School Application Deadlines are Here

Application deadlines to apply to Kansas City schools for the 2024-2025 school year are quickly approaching. While it may seem like it’s too early to start thinking about the next school year, the application period is short! The majority of Kansas City’s schools’ application deadlines fall between November 11, 2023 – March 1, 2024. Applying by the schools’ deadline significantly increases your chances of securing a seat at a school that is a great educational home for your student.

Important Dates

In the Kansas City Public School boundaries, there are nearly 90 district, charter, faith-based and independent schools. While families have a great number of options, staying on top of varying deadlines and application processes can be tricky. Here’s a snapshot of important application dates and information to remember:

NOVEMBER 11, 2023
KCPS Schools

Enroll online on the KCPS website.  Applications for signature and neighborhood schools open on November 11, 2023. The initial round of applications deadline will be February 16, 2024.

Submit applications online or in-person at the Board of Education building, 2901 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109. Applications CANNOT be submitted at schools.

NOVEMBER 11, 2023
Most Charter Schools

The majority of charter schools participate in a common application – SchoolAppKC – applications open on November 11, 2023 and the deadline to apply to participate in the lottery is March 1, 2024. If families apply after the lottery and the seats are already filled, then they will be given a waitlist number in the order they apply. Apply here (this can be completed on a mobile device in a few minutes and no uploads are required).

Private Schools

Check with individual private schools about important application dates!


Please refer to the KCPS and charter school deadlines above, but there are many additional options, as well.

Spread the Word

Show Me KC Schools wants to ensure that every family has information about application deadlines. According to past surveys, the majority of families learn about application deadlines and processes through family and friends. We need your help! Please share schools’ upcoming application deadlines with your family, friends and neighbors – send them a link to this page!

SchoolAppKC Schools

  • Academie Lafayette
  • Academy for Integrated Arts
  • Brookside Charter School
  • Citizens of the World
  • Cristo Rey
  • Crossroads Charter Schools
  • DeLaSalle Education Center
  • EarlystART
  • Emmanuel Child and Family Care Center
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman School
  • Genesis School
  • Gordon Parks Elementary School
  • Guadalupe Centers Schools
  • Hogan Preparatory Academy
  • Hope Leadership Academy
  • Kansas City International Academy
  • Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy
  • Lee A. Tolbert
  • KIPP: Endeavor Academy
  • The Plaza Academy
  • University Academy