Our Mission:

To cultivate a community of families and teachers working together to provide a high quality, safe, stimulating, and positive environment. Our curriculum enhances and fosters the physical, emotional, cognitive, creative, and social development of individual children through play-based learning and discovery. 

About Us

Oak Grove School (OGS) is a private, secular, nonprofit, parent-run co-operative educational facility, registered as both a child care center and private school with the State of Kansas. OGS was founded in 1991 by a few involved parents.

We provide a creative and individualized learning environment with professional instruction for children from 3 to 6 years old during the school year and summer. Children must be essentially toilet-trained and ready for a mildly structured program with other children to attend the school.

OGS values diversity and we welcome children of any race, color, national, religious and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

There are scholarships available to families based on need and the availability of funds. We are an SRS Provider and we also participate in the Raising Riley Smart Start Scholarship program.

At OGS, parental involvement is highly valued and considered as an integral part of education and school management. We believe that it helps to create a more comfortable learning environment that is an extension of each child's home, rather than an isolated learning institution.


OGS is located at the corner of Wreath and Dickens Avenue, across from Cico Park. The address is 3115 Dickens Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66503. The school has a large fenced-in area, with its own play equipment. The school also uses Cico Park for its age-appropriate play equipment, large playing fields, nature trails, and pools during the summer session.

Upcoming Events

  • School CLOSED for Fall Break 11/24-11/26

  • Special Day 11/19/21

  • Novemer Board meeting 11/16/21 6:30pm

  • Parent Cleaning Day 11/20/21 10am-12pm