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Bell Times:9:10-4:07 
Principal:Dr. Wanda LeFlore
Address:5031 Potomac St. Louis, MO 63139
Phone Number:353-8875
School Type:Elementary School
Welcome to Kennard Classical Junior Academy's website.  Kennard, a tuition free, self-contained gifted elementary school, is a recent recipient of the prestigious 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award and the 2015 Missouri Gold Star School Award. Our character education initiative is Kennard Tiger Families.


Mission: The mission of Kennard Classical Junior Academy is to meet the unique academic and affective needs of the gifted and talented student.

Vision: The vision of Kennard Classical Junior Academy is to provide a unique, safe and nurturing school fostering academic achievement and serving the diverse population of gifted and talented students, and providing:


  • Student - centered inquiry based gifted curriculum designed to develop creativity, critical thinking and problem solving skills. We are committed to implementing problem and project based learning for all students.
  • Employing technology to aid learning in and out of the classroom setting and providing opportunities for students to apply skills learned to help understand real world problems. We are committed to participating in hands-on technology training. We are committed to developing and implementing technology curriculum to ensure that students are proficient in these areas.
  • Collaborating with faculty, students, parents, and the community to build a sense of school pride, responsibility, belonging, and a desire for academic excellence. We are committed to developing community partnerships. We are committed to working with parents in the area of school programming.

Our goal is to engage and motivate students to be academically and socially successful by implementing one of the most prevailing gifted strategies, curriculum acceleration coupled with enrichment. Our professional learning community is a place where you will observe students participating in rigorous instruction, embedded with best practices aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards and the Gifted Education Programming Standards.  These standards are grounded in theory, research, and practice paradigms that provide an important base for all gifted learners at all stages of development.

The Student Recruitment and Placement Office looks forward to assisting prospective families interested in attending Kennard Classical Junior Academy, a St. Louis Magnet school. For more information regarding the enrollment process, please email or call (314) 633-5200. For more information regarding gifted testing, please call the Office of Gifted Education at (314) 345-4548.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our school and all that we have to offer. It is our privilege to work with your family. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via phone: 353-8875 or email:


Dr. Wanda LeFlore