Lee’s Summit is one of those communities where families choose to live in order to take advantage of our award-winning school districts, which include Lee’s Summit R-7, Blue Springs R-4, and Summit Christian Academy. The Lee’s Summit School district (R-7) has won the coveted Distinction in Performance Award for the 11 years that it has been offered. Some other educational honors include: the three time American School Board Journals Magna Award; R-7 was the first ever district to receive “the Governor’s Choice for Excellence” award, and also received top honor as to “what parents want,” (School/Match Award). In addition, Blue Springs R-4 received a perfect score on their Annual Performance Report for 8 years in a row, and Summit Christian Academy has been ranked the number one accredited Christian school in Kansas City.
There are 33 higher educational institutions located within the Kansas City metro area that are accessible to residents in Lee’s Summit. For continuing education and associate’s programs, the Metropolitan Community College – Longview, is another award-winner with nearly 8,000 students enrolled per year. Undergraduate completion programs are available through the University of Central Missouri’s Summit Center Campus.