City Academy is celebrating Black History Month by learning more about local African-American leaders in St. Louis.
Students have worked together on research projects about leaders including Charlie Dooley, Judge Jimmie Edwards, and Sandra Marks. These leaders have also visited the school throughout the month and spoken at weekly school assemblies.
The paramount of these celebrations will occur on Wednesday, March 2 at 5:30pm in City Academy’s auditorium. The assembly will focus on local leaders in what we are calling the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Students in grades 4th-6th will perform an original song they have written called the "Color of Love." Scholars and their families will also gather to do hands-on activities associated with their research projects. Children who have studied Judge Jimmie Edwards will perform a mock trial with their families. Students who have learned about Dr. Jason Purnell will create their own city with their five pillars of community. These projects instill leadership and community in our students.
City Academy is the only private, independent elementary school in St. Louis and the state of Missouri providing scholarship support to all students. City Academy was founded in 1999 and has a current enrollment of 180 students ages four through 6th grade.