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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Harold Holliday Sr. Montessori

Harold Holliday Sr. Montessori Logo

About Holliday

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-old’s 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 and Kindergarten Admission Requirements: All P3s, P4s and kindergarteners 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 3-years-old by July 31 or 4-years-old by August 31 to qualify for Pre-K. Returning students and siblings of current families are given preference for seating. All returning Pre-school students MUST REAPPLY each year.

Admission Requirements: Previous Montessori experience is required for admission to grades 1-6. Families must attend a parent meeting upon student 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 (K-6)
  • Chess Club
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
  • Gardening Club
  • KC Ballet
  • Montessori Philosophy
  • Piano Lessons
  • String Lessons
  • Student Council

Holliday’s Community Partners:

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