KCA Middle School
Middle school at KCA provides students with unique opportunities to connect skills and content from their classes to their own lives and to the larger world. Teachers may collaborate to have students examine common themes or ideas across English-language arts, social studies, science, and even math. The arts are deliberately integrated into core courses, and the relevance of learning is a focus. Students practice skills and learn content through personalized learning, and they are afforded a variety of ways to demonstrate their understandings.
Another important facet of middle school at KCA is that students learn to embrace and contribute to their diverse communities, starting right here with our KCA community and extending beyond to global citizenship. Social justice issues are woven into Crew and classes. R-E-S-P-E-C-T and responsible freedom are our modes of operation.
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Classes
at Kansas City Academy
We are “all crew, no passengers.”
Students are asked, “What do you have to say?”
Students are supported to “fly without falling.”
Students are encouraged to “swim against the mainstream” and “find the walls, then break them” so that they can “give and get back.”
Skill development is paramount in middle school. At KCA, we use the following content to help students develop skills for academic success in high school and beyond.
6/7 Social Studies
World history, geography, and religions
Young Adult literature
Scientific disciplines as part of everyday life
Basic mathematical principles and reasoning
8 Social Studies
Special Topics in American history
Young Adult and American literature
Pre-algebra or algebra
Music, PE, visual art, theatre