A Great Place to Grow in a Caring Community of Learners
Brookside Charter and Early Learning Center is a kindergarten through 8th grade school chartered to operate within the boundaries of the Kansas City, Missouri School District. Brookside also operates a preschool.
Brookside opened as a private school in 1956 and received its charter as a charter public school from its sponsor, the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), in 2002. In 2008, UMKC and the State Board of Education renewed the charter for ten years. The purpose of the school is to prepare urban students to succeed in any high school in the Kansas City area.
Since 2003, Brookside has been growing and on the move. As enrollment continued to increase, Brookside began to strategically look for a new, permanent location and purchased a vacant office building from the Nazarene Church at 1815 East 63rd Street (63rd and Woodland).
As Brookside continued to experience significant enrollment growth, with waiting lists for many grades, and achieved remarkable success in both academic and character-building programs, (even with increased numbers of at-risk students at its new location), the Brookside board committed to making Brookside a seamless continuum of quality education and personal skill development from preschool through 8th grade. Brookside can now accomodate up to 650 students.
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A community came together Saturday January 25th to celebrate the Brookside Charter school gymnasium expansion, during an opening ceremony and pancake brunch. (video provided by KCTV5)
Brookside Charter and Early Learning Center
1815 E. 63 Street
Kansas City, MO 64130