and programs that will enhance teaching, learning, environmental awareness and healthy living. We serve over 600 students, making it one of the largest and most diverse elementary schools in the city. Our shared vision for the community is that we build on its strengths to provide meaningful opportunities for children, families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency, attain their highest potential, and contribute to the public. Rogers is proud to partner with LINC to offer free high-quality before-and after-school care.

    Pre-K School Hours:
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM