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.

Learn

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

Search

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

Experience

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

Apply

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.

Public

Tuition-Free

Community-Based

KCPS Signature

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

Public

Tuition-Free

Limited Seats

Public Charter

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

Public

Tuition-Free

Lottery for Seats

Faith-based

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

Private

Charge Tuition

Religious Education

Independent

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

Private

Charge Tuition

Can Live Anywhere

GIVING TUESDAY

November 29, 2022

You’ve heard about Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? Show Me KC Schools is participating in this international day of giving on November 29, 2022. Please help support our mission of helping families make well-informed decisions about their child’s education by providing vital information about their school options in Kansas City.

Any amount helps, and all gifts are tax-deductible.

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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.