There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 1.4 million children living in Missouri. Families in Missouri can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

If you’re a parent looking for school choice options for your child head to our Missouri State Guide.

National School Choice Week (NSCW) informs, inspires, and empowers parents to discover the K-12 education options available for their children, including traditional public, charter, magnet, online, private, and home schooling.

Every January, tens of thousands of schools, organizations, and individuals plan unique events and activities to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options in their communities.

In 2024, we are partnering with 385 schools and organizations in Missouri to raise awareness of K-12 education options.

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The Impact of Options – Celebrating All Missouri Schools

Wed, January 24, 2024

Jefferson City

Kansas City School Open House Day

Sat, January 27, 2024

Kansas City

St. Louis Homeschool Expo

Sat, January 27, 2024

St. Louis

All-Star Events

DateCityNameEvent Description
Jan 15Kansas CityWestport Montessori LLCFor National School Choice Week 2024, Westport Montessori will have a spirit week focused on reading by having students devote time to reading books and sharing what they learn.
Jan 16Kansas CityFrontier School of Innovation ElementaryWe will celebrate with a Dance Contest- Classes will learn the NSCW dance and compete for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place.
Jan 21Saint CharlesTrinity Lutheran School – St CharlesTrinity Lutheran School will be kicking off the week on 1/21/24 with an open house/sensory play day at our school. The rest of the week we will be hosting spirit days, games, and a pep rally.
Jan 22ColumbiaHeritage Academy of ColumbiaWe will recognize School Choice Week during our weekly chapel assembly and do giveaways with the bracelets and scarves.
Jan 22CamdentonChildrens Learning CenterChildren’s Learning Center will celebrate with students by decorating signs and talking about school pride.
Jan 22Kansas CityEwing Marion Kauffman Middle SchoolEwing Marion Kauffman School will have student, family, and staff interviews about why they chose EMKS
Jan 22PalmyraPalmyra Christian AcademyPalmyra Christian Academy will be celebrating National School Choice week from January 22-26, 2024. We will host a spirit week, social media campaign, paint school choice rocks, create a mural of what school choice means to us, and spend the week celebrating our freedom to choose!
Jan 22SeymourVictory AcademyFor National School Choice Week, Victory Academy will be having a special assembly on the morning of January 22nd to share about school choice. We will have a time of sharing and a prayer of thanksgiving for God allowing us to live in a country where we have freedom of choice.
Jan 23Saint LouisGateway Science Academy Elementary – SmileyGateway Science Academy of St. Louis – Smiley will be holding multiple events including an assembly, a pep rally, a door decoration contest, and school interviews during School Choice Week. We will celebrate our stakeholders for what they do to make GSA what it is!
Jan 25St LouisCardinal Ritter College Prep High SchoolCardinal Ritter College Prep High School will gather to celebrate School Choice Week and Catholic Schools week all week with various community activities.
Jan 27Kansas CityBrookside Charter SchoolBrookside Charter School will be hosting our annual Breakfast with Brookside Charter Open House on January 27th during National School Choice Week! During Breakfast with Brookside Charter, prospective families will take a student led tour around our school and meet with students, staff, and families to talk about all of the opportunities Brookside Charter has to offer. This event is during Show Me KC School’s annual School Saturday, city wide open house.

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