Border Star Montessori
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.
8:20 AM - 3:20PM
Border Star’s Key Features:
- Before & After School Care (K-6)
- Chess Club
- Farmer’s Market
- Free Breakfast & Lunch
- Free Pre-K Program
- 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