Individual Schools

The Kauffman Foundation invests in individual schools that demonstrate the capacity to deliver strong academic outcomes for students in Kansas City. Schools supported include district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students in the six-county metro area. 

Academie Lafayette
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.

Crossroads Academy
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.

Franklin Smith Elementary
The Kauffman Foundation grant provides support for staff professional development and afterschool math intervention at Franklin Smith Elementary to improve mathematics outcomes for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Gordon Parks Elementary
This grant will help to fund Gordon Parks’ efforts to enhance schoolwide culture and implement literacy programming that will contribute to improved teacher effectiveness and support students in gaining reading fluency and comprehension.

Gladstone Elementary School
The grant will support the expansion of the New Americans Academy pilot program at Gladstone Elementary School to improve academic results for a growing number of English Language Learners in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Holy Cross School
This grant provides support for English Language Learners to improve academic outcomes for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade.

James Walker Elementary School
The Foundation’s grant will support staff professional development and after-school literacy tutoring at James Walker Elementary to improve English Language Arts outcomes for students in kindergarten through fifth grade.

University Academy
The Kauffman Foundation grant provides support to increase internal capacity and strengthen the school’s curriculum, teacher development, college counseling, and alumni support at University Academy.