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.