The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City. Schools supported include: Academie Lafayette, Cristo Rey Kansas City, Crossroads Academy, KIPP Endeavor Academy, and University Academy.
With the Kauffman Foundation's support, Academie Lafayette will become only the second school in Missouri authorized by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program to provide 6-8 grade students with a strong, international curriculum that is highly regarded throughout the world.
Bishop Ward High School
The Foundation supports Bishop Ward’s Project ForWard initiative, which includes ACT preparation and college readiness support; Spanish language initiatives; and a series of extracurricular programs intended to enhance students’ postsecondary preparation experience.
Cristo Rey Kansas City
With support from the Kauffman Foundation, Cristo Rey Kansas City is aligning its science and math curriculums with national standards to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared for success in college and beyond.
The Kauffman Foundation provides Crossroads Academy with development support to help the school expand its capacity to provide a high-quality education for more students in Kansas City.
KIPP Endeavor Academy
The Kauffman Foundation aids expanded literacy practices to help improve academic outcomes for students at KIPP Endeavor Academy.
The Kauffman Foundation supports University Academy's implementation of Common Core State Standards to help parents, teachers, and students understand the expectations in reading, writing, speaking, listening, language, and mathematics in school.