KC International Academy

Public Charter • PK-8

Our Mission

KC International Academy is committed to excellence in education, inspiring and empowering children from all nationalities and diverse backgrounds, giving them the foundation they need to achieve the highest level of success in life.

Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
No Before or After Care Available
Participating SchoolAppKC School

Points of Pride

KC International Academy surrounds students with caring adults. Transitional Kindergarten- Fourth Grade classrooms have 2 teachers each.
Our school has extra instructional support teachers, two counselors, a Social Worker, Nurse, behavior interventionist, multiple instructional aides and translators.
KCIA is a beautifully diverse school where all cultures and backgrounds are honored and appreciated.

KC International Academy

414 Wallace Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64125
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Website: http://www.kcia.us
Admisssions : Jennifer Wilson
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School Details

Year Established: 1999
Total Enrollment: 649
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: Missouri Charter Public School Commission
School Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Tuition: NO Tuition


Feeder Schools

Receive Special Ed Services
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • Culturally Centered


  • Band
  • Ceramics
  • Choir
  • Drawing
  • Drum/Percussion
  • Instrumental Music
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Basketball (Girls)
  • Cross Country (Boys)
  • Cross Country (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs & Activities

  • Book Club
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • BackSnack Program
  • Dental Services
  • Interpreters
  • Learning Support Specialists
  • School Breakfast
  • School Counselor
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Therapist
  • Uniform Closet
  • Vision Services

Family Engagement

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

Application Details

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

Application Open: November 11, 2023
Application Close: March 1, 2024
Kindergarten Cutoff: October 31
Residence: Students must live within the KCPS boundaries.

How to Apply

KC International Academy is one of the Kansas City charter schools working together to simplify their initial application process into one easy form – SchoolAppKC – that you can fill out on any electronic device.

Note: If they do not have space, you may choose to remain on their waiting list.

E-mail Jennifer Wilson, Director of Student Services, at jwilson@kcia.us or call 816-242-4206 for more information.

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
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Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.


* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

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


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.

Third Grade Reading Scores


Third grade is the important time when kids switch from learning to read to reading to learn and is an important benchmark for a student’s educational development.

In 2019, the average 3rd grade reading score in Missouri was 48.7%, source

Student Growth

English Language Arts


This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in English Language Arts.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).



This data determines if individual students, compared to their peers, are making achievement gains over time in Mathematics.

There are three categories possible: Floor (minimum), On Track (doing just fine), and Exceeding (outperforming their peers).

Safia Hassan, KCIA Parent

My name is Safia Hassan and I’m a parent of 5th, 4th, 1st, and Kindergarten students at KC International Academy. You can’t imagine how much they love this school. My oldest kid has been at this school for six years and still enrolled. I chose KCIA because it’s a multicultural school and that makes it a special school. My kids and I are happy that they’re going to this school, because they see new people and learn things from different cultures. My kids get a lot of educational support they need to get to their learning targets. The school leadership and the teachers work very hard in making sure the students get the best education and support they need to succeed. This school has a good learning environment. Bigger classrooms, better playground and sports field for older kids. You can get involved in your child’s education. The school has onsite translators if language is a barrier. Students have the opportunity to join after school programs, such as after school family reading and seasonal girls on the run. This school has lots of support for students to learn.