• Border Star Montessori

    A Montessori program with purposeful, tailored instruction to help students thrive.

    Border Star Montessori prepares the learner for life in a diverse educational and social environment. Children are encouraged to become self-motivated learners and develop qualities of order, concentration and independence.

    By engaging a child’s natural curiosity, they develop strong study habits and critical thinking skills.

    Develop a Life-Long Love of Learning

    The Montessori approach emphasizes independence, freedom within limits and encourages a child’s natural development through curiosity and exploration. 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

    Students are place 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 enthusiastic learners.

    Border Star activities include:

    • Montessori Model Nations
    • Honor Choir
    • Ballet
    • Chess Club
    • Instrumental Music
    • Gardening
    • And more

    Admission Requirements

    Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Requirements: All P3s, P4s and kindergarteners are eligible for admission based on available seats. They must be school ready and able to abide by school policies and expectations as indicated in “Behavioral Expectation Student Contract”, which will be distributed upon acceptance. Students must be 3, 4 years old by September 1st to qualify for Pre-K. Returning students and siblings of current families are given preference for seating. All returning Pre-school students MUST REAPPLY each year. All new parents will be required to attend a Mandatory Montessori informational before a seat will be offered.

    Elementary (1-6) Admission Requirements: Previous Montessori experience is required for admission to grades 1-6. Families must attend a parent meeting upon student acceptance to the program.

    Required Documents

    Required documents to enroll in Kindergarten – 12th Grade:
    (Kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31)

    1. Birth Certificate
    2. Student's current immunization record
    3. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
    4. Two proofs of residency (See “Acceptable Proofs of Residency” list below)

    Documents to in enroll for Pre-Kindergarten:
    (Head Start, Early Learning and Montessori – Students must be 3 years old by August 31)

    1. Enrollment application
    2. Student's verification of birth (Birth Certificate)
    3. Student's current immunization record
    4. Parent/guardian photo ID (Proof of guardianship, if required)
    5. Two proofs of residency.
    6. Missouri childcare enrollment form (Click here to download)
    7. Proof of household income:
      • Two current pay stubs
      • Current TANF award letter
      • Current SSI verification
      • Unemployment letter
      • Current 1040A tax form with W-2's, (employer letter on company letterhead, notarized letter from employer)
      • Child support letter
    8. Child's insurance/Medicaid card (Head Start - if available)


    (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 (Click here to download)


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

    *Residency Affidavit – Must be notarized (Click here to download or get a copy at the Office of Admissions 2901 Troost Ave.). If you provide a residency affidavit the Head of Household must provide one item from the Proof of Residency #1 list AND the parent/guardian must provide one item from the proof of residency #2 list in their own name.