About Us

Our Campus

Housed in an interim facility during its first two years of operation, the Kauffman School in August 2013 moved to its permanent location at 6401 The Paseo in Kansas City, Mo.

The three-school campus, which eventually will serve more than 1,000 students in grades five through twelve, is located on a site previously occupied by the headquarters of the Church of the Nazarene.

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The middle school building, which was the first to open to students and staff, is located on the northwest quadrant of the campus and utilized much of the external structure of the former church’s headquarters building. It adjoins a second building that houses both a gymnasium and cafeteria/commons area.

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A third and final building, which will function as a high school, opened in August 2014 on the campus’ south side.

In designing and constructing the Kauffman School campus, the team worked to ensure the school buildings would provide an environment conducive to student learning while fitting within the context of the site’s urban neighborhood. A number of environmentally friendly design features were employed, including natural lighting in classrooms and extensive landscaping. 

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By incorporating windows throughout its buildings, the Kauffman School intentionally created an environment that is transparent. Expansive exterior windows bring natural light into the classrooms, and windows are also prominent on interior walls that face the school’s hallways. These interior windows encourage staff, faculty, parents, and visitors to observe classroom instruction as they walk through the building.

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The campus design also incorporates multiple break-out rooms and community spaces. The Kauffman School team utilizes these spaces to conduct professional development training, Kauffman Teacher-Leader Fellowship meetings, and weekly Community Meetings, which are grade-specific gatherings designed to celebrate student progress and character development.