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Our Mission 

KCA is a personalized learning community that respects individuality, encourages independent thinking, and values creativity in all disciplines.


Our Vision 

KCA graduates are active responsible participants in a diverse world.

KCA is the only independent school in Kansas City offering a curriculum built around EL Education, an educational collaboration stemming from The Harvard Graduate School of Education and Outward Bound USA. EL Education is a nationwide education network of grade K-12 schools.
 

Annual Reports

2014-2015 Annual Report  |  2013-2014 Annual Report  |  2012-2013 Annual Report

 

Introduction to KCA


Our Philosphy 

We prepare future adults for responsible participation in their society by encouraging:

  • the uniqueness and worth of each individual are unconditionally accepted and respected
  • diversity is celebrated
  • interreligious dialogue and understanding are encouraged
  • collegial and participatory decision-making is practiced
  • responsible freedom is expected
  • active, open communication is a way of life

Coming to school here was probably the best decision of my life. When I got here, I realized my education is important, and is what I need.

KCA 2013 Graduate

We prepare future adults for responsible participation in their society by encouraging:

  • critical thinking
  • a broad world view
  • an awareness of global interdependence
  • a passion for social justice
  • a commitment to be change agents in creating a new future for themselves and others

Thank you all for recognizing her talent and holding it high, so others could see.

First Year KCA Parent

We provide a creative, flexible, and intellectually stimulating learning environment in which:

  • education is understood holistically
  • students are encouraged to strive for excellence at their own pace
  • students are challenged to discover and develop their fullest talents
  • students are challenged and supported in their search for meaning
  • motivation occurs cooperatively rather than competitively
  • learning how to learn is as important as what one learns
  • mutual evaluation is an ongoing and integral part of the learning process
  • students experience a variety of teaching and learning styles
  • the ground is laid for seeing all of life as an educational venture

At KCA, we build learning situations on the expectation that everyone has to take the initiative, has to be creative and innovative, has to pursue learning his or her own way. You don’t have to be someone else to fit in at KCA.“

Bob Sanders, former KCA Counselor