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Kansas City Academy (KCA) (6-12)

Kansas City Academy (KCA)

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7933 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64114
816-444-5225 Visit School Website

School Leader(s)

Robert Gronniger, Head of School principal@kcacademy.org Sheri Thomas, Admissions Director
  • Tuition
  • Limited space available for 2021-2022
  • NO Transportation provided
  • No Before or After Care Available

Quick Facts

Our Mission

Kansas City Academy is a personalized learning community that respects individuality, encourages independent thinking, and values creativity in all disciplines. Kansas City Academy graduates are active, responsible participants in a diverse world.

Points of Pride

  • KCA goes beyond traditional school and creates a supportive and nurturing community
  • KCA creates independent, critical thinkers
  • KCA values its small class sizes of 12-15 students

School Hours

  • School Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Before Care Hours Start: No Before Care available.
  • After Care Hours End: No After Care available

School Details

  • Year Established: 1984
  • Total Enrollment: 74
  • Affiliation: Independent Private
  • School Type: Independent Private


  • Tuition Amount: $11,640-$12,840 depending on grade

Our Demographics


Receive Special Ed Services


English Language Learners

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Programs and Features

Specialized Programs

  • Arts Intensive
  • College Prep

Arts Programs

  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Drama + Theater
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Rock Band
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • N/A

Clubs + Activities

  • Culinary Arts
  • Student Government

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Field Trip Chaperone
  • Parent Book Clubs
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers
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Application Process

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

How to Apply

Apply online at kcacademy.org/admissions.

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Student Performance

Standardized Test Results


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Why It Matters

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90


Why It Matters

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Retention Rate

Dropout Rate

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Why It Matters

The dropout rate helps tell the story of the graduation rate because it takes into account students who take more than four years to graduate or who transferred to other schools.

In 2019, the average dropout rate in Missouri was 1.9%, source.

Graduation Rate

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Why It Matters

The number of students who started at a school in 9th grade and graduate from that particular school four years later.

In 2019, the average graduation rate in Missouri was 89.64%, source.

ACT Scores

ACT Average Score

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ACT Participation Rate

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Why It Matters

The ACT is a standardized test that many students take before applying to college. This is the percentage of graduates who took the ACT and their average score. Students need a score of at least 18 in order to qualify for Missouri A+ Scholarships. Research shows that students who earn a 21 or higher have the best chance of earning grades C or higher in college.

In 2019, Missouri’s average ACT score was 20.6 and the percent of graduates who took the ACT was 76.69%, source

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Parent Perspective

Sarah Crowe, 10th grade parent

The confidence my daughter has in herself since coming here has been really amazing. She’s come out of her shell and I think has become more herself than I’ve ever seen her before. Everybody is allowed to be an individual here, she doesn’t feel like she has to dress like everybody else, or behave the same way. And everyone accepts the differences, even celebrates them.

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