Bennett-Kew Elementary School is expanding to accept sixth-grade students in fall 2019 and launching a Leadership Academy to prepare kids for success inside the classroom and out. By adding sixth grade, the school will allow current fifth-graders to remain in the school’s intensive, supportive learning environment, as well as offer that opportunity to new students. The leadership Academy will feature career training activities, including a program of visits by professionals to share their paths to success.
“We’re excited to be launching a program that will instill confidence and purpose in each child and help them find their own unique path,” Bennett-Kew Principal LaRoyce Murphy. “We believe that all of our students have the potential to be leaders with the right support and instruction.”
At Bennett-Kew, students receive instruction that focuses on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). Bennett-Kew students were proud winners of the District’s 2018 math competition.
The school also enjoys updated facilities and recently unveiled a new state-of-the-art playground.
“Giving more students the chance to stay in a strong learning environment is an achievement for the Inglewood Unified School District and our community,” State Administrator Dr. Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana said. “We look forward to welcoming sixth-graders this fall and continuing to build an environment that inspires successful scholars.”