St. Teresa's Academy
5600 Main Street
Kansas City MO 64113-1298
This aerial photograph shows the Windmoor Campus at St. Teresa's Academy.
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 501-0011
Mission Statement

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

Background Statement

St. Teresa’s Academy is the oldest school, women’s organization, and Catholic institution in Kansas City, Missouri. The school was founded and is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. The Sisters of St. Joseph, since their formation in 17th century France, have been at the forefront of education, and preparing young women for their futures.

St. Teresa’s Academy was established in 1866 and rapidly grew in enrollment. By 1909, the Sisters relocated the school to its current location, a 20-acre site at 5600 Main Street, in the heart of the Brookside/South Plaza neighborhoods of Kansas City. They dubbed the campus “Windmoor” due to the constant wind blowing across the open prairie.

The Windmoor campus is home to four buildings. The historic Music and Arts Building was built in 1909, followed by Donnelly Hall, Goppert Center, and, most recently the Windmoor Center, which houses the Chapel of St. Joseph. Sitting below the quad lays the McDonnell Family Sports Complex, featuring premier space for track & field, softball, soccer, and lacrosse.

St. Teresa’s is a Catholic, college preparatory high school accredited by the North Central Association AdvancED. Committed to excellence in the education of young women, the Academy offers a rigorous academic curriculum combined with the latest technology, competitive athletic teams, award-winning fine arts programs, and a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities – all founded on the cornerstones of Catholic faith.

Impact Statement

Recent achievements include:

  1. College matriculation remained strong, with 99% of the class of 2017 entering a 4-year college or university.
  2. Over 75% of 2017 graduates received one or more merit-based scholarship offers.
  3. The composite ACT average of the class of 2017 was 26 (the national average was 21).
  4. Over the course of the 2016/2017 school year, over 50 metro area agencies benefited from the St. Teresa’s Academy service program. Each student completes a minimum of 90 hours of community service before graduation.
  5. St. Teresa’s Academy’s investment in the most-advanced technology for their students caught the eye of Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington. St. Teresa’s Academy provides each student a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Tablet. During the past academic year, 22 new Microsoft Surface Studios were introduced into STA’s STEAM curriculum. As a result, the company produced a marketing video showcasing St. Teresa’s and the far-reaching academic benefits technology has brought to students and faculty.


Goals for the current year include:

  1. Maintain high levels of college matriculation, ACT scores, and merit-based scholarship offers within STA graduates.
  2. Continue the formation of faculty, staff, and students around the charisms of the Sisters of St. Joseph, integrating CSJ values and justice education through interdisciplinary opportunities in and outside of the classroom.
  3. Continue to cultivate an inclusive, welcoming environment that reflects and respects the values of a diverse environment, including race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, faith, and culture.
  4. Increase tuition assistance funding through the endowment, and scholarship opportunities, including the STA Scholars program.
  5. Reach fundraising goals set for the Academy 150 Capital Campaign, and complete construction (spring of 2018) on the enhancements to the Goppert Center.


Needs Statement
The most pressing needs of St. Teresa’s Academy include:
  1. Support for the Academy 150 Capital Campaign is vital for the enhancements currently underway to the school’s Goppert Center and throughout campus. Improvements involve the creation of a Library/Learning Commons, Robotics Lab/Makerspace, athletic spaces, and a Campus Ministry department. A portion of the funds raised will be applied toward endowment and campus preservation. As of November 2017, $9 million had been raised toward the $15 million fundraising goal.
  2. Financial Assistance Support for students demonstrating financial need continues to be a priority. For the current school year, St. Teresa’s offered more than $854,633 annually in scholarships, discounts and financial aid to more than 45% of the student body.
  3. Support of Strategic Planning Initiatives, including promoting diversity and inclusion within the student body and faculty/staff, require support. For details, contact Barbara Cusick, director of development, at 816-501-0031.
  4. Support for faculty/staff enrichment helps in the retention of educators and allows for St. Teresa’s to remain on the forefront of educational trends. Alumnae and Parent Support are essential to reaching both fundraising and volunteer goals.
Service Categories
Secondary & High Schools
Youth Development Programs
Roman Catholic
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

St. Teresa’s Academy serves students from throughout the Kansas City metro area, drawing attendance from over 82 zip codes.

CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

President Nan Bone: St. Teresa’s Academy is fortunate to be supported by a dedicated Board of Directors. Together, we continue to gain ground while pursuing the objectives and action steps outlined through our 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.

I am exceptionally proud of our faculty and staff who strive to educate and support the young women entering their classrooms each day. Their success is evidenced by statistics from the class of 2017, which boasts a 99% college matriculation rate and a composite ACT average of 26 (compared to a national average of 21). Graduates of the 2017 class were accepted to over 150 colleges and universities, and attended 60 different schools nationwide and abroad. Seventy-five percent of these graduates received one or more merit-based scholarship offers.

Among the challenges of remaining a premier college preparatory high school is raising revenue to cover the increasing cost of education. Advances in technology, curriculum, and facilities within education lead to ongoing investments to best serve our students. For example, an emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) at St. Teresa’s is designed to prepare our students for the ever-changing job market. As part of the STEAM initiative, a Robotics Lab/Makerspace is being introduced on campus, and course work, computers, and software are consistently reviewed to ensure students receive a leading edge experience.

Chairman of the Board of Directors Michelle Wimes: For over 151 years, St. Teresa’s Academy has enjoyed the privilege of educating and empowering young women to embrace their bright futures. Guided by the mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph, “Love the dear neighbor and the world in which we live,” the graduates of St. Teresa’s receive outstanding preparation to not only succeed in their chosen education and career paths, but to also positively contribute to their communities and the world.

The Board of Directors and administration have been focused on completing the ambitious objectives outlined in the current strategic plan. Of priority are the diversity and inclusion goals, including a focus on recruitment efforts toward a diverse student body and faculty/staff. In addition, St. Teresa’s has initiated a diversity and inclusion review by independent specialists. I am confident the results will position St. Teresa’s to remain at the forefront of all-female education for generations to come.


St. Teresa’s Academy utilizes the latest technology to foster an environment where young women are not only proficient users of technology but creative innovators. As a one-to-one school, every student receives a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which provides the flexibility of a laptop with the capabilities for pen input and digital inking. STA’s wireless campus allows students to conduct research, take online tests, communicate with peers and teachers, and submit assignments from anywhere. Reflective of the evolving educational landscape, STA continues to transform traditional classrooms into high tech, active learning environments by incorporating the latest in educational technology, such as Touch 90s, Smart Screens, and active learning classroom furniture. Through high-tech classrooms, students have access to distance learning, global audiovisual conferencing with mentors and peers, and multiple platforms to collaborate and showcase their work.

Category Education, General/Other Education & Technology
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Students develop technology literacy through several avenues both in and out of the classroom. This year, Game/App Development, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Principles were added to the course offerings. STA hosts a growing Robotics Team as well as a new Girls Who Code chapter. In addition to technology literacy, through online coursework, students build skills of time management and self-motivation.

In addition to receiving their Surface Pro 4 tablets, loaded with the latest software, students have access to Surface Studios, 3D printers, and multi-touch interactive screens in classrooms. Surface Studios are computers with large monitors that combine the creativity of a 2 and 3-dimensional illustration, and the higher processing capabilities needed for data analytics, game and app development, and proto-type drafting.

Long-Term Success

St. Teresa’s Academy continues to provide its young women with the experience and knowledge necessary to be successful 21st century learners and future leaders in technology. In alignment with our school’s mission of community outreach, we continue to expand our offerings of summer camps to 4th - 8th graders interested in exploring the areas of technology and STEAM.

Program Success Monitored By

St. Teresa’s Academy has a Technology Committee who works directly with administration to monitor the success of the program and make changes accordingly. In addition, the STA STEAM/Curriculum Director co-chairs a STEAM Advisory Board to collaborate with the broader STEAM community.

Examples of Program Success

Building from the success of the Surface Pro 4s, STA incorporated Microsoft Surface Studios in our Computer Science, Digital Media, and Digital Arts courses as recently featured in a promotional video for Microsoft headquarters. St. Teresa’s Academy is a second year member of NCSSS (National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools). Enrollment in Computer Science courses is at an all-time high.


The STA Scholars program is designed to support St. Teresa’s Academy’s continuing mission to promote diversity within the student body, while benefiting young women in Kansas City’s underserved communities. STA Scholars provides substantial tuition assistance to students who graduate from a Strong City School, which are supported by the Bright Futures Fund. The Strong City Schools and their parishes are located within the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, and have some of the highest levels of poverty in the diocese.

Category Education, General/Other Student Financial Aid
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Five STA Scholars, who might not otherwise have the financial means to attend, currently are enrolled at St. Teresa’s Academy. These STA scholars are all performing very well academically. They contribute as active members in the STA community, are engaged in student leadership roles, athletics, and extracurricular activities. The student body, faculty and staff, as well as the current STA Scholars, all benefit greatly from their inclusion at St. Teresa’s Academy.

Long-Term Success

The long-term success of the STA Scholars will include participants who successfully graduate from St. Teresa’s Academy, with an education that has prepared them in mind, body and spirit for a 4-year college or university. Scholarships and/or financial aid for higher education will be pursued with guidance from STA’s college counseling department.

With an education from St. Teresa’s, which includes a rigorous academic curriculum combined with the latest technology, competitive athletic teams, award-winning fine arts programs, and a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities – all founded on the cornerstones of Catholic faith, STA Scholars will be empowered to become leaders in their chosen career paths. The founding mission established by the Sisters of St. Joseph, to “love thy dear neighbor without distinction,” will inspire STA Scholars to contribute to their communities and the world throughout their lives.

Program Success Monitored By

The success of the STA Scholars and the program is monitored through STA’s academic counselors, academic principal, and personal counselors, who track the STA Scholars’ grades and developmental progress. St. Teresa’s utilizes an advisory program. An advisory, which is similar to a homeroom, is comprised of a teacher and students from every class. Students remain with the same advisory throughout their time at St. Teresa’s. Advisors help chart academic paths, and, due to the close relationships that form, are a helpful resource in evaluating STA Scholars’ success.

Some STA Scholars may benefit from the school’s Number 1 Club. The Number 1 Club is a club for freshman students who are the only student from their grade school class to attend St. Teresa’s Academy. The club provides these new students the opportunity to meet and get to know other students who may not have any previous acquaintances with classmates at the start of their high school years.

Examples of Program Success

Among the accomplishments of one STA Scholar currently in her junior year:

  • Elected co-president of the Social Justice Club
  • Holds a leadership position on Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Selected to the Missouri Scholars Academy – a three-week academic residential program for 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. The program is based on the premise that Missouri’s gifted youth must be provided with special opportunities for learning and personal development in order for them to realize their full potential.
  • Plays on the varsity softball and track & field teams


Three STA Scholars chose to return to their grade school to share their enthusiasm about St. Teresa’s Academy, as well as their academic, spiritual, and social experiences at school. All Scholars embrace the STA community through their academic success and involvement.


St. Teresa’s Academy offers a wide variety of clubs, organizations, and sports programs to help students explore their interests, meet new friends, and stay involved at STA. Leadership skills, competitiveness, and creativity may be revealed when students are actively engaged in activities they find fun and interesting. Fifty clubs and teams are offered, including:

  • World Cultures
  • Healthy Living
  • Drama Club
  • Filmmaking
  • Political Issues Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Social Justice Club
  • Graphic Design Club
  • Creative Writing Workshop
  • Girls Who Code
  • Inclusion Project

STA boasts 11 team sports, which are highly competitive, frequently rising to district, sectional, and state championships. Many athletes have been recruited to continue playing at the college level. STA students have been represented in intercollegiate athletics over the past 25 consecutive years.

Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

As a result of participating in extracurricular activities at St. Teresa’s Academy, students explore their areas of interest, receive leadership opportunities, develop their interpersonal skills, and prepare themselves for future endeavors. Although direct attribution is not possible, statistically, St. Teresa’s exhibits the positive results that participation in extracurricular activities is proven to provide (college acceptance and attendance rates, and composite ACT averages, for example).

Long-Term Success

The Alliance for Student Activities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the value of student activities. The organization has compiled current research, dialogue and thinking about the impact of co-curricular activities on student performance. The results of their compilation include that participation in student activities increases students' standardized test scores, GPAs, graduation rates, college acceptance rates and college success rates.

Data from the 2017/2018 academic year indicates that nearly 100% of St. Teresa’s students participate in one or more extracurricular activities, and, historically, participation has tracked at similarly high levels. Long-term success would include college matriculation levels that remain at 99-100%, composite ACT average scores that rise above the national average, as well as above-average attendance rates (STA’s 2016/2017 attendance rate was 95%, compared to a national average of 91%).

Program Success Monitored By

Success is monitored by the overall participation levels of extracurricular activities, as well as the number of participants within each individual club, activity, and sports team. Each activity’s goals, structure, accomplishments, and participant feedback are continually evaluated by faculty members (or coaches) who are assigned to oversee each extracurricular program.

Examples of Program Success

Success achieved through recent extracurricular activities includes:

  • The student newsletter (Dart) received an all-Missouri rating in 2017.
  • The online student news site (DartNewsOnline) was named a 2017 Pacemaker finalist and winner.
  • Sixteen 2017 graduates committed to play intercollegiate sports at 13 different colleges.
  • STA’s sports teams are highly competitive, frequently rising to district, sectional, and state championships.
  • An STA Future Business Leaders of America member took 1st place in Journalism and qualified to compete at Nationals at the State Leadership Conference.
  • The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards selected two STA artists as the “Best-of-Show” from the Gold Key winners.
  • Blue Star nominations were awarded to the STA cast and crew of Jane Eyre for Outstanding Overall Production. The Blue Star Awards recognize achievement and excellence in musical theatre among area high school students.

The St. Teresa’s Academy Service Program is based on the belief that it is essential for young women to take personal responsibility for the world. Students are challenged to expose themselves to some aspect of the community they would not necessarily meet otherwise. As a result, each student must complete 90 hours of community service before graduation.
Students spend one week during their junior and senior years serving at an approved area organization of their choosing. Sixty hours of community service are completed during these two service weeks, and the remaining 30 hours must be served during the student’s own time. The project must be one in which the majority of time is spent dealing directly with the people the agency serves. This intense experience is designed to allow students to recognize, appreciate and respect the gifts present in their own lives, while instilling the desire to reach out and help make the world a safer and more caring place.
Category Education, General/Other Extracurricular Activities
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

During the 2016/2017 academic year, over 50 Kansas City-area agencies benefited from the St. Teresa’s Academy Service Program. During the same period, members of the junior and senior classes volunteered over 25,200 hours of community service, benefiting multitudes of people in need.

Long-Term Success
One analysis that examined data from the National Education Longitudinal Study found that students who are civically engaged tend to perform better in subjects such as reading, history, science and math. Researchers found that community service enhanced students' problem-solving skills, improved their ability to work within a team, and enabled them to plan more effectively.
An article titled, "Students Can Benefit from Participation in Community Service Studies Show," ( reported, "Another benefit of community service is that young people are far more likely to remain engaged when they can see that their participation is effecting change. This helps them to realize that they are able to  make useful contributions to society through service and social action."
 Other benefits of experiencing community service at the high school level:
  • Exposes teens to diversity and multiculturalism
  • Provides an opportunity to apply academic learning to real human needs 
Program Success Monitored By

STA’s director of campus ministry/service oversees the St. Teresa’s Academy Service Program. Service Contracts are filled out and signed by each student, showing their commitment to complete 90 hours of service and their chosen agency. Students must complete and turn in time cards, which are signed by agency representatives, after completing each phase of their service.

Students fill out a survey regarding their experiences at their agency after each phase of the program. During service week, members of STA’s faculty/staff visit each service agency to interview the STA volunteers and the agency’s representative to ensure everyone has the support they need. The results of the surveys and interviews are used to adjust the program or address immediate questions or concerns.

Examples of Program Success

Mercy Favrow, an STA graduate from the class of 2013, was recently featured in Dos Mundos/Two Worlds, Kansas City’s bi-lingual newspaper, in an article titled, “Volunteer/Young Professional Encouraging Young People to Donate their Time.” In the article, Mercy recounts that her passion for volunteering was discovered during her junior and senior year service project. At that time, Mercy served at the Mattie Rhodes Center, a community development organization dedicated to individual and family well-being. She found that volunteering allowed her to experience her community at a deeper level, build relationships, improve and expand her job skills, and provide a deeper sense of purpose. Mercy’s experiences have led her to seek volunteer and work positions within her San Francisco community where she will be of service to others.

Description St. Teresa’s Academy offers a wide variety of summer camps for girls in grades 1-12. STA Summer Camps include sports, technology, art, drama, science, math, engineering and courses for credit. Summer Camps are designed to be fun and exciting, while also developing skills and knowledge. Fees for camp sessions range from $50 to $375.
Category Education, General/Other Summer School
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Program is linked to organization's mssion Yes
Program Frequently Assessed Yes
Short-Term Success

Based on attendance figures and participant (or parent) feedback, the St. Teresa’s Academy Summer Enrichment Program has appreciated great success. The camps continue to be developed and evolve based on participant/parent demand, as well as educational trends and faculty inspirations.

Long-Term Success Long-term success of the St. Teresa’s Academy Summer Enrichment Program includes campers who have gained knowledge, skills, entertainment, and friendships (and course credit, in some cases) through their participation in their chosen camp. For parents, the program provides a productive, entertaining activity to help fill their children’s summer breaks. In addition, for girls in grades 1-8, participation provides exposure to the St. Teresa’s campus and members of the faculty and/or coaching staff. This exposure allows familiarity and a degree of confidence if returning to STA for their high school years.
Program Success Monitored By

The success of the Summer Enrichment Program is monitored by:

  • Tallying attendance figures at all Summer Camps
  • Soliciting feedback from program participants (or parents)
  • Administrative staff regularly observe programs and provide constructive, instructive feedback to faculty
  • Monitoring social media outlets for comments and feedback


Examples of Program Success

Based on attendance and feedback, the Summer Enrichment Program at St. Teresa’s Academy continues to be a popular choice for girls in the Kansas City area. There are many examples of campers who have benefited from sports camps to maintain and hone their skills, then have proceeded to tryout and become team members once a freshman at St. Teresa’s. Similarly, the STEAM-related camps have provided campers with exposure to course preferences that offer greater direction in academic choices upon entering high school.

CEO Comments
Campus-Wide Technology Initiative: St. Teresa’s Academy’s investment in the most-advanced technology for their students caught the eye of Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, Washington. As a result, the company produced a video showcasing St. Teresa’s and the far-reaching academic benefits technology has brought to students and faculty. Microsoft’s video titled, “Kansas City’s oldest school uses new technology to energize education,” may be found on the company’s website and within select retail stores. President Nan Bone stated, "I am so proud that, after considering schools across the nation, Microsoft selected St. Teresa’s Academy as the best example of technological advancement within education."
STA Scholars: The Board of Directors and faculty/staff of St. Teresa’s Academy are committed to the success of the STA Scholars program. This program speaks directly to the mission of St. Teresa’s to “embrace a diverse student body.” Although St. Teresa’s offers financial assistance to students through scholarships, financial aid, and discounts, the ability to commit substantial tuition assistance throughout the course of a student’s four years at STA is unique to this program.
Raising dedicated funds to support the STA Scholars program, as well as scholarships and the endowment, can provide challenges. We are grateful for the devoted base of St. Teresa’s Academy donors and supporters, but continue to seek project support to open doors for a college preparatory education to students in need. St. Teresa’s is actively looking for sponsors to help support STA Scholars and other opportunities, and would love to talk about your special interests. To discuss, please contact Barbara Cusick, director of development, at 816-501-0031 or
Summer Enrichment Program: Project support of the St. Teresa’s Academy Summer Enrichment Program would open the doors to STA Summer Camps to families with financial need. Through support, Enrichment Program fees would be covered for girls who might not otherwise have the means to attend. Campers would benefit from the educational, active, and entertaining activities planned. In addition, the Board, faculty and staff of St. Teresa’s Academy welcomes the opportunity to reach out to new and diverse audiences. Please contact Barbara Cusick, director of development, for more information at 816-501-0031 or
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Nan Tiehen Bone M.A.
Term Start July 2007
Compensation N/A

In July 2007, Nan Tiehen Bone became the 24th president of St. Teresa's Academy. 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 0
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

Dr. Liz Baker 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 holds a doctorate degree from UMKC in educational administration.

Dr. Liz Baker has 15 years teaching and three years administrative experience at the secondary level. She most recently was an administrator of a PreK through 8th school for 12 years. With over thirty years of educational experience, Dr. Baker has led professional development in the fields of curriculum, integration and classroom management. She is currently an adjunct professor at UMKC in the Educational Leadership doctorate program.

Paid Full-Time Staff 76
Paid Part-Time Staff 19
Volunteers 150
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 13%
Staff Diversity (Ethnicity)
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 86
Hispanic/Latino 7
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 73
Male 22
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 Yes
Document Destruction Policy No

St. Teresa's Academy is committed to working with community leaders and other educational institutions to create opportunities for growth in STEAM-related fields. During the summers of 2016 and 2017, STA partnered with Rockhurst High School to secure funding to bring educators from Exeter Mathematics Institute to the Kansas City area for professional development for middle and secondary school mathematics teachers. Forty-six teachers from the Midwest attended this event in 2016. In 2017, the program grew to 113 teachers from 68 schools.

St. Teresa's looks forward to a collaborative event with the KC Tech Council in January of 2017 where the topic of computer science education will be presented to attendees.

Other collaborators/memberships include:

  • Kansas City Life Sciences Institute (KCLSI)
  • National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools
  • North Central Association/AdvancED
  • National Catholic Education Association
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling
  • Google Summit
  • Microsoft

External Assessment and Accreditations
North Central Association of Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement - Accreditation1923
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. Kiran Chandra K2 Media
Mr. Kevin Connor Esq.AMC Theatres
Ms. Eileen Drummond Retired from Hallmark
Mr. Doug Fielder Asurion
Mr. Steve Fletcher FTN Financial
Sr. Jeanne Janssen CSJAvila University
Mr. Jim Kissick PEKissick Construction Company
Ms. Marilyn Lott CSJSisters of St. Joseph
Sr. Rose McLarney CSJCommunity Volunteer
Dr. Marion Pierson Village Pediatrics, LLC
Ms. Ann Tierney Prochnow Julia Farr Collection
Ms. Holly Streeter-Schaefer Esq.Burns & McDonnell
Mr. Pete Walsh Walsh KC, LLC
Ms. Michelle Wimes Esq.Ogletree Deakins
Mr. Owen Zidar Watco Companies LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 9
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 84%
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
Advisory Board Members
Mr. Josh Batz
Ms. Lisa Browar Linda Hall Library
Ms. Millie Brown Community Volunteer
Mr. Mike Brown Euronet Worldwide Inc.
Dr. Zdenka Guadarrama Rockhurst University
Ms. Kari Keefe KC Social Innovation Center
Mr. Tom McDonnell Community Volunteer
Mr. Greg Owsley Rockhurst High School
Mr. David Reid Gould Evans
Dr. John Stanley
Mr. Jim Stowers Oxford Companies
Mr. Kevin Truman UMKC
Ms. Debbie Wilkerson Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Fiscal Year Start July 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End June 30, 2018
Projected Revenue $8,653,654
Projected Expenses $8,441,580
Endowment Value $7,184,781
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage 5
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 6/30/2017, 2016, 2015: 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 Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$582,210$176,194$79,219
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$0$0$0
Revenue In-Kind$35,317$26,815$16,182
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$7,934,605$7,312,636$7,136,601
Administration Expense$856,439$685,761$539,204
Fundraising Expense$435,685$476,527$436,576
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.631.410.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%86%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue6%11%36%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$33,187,677$26,598,880$24,647,803
Current Assets$5,914,170$3,361,678$1,921,217
Long-Term Liabilities$704,080$796,663$1,948,084
Current Liabilities$2,011,865$1,169,325$1,529,173
Total Net Assets$30,471,732$24,632,892$21,170,546
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.942.871.26
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets2%3%8%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose
The Academy 150 Capital Campaign ensures that students and faculty benefit from the most advanced educational tools and spaces to learn, study, exercise, and grow in faith. Enhancements include a new Library/Learning Commons, Makerspace/Robotics Lab (strengthening STA's emphases on STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Campus Ministry Department, Outdoor Commons, and athletic spaces. Tremendous progress has taken shape on the enhancements to the Goppert Center and throughout campus, and completion is projected by spring of 2018.
In addition to building enhancements, campus preservation and endowment remain important components to the Academy 150 Capital Campaign. The campus preservation fund will ensure the land, trees, and statues on the historic Windmoor Campus are cared for and maintained for generations to come. 
Goal $15,000,000.00
Dates May 2016 to Jan 2022
Amount Raised to Date $9,254,042.00 as of Oct 2017
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years Yes
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