Our Mission

Our Mission and Values



Develop young women to discover their voice, succeed in college, and lead impactful, meaningful lives.  


Community. We trust and support one another.

Growth. We are constantly growing to be our best selves.

Freedom. We challenge inequities and ensure all members of our community have the power to act, speak, and think without restraint.

Our Vision


When KCGPA welcomes its first students in Fall 2019, it will become the first single-gender, open-enrollment charter public school in Kansas City.  

KCGPA will be in northeast Kansas City and serve young women from across the Kansas City Public School boundaries.  KCGPA will enroll 100 fifth graders in its first year and grow one grade per year to form a 5-8 middle school and 9-12 high school. 

Both schools will foster a strong sense of community and a rigorous, college-bound academic culture.   

Our National Network


KCGPA is an affiliate of the Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN). Founded in 1996, this national network of all-girls schools has ensured college access for thousands of young women from low-income neighborhoods.  In its 20+ years of operation, YWLN schools have achieved: a more than 95% high school graduation rate, a nearly 100% college acceptance rate, and more than $65 million total in financial aid awards; nearly $20,000 average student aid package annually.

Our approach

High Expectations and High Support

  • More time. An extended school year and longer day will provide 32% more time for learning.
  • No tuition or admissions exams. KCGPA will recruit and enroll girls of all academic abilities.
  • Rapid reading growth. Students will be immersed in rich texts and receive daily, individualized support.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). STEAM classes will build understanding and open doors to a vast array of future opportunities for young women.
  • Social and emotional learning. A daily advisory will ensure a tight-knit, trusting community where young women can become their best selves. 
  • High quality teachers who are always learning. Teachers and leaders will engage in weekly professional development, coaching, and collaboration.