KCNA Mission

The mission of Kansas City Neighborhood Academy is to build a community of students, teachers, staff, and families that works together to prepare all students to be successful as 21st century learners and leaders.

KCNA Vision

By the end of the school’s first charter term in 2021, KCNA will be a vibrant, high-performing community school where:

  • students will be achieving at the highest levels, with a sense of purpose and agency
  • classrooms are defined by their joyful approach to teaching and learning
  • students have numerous opportunities to connect with local experts, solve problems, and present their work
  • teachers are supported by the instructional leadership team as they continue to grow according to individual development goals
  • parents are actively engaged and feel valued by school leadership and staff
  • students have a strong sense of ownership over their own learning and academic trajectories
  • partnerships are in place with area early learning centers to build a strong cradle-to-elementary pipeline
  • Pre-K programs ensure Kindergarteners begin their school year ready to learn to read