Why Choose Belton?
The answer is simple. Being a part of the Pirate family will be the most rewarding personal and professional experience of your lifetime. Our school district hires the best and brightest educators available to meet the individual and personal needs of students at all grade levels. Our support staff supports the district's mission and goals by playing an important role in ensuring student success. Come see why we are #Proud2BPirates!
Belton School District: State and National Schools of CharacterWhen students feel safe, engaged, and respected, they can focus on their academic goals. Effective character educators ensure that these needs are met. Character education is the foundation upon which students can reach academic achievement. On a daily basis, staff inspire, engage, and empower their students to be their best and expect the best in others. Six of our schools (Grace Early Childhood Center, Mill Creek Upper Elementary, Wilckens STEAM Academy @ Hillcrest, Kentucky Trail Elementary, Cambridge Elementary, & Belton Middle School) are State and National Schools of Character.
Instructional CoachingBelton staff have instructional coaches and educational technology specialists available PreK-12 to support their teaching and learning. The coaches have expertise in curriculum, classroom management, literacy at all levels, and content-specific support. The educational technology specialists assist with technology integration, digital citizenship, and more.
1:1 TechnologyWe are proud to be a district where each child and staff member are issued a device to communicate, create, and collaborate, as well as have access to many other innovative teaching and learning tools.Social Emotional Support SystemsSince 2010, the Belton Educational Foundation has earned grants bringing 7 licensed therapists who support our students and families. The District has 13 licensed counselors ready to assist students with their mental health, social skills, career investigations, and more.
Small Town Feel with Big City ConnectionsThe Belton School District is located just outside the I-435 circle surrounding Kansas City, Missouri. While the city is in Cass County, it is a quick 15-20 minute drive to downtown KC and several other locations around the area. Belton School District has the best of both worlds -- the chance to be a part of a community with that "Friday Night Lights" feel, and a quick drive north gives you access to big city amenities.One of the biggest advantages Belton School District offers young educators entering the workforce is the opportunity to continue your academic career while working in the classroom setting. Our location in northern Cass County puts you within minutes of the following locations for professional development and continuing education:
- Avila University
- University of Central Missouri - Satellite Campus in Lee's Summit
- University of Kansas - Edwards Campus in Overland Park, KS
- Park University
- Baker University
- University of Missouri - Kansas City
Life in the Kansas City area offers affordable housing, a quick drive to the Kansas City airport, Major League sports teams (Chiefs, Royals, and SportingKC), semi-pro regional sports teams, cultural and fine arts performances:
- Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
- Nelson-Atkins Museum
- 18th & Vine American Jazz Museum
- Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
- Liberty Memorial
- World War I Museum
- Crown Center
- Country Club Plaza
- Union Station
- KC Power & Light District
- Starlight Theatre
- Harry Truman Presidential Library
- Worlds of Fun
- Countless parks and trails for outdoor activities