McKinley Classical Leadership Middle School

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Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: The mission of McKinley Classical Junior Academy is to provide, through research-based strategies, an education that will meet the unique learning styles of the gifted and talented learner in an urban setting.

    Our Vision: McKinley Classical Junior Academy endeavors to prepare its students for the 21st Century to be world-class leaders of character, academic superiority, and cultural awareness.  McKinley CJA will accomplish this goal in the context of an urban, multiracial, multicultural community led by a highly qualified instructional staff.



  • McKinley Tours: McKinley is offering tours by appointment for the families of prospective students!  See below for details.

    • RSVP is required!  Call McKinley's Main Office at (314) 773-0027 to arrange a family tour.
    • When: Tuesday and Thursday mornings through the week of 4/24/2023

    Thank you for considering McKinley!

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  • McKinley 2022-23 Yearly Calendar: LINK

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  • Student Symptom Decision Tree: LINK

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  • How to Report an Absence - Two Options for Parents/Guardians:

    1. Call the Main Office during school hours: (314) 773-0027
    2. Email the Main Office staff: Mrs. R. Jones, Ms. King, and Ms. A. Jones (see Administration section of this website for contact information)

    Parents/guardians, share the student's name and reason for absence when you contact the school.

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  • PTO Membership Toolkit: McKinley parents/guardians, to get updates from the Middle School PTO, sign up for Membership Toolkit at this link.

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    Immunization Requirements: See the following links for school immunization requirements at the state and district levels.  Contact Nurse Regina Johnson ( for more information:

     ** Missouri School Immunization Requirements one-pager: LINK

    ** District information containing some immunization requirements and resources that are free or low-cost: LINK




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