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Kansas City Academy

Private | 6-12 | 47 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $116,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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Posted July 22, 2013

This school is great! My student is focused on going to college and the teachers are doing an excellent job of preparing her for it. The teachers really get to know the students and how to motivate them. I would highly recommend KCA to any parent with a college bound teen.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 9, 2012

No other school offers anything this close to the ideal for our daughter. The small student population, open atmosphere, and creative programming are all well-suited to make the most of her experience and needs. Above all it s the KCA philosophy we love the mutual respect among students and faculty and the integrated educational approach provide a fertile environment to nurture her intellectual, social, and personal growth. Thus grounded, she is empowered to utilize her strengths with confidence and meet her challenges in an atmosphere of trust.
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Posted January 31, 2012

The best school in the area for any kid who doesn't fit the public (or private) school mold. Learning by doing. Small classes. Tight community where the kids are part of the family and realize their potential, as the teachers have the flexibility to teach kids in their own learning styles, with autonomy outside the regulators' boxes. This school will create thinkers and do-ers, instead of followers. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I AM A KCA!
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Posted January 31, 2012

This school has the most engaged teachers, students and administrators I have ever encountered. It reminds me of a montessori school, but for grades 6-12. It is small and relaxed, but academically challenging. My son never enjoyed traditional classroom learning, even though his grades were good. Now he is fully absorbed and passionate about the subjects he is studying at KCA. He feels he is an important part of the school community. I can't recommend KCA highly enough.
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Posted May 26, 2010

Fantastic school! My son just graduated from the KCA and he had an incredible experience. Close knit, family environment, teachers bring out the best in students with a personalized approach, focus on developing each student as a person, one on one to develop each child's potential. Great experiences for my son and our entire family and he is so excited and ready for college. Take advantage of this special educational community and send your child to the Kansas City Academy!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 24, 2010

my kid has never learnd so much and doesnt hate going to school
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Posted March 13, 2010

Hello, I went to KCA for most of my high school years, I can say for me, and most of my fellow classmates that I graduated with, that this is one of the best high schools in America. It is a small, private high school, with big aspirations. The teachers are like a second family to me. I made so many great memories here, and this will continue to be a huge part of my life. If you do your homework, and participate in class, you will succeed. I received a 3.8 here, and I am going to one of the best east coast private colleges. Other graduates go to Sarasota, FL and Prescott, AZ. Shannon
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Posted February 23, 2010

Dont send you kids here! Please This school is gross. Yes, its fun for the kids but they dont learn ANYTHING! and they just give to children A's when they dont learn anything .My child went here her freshmen year and ugh! im school but i love the teachers and student but its a bad school..
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 23, 2010

I dont like it. it smells and dity and like they make the children clean and i didnt really learn anything. But i love the school :]
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 4, 2007

Kansas City Academy has been an outstanding school for my son. My son has always been a motivated student but felt torn down socially in the public school. He has always been more artsy and not interested in sports. This school helped gradually restore his self-esteem. The art, theater and music programs are outstanding. The classes are small. The teachers and staff get to know the kids and can work with them on their individual needs. The academics are college prep. The down side of a smaller school is there cannot be as much diversity in curriculum. However, the school will work with you in either independent studies or classes from other institutions.
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Posted November 20, 2005

Kansas City Academy is by far the best school for our son. He is not a 'cookie cutter kid' nor are many of the students at KCA. The student/teacher ratio is great. The music and arts programs are the best. They have good PE and health instruction. There are no sports programs but I think that leaves room for a better focus on what really matters. They stress individuality and a student being responsible for what they learn. They want to know all about the student, not just how much book knowledge they have. The school teaches the kids how to be responsible for their work and their actions. Parents can be as involved as they wish. The policy is completely open door. I highly recomment Kansas City Academy.
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Posted August 5, 2005

Don't send your child here if they are ADD or ADHD. It's a big waste of money and a rip off. Staff just let's a child do what they want and if they choose to do nothing then so be it. No goal, guidelines or expectations are set out for them. Public schools are by far a much better choice.
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Posted July 10, 2004

The polar opposite to a KCMO School District school. A fantastic student to teacher ratio that enables a personal relationship with the faculty and students.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 74%
Black 13% 17%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 2%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:25 pm
School Leader's name
  • Kathy Baldwin-Heitman
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (816) 444-8354


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7933 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64114
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Phone: (816) 444-5225


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