Discover What’s Within

The Kemper Academy experience is a unique one.  Kemper Academy was built in 1970 on ten acres of land in DeKalb, Mississippi.  The school was founded for the purpose of providing quality, affordable education for the children of Kemper County and the surrounding areas.  Over the years, our students have won awards in academic competitions and have received numerous scholarships to universities and community colleges.  Our alumni have received advanced degrees and are successful in their chosen fields.


Kemper Academy is a nonprofit organization composed of PreK through 12th grade. There are approximately 195 students enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year. With extracurricular activites ranging from football to basketball and baseball/softball to archery and shooting sports and track, there is something for everyone! Additionally, our students organizations such as our Student Government, Honor Society, 4H and others give our students to develop a spirit of service to our community.


We are accredited through AdvanedEd/Cognia as well as the Midsouth Association of Independent Schools (MAIS).  Being a small school in a small southern town allows us to offer our students a caring, safe, family-like environment where our children are "known", loved and well-cared for.


Our Mission

We believe in and are committed to the concept that schools are for children; therefore, every decision concerning this organization is made with the intent of helping our students realize their full potential.  We strive not only to meet the educational needs of our students but to also meet their physical, social, and spiritual needs as well.  Through our curriculum, extracurricular activities, and special programs, we endeavor to develop students who are well prepared to meet the challenges of both the college classroom and the workplace.

Contact Us


By Mail:

Kemper Academy

149 Walnut Avenue

De Kalb, MS 39328


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From Meridian:  Take Highway 39 North until you reach the 4 way stop at the intersection of Highway 16.  Turn left onto Highway 16.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right onto Walnut Avenue.


From Philadelphia:  Take Highway 16 East to DeKalb. Approximately one half mile into the city limits, turn left onto Walnut Avenue.





Kemper Academy admits students of any gender, race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or group affiliation, age, disability or veteran status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

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