New Kansas City charter school Citizens of the World sees enrollment growth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Citizens of the World Charter School Board members are pleased with the school's growing enrollment.

The school says their mission is to help students develop their full potential and thrive in a diverse society.

CWC opened in the 2016/2017 school year. It welcomed 125 kindergartners and first graders. This year they nearly doubled enrollment with 232 schools.

Anthony Sealey is one of the newest board members of the tuition-free charter school.

"The most important thing parents need to understand is that you have options," said Sealey.

The new Kansas City charter school is open to any Kansas City student, but it gives preference to students living within the midtown area.

Sara Murphy researched schools and said CWC fit her needs as both a parent and an educator. She's a special education teacher.

"They had an emphasis in project-based learning. They had an emphasis on social and emotional learning, which was very new," said Murphy.

The current school near 35 and Broadway is already nearing capacity with the kindergarten through 2nd graders. It's large enough to hold K through 3rd graders.

School leaders are currently looking for another building to support the K-12 charter school.

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