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St. Teresa's Academy

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School options in KCPS' boundaries are unique. Start with an overview of KC's school landscape.
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Ewing Marion Kauffman School

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Neighborhood schools, charter schools, signature schools, private schools – for anyone living in the Kansas City Public Schools district, finding the right school for our children is a challenge. Show Me KC Schools helps families navigate the elementary, middle, and high schools serving children and youth in the heart of Kansas City.

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Former Derrick Thomas Academy to Become Home to New Catholic Elementary School

Jan 29, 2016
KC STAR  For the first time in seven decades, the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is opening an urban school. Read the story:

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The Man Who Tried to Kill Math in America

Jan 27, 2016
THE ATLANTIC: How math class has evolved from the progressive-education movement to the Common Core. Read the story:

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Charter Schools Will Merge, Plan Downtown High School

Jan 27, 2016
Kansas City Business Journal Two of Kansas City's leading K-8 charter schools, Crossroads Academy and Scuola Vita Nuova, will merge in July 2017 and plan to open a new downtown high school in August 2018. Read the full story at KansasCityBusinessJournal.com

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Learning Empathy Through Dance

Jan 25, 2016
THE ATLANTIC Schools are increasingly using movement and expression as vehicles for teaching kids socio-emotional skills. Read the full story at TheAtlantic.com

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Kansas City school board race will require write-in candidates

Jan 23, 2016
KC Star The April 5 election to fill four seats on Kansas City Public Schools’ board is shaping up to be all about write-in candidates. That’s because two of the three people who filed to run didn’t obtain enough valid signatures … read more

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If you are exploring this website you are probably like many other parents in Kansas City trying to understand the differences between schools and hoping to find the right school for your child. Here are some facts about Kansas City schools to get you started.
Where to Begin?

Where to Begin?

For many parents searching for the right school for their children, the questions are limitless: What’s my KCPS neighborhood school? What Catholic school can my child attend? What is a charter school? Our FAQ page is a good place to find these answers.
Navigating the Choices

Navigating the Choices

Not one, but 15 school districts serve students in Kansas City, Missouri. They are: Belton, Blue Springs, Center, Grandview, Hickman Mills, Independence, Kansas City Public Schools, Kearney, Lee’s Summit, Liberty, North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County, Raytown, and Smithville. Show Me KC Schools provides information about every K-12 school within Kansas City Public Schools’ boundaries – charter, district, private, and parochial.
What is a charter school?

What is a charter school?

A charter school is a tuition-free public school for families who live within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public Schools district. Charter schools operate independently of the traditional public school district and are governed as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations.
KCPS: Two Types of Schools

KCPS: Two Types of Schools

Did you know KCPS operates two types of schools- neighborhood schools and signature schools (previously “magnet schools”)? Signature schools offer specific educational themes, such as Montessori, foreign language, performing arts, or college preparation. All students living within the KCPS district may apply to attend a signature school, regardless of where they live in the district.
SHOW ME KC SCHOOLS BELIEVES THAT GREAT SCHOOL OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO KC FAMILIES AND THAT THESE OPTIONS WILL ONLY INCREASE AS MORE FAMILIES INVEST IN OUR SCHOOLS.