Pembroke Hill School – Middle and Upper Schools

Independent Private • 6-12

Our Mission

Together, cultivating the best in each, for the benefit of all


Our upper school is a vibrant, dynamic and exciting environment in which students grow to young adulthood. Upper school students experience an academically challenging curriculum in which they are encouraged and supported by some of the finest teachers in the region. Pembroke Hill faculty members know their students individually and care about their educational journeys.

Pembroke Hill fosters a school culture in which students are encouraged to be leaders and to share their opinions. They are empowered to help make decisions concerning the upper school and its programs. Students exhibit an awareness of issues affecting our community, our nation and our world and have the confidence and skills to manage events that are designed to help resolve these issues. In recent years some of those events have included concerts, 5K runs and letter-writing programs.

Pembroke Hill offers Advanced Placement courses in all disciplines, and approximately 90 percent of our graduates have taken at least one AP course. Eighty-five percent of our AP scores are 3 or higher on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best). Most colleges will give students credit for scores of 3 or higher.

Tuition Amount: $25,110 - $26,620 depending on grade
NO Transportation provided
After-Care only

Points of Pride

Rigorous college preparatory curriculum offering 20 AP courses.
Personal college counseling; five college counselors for an average senior class of 110.
Highest ACT average score in Kansas City; 19% of Class of 2019 received National Merit honors.

Pembroke Hill School – Middle and Upper Schools

5121 State Line Rd
Kansas City, MO 64112
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School Details

Year Established: 1910
Total Enrollment: 674
School Type: Independent Private
School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Tuition Amount: $25,110 - $26,620 depending on grade


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Advanced Placement
  • Arts Intensive
  • College Prep

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Drawing
  • Drum/Percussion
  • Film
  • Instrumental Music
  • Literature
  • Orchestra
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Poetry
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Baseball
  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Diving (Boys)
  • Diving (Girls)
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Golf (Girls)
  • Lacrosse (Boys)
  • Lacrosse (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Softball
  • Swimming (Boys)
  • Swimming (Girls)
  • Tennis (Boys)
  • Tennis (Girls)
  • Track and Field (Boys)
  • Track and Field (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Boys)
  • Volleyball (Girls)
  • Weight Lifting (Boys)
  • Weight Lifting (Girls)
  • Wrestling (Boys)
  • Yoga

Clubs & Activities

  • Book Club
  • Chess Club
  • Coding
  • Debate
  • Environmental Club
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Homework Club
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • Math Team
  • National Honor Society
  • Peer Counseling
  • Robotics
  • SADD
  • Science Olympiad
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • College Advising
  • Learning Support Specialists
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse

Family Engagement

  • 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: September 1, 2021
Offer Date: March 1, 2020

How to Apply

You can apply online at If you have questions about the application process or are interested in signing up for a tour of the Middle or Upper Schools, please call Bart Robertson, Assistant Director of Admissions, at 816-936-1536.

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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

Patricia Mutiso, 7th grade parent

I have two children at PHS, Derrick who joined in the 8th grade and has just graduated; and Gabriel who joined in 5th grade and will be in 7th grade in the fall. We learnt about PHS from a parent at the school. We were drawn to it by the challenging curriculum, the highly educated teaching staff, the extracurricular activities; and vibrant school community.

The faculty and school administration have been outstanding. One of the motto’s at PHS is “Pembroke Hill is a place where every child is known, cared for and valued.” I am amazed to see that each morning I drop the boys off the principals of each campus are waiting, opening car doors and greeting each child by name. The school also has small class sizes and interactive learning environment.

There are various buildings for different courses, theaters for music and art, gyms, and fields for football, lacrosse, soccer and tennis. The campuses are truly beautiful, and the different buildings simulate a true college campus environment.

One of the things I truly value about PHS is the parent involvement in the school. There are many volunteer opportunities, from being in the various school boards, committees, parent class representatives, working concession stands when there are sports games; among others.

In my view PHS is the best school in this area and I highly recommend it to any parents seeking a well-rounded quality education for their children.