• About Border Star Montessori

    Border Star Montessori

    The mission of Border Star Montessori School is to prepare the learner for life in a diverse educational and social environment. Each child will be encouraged to become a self-motivated learner and develop qualities of order, concentration, and independence.

    We are a fully-accredited Montessori pre-K through 6th grade Signature school, comprised of a diverse student population from a wide array of KCMO neighborhoods. Border Star Montessori offers a variety of enriching extracurricular activities (including an award-winning chess club). Before- and after-school care is provided by the Local Investment Commission (LINC). 

    What is Montessori?

    Montessori is an educational approach, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, that emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and respect for each child's natural development.  Our teachers promote hands-on learning through exploration and discovery.

    Develop a life-long love of learning

    Children follow their interests, wherever that passion leads. They develop a life-long love of learning through a balance of freedom and responsibility within the classroom.

    Freedom to learn at your pace

    Our students are in mixed-age groups that offer a variety of activities, enabling children to become peer teachers and learn from helping one another. They have the freedom to work at their own pace and become self-motivated learners.