Who We Are
The mission of Border Star Montessori School is to prepare 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.
We are a fully-accredited Montessori pre-K through 6th grade Signature school, comprised of a diverse student population from a wide array of KCMO neighborhoods. Border Star Montessori offers a variety of enriching extracurricular activities (including an award-winning chess club). Before- and after-school care is provided by the Local Investment Commission (LINC).
What We Do
Montessori is an educational approach, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, that emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and respect for each child's natural development. Our teachers promote hands-on learning through exploration and discovery.
Develop a life-long love of learning
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.
Freedom to learn at your pace
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.
Uniforms - Optional not required
Solid navy, light blue, gray, red, green, or Border star polo shirts (must have a collar or turtleneck), white blouses for girls. Tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper, or shorts. Denim jeans or shorts on Fridays with a school spirit shirt.
8:20 a.m - 3:20 p.m.
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