Enrollment Details

  • Border Star Montessori Admission Policy 

    All Kindergarteners are eligible for admission based on available seats. They must be 5 years old by August 1st, school ready and able to abide by school policies and expectations as indicated in “Behavioral Expectation Student Contract”, which will be distributed upon acceptance. Siblings of currently enrolled students are given preference for seating.

    1st-6th grade applicants must have at least 1 year of previous Montessori training from a reputable Montessori school to be considered for admission. Previous attendance and discipline records must be submitted and reviewed to determine eligibility for admission. Incomplete packets will NOT be accepted!

    Application Packet

    Application (fully completed)
    2 current proofs of residency (Utility bill: gas, water, electric or lease/mortgage)
    Birth certificate
    Immunization record
    Parent/Guardian photo identification

     Procedures for Accepting Applications

    No incomplete application packets will be accepted. Applications will be checked and will be date/time stamped when cleared for acceptance After enrollment window closes. Letters will be sent to families to notify them of their admission status (Accepted or Waitlist) 

    Demit Policy

    Border Star Montessori and Holliday Montessori are signature schools that offer a specialized Montessori program. Both schools cherish a rich tradition of academic and social excellence and work diligently to maintain vibrant, high-functioning learning environments. Thus, admission and seating in these schools are highly coveted. As such, student behaviors that prove to be disruptive and unsafe will not be tolerated in these learning environments. Behaviors that warrant dismissal from the Montessori program are outlined in the Behavioral Expectation Contract. 

     Contact Information
    (816) 418 - 5150 
  • Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:

    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Student's current immunization record
    3. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
    4. Previous school records – transcript, behavior, attendance (grades 1st – 8th)
    5. Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)
      • One from each column


    (one from each column)


    • Current utility bill: electric, water or gas. (Disconnect or shutoff notices will not be accepted. Bills must be within the last 30 days)
    • Valid Property Deed
    • Current Real Estate Tax Receipt
    • Mortgage Statement/Bill
    • Signed Residential Lease Agreement
    • Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (fine at kcpublicschools.org or Office of Admissions 2901 Troost)


    • Personal Property Tax Receipt (Past year)
    • Homeowner’s/Rental Insurance Policy (Current year)
    • Social Services, Social Security Statement, or Other Legal/Court Documents
    • Pay stub/Pay check (within 30 days)
    • Bank statement (within 30 days)
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Who can attend Signature Schools?
    A: Any student who lives within the Kansas City Public Schools attendance boundary and meets the school's enrollment requirements can attend a Signature School. Students who live outside the school system attendance boundary may be eligible to attend if space permits; tuition fees would apply.
    Q: Do students who attend Signature Schools receive transportation?
    A: Students in grades K-12 who live 0.5 miles or more from their school are eligible for transportation. Transportation is not provided to pre-kindergarten students. For more detailed information, visit www.kcpublicschools.org/transportation.
    Q: How do I fulfill the additional admission requirements?
    A: Once you have submitted your enrollment application, call the school office to schedule a time to complete the admission requirements.
    Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter pre-kindergarten?
    A: Your child must be three years old before September 1st (effective 2018-19 school year). Visit the Richardson Early Learning or Woodland Early Learning for enrollment information.
    Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter kindergarten?
    A: Your child must be five years old before before September 1st (effective 2018-19 school year).
    Q: Will I be allowed to enroll my child in a Kansas City Public School 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 before enrolling in a public school.