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Stephens College Childrens School



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Situated in an inner city neighborhood. The median home value is $187,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $641.

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Posted November 2, 2013

Our family loves attending SCCS. Our oldest daughter is finishing preschool there this year and we feel she is very well prepared for kindergarten. Her class size is small and there are several teachers on hand at all times. Also, the parent community is very supportive.
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Posted October 31, 2013

My two children currently attend Stephens College Children's School, and we couldn't be happier. They are very different, but their academic and social needs are well met. They learn skills like time management, initiative, and leadership as early as kindergarten. The school operates like a big family with kids of all ages working together, which is so important for social development. They are not a "test oriented" school. If you want your child to score well on achievement tests, other schools in Columbia do a great job of teaching to standardized tests. If you want your child to be an enthusiastic and independent learner, Stephens would be an excellent fit.
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Posted October 30, 2013

This is one of a kind! It's small class sizes, very qualified teachers, and hands on learning opportunities provide an amazing learning environment for my children. There are always new and intriguing lessons being taught by the teachers and ore service teachers. The learning opportunities are based on students needs instead of levels!
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Posted August 27, 2012

Our family loved this school! Teachers were caring and it was clear that students liked to be there and they learned so much.
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Posted September 20, 2010

After my child attended this school, my child had a teacher assessment scoring him in the lowest 10% in his grade level. MY child now gets extra help from the new school and gets extra help after school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 74%
Black 7% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 5%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Po Box 2022
Columbia, MO 65215
Phone: (573) 876-7260


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