Kauffman School | First Day, August 2015

This year, the Ewing Marion Kauffman School welcomes its first high school students. As the Kauffman School’s founding class, these students began with the Kauffman School in fifth grade, well behind their peers in math and reading. Through four years of hard work and determination, they have made tremendous academic gains and come to high school on track to become college graduates.

The inaugural two classes of 100 fifth-grade students were admitted in 2011 and 2012, and will be joined each subsequent year with a new class of fifth graders until the school is complete from grades five through twelve.

The Kauffman School is a rigorous college preparatory school founded in 2011 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The mission of the Kauffman School is to prepare students to excel academically, graduate from college and apply their unique talents in the world to create economically independent and personally fulfilling lives.

The Kauffman School’s mission can be summed up in three words: Create college graduates.