Ewing Marion Kauffman School

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

Founded in 2011 by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, this free, public charter school offers a rigorous college preparatory education.

2015 highlights

  • Students averaged 2.0 grade levels of growth in science.
  • Students averaged 1.9 grade levels of growth in math.
  • Students averaged 1.7 grade levels of growth in reading.
  • Named one of 100 schools worth visiting in the U.S.

Adding one fifth grade class per year, by 2018 Kauffman School will serve more than 1,100 students grades five through twelve.

The Kauffman School design is based on inspiring examples of charter schools throughout the country that are helping urban students achieve at very high academic levels in preparation for success beyond high school and throughout their lives. 

Our expectation is that every single child who walks in our door is being prepared to succeed in and graduate from college.
— Hannah Lofthus,
Chief Executive Officer,
Ewing Marion Kauffman School