TulsaKids’ School Guide
Twenty-two of the best educational and curricular options in Tulsa
The TulsaKids School Guide can help you find the best educational option for your family, whether your child is in pre-K, elementary, middle school or high school. Find information below or at tulsakids.com/guides.
Keith A. Currivean, Ph.D. – Head of School
6363 S. Trenton Ave.
Grades: P3 – 12th
Metro Christian Academy provides an accredited college-preparatory Christian education that is founded on biblical principles. At the heart of Metro is a sense of community. Students, parents, faculty and staff work together to educate, nurture and grow students. Metro is noted for its Christian culture, academic achievements, innovative approaches to learning and successful programs in the arts, athletics and leadership. For more information, go to metroca.com or contact us at 918.745.9868 or email@example.com.
Nancy Davis, Head of School
Jamie Gartside, Admissions
3745 S. Hudson Ave.
As the first and only accredited Montessori School in Oklahoma, Undercroft Montessori School serves students from age three through eighth grade using an authentic Montessori methodology and philosophy. Classes in each level, from early childhood through middle school, include multi-age groups of students, which allows them to build lasting relationships with both peers and guides. Students learn through unique and memorable experiences. Abstract concepts are taught using visual and tactile learning tools, which foster more effective long-term retention. Students learn independence by exercising freedom within limits. Self-correction and self-assessment foster responsibility and confidence. Our students are diverse in interest, personality and learning style. Our approach supports the development of individual capacities, and our outcomes are consistent. Our students are well prepared academically and demonstrate creativity, confidence, competence, leadership and, most importantly, they love to learn.
Debra Price, Director
326 S. College Ave.
University School offers a challenging, yet nurturing, environment for gifted students ages 3 through 8th grade. Our program is well-rounded and includes art, music, physical education, foreign language, and computer classes for all ages. Located on The University of Tulsa campus, our beautiful facility provides a unique setting and resources that few schools can match. University School students benefit from a rich variety of learning opportunities and interactions with college professors and students as they endeavor to maximize their potential, develop creativity, and become responsible citizens.
Victory Christian School is a fully accredited K3-12th grade school dedicated to instruction from a Biblical worldview. VCS serves families from all of Tulsa and its surrounding communities on its campus at 7700 S. Lewis Ave.
VCS is experiencing record growth, enrolling over 600 NEW students since 2017. As a result, we have expanded to create a new Kindergarten Wing and have just completed construction on our state-of-the-art STEM lab!
We would love for you to stop by and see why VCS is thriving.
With athletic training beginning at the elementary level, our student athletes develop Christian character, leadership traits, and a championship mindset leading to district, regional and state titles at all levels.
Our VCS Studio Arts have received numerous local, state, and national awards We’ve recently been recognized in the top 1% of all art programs in the United States.
Victory Robotics has expanded to include 5th – 12th grade students. We have been invited to nationals and are honored to have sponsoring partners in Boeing, Verizon, The Department of Defense, Oral Roberts University and more.
Let us show you around! Visit vcstulsa.org/open-house today!
Contact Jan Thomas in Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 918.491.7763.
11391 E. Admiral Pl.
Wright Christian Academy has been serving Tulsa and the greater area for more than 30 years. Our goals are simple…partner with families to educate children from a Christian perspective so they can impact the world with the love of Christ. As a college preparatory academic institution, we are accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
With a low student-to-teacher ratio, we are able to minister at the same time we teach. We are interested in families, not just students. We make a daily effort to reach into the young lives in our care and make a positive influence on their academics, character, spirituality and quality of life.
We are affordable and our demographics are diverse. We are accessible in an area that can be easily reached from a variety of points around the city on the I-244/169/I-44 corridor.
We were voted “Best in The World” private Christian school for 2019. We love where we are called to serve. We are prepared for the future, come join us!”
John Ahrens, Headmaster
Kirk Post, Dean of Curriculum & Staff Development
Brian Fitzgerald, Dean of Students & Staff
6310 E. 30th St.
Augustine Christian Academy (ACA) is a Christian, classical, interdenominational, college preparatory school for students in Pre-Kindergarten thru 12th grade. ACA uses a classical model that integrates every subject with the Biblical truths of the Christian faith. We are dedicated to educating young people to think, reason, and persuade from a distinctly Christian worldview. ACA offers a part-time option for homeschool families. Find us on Facebook and on our website at www.acatulsa.org!
1301 S. Boston Ave.
For over 50 years Boston Avenue Weekday School has nurtured children through the infant and toddler age and prepared preschoolers well for kindergarten. We offer a warm, accepting Christian environment while teaching a theme-based curriculum in center-arranged classrooms. The small teacher to student ratio allows each child ample one-on-one attention. Activities include positive behavior skills, community visitors, chapel, music, exercise, yoga, sign language and Spanish vocabulary. We have a summer program for infants through 3rd grade each summer with a different theme each month. Call for information and a tour today! Enrollment continues throughout the year as space permits. We partner with Sprouts Development Initiative and the OU Early Childhood Education Institute. Oklahoma DHS Licensed.
Headmaster Father Philip Cook, OSA
2520 S. Yorktown Ave.
Since 1926, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, a Catholic, Augustinian school grades 6-12, has excelled at cultivating young men and women of integrity who seek wisdom, justice, inclusion, service, and the pursuit of truth. At Cascia, we teach students to question and to value reason. We provide them with the necessary tools and instill in them the courage to carry out their pursuit. The college-preparatory curriculum features alignment in all subject areas in grades 6-12, the opportunity to earn high school credit in middle school, and the possibility of earning college credit in high school. The school offers a large variety of electives, especially in the arts, and our sports programs remain competitive.
RoseMarie Mann, Director
Laura Chisholm, Office Manager
3702 S. 90th East Ave.
Tulsa, Ok 74145
In a Christ centered environment, CMA educates the whole child using the Montessori Method. CMA’s multi-aged classrooms invite learning in an enticing, stress-free setting. Our authentic Montessori materials and curriculum provide concrete learning experiences and the joy of discovery. They are also the basis for abstraction in future learning. Our students learn at their own pace in a cooperative atmosphere. They are encouraged to make choices to help develop a sense of independence and self-worth. The classroom Guide assists each child with lessons and therefore, “guides” him in his educational journey. We believe that the impressions formed today have a lasting impact on a child’s attitude towards learning and life itself. CMA currently serves ages 3-15 in our Primary through 8th grade classrooms.
3515 S. Harvard
Our program is a Monday, Wednesday, Friday pre-school program for children ages 8 months to 5 years or pre-kindergarten. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are several options as to how many days and the times children can attend. In the afternoons, we offer enrichment classes in gymnastics, music and “Bible Buddies.” Our staff members are chosen for their early childhood experience and training as well as sensitivity to the individual needs of each child. We use a hands-on approach so children learn by doing. Classes are arranged in learning centers and areas of interest where the daily theme is carried out throughout the room. Parent participation is encouraged.
4984 S. Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74145
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1819 E. 15th St., Tulsa
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Happy Campers at Temple Israel
2004 E. 22nd Pl., Tulsa
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Happy Campers at John Knox
2929 E. 31st St., Tulsa
Ages 5-12 years old for after school care
Happy Campers Academy offers Tulsa and surrounding communities quality child care while families are at work. We accept children ages 6 weeks to five years of age, and provide parents an opportunity to view their children in the early learning center through a closed circuit internet connection. At all three of our midtown Tulsa locations, Happy Campers utilizes a child-centered philosophy and partners with our families to provide a quality educational experience in a nurturing environment. Our highly trained staff works to get to know each individual child and his/her cognitive and developmental needs, while seeking input from families to make the home and school transition smooth and communication open for the success of the child. Through a balance of developmental play and planned educational activities, our students learn best through doing–all while having fun and expressing themselves creatively. We start the foundation for learning when our students are infants–bonding and connecting. When they become toddlers, the focus is self-help and self-recognition and then during the twos, we build upon independence and language skills. The three-year-olds start making cognitive connections and experience the beginnings of social skills. Finally, in PreK, students start connecting all the tools from every stage to form a strong foundation for early reading preparation to build confidence for kindergarten. Our teachers conduct conferences twice a year in order to build a strong home and school team. We want to keep parents informed about what their child(ren) is learning, developmental milestones that are being achieved, and suggest skills that can be practiced at home. We believe that our child-centered philosophy will foster a love for learning in these ever-important early childhood years.
Our Happy Campers at John Knox location offers after-school care for students at Patrick Henry, Carnegie, Lee, and Eliot. We offer a place for kids to do homework, play outside, and have a safe and structured time after school while parents are working for ages 5-12 years.
J.P. Culley, Headmaster
5666 E. 81st St.
Grades: Pre-school – Grade 12
Holland Hall is Tulsa’s PreK through Grade 12 Independent Episcopal School. We offer a student/teacher ratio of 9:1, an array of exciting electives, a lively, loving community, an apprenticeship in self-reliance, dozens of individual and team sports, and transformative arts programming. And we encourage your child to choose boldly from all we offer — to embrace adventure, take new paths, dare greatly, and engage fully with the exceptional opportunities at Holland Hall. We honor the individual integrity of each child and provide the bedrock education every student needs to succeed in college, work, and the world beyond.
Lake Hills Montessori is committed to providing quality education for children ages 2-6 years in a safe, loving, and stimulating environment. Each child’s day is organized to ensure successful experiences that will foster self-esteem and a love of learning. LHM offers a traditional Montessori curriculum that allows children to learn through exploration and play. In addition to providing an atmosphere of discovery, LHM offers dance, Spanish, soccer, music, yoga and art. School time 8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. and before/after care 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook!
Tandi Wells, Principal
1201 N. Elm Place
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
At Legacy Christian Academy, we partner with you in the education of your child, as well as the development of his or her character, faith, and spiritual growth. By incorporating God in all areas, our students learn to empathize and show kindness to others. Our students are not only learning about God, but are being taught what it means to have a relationship with Jesus and how to be life-long followers of Him.
Here’s what our parents have to say:
“We are new this year, and I’m kicking myself for not finding Legacy sooner. Between the remarkable education, the welcome environment, and the wonderful staff, I couldn’t think of a better place for my child.”
“The teachers and staff truly love and care about my child holistically. He’s not only nurtured academically, but emotionally, socially, and spiritually. It is such a blessing to drop him off in a safe environment.”
“We love the small class sizes, family-like atmosphere, excellent academics, and most of all, the discipleship and Biblical teaching that take place each day to help our children experience God’s goodness and understand the importance of being a light in the darkness.”
Mrs. Lisa Padgett, Admissions
8304 S. 107th E. Ave.
Mingo Valley Christian, now in our 44th year, is a college preparatory, non-denominational, private school, serving students in grades PreK-12, through personalized learning and maximum growth for each student. We partner with parents and incorporate a Christian worldview into all aspects of the learning process. We know our students are tomorrow’s leaders, and our school culture is infused with opportunities for leadership, mentoring, and service to the Tulsa community. Learning happens best in the context of relationships, so our teachers engage personally with each student to encourage academic success. We offer honors and AP courses, NHS/NJHS, concurrent college enrollment, art, computer, music, and foreign language, with technology utilized throughout all academic disciplines. Our highly regarded theatre program attracts arts patrons from across the Tulsa community. Our athletic programs include football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross country/track and pom. For more information or to schedule a tour or shadowing, please call or visit our website. Accreditation: State of Oklahoma (OPSAC); AdvancED; Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
4849 S. Mingo
Miss Helen’s Private School is a family-owned, family-focused business celebrating over 65 years. Teachers are college-degreed, caring and dedicated. All pre-kindergarten classes offer music, Spanish, art, stories & science, pre-reading skills, math and dance through small group and independent activities. Small class sizes in grades K-5 enable students to have more individualized instruction and work beyond traditional grade levels. In addition to basic academics, we offer Spanish, fine arts, and community service and charitable projects as well as health, nutrition and fitness. After-school activities include computer classes, swimming, cheerleading, Amazing Athletes and more. Serving ages 3 years through 5th grade. We thank the TulsaKids readers for voting us the 2020 Family Favorite for Best Preschool. Come for a tour and see why!
Lillian Hellman, Head of School
2021 E. 71st St.
Small classes, large spaces, safety and security…. the perfect place for these times!
Founded in 1975, and located on the beautiful Zarrow Campus, Mizel Jewish Community Day School provides hands-on learning for students of all faiths and races in preschool through fifth grade. Our highly experienced, talented staff provides a nurturing environment with small classes that meet the needs and interests of the whole child. General and Judaic Studies are multi-sensory, interactive and student-centered. Multiage groupings enable leadership strengths and self-confidence to develop. Classes are taught with respect for all branches of Judaism and other faiths. Hebrew is taught as a modern, living language and strong Character and Values Education complements our curriculum. Specialists conduct classes in Fine Arts, Music, and Physical Education. Individual chrome books are integrated into our program for both in classes and distance learning, when necessary. Field trips, student-to-student mentoring, and an enriched after-school program are part of a supportive school community. Mizel students have the unique opportunity to experience Intergenerational programming with residents at Zarrow Pointe Retirement Center. Art appreciation tours and classes are conducted at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, and students participate in the Community Garden, all on the Zarrow Campus.
Founded in 1926, Monte Cassino is a traditional Catholic school that focuses on outstanding instruction of reading, writing, math and the sciences. Monte Cassino classes rank at the 97th percentile or above when compared to all schools, public or private, across the United States. Our programs serve students from three years of age to eighth grade and encourage social and moral development within a strong community. In addition to the academic, community and social connections that Monte Cassino students develop, a myriad of opportunities exist for accelerated math and foreign language instruction from high school certified instructors, fine arts, innovative and applied sciences, robotics, rocketry, theater arts, athletics and individualized approaches for many kinds of learners. Come see what it means to Be A Saint!
2433 W. 61st St.
Riverfield provides a student-centered approach to education to students 8 weeks through 12th grade with an innovative program of authentic, experiential learning. At RCDS, individuality is valued and the needs of the whole student are honored. Small class sizes, along with the collaborative nature of our classrooms, provide the opportunity for students to cultivate leadership, interpersonal skills, and the confidence needed for success today and tomorrow. Personalized programming and scheduling offer Middle and Upper School students the opportunity to develop talents and explore interests in a college prep setting. The 120-acre campus encompasses a barnyard, hiking trails, gardens, freshwater system, outdoor classrooms, and athletic fields. Riverfield is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and Oklahoma Private School Accreditation Commission (OPSAC).
9320 E 71st St.
3259 S Yale Ave.
Saied Music Company is proud to be in our 74th year serving Oklahoma music makers!
We continue to provide private lessons in all band and orchestra instruments, guitar, voice, piano and more to learners of all ages and abilities. Our teachers are carefully selected for their teaching experience, musical ability and passion for sharing their craft. You may choose from traditional in-person lessons or virtual lessons.
Call or text us at 918.252.5541 or visit us online at www.saiedmusic.com for more information or to register.