If you are a parent who has recently moved to the Claremore area then one of your top priorities will be to choose a school in the region that is a suitable for your child’s educational needs. Fortunately, the city has a diverse mix of public, private and higher educational facilities for all age groups as well as a wide choice of day care and pre-school options for younger children. Availability for places at public pre schools and kindergartens may be limited so it is often best to get in early if you have a specific location or facility in mind. However, in the private sector, Fresh Start is highly recommended for those with very young children taking their first step into the world of education and this family run facility prides itself on its ability to prepare your children kindergarten and prices are reasonable at only $180 per month. They also run a summer school from early June
Serving the public school districts are Claremore Independent School District and Sequoyah Public Schools with the former consisting of Claremore High School, Will Rogers Junior High, Catalayah Elementary, Westside Elementary, Claremont Elementary, Stuart Roosa Elementary, and the Alternative Learning Centre. Sequoyah High School, Sequoyah Junior High School, and Sequoyah Elementary School all form part of the latter district. Those attending education facilities in the Claremore Public Schools district are also affectionately known as The Zebras and consists of four elementary schools, a junior high, senior high and an alternative learning center. In the fall enrolments of 2012, the student population was over four thousand and this continues to grow due to its strong student achievement records combined with outstanding and often award winning teachers working together with the business community to support this school foundation. Schools in this area include Catalayah Elementary and Claremont Elementary which have between four and five hundred pupils apiece with an average of 22/23 per class while Roosa and Westside Elementary schools are rather larger facilities with 355 and 719 students respectively albeit the class average remains the same however as they have adequate teaching staff numbers to cater for the increase in students. The two high schools in the area are Will Rogers Junior High for grades 6 to 8 with 915 students and the Claremore High School for grades 9-12 which has over 1200 students.
The city is also home to Rogers State University’s main campus which is a state institution and over three thousand of the university’s four thousand plus students are based here. RSU offers various bachelor’s and associate degrees in different subjects however there are sixteen main areas of study. The bachelor degree programs cover Applied Technology, Biology, Business Administration, Business Information Technology, Communications, Community Counseling, Game Development, Justice Administration, Liberal Arts, Military History, Nursing, Organizational Leadership, Public Administration, Social Science, Sports Management, and Visual Arts. The associate’s degrees are available for study in thirteen areas including popular subjects such as Computer Science, Nursing, Teaching and Accounting. Online courses are also available in some subjects Applied Technology, Business Information Technology, and Liberal Arts.