It is important to know which types of schools you are interested in applying to because each type has its own process and many individual schools have their own application deadlines.


KCPS Neighborhood and Signature Schools

  • Apply online on the KCPS website
  • Signature schools’ applications open on December 3, 2018 and are first come, first served
  • Neighborhood schools begin enrollment in early February

Charter Schools

  • Contact each charter school directly to pick up an application or to complete an application online
  • Some charter schools share a common application online which allows you to apply to several schools at once
  • Application deadlines vary between charter schools, typically between January and May
  • Please see individual school listings for application deadlines

Faith-Based and Independent Private Schools

  • Applications are unique to each faith-based and independent private school
  • Please contact each school’s admissions coordinator for enrollment questions
  • Please see individual school listings for enrollment deadlines

Key Documents Most Schools Require

  • 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