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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

Harold Holliday Sr. Montessori

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About Holliday

Harold L. Holliday, Sr. Montessori (HHMS) is one of two public signature Montessori schools in Kansas City. Holliday Montessori is an Association of Montessori International/USA School. HHMS earned its status as an AMI Member School in the Winter of 2019.

At Holliday, we adhere to the standards and principles outlined by Dr. Maria Montessori. We pride ourselves for being a public urban Montessori school that brings rich experiences to a diverse group of children. Our educators are highly qualified Montessorians. In addition to obtaining Missouri teaching credentials, lead guides have their Association of Montessori Internationale (AMI) Diploma, American Montessori Society (AMS), or they are enrolled in AMI Teacher Training. Assistants have completed AMI Assistants Courses, or are currently enrolled.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Requirements: All Pre-K age 3 and Pre-K age 4 students along with kindergarten students are eligible for admission based on available seats. They must be school ready and able to abide by school policies and expectations as indicated in “Behavioral Expectation Student Contract”, which will be distributed upon acceptance. Students must be three or four years old on or before July 31, 2021 to qualify for Pre-K. Kindergarten students must turn five on or before July 31, 2021. Returning students and siblings of current families are given preference for seating. All returning preschool students MUST REAPPLY each year. All new parents will be required to attend a mandatory Montessori informational meeting before the beginning of school.

Admission Requirements (Grades 1 – 6): Previous Montessori experience is required for admission to first through sixth grades. Families must attend a parent meeting upon the student’s acceptance to the program.

Uniforms: Solid red, navy, light blue short or long-sleeved shirts (must have a collar or turtleneck), white blouses for girls. Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. Denim jeans or shorts on Fridays with a school spirit shirt.


7227 Jackson Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64132
(816) 418-1950
Twitter: @KCPS_Holliday


School Hours:
8:20AM - 3:20PM

Holliday’s Key Features:

  • Before & After School Care (PK-6)
  • Chess Club
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
  • Gardening Club
  • KC Ballet
  • Montessori Philosophy
  • Student Council

Holliday’s Community Partners:

  • Heartland Chamber of Music
  • Holliday PTA
  • Lakeside Nature Center
  • LINC
  • SES Tutoring

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