Know Your Options

Learn about public and private schools in KC.

Search details and see virtual tours and compare favorites.

Discover what qualities YOU want in a school.

Learn the 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.

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Priorities Worksheet



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

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

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Questions to Ask on a School Tour



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

How to Apply Video

Application Deadlines

Know Your School Options

Discover the variety of schools inside the Kansas City Public School district boundaries.

If you live within the KCPS boundaries, you are eligible to attend a KCPS school, a charter school and many faith-based and independent private schools as well.

On our site you will find:


campuses with kindergartens


schools that welcome 7th graders


high schools

and everything in between!

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KCPS Neighborhood School

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




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Each school has its own special theme. Applications are required for admission.



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Charter Schools


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



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


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Faith Based and Independent Schools


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


charge tuition

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Need Help?

Our team can guide you through the process. Contact us and a School Navigator will be in touch to schedule a free consultation.