Providing Financial Education

The School of Economics provides high-quality, full-day field trip experiences for elementary school students from the Greater Kansas City area.

Business and financial principles are put into practice using well-developed programs that keep students interested and engaged in the learning process.  Over 12,000 students attend the School of Economics every year with the help of more than 3,500 parent and community volunteers.

Reality-based education teaches children how to prepare for their financial future.

For Educators

About Us

The School of Economics was founded in 1994 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization through the collaborative efforts of teachers, volunteers, local business owners, and the City of Blue Springs. It currently serves 40 different public school districts plus private schools, charter schools, and home school groups.

The mission of the organization is to provide high quality, reality-based educational experiences that prepare young people to understand and apply basic marketplace concepts and skills, and expose them to business-related careers.

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Three students at School of Economics
School of Economics Videos

Watch our videos to learn more about School of Economics and how we teach children to prepare for their financial future.

What Does School of Economics Look Like?
by Blue Springs School District

Merriam Park Elementary Field Trip
by Shawnee Mission School District

Blue Springs Chamber VLOG
by Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce