Find School Options

If you live within the Kansas City Public Schools district boundaries, your student can attend a free public district school, a free public charter school, as well as many faith-based and private schools. Start your search:

Our Search Process

Find tools to know your options and discover a great school
for your child right here in KC.


Consider needs and wants in a school. Think “must haves” vs. “nice to haves” and also things you don’t want at all.


Learning about the options in your neighborhood and comparing several schools is key to the process.


Plan to visit more than one school. See the classroom in action and experience the school culture firsthand.


Be sure you know what each school requires and any deadlines that need to be met. Apply for schools on your list.

Have Questions?

Our navigators are ready to help. This is a free service and we’re here to help you know your options and guide you through the school search process. Contact us and a School Navigator will be in touch to schedule a free consultation.

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Navigate School Types

There are 5 types of schools available to children living in the boundaries
of the Kansas City Public Schools.

KCPS Neighborhood

Any child who lives in the KCPS boundaries is guaranteed a seat at a neighborhood school.




KCPS Signature

Each school has its own special theme. A completed application is required for admission.



Limited Seats

Public Charter

Charter schools operate independently of KCPS and often have a special theme or focus.



Lottery for Seats


Faith-based schools are private schools that are affiliated with a religious organization.


Charge Tuition

Religious Education


Independent private schools are supported by organizations, individuals, and tuition.


Charge Tuition

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Community Events

Check out our community events calendar to see a variety of events such as school board meetings and open houses in addition to a number of programs hosted by Show Me KC Schools that will help you navigate your many school options.