St. Teresa's Academy
5600 Main Street
Kansas City MO 64113-1298
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 501-0011
Mission Statement

St. Teresa’s Academy is committed to the education of young women.  We are a Catholic, independent, college preparatory high school, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  The Academy is rooted in Christian values and embraces a diverse student body.  We promote excellence in education through a challenging curriculum, personal responsibility and participation in extracurricular activities.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nan Tiehen Bone M.A.
Board Chair Michelle Wimes Esq
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ogletree Deakins
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1866
Financial Summary
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Mission Statement

St. Teresa’s Academy is committed to the education of young women.  We are a Catholic, independent, college preparatory high school, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet.  The Academy is rooted in Christian values and embraces a diverse student body.  We promote excellence in education through a challenging curriculum, personal responsibility and participation in extracurricular activities.

Background Statement Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1866 the school began on the corner of 12th and Washington. It moved to its present location at 5600 Main in 1909. The school began as a two-year college along with its secondary school in 1916, which later became a four-year college for women in 1942. The Sisters moved the college and renamed it Avila College in 1962. At that point the 5600 Main campus became solely a secondary school. The school sits on a 20-acre campus and is comprised of four buildings, the Music and Arts Building, Donnelly Hall, the Goppert Athletic Center and the Windmoor Center.
Impact Statement

Top 5 Accomplishments in 2016:

  1. St. Teresa's introduced a newly constructed Math Hub which is an independent as well as collaborative learning space. Students who are strong in math staff the hub and offer tutoring services to other students. A math department faculty member is also on hand to assist students.
  2. The StarWrite Writing Center opened in the Fall of 2016. This resource center is also staffed by students who provide guidance and/or assistance with the writing process. An English faculty member is also available for assistance.
  3. STA added two newly constructed active learning classrooms and remodeled three other classrooms to transform them into active learning classrooms. 
  4. STA began the silent phase of the Academy 150 Capital Campaign. To date, over $7,000,000 has been raised with a campaign goal of $15,000,000.
  5. STA expanded the STEAM (science, technology, engineering arts and math) curriculum by adding six new courses. Both Computer Programming 1 and College Pre-Calculus expanded their eligibility requirements; more than double the students enrolled for these courses in 2016-2017

Top Goals for 2017:

  1. Introduce the Academy 150 Capital Campaign to STA community.
  2. Increase annual fundraising by 5%.
  3. Increase STA’s endowment through fundraising efforts ($3,000,000 of the $15,000,00 campaign is designated for endowment). STA will also increase the endowment by not withdrawing funds from the endowment for five years. (We met this goal in 2016).
  4. Construct a 21st century library which will promote collaboration, research, independent study and peer-to-peer interactions. This facility enhancement along with the construction of STEAM studios, a robotics lab and a new space for our campus ministry department are all part of the capital campaign.
Needs Statement
  1. Increase endowment to assist students in financial need and promote diversity. $300,000
  2. Facility improvements/repairs. $250,000
  3. Funding for two active learning classrooms.  $100,000


Service Categories
Secondary & High Schools
Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Scholarships & Student Financial Aid
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of St. Teresa's Academy, the oldest educational institution in Kansas City. When the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet arrived in Kansas City on a riverboat to open the city's first school, their courage, vision, and dedication created the strong foundation for learning that is now second to none. We are fortunate to have a strong, diverse governing body to continue the Sisters' legacy of serving the dear neighbor without distinction. Our Board works in a solid, committed partnership with school leadership and faculty. Through several committees, the Board acts to realize the sisters' mission while insisting on the highest academic standards to prepare our students for success in an ever-changing global world.
Description College prep instruction grades 9-12.
Category Education, General/Other Elementary & Secondary Education
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Students graduate from the Academy within four years.
Long-Term Success Students complete college or university within 4-5 years of graduation.
Program Success Monitored By Students are surveyed four years post-graduation to determine status.
Examples of Program Success 100% of graduates are accepted into colleges/universities.  80% of seniors some form of scholarship for their freshman year.
ATHLETICS:  Basketball, tennis, softball, swimming, diving, volleyball, golf, track, lacrosse, soccer, cross country, EXTRA CURRICULAR: Campus Ministry,Cultural Diversity Committee, Debate, Dance, Forensics, French Honor Society, Freshman Retreat Core Team, Future Business Leaders of America, Gateway Reading Program, Girls for Social Awareness, Inclusion Project, Junior Classical League, Math Team, Number One Club, Peer Helpers, Praise Band, Rotary IMPACT, Science Quiz Bowl, Spanish Honor Society, Students for Life, Windmoor  CLUBS:  Bowling, STEM, Latin French, Filmmaking, Paws, Philosophy of Mugs, Drama, Cooking, Art, CARE, Social Justice,Asian Cultures, Creative Writing, Human Dignity, Junior Law Society, SADD, SCO, Spanish, Spirit, Book, World Cultures, CSJ  FINE ARTS:  Varsity Singers, Musical, Play, Musical Support Crew, Play Support Crew  ASSOCIATIONS:  CSJ Summer Campers, Ambassadors, National Honors Society   
PUBLICATIONS:  The Dart, Windmoor,Teresian
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Extracurricular activities provide STA students with opportunities to grow and evolve outside of the classroom setting.  They play a vital role in helping us carry out our mission to educate the whole student. Students have a change in behavior and attitude when they are made aware of how others near and far can positively impact their daily lives if approached with respect and understanding.
Long-Term Success Through the broad spectrum of sports, clubs and activities offered at STA, students have an appreciation and an understanding of working together as a team.  Students learn to share their talents and to expand their knowledge in areas of interest.   Students learn how to appreciate and respect other's areas of interest.  These experiences help our students  build concern for others, add to her own character and develop a partnership with her peers to build a better world.
Program Success Monitored By Attitudinal surveys conducted as part of the school's accreditation with College Preparatory Association of North Central Accreditation of Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri.
Examples of Program Success

STA Stars athletic teams all experienced great success in 2016.  The soccer team won state for the second consecutive year.  The Softball team had its most successful season.  Lacrosse took 4th in state and were the KC Metro champions.  Basketball was Class 5 District 13 Runner-up.  STA had individuals qualify for State in cross country, swim and dive, golf, and track and field. Future Business Leaders of America had 50 members qualify for Districts, 16 went to State, 1 went to Nationals. The Dart (student newspaper) was a 2015 Pacemaker Finalist, and received an All-Missouri Rating.   DartNewsOnline received an All-Missouri Rating and was named best high school news website in Kanas City. Teresian (yearbook) received a 2015 All-American Rating and an All-Missouri Rating.  STA received a Blue Star nomination for Outstanding Female in a Supporting Role in STA’s production of the The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  An STA student received a 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Award.

Description 100 hours required for graduation.
Category Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other Community Service
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Students behavior and attitudes are changed by direct experiences with helping those in our community who are less fortunate than themselves.
Long-Term Success Students come away with an appreciation of how as a member of society one must learn the value of giving back and helping those that have less than themselves.
Program Success Monitored By Community Service is monitored and coordinated by the school's Director of Campus Ministry who receives evaluations from agencies at which the students are placed, and exit interviews with all students. These are compiled and used to improve programming.
Examples of Program Success As part of the school's accreditation process the Community Service program is reviewed by the College Preparatory Association of North Central Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri.
St. Teresa's recognizes that to be a leader among area college-prep high schools, we must teach, utilize and make available the latest technology has to offer.  Our graduates are proficient in the use of state of the art technology.  Every student at St. Teresa's works from a Microsoft Surface Pro.  A wireless campus allows students to conduct research, take online tests, communicate with peers and teachers, and submit assignments from anywhere on campus.   The four high-tech classrooms in the Windmoor Center provide opportunities for distance learning, audio visual conferencing and communication with mentors and peers throughout the world.  The newly added active learning classrooms incorporate some of the newest innovations in education technology including Smart Boards and active learning classroom furniture.   
Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success

Students continue to develop technology literacy.  As students participate in online course work, they will build skills including time management and self-motivation.  The STEAM curriculum at STA was expanded this year to include Advanced Placement Chemistry, Advanced Placement Environmental Science, 3-D Design and Sculpture, 2-D/3-D Spatial Design, Statistics, and Economics.  Eligibility requirements for Computer Programming I and College Pre-Calculus were expanded which lead to an increased enrollment in these course.

Long-Term Success

It is the goal of St. Teresa's Academy to be the leader among area college-prep high schools in the area of technology.  We hope to produce graduates who are proficient in the use of state of the art technology.

Program Success Monitored By St. Teresa's Academy has a Technology Committee who will work with the administration to monitor the success of the program and make needed changes accordingly.  In addition, STA recently named one of our faculty to act as STEAM Director.  This faculty member and our president sit on a newly created STEAM advisory board which includes area experts in STEAM.  
Examples of Program Success Every student at STA has her own netbook.  Students are now able to participate in online classes through our Online School for Girls.  Students are participating in distance learning (i.e. Mandarin Chinese).
Description This program is part of St. Teresa's continuing efforts to further our mission,  support diversity and underserved communities.  It provides substantial tuition assistance to students who graduated from a Strong City School.  The Strong City Schools and their parishes are run by the Dioceses of Kansas City-St. Joseph and have some of the highest levels of poverty in the diocese.  St. Teresa's works with these organizations to identify strong candidates to consider for this program.  Although academic achievement is an important factor to consider when identifying these potential candidates, it is simply one of many factors considered.  Additional factors such as participation in the parish/school community and level of family support/.involvement are also considered.  This program provides significant financial support to these students,  opens the door to an education that these girls could not otherwise afford, and is a source of strong support for these students to break out of the cycle of poverty.
Category Education, General/Other Education, General/Other
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Short-Term Success Five students are now attending St. Teresa's Academy who otherwise would not have had the financial means to attend.  They are active members in the St. Teresa's community.  They are engaged in student leadership roles, sports as well as extracurricular activities.  In addition, all five students are performing very well academically.
Long-Term Success The STA Scholars program will provide substantial financial assistance to students who would not otherwise have the financial means to attend St. Teresa's Academy.  The program allows for a four year secondary education at a premier, Catholic, all-girls high school for these young women.  With this education, these young women will develop the foundation to be successful at the collegiate level and beyond.
Program Success Monitored By St. Teresa's will continue to collaborate with the Strong City Schools to identify strong candidates for this program.  The process will begin with an application and input from the student's elementary school.  Grades are monitored by our Academic Counselors and Academic Principal.  At St. Teresa's, we utilize an advisory program.  Through this program, students from all grade levels form four-year relationships with their faculty advisors and classmates  within their homerooms.  The administrative team will consistently review the program and evaluate student grades and social success.  Another resource available to freshmen students at STA is the Number 1 Club.  This club is for students who are the only ones to come from their grade school to STA.  The two newest STA Scholars are both in this club and have found the support it provides helpful.
Examples of Program Success St. Teresa's Academy added two new STA Scholars to the program this fall.  There are a total of 5 students involved in this program.  The students are performing well academically and feel very fortunate to be a part of this program.  Last fall, the first three STA Scholars spoke with prospective students from the grade school they attended and shared their enthusiasm about their academic, spiritual and social  experiences at STA.  This year those students continue to embrace the community at STA by getting involved.  One of the newer scholars is very active in STA's campus ministry department and pro-life club.  Our counselors work closely with students to find extracurricular activities that match a student's interests and passions.
CEO Comments The Academy has a strategic plan to which the board and administration is committed to monitoring and adjusting as needed. Programs are regularly reviewed to ensure that goals are being attained in a timely and costly manner.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Nan Tiehen Bone M.A.
Term Start July 2007
Experience In July 2007, Nan Tiehen Bone became the 24th president of St. Teresa's Academy in the school's 145 years of operation. Ms. Bone holds a master's degree in educational administration as well as her degree as an education specialist.  Ms. Bone is the first alumna of the school to ascend to head administrator. She was formerly principal of St. Peter's Catholic School and spent over thirty years in the education field as a teacher, director of special programs, school to work coordinator, special education coordinator, and administrator.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
Sister Suzanne Giblin Jan 1991 - Jan 1997
Dr. Faith Wilson Ph.D.Jan 1997 - July 2007
Senior Staff
Title Principal for Academic Affairs

Barbara McCormick brought over twenty years of experience in education with her when she joined St. Teresa's Academy in 2009.  She most recently served as principal of Our Lady of Peace School.  Additionally, she has held positions as a teacher, technology professional, assistant principal, and as North Central Accreditation Council representative for the state of Missouri.

Title Principal of Student Affairs
Experience/Biography Dr. Baker graduated from St. Mary's High School in 1982.  She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Central Missouri.  Dr. Baker went on to earn a master's degree from the University of Notre Dame through the ACE Leadership Program, and then an educational specialist degree from the University of Central Missouri.  She also has a doctorate degree from UMKC in educational administration.
Paid Full-Time Staff 72
Paid Part-Time Staff 14
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 93%
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Kansas City Young Audiences and the Kansas City Chorale office on the campus. Kansas City Young Audiences also manages the Community School of the Arts which is a metro-wide after school, weekend and summer K-12 arts program.  Kansas City Young Audiences will move to a new location in December of 2016.  St. Teresa's also collaborated with UMKC and formed an innovative partnership, and together constructed the McDonnell Family Sports Complex on the north end of campus.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? No
Board Chair
Board Chair Michelle Wimes Esq
Company Affiliation Ogletree Deakins
Term Sept 2016 to Sept 2018
Board Members
Ms. Nan Tiehen Bone President
Mr. Kevin Connor Esq.AMC
Ms. Eileen Drummond Retired from Hallmark
Mr. Doug Fielder Asurion
Mr. Steve Fletcher Sr. Vice President - FTN Financial
Sr. Jeanne Janssen CSJMissionary Society of St. Columban
Mr. Jim Kissick PEKissick Construction Company
Ms. Marilyn Lott CSJSisters of St. Joseph
Sr. Rose McLarney CSJAvila University
Dr. Marion Pierson Village Pediatrics, LLC
Ms. Ann Tierney Prochnow CEO Julia Farr Collection
Ms. Kiran Chandra Ross Principal - K2 Media
Ms. Holly Streeter-Schaefer Burns and McDonnell
Mr. Eric Vogel Black & McDonald
Mr. Pete Walsh Walsh KC, LLC
Ms. Michelle Wimes Esq.Ogletree Deakins
Mr. Owen Zidar Kansas City Southern Railroad
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Standing Committees
Academic Affairs
Student Affairs
Institutional Advancement
Community Outreach / Community Relations
CEO Comments Leadership and strong fiscal management have been hallmarks of the Academy for over 150 years. Cultivation of this leadership is an ongoing concern both at the board and administrative level. Nan Tiehen Bone assumed the presidency of STA in 2007, and under her leadership enrollment numbers have grown, the campus has seen significant improvements, 21st century learning techniques have been implemented, and students continue to be well educated and spiritually inspired.  St. Teresa's Academy is one of the oldest accredited college prep schools (1923) of the College Preparatory Association of North Central Colleges and Schools, University of Missouri.
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $7,423,569
Projected Expenses $8,092,093
Endowment Value $5,639,648
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using audited financial statements.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$79,219$690,276$426,199
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$241,966
Revenue In-Kind$16,182$33,213$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$7,136,601$7,118,273$6,744,396
Administration Expense$539,204$459,662$386,408
Fundraising Expense$436,576$663,325$468,682
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.991.170.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses88%86%89%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue36%30%49%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$24,647,803$24,991,333$25,139,185
Current Assets$1,921,217$1,649,888$1,946,207
Long-Term Liabilities$1,948,084$2,588,067$3,763,822
Current Liabilities$1,529,173$1,171,312$1,511,428
Total Net Assets$21,170,546$21,231,954$19,863,935
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.261.411.29
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets8%10%15%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Kauffman Foundation Matching Gifts Program $271,250 --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual Donor $225,000 --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount --Individual Donor $83,625 --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose Our current capital campaign, Academy 150, has three main objectives: Facility Enhancements, Growth of Endowment and Campus Preservation. The campaign budget includes a contingency plan for unfulfilled pledges and/or construction cost adjustments
Goal $15,000,000.00
Dates Jan 2017 to Jan 2022
Amount Raised to Date $7,052,510.00 as of Oct 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
Organization Comments St. Teresa's Academy conducts an independent audit of its finances and accounting procedures annually.
Organization Name St. Teresa's Academy
Address 5600 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 641131298
Primary Phone (816) 501-0011
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Nan Tiehen Bone M.A.
Board Chair Michelle Wimes Esq
Board Chair Company Affiliation Ogletree Deakins
Year of Incorporation 1866