Kuumba Learning Center & Preparatory School of the Arts

Kuumba Preparatory School of the Arts (KPSA) is an African-centered private school located in SE Washington D.C. Kuumba offers a year-round non-traditional program in an intimate setting for academics, culture, and the arts.
KPSA`s goal is to assist children in developing their character and artistic talent through holistic education.
Our objective is to reach the whole child by helping them develop in the areas of theatre, music, dance, poetry, and song as we use the arts to stimulate learning.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1982
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students62 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade Kuumba Learning Center & Preparatory School of the Arts Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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