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Education is top notch in the Corridor

There are some great schools in the corridor, pre-school, K-12, public, private and of course, higher education.  All corridor communities can boast about having some of the best K-12 schools in the state.  Higher education opportunities are excellent in the corridor as well, with a number of great schools to choose from.

Public Schools K-12

Cedar Rapids School DistrictThe Cedar Rapids Community School District has the second largest enrollment in the State of Iowa. The District's AK through grade 12 grade program currently serves 16,157 students in 21 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 4 high schools. We also have various alternative schools.  Click here for a list of schools.

Clear Creek Amana Community School District - The school district encompasses the towns of Tiffin (population 1,947), Oxford (population 807), and the seven villages of the historic Amana Colonies (population 1,600). The eastern edge of the district is inside the city limits of Coralville and North Liberty.  Click here for a list of schools.

Iowa City Community School District - The district has over 12,000 students and serves the communities of Iowa City, Coralville, Hills, North Liberty, University Heights and the surrounding rural areas.   There are eighteen elementary schools, three junior high schools, two senior high schools, and one alternative school for ninth through twelfth graders.  Click here for a list of schools.

Solon Community School District - The Solon Community School District is a progressive district located between the more urban centers of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids. Within the district are the city of Solon and many housing developments around Lake McBride and the Coralville Reservoir.  The Solon Community School District has a current enrollment of 1,235 students in three attendance centers, one elementary school (PK-4), one middle school (5-8) and one high school (9-12).

Private/Independent Schools 

Heritage Christian School is a Pre-K through 8th grade inter-denominational Christian school. Its mission is to provide a Christ-centered, academically challenging education that reinforces each parent’s responsibility to raise children who love and serve Jesus Christ. The vision of Heritage is to offer an exemplary education presenting students who: defend their faith, excel in future studies, and impact their community.

The Montessori School of Iowa City is a non-sectarian, private independent school. We are a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. As one of the oldest Montessori schools on the continent, we celebrated our 50th birthday in 2012.  We are an Associate School Member of the American Montessori Society.  Offering Primary and Elementary programs.

Willowwind School - Imagine a classroom where children are engaged in animated discussions, where multi-age groups work together to create a science project, where partners interview each other for a writing assignment, where learning takes place outside of the building as well as inside. All of this and more happen at Willowwind School both in our Montessori-style preschool as well as in our Kindergarten through Sixth grade classrooms.

Higher Education

Coe College - Cedar Rapids.  Coe College is a selective, private, nationally recognized four-year coeducational liberal arts institution providing superior educational experiences for students since 1851. Coe's residential campus is located in Cedar Rapids - Iowa's second largest city - and only hours from several major cities like Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and St. Louis. The 1,400 students enrolled at Coe make up a diverse population, representing more than 33 states and over 15 foreign countries.

Cornell College - Mt. Vernon.  With the distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum, Cornell students immerse themselves in just one academic discipline per three-and-a-half-week block. This focus makes it possible for professors to go beyond the traditional lecture format through extended discussions and labs, all day simulations, and off-campus learning for an afternoon or an entire block without competing with other classes. And students can easily take a block to gain experience through internships.

Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids. At Kirkwood Community College, we are focused on success. Whether you are a prospective student or parent, an employer or simply someone who cares about the growth and vitality of eastern Iowa—you have an energetic, committed partner with us at Kirkwood. Since the mid-1960s our graduates have worked, raised families and prospered in this area.  More than 70,000 of these grads have applied their academic degrees to work in a host of fields. Tens of thousands more have enjoyed life-enriching experiences through our Continuing Education programs.

Mount Mercy University - Cedar Rapids.  Since its founding 85 years ago by the Sisters of Mercy, Mount Mercy has been many things: a girls' academy for training young teachers and nurses, a two-year college for women, a four-year coed liberal arts college, and now a full university. But we’ve never lost sight of our founding mission: to provide a career-launching, life-affirming education in service of the common good.

University of Iowa - Iowa City.  With just over 31,000 students, the U of I is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899, and an Association of American Universities member since 1909.


Willowwind School

WillowwindImagine a classroom where children are engaged in animated discussions, where multi-age groups work together to create a science project, where partners interview each other for a writing assignment, where learning takes place outside of the building as well as inside. All of this and more happen at Willowwind School both in our Montessori-style preschool as well as in our Kindergarten through Sixth grade classrooms.

Willowwind School uses small class sizes to tailor instruction for students. Differentiated instruction provides support for each student's individual needs. Rigorous academic offerings include Singapore math, hands-on science, and Spanish. Art and music are part of a strong arts tradition at our school. Willowwind's interdisciplinary approach enables students to learn at a conceptual level. Experienced teachers engage students in meaningful instruction interacting with curriculum that is both relevant and challenging.

At Willowwind School, learning is accomplished through membership in a community. Classes are multi-age and students and teachers work together to form cross-grade partnerships in a caring, purposeful community of learners.

950 Dover Street | Iowa City, IA 52245 | 319.338.6061 | info@willowwind.org

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Montessori School of Iowa City

Montessori School of Iowa CityThe Montessori School of Iowa City is a non-sectarian, private independent school. We are a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. As one of the oldest Montessori schools on the continent, we celebrated our 50th birthday in 2012.  We are an Associate School Member of the American Montessori Society.

History

Lakshmi Kripalani, who was trained by Dr. Maria Montessori in India, was recruited by telegram in 1962 to start our first Primary (3 to 6 years old) class. Time magazine had recently published an article about the revival of Montessori in the United States. In 2000, we expanded our programs to include Elementary (6 to 12 years old) classes.

Mission

To provide authentic Montessori education that serves the child’s intrinsic motivation to learn and is inclusive, sustainable and holistic.

Values 

  1. We value the Montessori educational philosophy which includes
    1. A child’s intrinsic motivation to learn
    2. Excellence in teaching the whole child customized to the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs and abilities
  2. We value respect for and appreciation of
    1. Diversity in all its forms
    2. The individual, self, others and the environment
  3. We value the entire school community, including students, families, faculty and staff within the larger global community.

Montessori School of Iowa City
374 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA 52241

Head of School:
headofschool@iowacity-montessori.org

Office Manager:
judyrouse@iowacity-montessori.org

Office phone: 319-338-9650
Office fax: 319-887-1420
Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

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Regina Catholic Education Center - Iowa City

ReginaRegina is committed to preparing tomorrow’s leaders through a comprehensive educational experience focused on excellence and anchored in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Regina provides an extraordinary, faith-based, values-driven education.  We nurture our students’ individual talents and foster their growth in wisdom, maturity, and character.  We encourage each student to become strong citizens by performing annual community service projects.

Academics
Catholic schools are renowned for academic excellence. Regina's standardized test scores consistently rank among the top schools in Johnson County and in the state.

Regina Catholic Education Center
2140 Rochester Ave
Iowa City, IA 52245

Elementary 319-337-5739
Jr/Sr High 319-338-5436

via www.icregina.com