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Public Education


MISSOURI
For links to all Missouri school districts, visit https://dese.mo.gov/school-directory.

KANSAS
For information on all Kansas public schools, visit www.ksbe.state.ks.us/k12

JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOLS

Blue Valley, 15020 Metcalf Ave., P.O. Box 23901, Overland Park, KS 66283, (913) 681-4000. www.bluevalleyk12.org

Blue Valley High Schools

Blue Valley High, 6001 west 159th. Street, Stillwell, KS 66085, (913) 239-4800

Blue Valley North, 12200 Lamar, Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 239-3000

Blue Valley NorthWest, 13260 Switzer, Stillwell, KS 66213, (913) 239-3400

Blue Valley West, 16200 Antioch Road, Stillwell, KS 66085, (913) 239-3700

Blue Valley Academy, 7500 West 149th. Terrace, Overland Park, KS 66223, (913) 239-4629

Blue Valley Middle Schools

Blue Valley Middle, 5001 W 163rd Terrace, Stillwell, KS 66085, (913) 239-5100

Harmony Middle, 10101 West 141 Street, Overland Park, KS 66221, (913) 239-5200

Lakewood Middle, 6601 Edgewater Drive, Overland Park, KS 66223, (913) 239-5800

Leawood Middle, 2410 W 123rd Terrace, Leawood, KS 66209, (913) 239-5300

Overland Trail Middle, 6201 W 133rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 239-5400

Oxford Middle, 12500 Switzer Road, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 239-5500

Pleasant Ridge Middle, 9000 West 165th. Street, Stillwell, KS 66085, (913) 239-5700

Prairie Star Middle, 14201 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66224, (913) 239-5600

Blue Valley Elementary Schools

Blue River Elementary, 5100 West 163rd. Terrace, Stillwell, KS 66085, (913) 239-6000

Cottonwood Point Elementary, 10521 West 129 Terrace. Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 239-6100

Harmony Elementary, 14140 Grant Street, Overland Park, KS 66221, (913) 239-6200

Heartland Elementary, 12775 Goodman, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 239-6300

Indian Valley Elementary, 11600 Knox, Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 239-6400

Lakewood Elementary, 24600 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66223, (913) 239-6500

Leawood Elementary, 2400 West 123rd Street, Leawood, KS 66209, (913) 239-6600

Liberty View Elementary, 14800 S Greenwood, Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 239-7700

Mission Trail Elementary, 13200 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66209, (913) 239-6700

Morse Elementary, 15201 Monrovia Street, Overland Park, KS 66221, (913) 239-6800

Oak Hill Elementary, 10200 West 124th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 239-6900

Overland Trail Elementary, 6225 West 133rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 239-7000

Prairie Star Elementary, 3800 West 143rd Street, Leawood, KS 66224, (913) 239-7100

Stanley Elementary, 6121 West 158th. Street, Overland Park, KS 66223, (913) 239-7200

Stillwell Elementary, 6410 West 199th Street, Stillwell, KS 66085, (913) 239-7300

Sunset Ridge Elementary, 14901 England, Overland Park, KS 66221, (913) 239-7400

Valley Park Elementary, 12301 Lamar, Overland Park, KS 66209, (913) 239-7600

DeSoto, 8305 Peoria St., P.O. Box 449, DeSoto, KS 66018, (913) 583-8300, www.usd232.org

Gardner-Edgerton-Antioch, 314 E. Washington St., P.O. Box 97, Gardner, KS 66030, (913) 856-7102. www.usd231.com

Olathe, 14160 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 780-7000. www.olathe.k12.ks.us

Shawnee Mission, 7235 Antioch Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66204, (913) 993-6200. http://www.smsd.org/default.aspx

Shawnee Mission High Schools

Shawnee Mission East High, 7500 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208, (913) 993-6600

Shawnee Mission South High, 5800 West 107th. Street, Overland Park, KS 66207, (913) 993-7500

Shawnee Mission Elemantary Schools

Mission Valley Elementary, 8500 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66206, (913) 993-0800

Sommerset Elementary, 2700 Somerset Drive, Leawood, KS 66206, (913) 993-5200

Brookwood Elementary, 3411 West 103rd Street, Leawood, KS 66206, (913) 993-2500

Spring Hill, 101 E. South St., Spring Hill, KS 66083, (913) 592-7200. www.usd230.k12.ks.us

WYANDOTTE COUNTY SCHOOLS
Bonner Springs, 2200 S. 138th, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, (913) 422-5600.

Kansas City, Kansas, 625 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, KS 66101, (913) 551-3200.

Piper, 12036 Leavenworth Road, Kansas City, KS 66109, (913) 721-2088.

Turner, 800 S. 55th St., Kansas City, KS 66106, (913) 287-7500.

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY SCHOOLS
Basehor/Linwood, 2008 N. 155th, P.O. Box 282, Basehor, KS 66007, (913) 724-1396.

Easton, 32502 Easton Road, Easton, KS 66020, (913) 651-9740.

Fort Leavenworth, 5 Grant Ave., Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027, (913) 651-7373.

Lansing, 613 Holiday Plaza, Lansing, KS 66043, (913) 727-1100.

Leavenworth, 200 N. 4th, P.O. Box 186, Leavenworth, KS 66048, (913) 684-1400.

Tonganoxie, 330 E. 24/40 Highway, P.O. Box 199, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, (913) 845-2153.

MIAMI COUNTY SCHOOLS
Louisburg, 105 E. 5th, Box 550, Louisburg, KS, 66053-0550, (913) 837-2944.

Osawatomie, 1200 Trojan Drive, Osawatomie, KS 66064-1696, (913) 755-4172.

Paola, 202 E. Wea, Box 268, Paola, KS 66071-0268, (913) 294-3646.

MISSOURI
For links to all Missouri school districts, visit https://dese.mo.gov/school-directory

CASS COUNTY SCHOOLS
Belton, 110 W. Walnut, Belton, MO 64012, (816) 348-1000.

Midway, 5801 E. State Route 2, Cleveland, MO 64734, (816) 250-2994.

East Lynne, 24706 S. State Route K, P.O. Box 108, East Lynne, MO 64743, (816) 626-3511.

Harrisonville, 402 Eastwood Road, Harrisonville, MO 64701, (816) 380-2727.

Pleasant Hill, 301 N. McKissock St., Pleasant Hill, MO 64080, (816) 540-3161.

Raymore-Peculiar, 208 W. Walnut, Raymore MO 64083, (816) 331-0050.

Strasberg, 600 W. State Route E, P.O. Box 244, Strasberg, MO 64090, (816) 680-3333.

CLAY COUNTY SCHOOLS
Excelsior Springs, 100 N. Thompson Ave., P.O. Box 248, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, (816) 630-9200 (KC line).

Kearney, 1002 S. Jefferson, Kearney, MO 64060, (816) 628-4116.

Lawson, 4th & Allison, P.O. Box 157, Lawson, MO 64062, (816) 580-7277.

Liberty, 6550 Conister, Liberty, MO 64062, (816) 415-5300.

Missouri City, 700 E. Main, P.O. Box 259, Missouri City, MO 64072, (816) 750-4391.

North Kansas City, 2000 NE 46th St., Kansas City, MO 64116, (816) 413-5000.

Smithville, 645 S. Commercial St., Smithville, MO 64089, (816) 532-0406.

JACKSON COUNTY SCHOOLS
Blue Springs, 1801 NW Vesper St., Blue Springs, MO 64015, (816) 224-1300.

Center, 8701 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 349-3300.

Fort Osage, 2101 N. Twyman Road, Independence, MO 64058, (816) 650-6131.

Grain Valley, 712 Main St., Grain Valley, MO 64029, (816) 229-4685.

Grandview, 724 Main St., Grandview, MO 64030, (816) 761-7486.

Hickman Mills, 9000 Old Santa Fe Road, Kansas City, MO 64138, (816) 316-7000.

Independence, 1231 S. Windsor St., Independence, MO 64055, (816) 521-2700.

Kansas City, 1211 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64106, (816) 418-7000. http://www.kcpublicschools.org/

Lee's Summit, 600 SE Miller St., Lee's Summit, MO 64063, (816) 524-3368.

Lone Jack, 313 Bynum, Lone Jack, MO 64070, (816) 697-2215.

Oak Grove, 1305 S. Salem St., P.O. Box 750, Oak Grove, MO 64075, (816) 690-4156.

Raytown, 10500 E. 60th Terrace, Raytown, MO 64133, (816) 737-6200.

PLATTE COUNTY SCHOOLS
North Platte, 212 W. 6th St., Dearborn, MO 64439, (816) 450-3511.

Park Hill, 7703 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153, (816) 741-1521.

Platte County, 1495 Branch & 92 Hwy, P.O. Box 1400, Platte City, MO 64079, (816) 858-5420

West Platte, 1103 Washington St., Weston, MO 64098, (816) 640-2236.

RAY COUNTY SCHOOLS
Hardin Central, 500 NE 1st St., P.O. Box 548, Hardin, MO 64035, (660) 398-4394.

Orrick, 100 Kirkham St., P.O. Box 19, Orrick, MO 64077, (816) 496-2336.

Richmond, 849 E. South St., Richmond, MO 64085, (816) 776-6912.

Stet, 18760 Cardinal Road, Stet, MO 64680, (660) 484-3122.

Although the following schools are not in Ray County, they do have some students from Ray County.

Braymer, (Caldwell County) 400 Bobcat Ave., Braymer, MO 64624, (660) 645-2284.

Lawson, (Clay County) 4th & Allison, P.O. Box 157, Lawson, MO 64062, (816) 580-7277.

Polo, (Caldwell County) 300 W. School St., Polo, MO 64671, (660) 354-2326.

Norborne, (Carroll County) 500 S. Elm, P.O. Box 192, Norborne, MO 64668, (660) 593-3319.

Excelsior Springs, (Clay County) 100 N. Thompson Ave., P.O. Box 248, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, (816) 630-9200 (KC line).



Private Education


Academy Montessori Internationale, 12501 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145, (816) 942-3307, grades P-6.

Accelerated Schools, 10713 Barkley St., Overland Park, KS 66211, (913) 341-6666; part-time grades K-Adult, full-time 4-12.

All Saints, 809 Vermont, Kansas City, KS 66101, (913) 342-3669, Catholic, grades P-8.

Archbishop O'Hara, 9001 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City, MO 64138, (816) 763-4800, Catholic, grades 9-12.

Barstow, 11511 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114, (816) 942-3255, grades P-12. www.barstowschool.org

Berean Christian, 15020 Black Bob Road, Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 782-3262, Fundamental, grades K-12.

Bishop Miege, 5041 Reinhardt, Shawnee Mission, KS 66205, (913) 262-2700, Catholic, grades 9-12. www.bishopmiege.com

Bishop Ward, 708 N. 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102, (913) 371-1201, Catholic, grades 9-12.

Blue Ridge Christian, 8524 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64138, (816) 358-0950, grades P-12.

Brookridge Day, 9555 Hadley, Overland Park, KS 66212, (913) 649-2228, grades P-3.

Brookside Day, 30 W. 51st St., Kansas City, MO 64112, (816) 531-2192, grades P-6.

Calvary Lutheran, 7500 Oak, Kansas City, MO 64114, (816)444-6909, grades infant-toddler-3; 8030 Ward Parkway Plaza, Kansas City, MO, 64114, (816) 361-1200, grades 4-8.

Canterbury Preparatory School, 6820 West 121st. Street, Leawood, Ks. 66209, (913)339-6633

Cedarvale Junior Academy, 9933 E. 56th Street, Raytown, MO 64133, (816) 353-4828, Seventh Day Adventist, grades K-10.

Christ the King, 3027 N. 54th St., Kansas City, KS 66104, (913) 287-8883, Catholic, grades P-8.

Christ the King, 425 W. 85th St., Kansas City, MO 64114, (816) 363-1113, Catholic, grades infant-toddler, P-8.

Creme De La Creme Inc., 4600 West 115 Street, Leawood, Ks, 66209 (913)451-0858 www.cremedelacreme.com

Cure of Ars, 9403 Mission Road, Leawood, KS 66206, (913) 648-2620, Catholic, grades P-8. www.cure-of-ars.org

DeLaSalle Education Center, 3740 Forest, Kansas City, MO 64109, (816) 561-8250, nonsectarian, alternative high school, grades 9-12.

Englewood Christian Academy, 10628 Winner Road, Independence, MO 64052, (816) 254-3953, Assembly of God, grades P-12, infant-toddler nursery.

Genesis, 3831 E. 43rd St., Kansas City, MO 64130, (816) 921-0775, Alternative middle-school working with young people and their families emphasizing reading, writing, critical thinking and community service. GED exam prep, no tuition.

Grace Lutheran, 3333 Wood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66102, (913) 371-7851, grades K-8.

Heartland Academy, 810 S. Cedar, Belton, MO 64012 (816) 331-1000. Southern Baptist, grades K4-12.

Hogan Christian Academy, 1221 E. Meyer Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 444-3464, independent, grades 9-12.

Holy Cross, 121 N. Quincy, Kansas City, MO 64123, (816) 231-8874, Catholic, grades K-8.

Holy Cross, 8101 W. 95th St., Overland Park, KS 66212, (913) 381-7408, Catholic, grades K-8.

Holy Cross Lutheran, 2003 N.E. Englewood, Kansas City, MO 64118, (816) 453-7211, grades P-8.

Holy Name, 1007 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, KS, 66103, (913) 722-1032, Catholic, grades P-8.

Holy Spirit, 11300 W. 103rd St., Overland Park, KS 66214, (913) 492-2582, Catholic, grades K-8.

Holy Trinity, 13600 W. 92nd St., Lenexa, KS 66215, (913) 888-3250, Catholic, grades P-8.

Hope Christian, 2425 S. Chrysler, Independence, MO 64052, (816) 254-9785, grades P-12.

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, KS 66211, (913) 327-8150, Jewish, grades K-12. www.hbha.edu

Immaculata, 600 Shawnee, Leavenworth, KS 66048, (913) 682-3900, Catholic, grades 9-12.

Kansas City Academy, 7933 Main, Kansas City, MO 64114, (816) 444-5225, nontraditional college prep, grades 6-12.

Kansas City Christian School, 4801 W. 79th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208, (913) 648-5227. Evangelical Christian, grades K-12, day-care, preschool.

Kansas City College & Bible School, 7401 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66204, (913) 722-0272, grades P-College, infant-toddler nursery, day care, Home School program. Overland Christian High, grades K-12.

Leavenworth Catholic Schools Development, 320 N. Broadway, Leavenworth, K nt Office, S 66048, (913) 682-7801.

Lutheran High, 414 Wallace Ave., Kansas City, MO 64125, (816) 241-5478, Lutheran, grades 9-12. lhskc.com

Maranatha Academy, 6826 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217, (913) 631-0637, grades P-12.

Maranatha Academy, Central Elementary, 2737 S. 42nd St., Kansas City, KS, 66106, (913) 262-3135, grades P-6.

Maur Hill Prep School, 1000 Green St., Atchison, KS 66002, (913) 367-5482, Catholic boys boarding and day school.

Messiah Lutheran, 613 S. Main, Independence, MO 64050, (816) 254-9405, grades P-8.

Midland Adventist, 6915 Maurer Road, Shawnee, KS 66217, (913) 268-7400, Seventh Day Adventist, grades K-12.

Muncie Christian, 3650 N. 67th St., Kansas City, KS 66104 (913) 299-9884, grades P-12.

Nativity, 3700 W. 119th St., Leawood, KS 66209, (913) 338-4330, Catholic, grades K-8. www.kcnativity.org

Nativity of Mary, 10021 E. 36th Terrace, Independence, MO 64052, (816) 353-0284, Catholic, grades P-8.

Notre Dame de Sion-Locust Campus, 3823 Locust, Kansas City, MO 64109, (816) 753-3810, Catholic, grades P-8.

Notre Dame de Sion-Wornall Campus, 10631 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114, (816) 942-3282, Catholic, young women, college prep, grades 9-12.

Oakhill Day, 7019 N. Cherry, Gladstone, MO 64118, (816) 436-6228, grades P-6.

Open Door Christian School, 545 S. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66111, (913) 299-6090, grades K-6.

Our Lady of the Angels, 211 W. Linwood, Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 931-1693, Catholic, grades P-8.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2310 Madison, Kansas City, MO 64108, (816) 221-2539, Catholic, grades K-5.

Our Lady of Lourdes, 8812 E. Gregory Blvd., Raytown, MO 64133, (816) 353-7062, Catholic, grades P-8.

Our Lady of Peace, 10526 Grandview Road, Kansas City, MO 64137, (816)761-5605, Catholic, grades

Our Lady of the Presentation P-8.

Our Lady of the Presentation, 150 N.W. Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081, (816) 524-4121, Catholic, grades P-8.

Our Lady of Unity, 2646 S. 34th St., Kansas City, KS 66106, (913) 262-7022, Catholic, grades K-8.

Oxford Park Academy, 13200 Nall, Overland Park, KS 66209, (913)897-2774, grades P-8.

Pembroke Hill, 400 W. 51st St., Kansas City, MO 64112; 5121 State Line, Kansas City, MO 64112, (816) 753-1300, grades P-12. www.pembrokehill.org

Phoenix Montessori School, 2013 West 104th Street, Leawood, Ks 66206, (913) 381-1250

Plaza Academy, 4232 Mercier St., Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 561-0770, grades 7-12.

Primrose School of Leawood, 4820 West 137th Street., Leawood, Ks. 66224, (913) 897-8900 www.primroseschools.com

Prince of Peace, 16000 W. 143rd St., Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 764-0650, Catholic, grades P-8.

Queen of the Holy Rosary, 6915 W. 71st St., Overland Park, KS 66204, (913) 432-6350, Catholic, grades P-8. www.rockhursths.edu

Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114, (816) 363-2036, Catholic, grades 9-12, accepts boys only of all denominations from KC and surrounding areas. www.rockhursths.edu

Sacred Heart, 216 Allcutt, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, (913) 422-5520, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Agnes, 5130 Mission Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66205, (913) 262-1686, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Ann's Parish, 217 S. Cedar, Independence, MO 64053, (816) 252-1024, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Ann, 7241 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208, (913) 362-7008, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Bernadette, 9020 E. 51st Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64133, (816) 356-3702, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Charles Borromeo, 804 NE Shady Lane Drive, Oakview, MO 64118-4748, (816) 436-1009, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Elizabeth, 14 W. 75th St., Kansas City, MO 64114, (816 )523-7100, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Francis Xavier, 5220 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64110, (816) 523-2258, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Gabriel's, 4737 N. Cleveland, Kansas City, MO 64117, (816) 453-4443, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. James, 309 S. Stewart Road, Liberty, MO64068, (816) 781-4428, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. John/Holy Family, 515 Ohio, Kansas City, KS, 66101, (913) 371-3923, Catholic, grades 6-8.

St. John/Holy Family, 420 Barnett, Kansas City, KS 66101, (913) 321-0649, Catholic, grades P-5.

St. John Francis Regis, 8941 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City, MO 64138, (816) 763-5837, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. John LaLande, 801 R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015, (816) 228-5895, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. Joseph, 5901 Flint, Shawnee, KS 66203, (913) 631-7730, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. Joseph Early Education Center, 5900 Bond, Shawnee, KS 66203 (913) 631-0004, grades infant-toddler-P.

St. Mary's, 622 N. Main St., Independence, MO 64050, (816) 252-8733, Catholic, grades 9-12.

St. Monica, 5809 Michigan, Kansas City, MO 64130, (816) 444-6736, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Patrick, 1401 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64116, (816) 453-0971, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Patrick's, 1066 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS 66112, (913) 299-8131, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Paul's, 920 W. Honeysuckle, Olathe, KS 66061, (913 )764-0619, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. Paul's Episcopal Day, 4041 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 931-8614, grades toddler-8.

St. Paul Lutheran, 320 N. 7th, Leavenworth, KS 66048, (913) 682-5553, grades P-8.

St. Peter, 6400 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 523-4899, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Pius X, 1500 N.E. 42nd Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64116, (816) 453-3450, Catholic, grades 9-12.

St. Pius X, 5500 Woodson, Mission, KS 66202, (913) 432-9355, Catholic, grades P-8.

St. Stephen's Academy, 1001 Bennington Street, Kansas City, MO 64126, (816) 231-5227, Catholic, grades K-8.

St. Teresa's Academy, 5600 Main, Kansas City, MO 64113, (816) 501-0011, Catholic, young women, college prep, grades 9-12. www.stteresasacademy.com

St. Therese, 7277 N.W. Highway 9, Kansas City, MO 64152, (816) 741-5400, Catholic, grades 1-8.

St. Thomas Aquinas, 11411 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS 66215, (913) 345-1411, Catholic, grades 9-12. www.stasaints.net

St. Thomas More, 11800 Holmes, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 942-5581, Catholic, grades P-8.

Shawnee Mission Christian Schools, 4901 Mission Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66205, (913) 384-4434, Baptist, grades K-6; 5500 Woodend, Kansas City, KS 66106 (913) 722-3222, grades 7-12.

The Schoolhouse Inc., 14709 E. 35th St., Independence, MO 64055, (816) 373-5938, grades K-8.

Tri-City Christian Elementary, 4500 Selsa, Blue Springs, MO 64015, (816) 795-1088, Baptist, grades P-6.

Tri-City Christian Junior High, 1700 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64126, (816) 461-3631, Baptist, grades 7-8.

Tri-City Christian High School, 4500 Selsa, Blue Springs, MO 64015, (816) 795-1088, Baptist, grades 9-12.

Imore, Kansas City, MO 64112, (816) 531-6220, Catholic, grades K-8.

Xavier Catholic Elementary Schools, main office, 721 Osage, Leavenworth, KS 66048, (913) 682-3135, grades P-8.


Higher Education


Avila College, 11901 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64145-1698, (816) 942-8400. An 80-year-old Catholic four-year, co-educational values-based liberal arts institution offering graduate degrees in education, counseling psychology and an MBA with seven concentrations, including health care administration, as well as bachelor's degrees in 35 majors and an adult degree completion program. Average student/faculty ratio is 13/1. Avila is one of the 19 schools in the nation that offer a degree in radiologic science. Also offered are a baccalaureate nursing major, an ABA-approved paralegal program and an accredited social work program. Courses are offered day, evening and weekends. www.avila.edu

Baker University in Kansas City, 8001 College Blvd., Suite 100, Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 491-4432. Offering Associate of Arts in Business, Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Management, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, all designed for the working professional. Classes form monthly in Overland Park, Kansas City, Mo., and Topeka. Offering a Master of Liberal Arts degree emphasizing humanities, social sciences and science and culture. Also offering a Master of Arts in Education. Evening classes from 6-10 p.m. http://bakerudegrees.com.

Brown Mackie College of Kansas City, 100 E. Santa Fe, #300, Olathe, KS 66061, (913) 768-1900. A two-year private institution offering degree programs in accounting, paralegal, business administration and business management. Medical office assistant, medical transcriptionist, dental assistant, word processing, computer science and computer networking also available. www.bmcaec.com

Central Michigan University in Kansas City, Tiffany Center I, 10100 N. Ambassador Hill Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64154, (816) 505-7100. A public graduate school offering a Master of Science in Administration degree, including health services administration, general administration and human resources administration. Evening and weekend schedules. Credit for work/prior learning applied toward degree. Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. cel.cmich.edu.

Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093, offers undergraduate and graduate-level classes at several Kansas City metro area locations. Central serves as Missouri's lead institution in professional technology. Phone Extended Campus at 1-800-SAY-CMSU and its campus in nearby Warrensburg at 1-800-956-0177. https://www.ucmo.edu/.

Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City, 6401 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 501-0100, http://www.cleveland.edu/. A nationally accredited, four-year institution offering the degree Doctor of Chiropractic and a bachelor's degree in human biology. Curriculum includes basic sciences, clinical sciences and internship in the Health Center. Two years of pre-chiropractic college education are required for admission. Financial aid available. http://www.cleveland.edu/.

Columbia College, Kansas City, 3800 S. Elizabeth Ave., Suite D, Independence, MO 64057, (816) 795-1515. Accelerated bachelor's degree programs for working adults. Degrees offered include business administration, computer information systems, psychology, individual studies, history, political science and criminal justice administration. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. www.ccis.edu.

DeVry Institute of Technology, 11224 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131, (816) 941-2810. A private school offering associate and bachelor degree programs in electronics, and technology-based business programs such as telecommunications management, computer information systems, accounting and business operations. All programs can be completed in three years or less. Day and evening classes available. DeVry is fully accredited and offers part-time job and career placement. www.kc.devry.edu.

Donnelly College, 608 N. 18th St., Kansas City, KS 66102, (913) 621-6070, FAX (913) 621-0354. Two-year associate degree program in liberal arts, continuing education and career programs. English as a second language; basic education for lifelong learning; peer tutoring program and entrepreneur training program. The Donnelly International Center provides a secure, convenient and economical residence hall for international students. http://www.donnelly.edu.

Friends University, 5700 Broadmoor, Suite 1020, Mission, KS 66202, (913) 236-9191, and Missouri site at 3720 Arrowhead Ave., Independence, MO 64057, (816) 795-7872. This area campus of the private university in Wichita offers four bachelor of science degree completion programs in organizational management and leadership, business management, computer information services, and criminal justice, for people with at least two years of college; and four master's programs in the Kansas City area. www.friends.edu.

Graceland University-Independence Campus, 1401 W. Truman Road, Independence, MO 64050, (816) 833-0524. Private four-year institution offering bachelor and master of science degrees in nursing, and a bachelor of science degree with a major in addiction studies. A branch of Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa. www.graceland.edu.

Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210-1299, (913) 469-8500. Associate degrees offered in arts, science and applied science. More than 40 one- and two-year career fields. General studies designed for transfer to four-year universities. Over 46,000 area residents participate annually in continuing education programs such as real estate, cultural arts and microcomputers. Flexible scheduling, financial aid. www.jccc.net.

Kansas City Art Institute, 4415 Warwick Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64111-1874, (816) 472-4852. Founded in 1885, KCAI is a private, fully-accredited, independent, four-year college of art and design, awarding the bachelor of fine arts degree in ceramics, fiber, illustration, sculpture, photography and new media, printmaking, design, painting and art history. Two KCAI administrative buildings, Vanderslice Hall and Mineral Hall, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. www.kcai.edu.

Kansas City Kansas Community College, 7250 State Ave., Kansas City, KS 66112, (913) 334-1100. Two-year institution offering college transfer programs, career/occupational programs and continuing and basic education studies. Unique courses include robotics, mortuary science and electronics engineering technology. www.kckcc.cc.ks.us.

Kansas State University offers seven graduate programs in the Kansas City area — two in education and five in engineering. The KSU College of Education offers course work leading to a master of science degree in adult and continuing education as well as elementary/secondary education with a multicultural/urban emphasis. For adult and continuing education, contact Cheryl Polson at (913) 962-6264 Mondays or Fridays. For the elementary/secondary multicultural/urban program, call the Division of Continuing Education at 1-800-622-2KSU.

The Kansas City Educational Network (KC-EDNET) is a consortium of universities and colleges in the Kansas City area. As a member, KSU offers courses and degrees through various delivery methods including the World Wide Web, videotape, audiotape, TELENET 2, guided study, and other multimedia. For information, call 1-800-622-2KSU or e-mail info@dce.ksu.edu.

The KSU College of Engineering offers course work leading to KSU master's degrees in electrical and computer engineering with a power emphasis, chemical engineering, software engineering, civil engineering and engineering management. Courses are offered by videotape or World Wide Web. The programs have the same course requirements as the on-campus degrees. For information, call (785) 532-5592, or e-mail engineering@dce.ksu.edu.

MidAmerica Nazarene University, 2030 E. College Way, Olathe, KS 66062, (913) 782-3750. Christian liberal arts university offering 39 fields of study and five degree options: AA, BA, BS in nursing, Master of Education and MBA. More than 1,400 students attend classes on the 105-acre campus. MidAmerica is one of the largest private universities in Kansas. www.mnu.edu.

Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 5001 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City MO, 64118, (816) 453-4600, www.mbts.edu. Southern Baptist graduate school and seminary offering the Diploma in Christian Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Christian Education, church music degrees and the Doctor of Ministry degree.

National American University, 4200 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64133, (816) 353-4554. A four-year institution providing business and career-oriented programs leading to bachelor and associate degrees in business administration, management information systems, computer information systems and accounting, applied management and general business. Main campus in Rapid City, S.D. Diploma courses in business administration with emphasis on travel management, computer operator, word processing and accounting are also offered. Accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. www.national.edu.

Northland Career Center, 1801 Branch St., Platte City, MO 64079, (816) 858-5505. Programs include micro-computer applications, network administration, electronics, diesel mechanics, industrial welding, practical nursing, nurse aide, culinary arts, heating/refrigeration/air conditioning, commercial building maintenance and building/construction trades.

Ottawa University - Kansas City, 10865 Grandview Drive, Overland Park, KS 66210, (913) 451-1431. Degree completion for the working adult. Career and academic counseling, individually designed programs, credit for learning from work/life experience, and a master's degree in human resources. www.ottawa.edu.

Park University, 8700 River Park Drive, Parkville, MO 64152, (816) 741-2000, Ext. 6215, www.park.edu. A private, non-sectarian college with undergraduate and graduate programs. Master's degrees include business (MBA), education, religion and public affairs. Park University has three metropolitan locations: Parkville Campus, 8700 River Park Drive, Parkville; MetroPark, 934 Wyandotte, Downtown Kansas City, Mo.; and Independence Campus at 291 Highway and 23rd Street. Park College offers undergraduate degree programs in both 16-week semesters and nine-week accelerated formats. Day, weekend and evening classes available. www.park.edu.

Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110, (816) 501-4000. Private, four-year college offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees, plus preprofessional programs in law, medicine, veterinary, engineering, dental and optometry. MBA earned during evening hours. Master's degrees in occupational and physical therapy are offered. Rockhurst offers a BSN degree with the Research College of Nursing, including an “accelerated” option for students with degrees in other disciplines. Evening and day undergraduate courses available for full-time and part-time students. Noncredit certification courses available in several fields. Classes also available at a joint campus with Saint Louis University, located one block east of I-435 at 106th and Wornall Road. Rochhurst is one of 28 Jesuit colleges in America. www.rockhurst.edu.

Saint Mary College, 4100 S. 4th St. Trafficway, Leavenworth, KS 66048, (913) 682-5151. A four-year, Catholic coed, liberal arts college with daytime and evening/weekend programs for traditional and nontraditional resident and commuting students. Programs for all ages offered at three locations: Kansas City, Kan., Leavenworth and the Overland Park, Kan., location, which features distance learning capabilities. Bachelor's degrees offered in 23 majors; nine degree-completion programs for working adults also available. Master's degrees offered in education, management and psychology. Courses for teacher re-certification, professional development and noncredit continuing education also offered. http://www.stmary.edu/success.

University of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1750 Independence Ave., Kansas City, MO 64106-1453, (816) 283-2000. This is a not-for-profit, accredited, four-year, private osteopathic medical college founded in 1916. It has a current enrollment of 850 and has graduated more than 6,000 students with the DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree. There are approximately 40 full-time, doctoral-level faculty and 100 DO and MD clinical adjunct faculty. The school is accredited by the Bureau of Professional Education of the American Osteopathic Association. http://www.kcumb.edu.

University of Kansas Medical Center, 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160, (913) 588-5000. Health Care professional programs offered through the Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. The School of Medicine has been cited as one of the top 10 comprehensive medical schools in America by U.S. News and World Report. The Schools of Allied Health and Nursing were specifically mentioned for excellence in the Fiske Guide to Higher Education and its four-star rating of the University of Kansas. www.kumc.edu.

University of Kansas Edwards Campus, 12600 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66213, (913) 897-8400. Offers 16 graduate degree programs of the University of Kansas to Kansas City area residents. Full- and part-time, evening and weekend programs for working adults. Courses are taught by KU faculty, and there is no out-of-state tuition. Programs include architecture, architectural engineering, business administration, civil engineering, communication studies, education, electrical engineering, engineering management, health services administration, marketing communication, public administration and social work. http://edwardscampus.ku.edu/.

University of Missouri - Kansas City, 5100 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110, (816) 235-1000. UMKC is a comprehensive university found in a park-like setting near the heart of Kansas City. Students enjoy the proximity to downtown, Westport and the Country Club Plaza. One of four campuses in the UM System, it offers bachelor's through doctoral degrees and has more than 12,900 students with a 14:1 student/teacher ratio. Featured are a College of Arts & Sciences; Computer Science Telecommunications Program; Conservatory of Music; coordinated engineering programs; School of Graduate Studies; Biological Sciences; Business and Public Administration; Dentistry; Education; Law; Medicine; Nursing; and Pharmacy. Also, UMKC offers continuing education programs in a wide variety of fields. www.umkc.edu.

Vatterott College, 8955 E. 38th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64129 (816) 861-1000. For information, visit www.vatterott-college.com.

Webster University-Kansas City Metropolitan Campus, 1740 W. 92nd St., Kansas City, MO 64114, (816) 444-1000. Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Teaching. Programs are designed for early and midcareer professionals who require a strong academic program with flexibility that allows busy schedules. Faculty is highly qualified — academically and as practitioners.

William Jewell College, 500 College Hill, Liberty, MO 64068, (816) 781-7700. Four-year, private, Baptist-affiliated, liberal arts college offering bachelor's degrees in 29 fields. The Oxbridge honors program features tutorial majors and overseas study in England. The College offers the Pryor Leadership Studies Program and majors and concentrations in five educational fields: education, nursing, music, liberal arts and business. Evening, continuing education. www.jewell.edu.

Metropolitan Community Colleges:
The Metropolitan Community Colleges, Administrative Center, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 759-1000. The district comprises four comprehensive community colleges offering two-year associate degrees and one-year certificates in more than 70 accredited areas. Occupational, college transfer and continuing education classes are available. MCC is also the largest corporate trainer in the Midwest, featuring custom-designed instruction for business and industry at the Business Technology Center, 6899 Executive Drive, Kansas City, MO 64120, (816) 480-5210.

Blue River Community College, Blue Springs Campus, 1501 W. Jefferson, Blue Springs, MO 64015, (816) 655-6050. Independence Campus, 20301 E. 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057, (816) 220-6550. Two-year degrees, preparation for transfer to a four-year college, update job skills or pursue personal interests. http://www.mcckc.edu/blueriver.

Longview Community College, 500 SW Longview Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081, (816) 672-2000. Two-year transfer degrees in liberal arts, science, business, engineering and computer science. Career programs include automotive technology, drafting, land surveying, grounds and turf management and human services. PACE, a degree program for working adults. Over 6,000 students enroll each semester. www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us.

Maple Woods Community College, 2601 NE Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64156, (816) 437-3000. Two-year liberal arts programs for associate degree; career programs in nine areas; 30 pre-professional and liberal arts transfer programs. Nationally accredited veterinary and aviation programs. Continuing education, weekend, evening and summer classes available. More than 4,000 credit students and 3,000 continuing education students. www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us.

Penn Valley Community College, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 759-4000. Over 800 courses offered in areas of liberal arts, mass communication, vocational education, comprehensive data and word processing, nursing and allied health. www.kcmetro.cc.mo.us.