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A New Era Begins for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Alfred Fairfax Academy

A New Era Begins for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools’ Alfred Fairfax Academy

 Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools will host a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to help commemorate the new beginning of Alfred Fairfax Academy.

The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 7, at the Alfred Fairfax Academy, which is located at 2226 N. 85th St., in Kansas City, Kansas.

The event will feature remarks from KCKPS Superintendent, Dr. Anna Stubblefield, Alfred Fairfax Academy Principal Skyler Myers, Board of Education President, Randy Lopez, and former Alfred Academy student, Jermayne Greer.   

The Alfred Fairfax Academy is a restorative high school designed to offer an alternative educational experience for KCKPS students who are not reaching their full potential in a traditional high school setting.  

It offers small class sizes, a student-centered instructional approach to learning, and where students receive small group or one-on-one support from teachers and staff.

It was back on Tuesday, May 31, The Board of Education approved the name change from the Fairfax Learning Center to the Alfred Fairfax Academy.   

Alfred Fairfax is the namesake of the Academy. He was an African American man who escaped slavery, fought for the Union in the Civil War, and relocated to Kansas.

While living in Kansas, Fairfax became a successful businessman, who went on to become the first black state legislator in the state where he advocated for equal education rights, 70 years before Brown v. Topeka Board of Education.

“We are so excited for this next chapter of our school as Alfred Fairfax Academy. It’s a name that allows us to bring recognition to the service and legacy of Alfred Fairfax,” said Principal Myers.