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No Cost Covid Testing

Kansas City Public Schools is partnering with the Mid-America Regional Council, KC Cares, Samuel U. Rogers Health Center and Swope Health to offer no-cost COVID-19 testing for KCPS staff, students, families and community members.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Taps Trio As Terrific Teammates

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following staff members as Terrific Teammates during a School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

KCPS Honors Six Students As Scholar Superstars

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell recognized the following students as Scholar Superstars during a virtual School Board meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10.

KCPS Seeking Feedback from Families with Thoughtexchange

We want to stay connected and hear your questions and ideas about how we should move forward during this pandemic and in this educational landscape. With that in mind, we're asking KCPS families for five minutes today and another five minutes tomorrow to help us plan for the future. Please join our “Thoughtexchange” today to share your thoughts and questions.

Pivot International Donates 7,000 Shields to KCPS

Pivot International, a Lenexa, KS-based global leader in product design, development, and manufacturing, has partnered with Kansas City Public Schools to enhance maximal protection for students and staff with a gift of 7,000 safety shields.

Border Star Montessori

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About Border Star

Border Star Montessori prepares 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. One of two public signature Montessori schools in the KC, Border Star is proud to have a strong parent support community that enriches the lives of our students. The parent-led Parent Teacher Association strives to provide a quality education for all students by involving community, family and business participation. 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.

Border Star is proud to have a strong parent support community that enriches the lives of our students. The parent-led Parent Teacher Association strives to provide a quality education for all students by involving community, family and business participation. Learn more about our PTA here: BorderStarPTA.org.

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. 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. As a KCPS school, free breakfast and lunch are available for all Border Star students. Free transportation and before and after school care are also provided for students in pre-kindergarten.

Border Star is proud to partner with LINC to offer free of charge, high quality before and after school care for students in grades K-6. Students are able to participate in a variety of safe, fun and engaging activities. LINC provides a caring environment that supports children’s social, emotional and physical development.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Requirements: All Pre-K age 3 and Pre-K age 4 students along with kindergarten students 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 three or four years old on or before July 31, 2021 to qualify for Pre-K. Kindergarten students must turn five on or before July 31, 2021. Returning students and siblings of current families are given preference for seating. All returning preschool students MUST REAPPLY each year. All new parents will be required to attend a mandatory Montessori informational meeting before the beginning of school.

Admission Requirements (Grades 1 – 6): Previous Montessori experience is required for admission to first through sixth grades. Families must attend a parent meeting upon the student’s acceptance to the program.

Uniforms: Solid white or navy blue short or long-sleeved shirt (must have a collar or turtleneck). Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. No denim is allowed.

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6321 Wornall Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64113
(816) 418-5150
Borderstar@kcpublicschools.org
facebook.com/KCPSBorderstar
Twitter:@KCPS_Borderstar

Grades:
PreK-6

School Hours:
8:20 AM - 3:20PM

Border Star’s Key Features:

  • Ballet
  • Before & After School Care (K-6)
  • Chess Club
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Free Breakfast & Lunch
  • Free Pre-K Program
  • Gardening
  • Green Team
  • Honors Choir
  • Instrumental Music Class
  • Little Dragons Before and After Care (Pre-K)
  • Montessori Model United Nations

Border Star’s Community Partners:

  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
  • Third and Long
  • Project Safe
  • Leopold Art Gallery
  • LINC

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