We invest in dozens of district, charter, and private schools serving lower-income students in the six-county metro Kansas City region (Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri).
Here are just a few examples of how schools supported by the Kauffman Foundation are exploring new approaches to helping students succeed.
New Americans Academy, Kansas City Public Schools
The New Americans Academy helps English language learners from around the world who are enrolled in Kansas City Public Schools navigate language, cultural and academic challenges on their path to a quality education.
New Americans Academy serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade—many arriving from refugee camps within the past year. Learn how this program is making a difference for students in Kansas City.
Kansas City Neighborhood Academy
Designed to transform educational outcomes for students in Kansas City’s urban core,
Kansas City Neighborhood Academy is working to provide students with the education they need to thrive as 21st century citizens.
Excelsior Springs High School, Excelsior Springs School District
To better prepare students for postsecondary and career success, Excelsior Springs High School is transforming its traditional high school to an innovative school that provides personalized learning, flexible learning spaces, and new teaching practices.
Apache Innovative School, Shawnee Mission School District
To better prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, Apache Innovative School is transforming its traditional elementary school to an innovative school that provides project-based, personalized learning and flexible scheduling.