University Academy

Tel: (801)587-3154
Grades: 3-12 | 26 students
University Academy is a K-12 college preparatory charter public school located in Kansas City, Missouri.
The idea for University Academy stemmed from a family discussion about what could be done to improve educational opportunities in Kansas City, Missouri.
The idea was developed and refined and eventually led to a charter school application which was sponsored by the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Although University Academy was among the first schools in Missouri to receive a charter, the first year was spent planning.
University Academy opened its doors in the fall of 2000.
The initial charter was approved for five years.
A second charter was approved for ten years beginning in 2005.
The school originally operated in sub-leased space from the University of Missouri UMKC at 5605 Troost.
In addition to initially providing space for the school to operate and sponsoring our charter, UMKC has supported University Academy in many ways including providing a variety of services to the school, allowing access to UMKC facilities and resources and through our partnership with the UMKC honors program which has enhanced our extra-curricular programs.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Grades Offered Grades 3-12

Student Body

Total Students 26 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade University Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Judge Memorial Catholic High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Carmen B Pingree Center (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is University Kids (1.1 miles away)
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  • Salt Lake City
    University Kids
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1.1 miles
    545 S Guardsman Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108
  • Salt Lake City
    Carmen B Pingree Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-8 | 150 students
    1.3 miles
    780 Guardsman Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108
  • Salt Lake City
    Jewish Community Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-KG | 214 students
    1.4 miles
    2 N Medical Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84113
  • Salt Lake City
    Grades: K-8 | 385 students
    1.6 miles
    668 S 1300 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84102
  • Salt Lake City
    Grades: NS-6 | 203 students
    1.7 miles
    2416 East 1700 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

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