Harold Holliday, Sr. Montessori

KCPS-Signature • K-6

Our Mission

The mission of Holliday Montessori is to prepare the learner for life in an educational and social environment where each child is challenged to become a self-motivated learner by developing the qualities of self-worth, concentration, coordination and independence.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
Before and After-Care Available

Points of Pride

String Sprouts, a free music education program, is available for students starting in preschool teaching music education through hands-on playing of orchestra instruments.
Each child is treated as a unique individual learner.
Holliday offers a rigorous yet innovative academic program.

Harold Holliday, Sr. Montessori

7227 Jackson Ave
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Website: https://www.kcpublicschools.org/schools/signature/holliday
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Harold Holliday, Sr. Montessori

School Details

Total Enrollment: 344
School Type: KCPS-Signature
School Hours: 8:20 am - 3:20 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Montessori


  • Instrumental Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

Clubs & Activities

  • Chess Club

Social Services

  • Dental Services
  • School Breakfast
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Social Worker

Family Engagement

  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Application Open: November 11, 2023
Application Close: February 16, 2024
Kindergarten Cutoff: August 31
Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Enroll online on the KCPS website.

Submit applications online or in person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
Apply to Holliday
Apply: http://www.enrollkc.org

Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Third Grade Reading Scores


Third grade is the important time when kids switch from learning to read to reading to learn and is an important benchmark for a student’s educational development.

In 2019, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.7%, source

Student Growth

English Language Arts

On Track

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).


On Track

This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Marvia Jones, Holliday Montessori Parent

Both of my children are thriving at HHMS! My oldest son is in the 1st grade (his second year at Holliday), and my youngest son began PK3 this year. We chose this school because the principal is driven to excellence, especially when it comes to ensuring that the school’s Montessori program is on-model at the highest level of fidelity.

The principal and her staff stay up-to-date on the latest teaching methods and social challenges that might impact students’ learning. She is also adamant about growing a strong culture of parent engagement at the school. There are so many ways that parents can be involved at the school–from creating art smocks, to working in the school’s garden, to constructing activity equipment for the school’s playgrounds!

The classroom environments are very peaceful and functional, which allow for students to select and complete class work that engages their attention. I am still shocked by the pace at which my oldest son has developed reading skills, as well as the creative methods by which my youngest son’s teacher guides him to early literacy and phonetics.

After a full day of learning, students who remain after school are engaged in enriching LINC experiences, such as Chess Club, piano lessons, violin lessons, art classes facilitated by teachers from the Nelson Atkins Museum, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and more.

We are convinced that we have made the very best decision for our family and we look forward to enjoying HHMS for years to come.