Border Star

Border Star Montessori

Pre-K thru 6th Grade

KaLinda Bass-Barlow, Principal
6321 Wornall Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64113
Phone: 816-418-5150
8:20 am – 3:20 pm

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A Montessori program with purposeful, tailored instruction to help students thrive.

Border Star Montessori prepares the learner for life in a diverse educational and social environment. Children are encouraged to become self-motivated learners and develop qualities of order, concentration and independence.

By engaging a child’s natural curiosity, they develop strong study habits and critical thinking skills.

Develop a Life-Long Love of Learning

The Montessori approach emphasizes independence, freedom within limits and encourages a child’s natural development through curiosity and exploration. 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

Students are place 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 enthusiastic learners.

Border Star activities include:

  • Montessori Model Nations
  • Honor Choir
  • Ballet
  • Chess Club
  • Instrumental Music
  • Gardening
  • And more

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 to qualify for Pre-K. Kindergarten students must turn five on or before August 31. Returning students and siblings of current families are given preference for seating. Pre-K age 3 students entering Pre-K age 4 MUST REAPPLY for the next school year. Pre-K age 4 students entering kindergarten will automatically roll up to the next grade year. All new parents will be required 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.