Brookside Charter School

Public Charter • PK-8

Our Mission

We empower students to be leaders of their tomorrow. We develop leaders who bravely make the world a more just place. We nurture the whole child, instill a growth mindset, and foster cultural competence.

Tuition: NO Tuition
NO Transportation provided
After-Care only
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Points of Pride

Brookside Charter School is proud to have MCPSA's Charter Leader of the Year, MCPSA's KC Teacher of the Year, and DESE's Teacher of the Year on staff.
Brookside Charter School provides leadership opportunities for all of their students. From clubs to internships to sports, all students can find their greatness.
Because Brookside Charter School does not provide transportation to their students, staff and families get to interact daily to truly build a successful support system for all students.

Brookside Charter School

1815 E 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64130
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School Details

Year Established: 2002
Total Enrollment: 742
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: The Missouri Charter Public School Commission
School Hours: 8:15 am - 3:30 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs


  • Band
  • Drawing
  • Drum/Percussion
  • Instrumental Music
  • Literature
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Boys)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Football
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Yoga

Clubs & Activities

  • Book Club
  • Coding
  • Debate
  • Environmental Club
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Counseling
  • Robotics
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government
  • Yoga

Social Services

  • BackSnack Program
  • Dental Services
  • Health Clinic
  • Interpreters
  • Learning Support Specialists
  • School Breakfast
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist
  • Vision Services

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Family Appreciation Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Application Open: November 11, 2023
Application Close: March 1, 2024
Kindergarten Cutoff: September 1
Residence: Students must live within KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

Brookside Charter is one the Kansas City schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy 8-question form  – SchoolAppKC – that you can fill out on any electronic device.

*Note: If Brookside Charter does not have space, you may choose to remain on their waiting list.

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
  • Alumni
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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Third Grade Reading Scores


Third grade is the important time when kids switch from learning to read to reading to learn and is an important benchmark for a student’s educational development.

In 2019, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.7%, source

Student Growth

English Language Arts


This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Crystal Johnson-Fields, Brookside Parent

I just wanted to express my appreciation and gratefulness of Brookside Charter. I have 2 children that attended Brookside Charter School. My oldest is now headed to high school and my youngest is headed to the 3rd grade at Brookside Charter.

Over the years we have endured all the compassion, kindness, positive reinforcement, support, patience and motivation to strive for greatness. The teachers and staff are nothing but amazing. They know all the students and parents on a first name basis. Anytime I’ve had a concern in regards to my child’s learning, I was able to get the help that was needed, no matter the time or day. The teachers are completely invested in the success of the children. You can feel the love from all the teachers and staff.

I greatly appreciate all the love and support through this journey we call education. With all being said my oldest is a straight A student, on the Principal Honor Roll, in National Junior Honor Society, on the Student Lighthouse Leadership Team and graduated with Honors.

I would highly recommend Brookside Charter to incoming students who Enter to Learn and Exit to Lead!