Commonly called the Central Campus for its central location adjacent to downtown Amarillo, this is where the vision of Opportunity School first began. The school was started by a Sunday School class at First Presbyterian Church in 1969 and shares classroom space with FPC Kids Ministry. The entrance is located on Van Buren Street where you will see two doors on the west side of the building near the circle drive. Please feel free to visit any time.
Opportunity School's Central Campus has been nationally accredited since 1986 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) which is the gold standard for quality early childhood education programs. The NAEYC website contains great resources for families.
The Central Campus features both full-day, year round and part-day, school-year classes for preschool students. Daily meal service is provided for breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Limited bus transportation is provided within a certain distance and area around the school. We also have a full-time speech therapist on staff to work with children who need extra help with language and vocabulary.
This year we will add an infant and toddler class (0-3 years) called Opportunity School at Gratitude House for residents and their children in collaboration with the Downtown Women's Center and Early Head Start. This classroom will be housed within Gratitude House across the street from the school.
Campus Director: Sarah Silvas
Location: 1103 S. Van Buren Street
Phone: (806) 373-4245
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday
Full-day (year round) classes 7;30 am - 5:45 pm
Part-day: morning (school year) classes are 8:15 am - 11:30 am; afternoon classes 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
1103 S. Van Buren
(Within First Presbyterian)
Sarah Silvas or Vonda Grantham at: