School Choice in


Missouri provides K–12 students and their families several types of school choice, including one tax-credit education savings account program, charter schools, magnet schools, homeschooling and public school choice via open enrollment.

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Private School Choice

Missouri has one private school choice program: a tax-credit education savings account program. Learn more about it in our program list.

Public School Choice

Missouri has an inter-district open enrollment policy, which allow some students to attend traditional public schools outside their district. Missouri also allows magnet schools.

Charter Schools

Missouri has some charter schools, which are publicly funded schools that are free from many of the regulations that restrict traditional public schools.


Parents have to meet certain laws in Missouri when homeschooling their children.