• About Our School

    trailwoods

    Building a positive, nurturing environment.

    Trailwoods Elementary is committed to 21st-century teaching and learning as we strive to produce world-class leaders. We provide a strong and challenging curriculum with a particular emphasis on reading, science and math. We believe that every student has the ability to be a leader, and our school environment nurtures and supports their leadership abilities.

    Trailwoods is proud to be the first Leader in Me school in the Kansas City Public School system. Leader in Me is aligned with best-in-class content and concepts practiced by global education thought-leaders. It provides a logical, sequential and balanced process to help schools proactively design the culture that reflects their vision of the ideal school. Trailwoods has been recognized as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Lighthouse distinctions are awarded to schools that achieve outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing The Leader in Me process with fidelity.

    Celebrating Blue Jay culture.

    At Trailwoods Elementary, we celebrate all of our students from different backgrounds, countries, cultures and languages. As a part of Kansas City Public Schools, the safety, inclusion and well-being of our students is paramount to us, and we will ensure every student who walks through our doors is given an exceptional, equitable and culture-rich education.

    Activities & programs include:

    • Free Before & After School Care (K-6)
    • Robotics
    • Kickball Club
    • Track & Field
    • Soccer
    • Art
    • Gardening
    • Book Club
    • Yoga
    • Play 360
    • Economics
     

  • Neighborhood School Frequently Asked Questions 

     
    Q:   Who is eligible to attend school in the Kansas City Public Schools?
    A:    Any student currently residing within the boundaries of Kansas City Public Schools.
     
    Q:   How do I know which Neighborhood School my child will attend?
    A:    Use the "Find Your School" service. If you need clarification, you may call the Office of Admissions at 816-418-7505 or any of the Neighborhood Schools.
     
    Q:   What is the age requirement for my child to enter Kindergarten?
    A:   Your child must be 5 years of age before September 1.
     
    Q:   Is my child eligible for transportation?
    A:   Students who live 0.5 miles or more from their Comprehensive Community School are eligible for transportation. Some restrictions apply. A handbook containing more detailed transportation information is available here
     
    Q:   What documents do I need to submit if I am new to the district?
    A:   • A birth certificate or other official verification of birth
           • Child's current up-to-date immunization record
           • Two proofs of current residence (Current utility bill: electric, water, gas, home phone, cable, lease or mortgage agreement)
             If the parent or guardian is not the head of household, please use this document to prove residence.
           • Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of Guardianship, if required)
           • Discipline records from the previous school*
           • Grades/transcripts from the previous school*
            *A request for records form is included in the school application packet
     
    Q:   Will I be allowed to enroll my child in KCPS without having an up-to-date immunization record on file?
    A:   No: Missouri law (RSMo 167.181) requires all children show proof of adequate immunizations.