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Congratulations to Dr. Jimmie Bullard, Bridgette Crutchfield and Romanda Franklin-Hamilton! These principals were recognized as Outstanding Administrators at the June 8, 2022, KCPS Board of Directors meeting.

Lincoln Prep Debaters Compete Nationally

Nadia Richard finished as a semi-finalist in Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Sophia Herrera is the reigning back-to-back Debate Kansas City Congressional Champion.

Three women who are nurses wearing black shirts that say "making a difference' with the KCPS logo.

KCPS rolled out the red carpet for National Nurses Week, clapping and cheering for our school nurses as they arrived at the Board of Education for their appreciation lunch.

KCPS orchestra students perform at the KCPS Fine Arts Showcase on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

"In schools, children need to have a place of belonging. They need to know they're accepted. They have to find their niche, that thing they’re good at,” said KCPS Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Collier.

Foreign Language Academy

Foreign Langauge Academy FLA

About FLA

At Foreign Language Academy, our goal is to deliver a world-class educational experience in KC. FLA currently offers the only Spanish and Mandarin Chinese immersion program in the metro. As a family-based school, FLA offers a variety of programs, sports and activities to our students. With an internationally- diverse staff, students excel beyond traditional urban limits to experience exceptional learning and academic success. Immersion education is a method of instruction in which the regular school curriculum is taught in the target language. Bilingual students have multiple advantages, no matter the language. Research indicates early age proficiency in a second language enhances a child’s cognitive ability, improves overall school performance and gives a student an advantage in high school, college and the workforce. The goal of FLA’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program along with the “Leader In Me” program is to go beyond just teaching to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to become tomorrow’s leaders. We aim to develop students who think critically and are prepared for tomorrow’s global economy. By providing programs that offer students essential life skills and leadership characteristic, students can help build a better world through inter-cultural understanding and accountability.

Spanish is an important language within our country. A language spoken from the streets of Madrid to the foothills of the Andes, Spanish is one of the most popular languages for children in the US to learn today. Plus, a rising number of employers prefer individuals who can speak Spanish fluently. At FLA, Spanish is the language of instruction for all classroom instruction (except for specials). The curriculum is aligned with that of KCPS and FLA students often exceed these standards. Each year, eighth grade Spanish students fundraise throughout the year to help support a trip to Puerto Rico. This provides students an extraordinary experience outside the country as well as an opportunity to utilize their language skills in everyday life.

While English and Spanish are the two most popularly spoken languages in the USA, Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Of the Chinese dialects, Mandarin is spoken as a first language in a vast area of northern and southwestern mainland China. Here at FLA, Mandarin Chinese is the language of instruction for all classroom instruction (except for specials). The curriculum is aligned with that of KCPS and FLA students often exceed these standards.

Admission Requirements: After the first grade, students must demonstrate language proficiency to enter this program.

Uniforms: Solid white, black, red, gray, light blue or navy blue polos with short or long-sleeves (must have a collar). Black, tan (khaki) or navy blue pants, skirt, jumper or shorts. No denim is allowed.

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3450 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64111
(816) 418-6000
FLA@kcpublicschoolsorg
facebook.com/KCPSFLA
Twitter: @KCPS_FLA

Grades:
K-8

School Hours:
9:15AM - 4:15PM

FLA’s Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

FLA’s Key Features:

  • Band
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Composting/Recycling Initiative
  • Debate
  • Free Before & After School Care
  • FLA PTO
  • Authorized IB School
  • Lego League Robotics
  • Nat. Jr. Honor Society
  • Spanish & Mandarin Chinese Immersion

FLA’s School Events:

  • Arts Night
  • Black History Month Celebration
  • Chinese New Year’s Celebrations
  • Curriculum Game Night
  • Nat. Jr. Honor Society Induction
  • PTO Meetings
  • Talent Show

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