Our Giving Story: Erica and Shawn Moore

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Erica and Shawn Moore
Parents of Gabrielle ’19 and Madison ’19

We joined the City Academy family in 2012 when our two daughters, Gabrielle and Madison, were in kindergarten. City Academy was the right fit for our family because it provided everything we were looking for in a school.

City Academy has provided a solid educational foundation for our girls. They are confident, focused, and have a love for learning. City Academy has far exceeded our expectations!

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Collaborative Curriculum Takes On A New Meaning

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“With the synergies of all our efforts, what we can achieve becomes very powerful.” – Erica Venne

Mission-made and mission-proud. At City Academy, we pride ourselves on providing exceptional education and empowering our students. To meet the needs of our growing student body, we are expanding our faculty and staff. One new position we added this year is the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator. This is a great example of generous community support impacting education equity.

We are excited to re-introduce Erica Venne as the new Instruction and Curriculum Coordinator. Erica is now in her fifth year at City Academy. Previously, she was a Spanish student teacher, fourth grade humanities teacher and fifth grade humanities teacher at the school.

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Nature Makes the Best (Scientific) Classroom

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Shaw Nature Reserve Field Trip | Fall 2018

Each year, our third and fourth grade classes participate in an overnight excursion to Shaw Nature Reserve. For students, the trip is an opportunity to gain hands-on, in-the-field experience. For our science teachers – Ann Luciani (3rd & 4th grades) and Erik Taylor (5th & 6th grades), this is a great opportunity to educate beyond the classroom.

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4 Ways to Ensure Your Child’s Educational Development

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Educational development is at the forefront of many parents’ minds. With nearly twenty years of experience in Early Childhood Education, Jeff Horwitz, our Early Childhood Director, has several tips on creating learning environments for all ages both in and out of the classroom. While our teachers and staff educate children at school, their are many techniques that parents can use to engage children in learning outside of the classroom.

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Whitfield School Gives Back to City Academy

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We are thrilled to have great partnerships with other private, independent schools in St. Louis including Whitfield School. On Thursday, October 4, 2018, several Whitfield students volunteered their time at City Academy for Whitfield’s community service day. One of the students was City Academy alumnus, Malik Smith ’15 (Whitfield School ’21), who decided to give back to his alma mater.

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News Release: Early Childhood Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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For Immediate Release

Early Childhood Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Wednesday, September 26 at 8:00am
City Academy
4175 North Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63115

Making Early Childhood Education Accessible in North St. Louis

On September 26, 2018 at 8:00am, City Academy will host a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the school’s new Early Childhood Center. The Center is a new addition to the school’s campus and is one component of City Academy’s $22 million campaign. Before the public launch of the campaign, a $10 million endowment initiative was completed in the spring of 2017.

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Cultural Leadership by Camille Smith

Camillie Smith '17 (John Burroughs '23) and Stephanie Briggs '09 (Cleveland High School '15, Washington University in St. Louis) Share this:
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Camp Cultural Leadership was an influential experience. I learned about social justice issues and how they affected people, African American and Jewish history, and made great new friends.

Camp Cultural Leadership is the 3 week camp version of the high school program, Cultural Leadership. During camp we studied African American and Jewish history, and their relationship.

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First Week of School Reflection by Don Danforth

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First Week of School Reflection by Don Danforth

This week, we launched our twentieth school year. It was exciting to see the optimism and excitement of everyone, especially our students. One parent shared that her daughter bounced out of bed, fully dressed and ready to go, having slept in her school uniform!

For me, first days are a time for reflection. I am reminded of how far we have come since opening the school in 1999 at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club with only 42 students. As we celebrate twenty years of exceptional education, we are excited to open our doors to a record number of students: 202!

First Day of School 1999
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Introducing New Exceptional Faculty and Staff | 2018-2019

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Advancing Knowledge. Transforming Lives.

We are thrilled to announce that several new faculty positions have been added as we grow our student body.We welcome the following new faculty and staff members to the City Academy family.

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Painting a Transformation

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2018 Graduation Speech by Taniyah Whalen ’18 (Villa Duchesne ’24)

Good evening, my name is Taniyah Whalen.

This evening I will be sharing 2 paintings that I painted to represent my story as a scholar at City Academy.

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