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Kennard Classical Junior Academy is a full-time, tuition-free school serving gifted and talented children from preschool through fifth grade. Student acceptance to Kennard is based on state criteria for gifted identification, as well as Saint Louis Public Schools’ criteria for magnet school placement.

School policies and procedures, a staff directory, and other resources are available at the official Kennard SLPS website.

This Quick Reference brochure includes a school calendar, key contacts, and other useful information.

All questions regarding the admissions process, testing, application process, etc. should be directed to the district’s Student Recruitment and Placement Office at 314-633-5200 or slpsmagnetschools@slps.org.


Bell Times

School begins promptly at 9:10 a.m. and ends at 4:07 p.m.


School Pledge

I pledge to be at school on time.
I’ll be there before the school bells chime.
I’ll work hard every day I’m there.
I’ll think hard and I’ll be aware.
I’ll study every night and day.
I’ll keep on learning every day.
Kennard, Kennard, I pledge to you,
That I’ll do the best that I can do.
Yeah, Kennard!
— Laura Corbin Class of 1998


 School Motto

I’ll strive for excellence in everything I do
I’ll be the best me and you be the best you.
— Margaret Franklin and the KCJA radio students 2006


Honors & Awards

National Blue Ribbon School logoMissouri Gold Star School logo