What does it cost to send your children to Kanye West’s Donda Academy?


What is the Donda Academy?

According to ABC News, Donda Academy is West’s K-12 private academy that has entered its third school year.

At this time, the institution — located in Southern California — is not accredited. However, the 45-year-old says his “gospel school” is focused on giving “kids practical tools that they need in a world post the iPhone being created.”

West told ABC News that at this time, several schools focus on teaching students topics about industries that “don’t even matter anymore.” On the other hand, West says his Donda Academy can “actually turn kids into, like geniuses.”

The school can cost parents a tuition bill of a reported $15,000 per year for their child to attend. Per reports, the current enrollment at the institution is just under 100 students with 16 full-time teachers.

A website for the Donda Academy revealed that there is a ten-to-one student-to-teacher ratio and that children attending the school “learn fundamentals, grow in their faith, and experience two enrichment classes.

Prior to jumping into their course work, the students begin the day with a “full school worship” before hopping into the enrichment courses, which include:

  • World Language
  • Visual Art
  • Film
  • Choir
  • Parkour

Is The School Accredited?

Since the school is not accredited, graduating seniors run the risk of not having their credits or diplomas recognized by colleges. In addition to that, all parents are reportedly required to sign non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) for their children to attend. School consultant Tamar Andrews confirmed with Rolling Stone that parents are asked to sign an “informal agreement” prior to joining the school.

The school, which is named after West’s late mother Donda West, also features a set of rules named in her honor.

Per the “How We Learn” page, Donda Rule No. 51 says, “Students must be confident in forming ideas. If not, their writing will suffer.”



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