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Helping KC families find the right school for their child

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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Worried about PVC and BPA? A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide.

Jul 29, 2015
Worried about PVC and BPA? A toxic-free back-to-school shopping guide. The Washington Post, 7/29/15 Public health advocates share advice about back-to-school shopping. Read the full story at WashingtonPost.com

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Commission agrees to sponsor public charter schools in midtown

Jul 28, 2015
Commission agrees to sponsor public charter schools in midtown The Kansas City Star, 7/28/2015 The Missouri Charter Public School Commission on Tuesday said yes to new grade schools in Kansas City’s midtown proposed by Citizens of the World Charter Schools-Kansas … read more

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What Does It Mean to Have ‘Grit’ in the Classroom?

Jul 24, 2015
What Does It Mean to Have ‘Grit’ in the Classroom? The Atlantic, 7/23/2015 By learning how to persevere and change course, students learn how to push themselves. Read the full story at TheAtlantic.com

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A Starting School Survival Guide for Parents of Children With Disabilities

Jul 22, 2015
A Starting School Survival Guide for Parents of Children With Disabilities The Huffington Post, 7/22/2015 Parents of kids with disabilities face all of the same anxieties that other parents face upon starting pre-school or kindergarten. Will my kid make friends? … read more

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Proposed charter schools for Kansas City's midtown could combine diversity with achievement

Jul 22, 2015
Proposed charter schools for Kansas City's midtown could combine diversity with achievement The Kansas City Star, 7/21/2015 The Missouri Charter Public School Commission expects to make its decision next Tuesday on whether it will sponsor the application for a network … 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.