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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Border Star Montessori

Border Star Montessori Logo

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 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 August 31 to qualify for PreK. Siblings of current families are given preference for seating.

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.

Border Star Mission Statement: The staff of Border Star is committed to building relationships and upholding high expectations for all, in an intentionally prepared environment.

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