|Year of establishment
||1610 N 8th Street Kansas City, KS 66101
||Kansas City, Missouri
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is a nationally ranked magnet school in Kansas City, Kansas which prepares students for high-level academic and creative pursuits. Named for abolitionist Charles Sumner, it started in 1905 during a period of racial tension as a segregated school for black ("Negro") students, which offered vocational training, but emphasized college-preparatory training. Located at 1610 N. 8th Street, the current architecturally significant complex began with its Art Deco core in 1937, but has been repeatedly expanded. The segregated Sumner High School closed in 1978, converting at that time to its present high-challenge magnet program.
Sumner Academy maintains high behavioral and academic standards for its students. Students must receive a letter of acceptance before enrolling at Sumner Academy and once enrolled are required to maintain GPA of 2.5 or higher to continue to attend.
KCKPS is a nationally-recognized urban school district that is a model of excellence for other educational systems. We are the proud home to the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year, Whitney Morgan, an English language arts teacher at Wyandotte High School.
In order to prepare students for success in a global society, the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+. Diploma+ means that each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society, and at every level, each student’s performance is on-track and on-time for success.
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is ranked first within Kansas. Students have the opportunity to take International Baccalaureate coursework and exams. The IB participation rate at Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is 99%. The total minority enrollment is 89%, and 78% of students are economically disadvantaged. Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is 1 of 9 high schools in the Kansas City.
The Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is a Public university located in Kansas City.
The Sumner Academy of Arts and Science was founded in 1978.
The current president of Sumner Academy of Arts and Science is Rick Malone.