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Our School

Where students foster their artistic side while preparing for college and postsecondary advanced studies.

Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts is a Signature School of Kansas City Public Schools with a Performing Arts Majors that include: Dance, Visual and Graphic Arts, Fashion and Costume Design, Broadcasting and Video Production, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Theater/Drama, Technical Theater, and Creative Writing. The teachers at Paseo Academy have extensive backgrounds in the arts and are dedicated to providing students with outstanding educational opportunities through a wide variety of creative experiences. Locally and nationally celebrated writers, artists, actors, musicians and dancers provide additional instruction, with many serving as artists-in-residence, lecturers and master teachers.

This training also prepares our students to successfully participate in local, regional and national performances, as well as exhibitions and arts competitions. In addition to offering extensive training in the arts, Paseo also provides a rigorous academic program to prepare students for college and postsecondary advanced studies. Each year, graduating seniors are awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to various colleges and universities, internships and on-the-job shadowing, with many graduates receiving an Associate’s degree in addition to their high school diploma.

Fostering successful students

Paseo students are locally and nationally celebrated in their arts. Students learn in a hands-on environment and go on to postsecondary studies having earned scholarships to colleges and universities across the country.

Academic excellence

Students are also challenged to excel academically. Rigorous academic programs, including advanced placement classes, are available for students to excel beyond their creative major.

Quick Facts

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Mascot: Pirate
  • School Colors: Red, Black, Old Gold and White
  • Address: 4747 Flora Ave (Pirate Way) - Kansas City, MO 64110
  • Founded: 1926
  • Enrollment: Paseo is a signature school. Any student within the KCPS boundary may apply
  • Bell Time: 7:20am-2:20pm

DAILY SCHEDULE    –    7:20am - 2:20pm

A Day Mondays Alternate A & B Days
Tuesday/Thursday A Day
Wednesday/Friday B Day
B Day
Period Time Period
1st 7:20 - 8:40 2nd
3rd 8:45 - 10:05 4th
Advisory 10:10 - 10:50 Advisory
Lunches 10:55 - 11:25 (LA)
11:40 -  12:10 (LB)
12:25 - 12:55 (LC)
(85  min.)
11:30 - 12:55 (LA)
10:55 - 11:35 (LB)
12:15 - 12:55 (LB)
10:55 - 12:20 (LC)
(85 min.)
7th 1:00 - 2:20 8th


Early Release SCHEDULE 

A/B Day Period Early Release Time
1st & 2nd period 7:20 - 8:00
3rd & 4th period 8:05 - 8:45
5th & 6th period 8:50 - 9:30
7th & 8th period 9:35 - 10:15
Advisory/Lunch/Dismissal 10:20 - 10:50


Dancers of Paseo