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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opening late September 2021, Primrose School of Broken Arrow, the nation’s leader in premier early education and care, serving infants through Pre-K, with more than 450 schools in 30 states. Our 2.2-acre, 14,091 square feet facility, features a reinforced storm shelter, 12 classrooms and 4 secure, age-appropriate turf playgrounds including a sport basketball court and garden patch. At Primrose Schools, we believe that who children become is as important as what they know. We are passionately committed to the children, families and communities we serve and are motivated every day by our mission: To forge a path that leads to a brighter future for all children. It’s why Primrose Schools developed the Balanced Learning approach, and approximately 9 out of 10 Primrose pre-kindergarten students demonstrated readiness for kindergarten across six learning domains using the Teaching Strategies®️ GOLD®️ assessment.
Our Balanced Learning is our exclusive, Cognia accredited, time-tested approach that was created from the best early education wisdom, balancing purposeful play with nurturing guidance from teachers to encourage curiosity, creativity, confidence and compassion. Our research-informed, proprietary curriculum integrates sign language, Spanish, language and literacy; science, technology, engineering, creative arts and math (STEAM); social studies; music; gardening; social-emotional intelligence; cognitive; physical development and health; and compassion, kindness, character development and life skill continuously throughout the day. We teach children values such as respect and friendship, as well as the joy of giving without expectation through Primrose Promise giving events. From our proprietary curriculum to carefully planned, balanced meals and snacks, we provide a strong foundation for children to empower their full potential.
Call today to enroll and learn how Primrose School can make a life-long impact on your family! Follow us on Facebook @PrimroseSchoolBrokenArrow.
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 1000 NEW students since 2018. 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 volleyball team has won the last four 4A & 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS! Our High School also sent Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Track, Golf, and Tennis to the state playoffs this year.
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.
Let us show you around! Visit vcstulsa.org/open-house today!
Contact Jan Thomas in Admissions at email@example.com 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!
Headmaster Father Philip Cook, OSA
2520 S. Yorktown Ave.
Since 1926, Cascia Hall Preparatory School, a Catholic, Augustinian school serving 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.
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 3-12 in our Primary through Upper Elementary classrooms.
Dove Schools is a tuition free public charter school system that promotes science, mathematics, and educational technology in school environments.
High Standards and Quality Education – Since the establishment of Dove Schools, we have continually striven towards maintaining the high academic standards that will powerfully propel us into the 21st century. Because of our supportive parents, the faculty and staff have guided our students beyond all community and state mandated expectations.
Our Commitment – The faculty and staff at Dove Schools diligently work to mold responsive, productive, and civic-minded individuals. The 1:15 faculty-student ratio ensures a “hands-on approach’ with attention placed on details. Because there are no more than 27 students per class, each class has an opportunity to become part of a productive learning community.
High College Acceptance – With a college acceptance rate of 100 percent, Dove has earned its reputation.
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.
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, Council Oak, 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, Head of School
5666 E. 81st St.
Grades: Early Pre-K (3 years old) – Grade 12
Holland Hall is Tulsa’s PreK through Grade 12 Independent Episcopal School. We offer a student/teacher ratio of 9:1, a rich academic curriculum with 100 percent of students accepted to a four-year university and 90 percent receiving scholarships. Find more than 60 art classes, as well as dozens of individual and team sports — including three that won state championships in 2020-21. We encourage your child to choose boldly from all we offer — with more than 30 clubs, honor societies and countless leadership opportunities — in a supporting, inclusive community. We honor the individual dignity 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
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.”
1003 N. 129th E. Ave.
At Lincoln Christian School, our goal is to raise the next generation of Christian leaders. We prepare LEADERS by staying true to our Founding Principles, our Mission, and our Vision.
Life’s tough decisions are made so much easier when we are led by a guiding philosophy. Decisions are best made by establishing priorities during training – not waiting until pressures are encountered. Through partnership and remaining true to our founding principles, mission, and vision, we work diligently to enable students the opportunity to discover, develop, and deploy their God-given talents while preparing them for a lifetime of learning, serving, and honoring God. We are determined to keep our priorities in that order…period.
At Lincoln, we endeavor to provide an atmosphere where the Word of God is preeminent in all we do. Our blueprint to do this is to prepare leaders by teaching theory, practicality, and actuality in five main areas: Spiritual, Physical, Academic, Emotional, and Social Leadership. Students apply knowledge and skills to work individually and collaboratively as they discover their giftings and talents and how best to use them in their next steps.
Mrs. Lisa Padgett, Admissions
8304 S. 107th E. Ave.
Mingo Valley Christian, now in our 45th 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 volleyball, basketball, soccer, cross country/track and pom. For more information or to schedule a tour or shadowing, please call or visit our website. We are fully accredited by the State of Oklahoma (OPSAC), Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and the 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!
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, theater arts, athletics and individualized approaches for many kinds of learners. Come see what it means to Be A Saint!
Wondering how you can afford private school? That’s where the Opportunity Scholarship Fund (OSF) can help. We provide K-12 scholarships to low-income families through our member schools. Visit osfkids.org to learn more about our program and how we can help!
1025 W. Kenosha St.
Broken Arrow, OK
Rhema Child Development Center is committed to providing the finest quality programs to help your child develop academically, socially, and spiritually. These goals are accomplished with dual emphasis on Christian values and Bible truths as well as academic programs in our classroom activities. Additionally, we believe that the first step in learning is developing a healthy self-concept in each child. We want to help each child feel that he/she is worthwhile and a valuable person in his/her world, and in the eyes of God.
The enrollment process is easy! We encourage you to come by, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday–Friday, to take a tour, meet our teachers, and get to know RCDC a little better. We will also have a packet of information waiting for you, along with a few forms to be filled out.
2433 W. 61st St.
Riverfield provides a student-centered approach to education for students 8 weeks through 12th Grade with an innovative program of authentic, experiential learning in which 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 flexible 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. 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).
5817 S. 118th E. Ave.
Ages: 18 mos. – 9 yrs.
Step onto the field during any Lil’ Kickers class and you will find it transformed into a world created just for your child. Our well-trained coaches will thrill your child with 50 minutes of highly creative, high-energy and age-appropriate activities that serve as a great introduction to soccer and help children master developmental milestones appropriate for their age. Because Lil’ Kickers is first and foremost a child development program, our purpose is really to help children mature on all levels. Our program focuses on helping children build strong physical, intellectual and emotional skills that will help them be successful on and off the soccer field. We believe in teaching children in ways that suit their developmental level. So, you won’t see adult-like skill drills in our classes, but you will see teaching methods specifically designed to create an atmosphere that is effective and fun. You will also see happy, confident and sweaty kids who are eager to learn and want to keep coming back for more. Whether your child is new to soccer or has already developed a love for the game, the progressive nature of Lil’ Kickers offers a place for children at every level. Our convenient class times provide families options to accommodate multiple children and busy schedules.
Our Lil’ Kickers Summer session is going on NOW through August 14.
2021 Summer Camp Information:
July 12th – 16th
August 16th – 20th
All camps are from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and for ages 5-13 years. Drop off as early as 8:45 a.m., with pick up right at noon. Comfy clothes and tennis shoes are all that are required. Please send your child with a snack or snack money; we will take a 10-15 minute break around 11 a.m. each day.
Come and join us and see why we have been voted a Family Favorite Best Soccer Program/Athletic League in Greater Tulsa since 2013!