Blue Springs City Guide 53
• Private schools
Public school isn’t for every family
u Montessori Children’s House 950 S.W. 37th St., Blue Springs Montessori offers educational programs for children ages 3 to 6. For more information call 816-228-2008 or visit www.think-montessori.com/. u St. John LaLande 801 N.W. R.D. Mize Road, Blue Springs St. John LaLande is aCatholic elementary and middle school. For more information call 816-228-5895 or visit www.stjohnlalandeschool.com.
students, ninth through 12th grades, based on values of the Roman Catholic Church. For more information call 816-252-8733. For more information, visit www.stmhs.org. u Archbishop O’Hara High School 9001 James A. Reed Road, Kansas City O’Hara is a college preparatory Catholic high school for students in grades nine through 12. For more information, call 816-763-4800 or visit www.oharahs. org.
u Nativity of Mary 10021 E. 36th Terr., Independence u Timothy Lutheran Nativity of Mary is a Catholic school 425 N.W. R.D. Mize Road that serves children pre-K to eighth 301 S.W. Wyatt Road, Blue Springs grade. For more information, call Timothy Lutheran serves pre-school 816-353-0284 or visit www.nativityof- age through eighth grade. The premary.org/School.html. school is at the church on R.D. Mize Road. The K-8 school is on Wyatt Road. u St. Mary’s High School For more information call 816-228622 N. Main St., Independence 5300 or visit www.timothylutheranSt. Mary’s serves high school school.com.
• School of Economics
u Messiah Lutheran 613 S. Main St., Independence Messiah Lutheran is a private school that serves students pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. For more information, call 816-254-9409 or visit the school’s website at www. messiahlancers.com. u Lutheran High School 12411 Wornall Road, Kansas City Lutheran High School is a parochial school that serves students in grades 9-12. For more information, call 816241-5478 or visit the website at lhskc. com/. u Center Place Restoration School 819 W. Waldo Ave., Independence Center Place educates students kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information call 816-252-1715 or visit www.cprseagles.org.
u Plaza Heights Christian Academy 1500 S.W. Clark Road, Blue Springs Plaza Heights serves students kindergarten through 12th grades and also has a preschool. For more information call 816-228-0670 or visit www.plazaheights.org/#/phca-k-12-preschool. u Tri-City Christian School 4500 Little Blue Parkway, Independence Tri-City works with students preschool through 12th grade. Call 816795-1088 or visit www.tccrusaders.org. u Rockhurst High School 9301 State Line Road, Kansas City Rockhurst is the only Jesuit preparatory school in Kansas City for boys in ninth through 12th grades. For more information call 816-363-2036 or visit rockhursths.edu. – Kelly Evenson
• Home Schooling
Kids learn to be money smart
Families for Home Education
The goal of the Blue Springs School of Economics is to give students in kindergarten through sixth grade hands-on training in how to manage money. The school, which is at 200 N.W. 14th St., opened in 1991 and serves students throughout the Kansas City area, including in the Blue Springs, Independence, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Lee’s Summit and Raytown school districts. It offers different age-appropriate programs from September to May. Programs include No Such Thing as a Free Lunch, Mini Town, Choose Your Own Adventure and the popular International Bazaar, where students experience a simulated mini-cultural neighborhood. In addition, the school of economics awards two scholarships to graduating seniors every year. For more information about the Blue Springs School of Economics or to volunteer, call 816-224-8171 or visit us website at www.schoolofecon.org.
Address: P.O. Box 742, Grandview, Mo. 64030 Phone: 877-MYMOFHE (696-6343) Website: www.fhe-mo.org Social media: www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Families-for-Home-Education/285373759115 Part of the community for 29 years. Role in the community: Statewide home school organization More about Families for Home Education: FHE is Missouri’s original state home school organization, and we have maintained a full-time, active, registered lobbyist in Jefferson City. Our purpose is to protect the inalienable right of the parents of Missouri to teach their own children without state regulation or control. Funding: FHE Private donations Contacts: Call 877-MY-MO-FHE or visit us at www.fhe-mo.org or on our Facebook page. – Kelly Evenson
– Kelly Evenson
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Published on Sep 17, 2012