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Welcome to Kennard


    Kennard 5031 Potomac Street
    St. Louis, MO 63139
    Office: 314-353-8875
    Fax:    314-244-1806
    Principal: Dr. Steven-Kyle Jefferson
    Hours: 9:10am - 4:07pm
    Grades: PK-5

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Principal's Corner

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    Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am thrilled to be the new leader of such a wonderful school community and looking forward to getting started. As we move together into this   school year, the faculty and staff at Kennard Classical Junior Academy join me in saying we’re happy to have each of you as part of the Kennard Classical Junior Academy learning community. We look forward to the engaging learning opportunities that your child will experience both inside and outside of the classroom this year. We are dedicated to providing students a nurturing school environment, increasing student achievement, focusing on the individual growth of each child, and establishing high expectations for learning.

    This school year is going to be amazing as we work collaboratively to provide an academic experience for each student that is rigorous, relevant, and helps them build positive relationships while making real-world connections. One of the most important aspects of my work will be building strong connections with students, teachers and families. You’ll find me in the hallways, classrooms and at special activities within the school. My passion has been and always will be to enhance the educational experiences of students. With that in mind, you can expect that I will work diligently with teachers to make sure our students are exposed to curriculum and instruction that is both engaging and challenging. Each school year represents a new opportunity for students to learn and grow academically, explore new interests, and pursue their dreams.

    If at any time I can be of service to you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.  It is my goal to make our building inviting for families throughout the school year.

    Proud Principal,

    Dr. Steven-Kyle Jefferson






Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission

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

    Our 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.



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    •  COVID-19

      Please visit ourCOVID-19 Resource Page  for resources and information about distance learning, meals for students during school closures, how to protect yourself, and answers to frequently asked questions.

    • SLPS has created enrchment packets to encourage continuous learning among students in all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at

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