University Academy

501 Chipeta Way,
Salt Lake City, UT, 84108-0841
Tel: (801)587-3154
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 Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 21 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 21%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade University Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Judge Memorial Catholic High School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is University Kids (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is J E Cosgriff Memorial Catholic School (2.1 miles away)
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  • Salt Lake City University Kids
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    545 S. Guardsman Way
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84108
    (801)582-1669
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Salt Lake City
    The Mcgillis School
    668 S 1300 E
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84102
    (801)583-0094
    1.6  mi  |  275  students  |  Gr.  2-9
  • Salt Lake City
    Montessori Community School of Salt Lake City
    Montessori School
    2416 East 1700 South
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84108
    (801)355-1555
    Montessori School
    1.7  mi  |  208  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Salt Lake City
    Judge Memorial Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    650 South 1100 East
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84102
    (801)363-8895
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.9  mi  |  726  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Salt Lake City
    Our Lady Of Lourdes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1065 E 700 S
    Salt Lake City , UT , 84102
    (801)364-5624
    (Roman Catholic)
    2  mi  |  235  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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