City Academy’s First Chief Operating Officer

Dedicated. Committed. Enthusiastic. Passionate. Advocate. These are all ways students, families, and staff at City Academy describe Nikki Doughty, City Academy’s new Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Nikki oversees day-to-day operations of the school.

Since joining the City Academy family ten years ago, Nikki has become a role model for many students and an exceptional leader in the community.

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Today a Reader. Tomorrow a Leader.

When you walk through the halls at City Academy during our summer program, you may expect to see children creating art projects, running on the playground, and playing in the gym. What you may not expect to find are students in every class, ages 4 to 6th grade, reading books and writing stories. From reading in the Book Nook in the library to receiving books from Bring Me A Book St. Louis, literacy remains the foundation of our curriculum even in the summer.

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Exploration Week

Summer@City is a great opportunity for City Academy students to continue engaging their minds and building relationships during the summer months. This program is designed to be the best possible way to keep the students active, engaged and safe throughout the summer. Summer@City also includes the students’ families through various activities as to continue building community between students, families, teachers, and staff at City Academy.

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2015 Secondary School Placement

This year’s 15 City Academy graduates will continue their studies in St. Louis’ best secondary schools.
City Academy provides comprehensive support throughout the admissions process to ensure that our students find the right next step in their educational journey. Traditionally, over 80% of City Academy graduates continue on to peer independent schools. City Academy graduates excel as scholars and leaders.

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Honoring Leadership and Philanthropy

Martin Mathews Award

Martin Mathews founded the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ Club as a way to provide young people in our city opportunities. Mr. Mathews’ philosophy of high expectations inspired the vision for City Academy.

Each graduation, we honor Mr. Mathews by recognizing a member of our sixth grade class who reflects Mr. Mathews’ values, and who has demonstrated exceptional citizenship and academic integrity throughout the school year.

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Celebrating Our Graduates

On May 28, City Academy celebrated the graduation of fifteen 6th grade students, our 11th graduating class.

Don Danforth III, President & Co-Founder, opened the ceremony with the following introduction:

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A New Model for Community Engagement

michael zuccarello

Last month, Walter Isaacson, chairman of the Aspen Institute, challenged St. Louis to become a national model.

“It is quite possible that there is a destiny for St. Louis in the 21st century,

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Volunteer Reflection: Megan Walker

megan walker volunteer

I found City Academy though a friend when I was looking for a new volunteer opportunity and for almost three years, I have had the joy of working on developing reading skills with Daphne, a wonderful little girl full of energy and life.

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Don’t Procrastinate, Play Now!

noah hollenkamp

Have you ever seen a child so deep into an activity that he ignores the world around? Bringing play into the classroom helps strengthen focus, independence, and problem solving, while also eliminating the fear of failure. Play can also help familiarize children with the world around them through social interactions and conflict resolution.

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