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Kuumba Academy Charter School

Kuumba Academy is a school with a heart, serving students in Wilmington, grades K-8. Kuumba Academy creates a culture of love and trust based on high expectations. Students, staff and families embody respect, responsibility, persistence and creativity in order to contribute to our community.

Welcome to Kuumba

Welcome to Kuumba Academy Charter School (KACS), a tuition-free public charter school for grades K–8 that is open to all!  ‘Kuumba’ means ‘Creativity,’ and this resonates throughout our school not only in spirit but also in our Wilmington Creative District location and Christina Cultural Arts Center partnership.  

We are committed to being the highest-performing public charter school in Delaware, and to closing the achievement gap in Wilmington. Our students are our primary focus, and our goal is to help them build character, develop a strong sense of respect and solid work ethic, and succeed.

At KACS, you’ll find a creative integration between academics and the arts, culturally-aware and empowered students, professional teachers who care, passionate leadership, the latest technology, and active family and community engagement.

Our Mission

To provide an innovative learning environment focused on the whole child. Kuumba Academy directors, staff, and parents share a core belief that parents are the primary educators of their children. We believe that every child can maximize his or her learning potential if given the opportunity to do so.


 School NEWS

Spring Break begins 4/14.  School will resume on 4/24.

School trip to the IMX Theater at the Riverfront on May 5th.


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1200 North French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
P: 302.660.4750



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