Why Work for Frontier?
Frontier Schools is a tuition-free, college preparatory, Pre K-12 Public Charter School and is currently serving more than 1,600 students at four locations in Kansas City. Our schools have a strong STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus, working with students in the Kansas City area.
There are many benefits to working at Frontier Schools with some of them being:
Students and Families are Important: Frontier Schools teachers form strong relationships with students and families. These enduring relationships are what keep teachers at Frontier Schools. We have a diverse student body with our students being predominantly Latinx.
Salary: Frontier Schools believes in attracting and retaining the best talent. Teachers cite that we are one of the most competitive in teacher compensation in the Kansas City area for all subject areas.
Staff Culture: Our staff is collaborative, caring, and close-knit. These strong staff relationships keep our teachers at Frontier Schools.
Additional benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive salary and benefits such as retirement, health insurance and other benefits. Note that Frontier Schools offers six paid weeks of maternity leave. Frontier Schools invests in our employees’ growth and as a result, we offer the Frontier Employee Education Program (FEEP). The FEEP program helps teachers pursue additional education such as Master’s degrees relevant to their work or additional credentials (principal certification, teacher certification, etc.).

Teacher Salary & Benefits
Frontier Schools is a Pre K-12 Public Charter School System located in Kansas City, Missouri. Frontier strives to provide personal growth and professional success to recent graduates or experienced professionals seeking new career opportunities. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, professional support, and opportunities for career advancement.

Salary Schedule for Teachers 2024-25
Base Salary For Certified Teacher-1 is $60,000
Base Salary For Certified Teacher-2 is $57,000

Click here to see salary schedules for all campuses.

Approved Teacher-1 subjects for the 2024‐25 school year are as follows:
Elementary (Core), Science, Technology/Computer, Engineering, Mathematics, PLTW courses, English Language Arts, English Language Learners (ELL), Social Studies, Special Education, Gifted Talented Education, Reading (Specialist/Teacher), Advanced Placement (AP) Courses, CTE courses. The subjects that are not classified as Teacher‐1 are classified as Teacher‐2.

Advanced Degrees
Teachers who hold a Master’s degree receive an additional $2000 annually. Exempt employees holding an educational specialist degree (Ed.S.) receive an $1000 or doctorate degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) get $2,000 annually as part of their salary (in addition to the $2,000 received for Master’s degree, all Ed.S., Ed.D. or Ph.D. holders will be considered to have Master’s degree). The degree must have been awarded by September 1, 2024.

Work Experience
Teachers who have full‐time work experience at schools other than Frontier receive $500/year (up to 10 years).

Health Benefits
Frontier Schools offers a competitive benefit package to all full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week. Medical, dental, vision and voluntary benefit options allow you to customize your coverage in order to best suit you and your family. Eligible employees are also covered by a district-paid life insurance policy.

Your employment with Frontier Schools means you’ve taken an important step towards achieving financial security in your retirement years. We recognize that retirement may not be uppermost in your mind at this stage in your career, however we encourage you to understand the advantages of your membership in the Kansas City Public School Retirement System (KCPSRS) and the benefits you are entitled to receive.

KCPSRS Information

KCPSRS New Hire Presentation

KCPSRS Defined Benefit vs Defined Benefit Contributions

FAQ about Retirement System

KCPSRS – Facts

Your Retirement Benefits Brochure

Purchase of Service (including information on reinstating, purchasing & reciprocity of service credits)

Ready to Retire Guide