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  • Signature Schools


    Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) offers several Signature Schools with special themes or programs that support highly motivated students with specialized interests. KCPS is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year for Signature School students on a first come, first serve basis. Signature School applications MUST be submitted directly to the Signature school of choice.

    Click HERE to ses a complete list of our Signature Schools and their admission requirements:


    Signature School FAQs:


    Q: Who can attend Signature Schools?

    A: Any student who lives within the Kansas City Public Schools attendance boundary and meets the school's enrollment requirements can attend a Signature School at tuition free. Students who live outside the school system attendance boundary may be eligible to attend if space permits; tuition fees would apply. To see if your address is in the KCPS boundaries visit

    Q: Do students who attend Signature Schools receive transportation?

    A: Students in grades K-12 who live 0.5 miles or more from their school are eligible for transportation. Transportation is not provided to pre-kindergarten students. For detailed information about transportation, visit

    Q: How do I apply for a Signature School?

    A: Requirements for admission to a signature schools varies. Submit your completed enrollment application and all other documents required by the school directly to the signature school of interest. 

    Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter pre-kindergarten?

    A: Your child must be thee (3) years old before August 1. For more information on Signature School Pre-K, visit Early Learning (Pre-K) Page. (Insert Link to Early Learning Web Page Here)

    Q: What is the age requirement for my child to enter kindergarten?

    A: Your child must be five years old before August 1.*

    *Updated 12/09/15


    Q: Will I be allowed to enroll my child in a Kansas City Public School without having an up-to-date immunization record on file?

    A: No. Missouri law (RSMo 167.181) requires all children show proof of adequate immunizations before enrolling in a public school.