The mission of Frontier Schools is to empower students to discover and develop their gifts and talents; in pursuit of college readiness, productive citizenship, and lifelong learning within an atmosphere of academic excellence with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to prepare for the STEM-related jobs now projected for the American workforce meeting the needs of all, including those whose primary interest is non-STEM providing flexibility to expand in the future to a STEAM environment by adding an Arts component.
Points of Pride
- STEM Focus
- Diverse Student Body
- Gifted & Talented
- School Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
- Days Open: Information not shared with SMKCS
- Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
- After Care Hours End: No After Care available
- Year Established: 2009
- Total Enrollment: 516
- Affiliation: Charter
- High School: Frontier STEM High School
- University of Missouri – Columbia
- Tuition: NO Tuition
- Tuition Amount: No tuition
Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners
Programs and Features
- Drama + Theater
- Cheerleading (Girls)
- Soccer (Boys)
- Soccer (Girls)
- Track and Field (Boys)
- Track and Field (Girls)
- Volleyball (Girls)
Clubs + Activities
- Chess Club
- Science Olympiad
- Spirit Squad
- Classroom Volunteers
- Evening Family Events
- Family Appreciation Events
- Field Trip Chaperone
- Parent Communication App
- Parent Education Programs
- Parent-Teacher Association
- Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Schoolwide Volunteers
Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.
- Application Open: November 1, 2019
- Application Close: February 1, 2020
- Kindergarten Cutoff: September 1, 2020
- Offer Date: February 1, 2020
- Residence: Students must live within the Kansas City Public Schools District boundaries.
How to Apply
The easiest and quickest way to apply is by
utilizing the Apply Online link. Alternatively you can fill out a paper
application form which is available at the front office of the campus or click
this link for an English application form or this link for a Spanish
application form. After completing the form, there are several ways that you
can submit it to the registration office.
You can drop it off at the school office.
You can mail it to the campus.
You can fax it to the campus.
Schools admission and enrollment policies require applicants to submit a
complete application form in order to be considered for admission. A Lottery
will be conducted and a waiting list developed if the number of applicants
exceeds the maximum enrollment. As seats become available, we will call from
the waiting list to fill those open seats in the order the Lottery determined.
Siblings , Alumni , Geographic , Free and Reduced Lunch
Standardized Test Results
Why It Matters
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 2018, the average English score in Missouri was 49.2%; the average Math score was 42.1%, source
Attendance Rate 90/90
Why It Matters
Schools strive for students to have at least 90% of their students have 90% attendance because kids learn best when they’re IN school.
In 2018, 87.5% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.
Missouri Annual Performance Report (APR)
Why It Matters
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) creates a “grade” called the Annual Performance Report (APR) for each public school. It is made up of five variables: General Academic Achievement + Subgroup Achievement* + College and Career Readiness + Attendance + Graduation Rate (where applicable).
* Subgroup Achievement: A school shows improvement in performance for students in identified subgroups, including free/reduced price lunch, racial/ethnic background, English language learners, and students with disabilities.
Martha Loya, Frontier Parent
Five years ago, when we were looking for a great school for our four children, we chose Frontier Schools. We met the principal at the elementary building after we missed the open house. Even though he was about to leave, he took the time to show us around and tell us about Frontier School of Innovation.
He was super nice and we could tell how much he cared about his students, so we applied and have been enrolled ever since. Currently, we have our children attending 8th, 7th, 3rd and 1st grade. The staff is always making sure the students are working to their full potential.
They are always willing to talk about any questions or concerns the parents may have. If they don’t speak your language, they make sure they have someone who does and they do listen to everything.
As parents, we have the opportunity to be involved in several activities like field trips, parent teacher organization (PTO), classroom parties, quarterly family night and more! Best of all, the school takes the time to thank you for your time.