School Search Process

Research and Compare your Kansas City School Options

How exciting! And maybe … a bit overwhelming. It’s time to research your school options. The team at Show Me KC Schools has assembled a variety of tools and a step-by-step process to help you navigate your search. We’re also here to answer questions and provide additional resources if you need them. Finding the right fit is important. We’re here to help.

Where to Start Your Search

Online School Guide

You’re doing it! Search and compare our school profiles.

City School Fair

Attend our City School Fair in November – meet school representatives and learn about their programs.

School Guide KC

Pick up our print guide – available around the city or download a pdf.

School Websites

Visit individual school websites to find more specific information.

Narrow Your Selection

Choose the schools in Kansas City that look like they best match your family’s needs and make a written list to keep you on track. We have a handy organizer you can download. Use it to jot down:

  • a few notes about what drew you to each school
  • deadlines
  • requirements

Discover & Understand Kansas City School Types

You’re most concerned with finding a school that works well for your student and your family, but our guess is that you keep hearing about different types of schools in Kansas City. There are five types of schools available to children living in the boundaries of the Kansas City Public School district:

  • KCPS Neighborhood Schools
  • KCPS Signature Schools
  • Charter Schools
  • Faith-based Schools
  • Independent Private Schools