One application. Unlimited potential.

Currently accepting applications for the 24-25 school year.

How to Apply

SEARCH: Visit showmekcschools.org to learn about every school option in the Kansas City Missouri Public School District boundary. You can also reach out to receive one-on-one help from a school navigator by calling Show Me KC Schools at: (816) 535-0656.

Please join us for our annual City School Fair on Saturday, November 9, 2024.

Plan to visit schools on School Saturday! January 25, 2025, from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.

Visit showmekcschools.org for additional details.

To be included in the lottery, the application for the 2025-2026 school year opens on November 9, 2024 and closes on March 1, 2025.

An application can be submitted online anytime after the deadline but will not be included in the lottery and will be entered in the order it was received.

First, create a family profile. Once this is done you will be able to apply to as many schools on your application as you would like.

If you already have a family profile, you will use this same login information each year that you apply. Take time to decide what best suits your student.

Once you submit your application you will be entered into a lottery for each of the schools you chose. The lottery results will be available and made public on March 7, 2025, at 4pm and will be sent to you via your preferred communication method.

If you submit an application after March 1, 2025, your application will be placed in line in the order that it was received.

The school(s) you applied to will contact you when they have available space.

You will either be made an offer or be placed on a waitlist. You can receive multiple offers, but you can only accept one of the offers.

Once you accept an offer, the system will automatically decline all other offers that you may have. You can, however, remain on a waitlist while accepting a seat at another school. If you are made an offer from the waitlist at a later date, you can accept that offer but you will be removed from any other school that you previously accepted a seat with. The system will only allow you to hold one seat at a time.

Once you accepted your seat, you will receive registration instructions through text and email. You will complete your registration with the one school that you have selected.

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23 Participating Schools

Ewing Marion Kauffman School: 5th‑12th grade
Genesis School: PK‑8th grade
Gordon Parks Elementary: PK‑4th grade (Year round)
Guadalupe Centers Schools: PK‑12th grade
Hogan Preparatory Academy: PK‑12th grade
Hope Leadership Academy: K‑5th grade
Kansas City International Academy : PK‑8th grade
Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy: 5th‑8th grade
KIPP: Endeavor Academy: PK‑11th grade
Lee A. Tolbert Community Academy: PK‑8th grade
The Plaza Academy: 7th‑12th grade
University Academy: PK‑12th grade

New Preschool in 24-25

  • Bare Essentials Childcare Center: Infant‑PK
  • Brown’s Christian Academy & Preschool: Infant‑PK
  • Della Lamb: Infant‑PK
  • Each One Teach One Learning Center, LLC: Infant‑PK
  • Kids In Christ Academy, LLC: PK

Schools that Have Opted-Out

Allen Village Charter School
All Kansas City Public Schools

Frontier Schools
Scuola Vita Nuova

  • Allen Village Charter School
  • All Kansas City Public Schools
  • Frontier School of Innovation – Elementary
  • Frontier School of Excellence
  • Frontier School of Excellence – Middle
  • Frontier STEM High School
  • Scuola Vita Nuova

Important Dates

2025-2026 School Year

Application Opens: November 9, 2024

Join us at the City School Fair: November 9,2024 at the Kansas City Public Library-Central Branch

Attend School Saturday: January 25, 2025. Tour schools and meet school staff at participating local schools.

Submit Applications: by March 1, 2025

Receive Offers: by March 7, 2025 @ 4pm

Select One School*: by March 14, 2025 *families may choose to remain on waitlists

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About Us

SchoolAppKC streamlines the school application process for families in the Kansas City Public School boundaries. It is a special project of Show Me KC Schools, a nonprofit with a mission to help parents understand their school options, in partnership with a number of local Kansas City organizations committed to educational equity.

Year 1 Data Review

In year one, 6,627 unique students participated in the SchoolAppKC process. This report outlines the findings for the entire first year of SchoolAppKC from December 3, 2018 – October 4, 2019.

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Year 2 Data Review

In year two, 2,785 unique students participated in the SchoolAppKC process. This report outlines the findings for the second year of SchoolAppKC from November 9, 2019 – March 1, 2020.

Year 3 Data Review

In year three, 3,516 applications were submitted through SchoolAppKC. This report outlines the findings for the entire third year of SchoolAppKC from November 14, 2020 – February 22, 2021.

Years 1-3 Interactive Data

SchoolAppKC Community Partners

Education is a vital part of our community. We endorse SchoolAppKC because we believe that education should be easily accessible to all families in Kansas City. As a community partner that works to improve educational outcomes, we believe that SchoolAppKC is an important step to achieve this goal.

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