Welcome to

Show Me KC Schools

Finding the right school can be overwhelming. Show Me KC Schools can help.

Find Schools
Border Star Montessori

When and Where?

Timing is everything. Visit our calendar for enrollment dates and school events.
View Calendar
Citizens of the World Kansas City

City School Fair

Join us to find the right school for your family
Save the Date
Crossroads Academy Charter Schools - Central St.

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.

Search and Compare Kansas City Schools

Get the Latest Education News

Crossroads Academy Plans To Open High School In 18th & Vine Jazz District

Sep 20, 2017
KCUR Crossroads Academy submitted a bid to the city to buy the old Crispus Attucks School building at 1815 Woodland Ave for its downtown high school. If accepted, it could ultimately house 500 high school students attending the expanding Crossroads … read more

Get the Latest Education News

While the rest of the world invests more in education, the U.S. spends less

Sep 18, 2017
The Hechinger Report U.S. spending on elementary and high school education declined 3 percent from 2010 to 2014 even as its economy prospered and its student population grew slightly by 1 percent, boiling down to a 4 percent decrease in spending per student. Over … read more

Get the Latest Education News

Protesters Outnumber Students At Education Secretary DeVos' Kansas City Stop

Sep 15, 2017
KCUR At Kansas City Academy on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos made veggie burgers in culinary class and a clay pot in ceramics, but she didn’t explain how a private liberal arts school known for its progressive values landed on … read more

Get the Latest Education News

Central High School reviving marching band after 10-year absence

Aug 31, 2017
KSHB 41 Central High School, also known as the Central Academy of Excellence, is reviving its marching band program after a 10-year absence. Watch the full story on KSHB 41.

Get the Latest Education News

Cramming for Kindergarten

Aug 17, 2017
The Hechinger Report "In places like Indiana, where just 3 percent of children attend state-funded preschool, kids cram for kindergarten during a few weeks in the summer." Read the full story at TheHechingerReport.org.

Get the Stats

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.