Frontier School of Innovation, Middle School

Public Charter • 6-8

Our Mission

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.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
No Before or After Care Available

Points of Pride

STEM Focus
Diverse Student Body
Gifted & Talented

Frontier School of Innovation, Middle School

1575 Universal Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64120
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Frontier School of Innovation, Middle (4-8)

School Details

Year Established: 2009
Total Enrollment: 314
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: University of Missouri – Columbia
School Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

    Arts Programs

    • Choir
    • Drawing

    Sports Programs

    • Cheerleading (Girls)
    • Football
    • Soccer (Boys)
    • Soccer (Girls)
    • Track and Field (Boys)
    • Track and Field (Girls)
    • Volleyball (Girls)

    Clubs & Activities

    • Chess Club
    • Science Olympiad
    • Spirit Squad

    Social Services

    • Dental Services
    • Learning Support Specialists
    • School Breakfast
    • School Lunch
    • School Nurse
    • Social Worker
    • Uniform Closet
    • Vision Services

    Family Engagement

    • 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

    Application Details

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

    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.

    §  Frontier
    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.


    Admission Preferences

    • Siblings
    • Alumni
    • Geographic
    • Free and Reduced Lunch
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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.

    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).

    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.