Scuola Vita Nuova
Scuola Vita Nuova serves 414 students in grades K-8, almost all of which live within a 2 mile radius of the school located at Independence Ave. and Garfield, in the Northeast district of Kansas City.
SVN has faced several obstacles, including an ELL rate of 71.8% and a poverty rate of 96% as measured by the free/reduced lunch program. SchoolSmartKC invested $621,000 to assist with expansion to support students in Kansas City.
In partnership with SSKC, SVN was able to double enrollment from 207 students to 414 students. To date, SVN has met or nearly met state-wide MAP testing standards. With their expansion, they’re able to serve more students while meeting state standards for testing.