Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) Mission:
Inspiring Excellence: Every Grownup, Every Child, Every Day.


Enrollment Information

High & Middle School Enrollment | Meal Prices & Enrollment Items | Immunizations & Student Health | Supplies & Tuition

There are two official start dates for the 2013-2014 school year for most students in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS). Monday, August 12 will be the first full day of classes for K-5, plus 6th grade students at all middle schools except Northwest, and 9th grade students at Washington, Wyandotte, Schlagle and Harmon high schools. At Sumner Academy of Arts and Science, 8th grade students, plus students new to Sumner Academy, will begin classes on Monday, August 12. There will be a full day of classes for students at all grade levels on Monday, August 13.

New Stanley Elementary and Northwest Middle School follow a different school schedule. The first day of classes for New Stanley students is Monday, July 29, with an early dismissal. At Northwest Middle School, 6th grade students begin classes on Thursday, August 1. The first day for all students at Northwest will be Friday, August 2.

PreK students begin classes on Monday, August 12 with a Family Advocacy Day.

Parents of elementary and middle school students who are new to the district may call the district's Student Services Office, (913) 279-2248, with questions concerning the school their child will attend and enrollment information.

Click here for high & middle school August enrollment information.


The KCK Public Schools do not charge enrollment fees or textbook rental fees. Students may be required to pay for items used for individual projects in woodworking, arts, etc. Students will be charged for lost or damaged textbooks and supplies.


Elementary students are eligible to ride the bus to school if they live .8 or further from the school. Middle and high school students are eligible to ride the bus to school if they live 1.5 or further from the school.


The Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools follows state regulations regarding immunizations for students. All students MUST comply with these regulations to attend school. All students returning to school for the 2013-2014 school year must be current on their immunizations.

Parents of returning students who are in need of additional immunizations before the fall, have been notified by letter. All students should be immunized before the new school year begins.

Details about immunizations are posted under "Departments" and "Student Health."

Meal Prices

Meal prices for the 2013-2014 school year are as follows:

Parents may prepay for school meals by sending money to the cafeteria manager or by going online at kckps.org, mouse over "Parents" in the top navigation bar, and clicking on "Online Payments." Incentives are available for prepaid meals.

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Parents who have a child who is entering the school district for the first time should bring the following items with them at the time of enrollment:

  • A state issued birth certificate for each child enrolling in kindergarten or grade one — a birth certificate or other proof of age for all other students.
  • A Kansas certificate of immunization for each child.
  • A physical exam / health assessment for each child nine years of age or younger. Those coming from another school in Kansas must present a copy of the physical health assessment when enrolling in the KCK Public Schools.
  • A report card from the sending school or authorization for school transcripts. Children must be five years of age on or before August 31 to enter kindergarten. A child enrolling in first grade who did not attend kindergarten must be six years of age on or before August 31.

School Supplies

Each school has various requirements for school supplies. Please contact your child's school for a supply list. Contact information for each of our schools is on the School Directory web page. If you are unable to get your school's supply list, click here for a generic elementary supply list .pdf.

Tuition Rate 2013-2014

Except as provided in Board of Education Policy Attendance Policy for Non-Resident Students of District Employees, non-resident students shall be required to pay tuition in an amount to be annually set by the Board of Education.

Amounts received as tuition for enrollment and attendance of non-resident students shall be deposited in the general fund of the district. Payment of tuition must be made in advance annually or on a semester basis.

The tuition rate for the 2013-2014 school year is $1,320.

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PDF Documents

NOTE: BOTH sets of the following documents need to be completed.

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