Head of School's Message

Our board of directors, students, staff, and patrons would like to welcome you to Kemper Academy.


The mission of Kemper Academy is to provide a quality education for the children of our service area.  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 potential.  While the education of our children is top priority, we also realize that the needs of our children are many and varied.  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.


Education is a team process that requires the best efforts of staff, parents, and the community working together for a common goal.  We desire to develop that spirit of congeniality and teamwork while actively soliciting the support of all who desire to influence the lives of our students in a positive manner.


Come visit us today and enjoy the KA experience!


Mary Ellen Waters

Head of School




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.

149 Walnut Avenue

DeKalb, MS 39328




Phone: 601.743.2232

Fax: 601.743.9627

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