How do I enroll my child in KCNA?

Email us at enroll@kcneighborhoodacademy.org or call (816) 418-1500 for details on how to enroll your child. You may also visit the enrollment page on this site to get more details.

When is the enrollment period?

KCNA is currently accepting applications for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade for the 2017 / 2018 School year. The deadline to apply to be considered for our enrollment lottery is March 6, 2017 at 6pm CST.

Families who apply after this deadline will be added to the waitlist in the order received.

Visit our enrollment page for more details.


Is there transportation to and from the school?

We are offering transportation for K-2nd grade in a defined area.


Do you provide after school programs?

School hours are from 8am to 4pm. Before school programming begins at 630am; after school programming goes until 6pm.

About KCNA

Is KCNA a private school?

No. We are an independently run charter school in a partnership with Kansas City Public Schools.

What is the KCNA model?

KCNA is the education component of a larger, community-driven neighborhood revitalization effort focused on breaking the cycle of poverty. KCNA is working with committed partners and a proven academic model to help students acquire 21st century skills and develop into tomorrow’s leaders.

The vision for KCNA was born out of a community desire to eliminate the academic achievement gap for children in the urban core in Kansas City. It is modeled after Atlanta’s Drew Charter School, a school that has effectively done so in its own community.

During the revitalization of Atlanta’s East Lake community, Drew Charter School was created to provide a cradle to college education pipeline for the community, and it has proven to be a very successful approach. KCNA is seeking to replicate this model by establishing an arena for student growth, learning, and achievement at every level. By implementing a rigorous and relevant curriculum, the goal is to help ensure successful futures through college and beyond.

The academic model at Kansas City Neighborhood Academy (KCNA) is aligned with the Missouri Learning Standards. KCNA will extend student performance within the standards, by adapting resources designed to promote critical thinking, develop writing skills, and encourage interdisciplinary application. The instructional leadership team will build upon this model to strengthen the school’s curricular and instructional programs, and provide opportunities for all students to be highly successful learners.