Kairos Academies, St. Louis' first free personalized learning school, empowers students to direct their own lives and learning through 1:1 student coaching, personal technology, a project-based curriculum and restorative justice practices. By leveraging technology and reimagining traditional instruction, Kairos personalizes the learning experience and nurtures student autonomy. Our model develops not just academic knowledge but also the organizational, social, and emotional competencies students need for true agency in our changing economy and society.
Kairos’ inaugural year begins this fall in Dutchtown, a neighborhood at the intersection of zip codes with the 1st, 2nd, and 4th largest service gaps in St. Louis. Currently, we have an enrollment of 120 sixth-grade students, and we will grow one grade per year to form a 6th-8th grade middle school and 9th-12th grade high school. We expect that, with our unique model, Kairos will be one of the highest performing schools in St. Louis by the end of our first charter term in 2024.