Crossroads Academy Quality Hill

Quality Hill is a tuition-free K-5th grade charter school located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

Principal: LaKeshia Lewis
Vice-Principal: Kelsy Muenks


Greetings Families! My name is LaKeshia Lewis and I am thrilled to serve as Principal of Quality Hill for the upcoming school year. This year marks my 12th year in education and I still feel the same excitement and purpose for teaching and learning as I did my first year! Prior to taking on the role of Principal, I served as Assistant Principal at Quality Hill. I am excited for the opportunity to continue working with our returning families and students as well as welcome our new students and families to Quality Hill!

I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Kansas City in 2005 to attend UMKC. Go Roos! After earning a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, I served as a classroom teacher to 4th and 6th grade students In the KCPS and KCK Public School Districts. During my time in the classroom, I made it my mission to provide my students with educational opportunities that served them both academically and socially. I still strongly believe that it is our job as educators to provide students with access to a high quality education that inspires critical thinking, problem solving, and passion inside and outside of the classroom. I earned my Masters in Educational Administration from the University of Central Missouri in 2018.

As we prepare to embark on another school year, I am excited to work in partnership with our families, students, and teachers to make this another great year at Quality Hill. The work that we do is critical and none of us can do this work alone. I feel honored to have such an amazing staff that I can work alongside with daily to make the mission and vision of our district a reality.

Principal, LaKeshia Lewis

LaKeshia Lewis

Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill

Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill is a tuition-free charter school located in Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, and a member of Crossroads Charter Schools.

Crossroads Charter Schools’ mission is to prepare and inspire students to build a better tomorrow by providing an academically rigorous K-12 education in a creative, collaborative, community-focused environment. Our vision is to be the premier school system in Kansas City and a destination for other educators seeking inspiration and best practices. Graduates of Crossroads Charter Schools will be scholarly, culturally literate and service-oriented individuals who will pursue their dreams relentlessly and have a positive impact on their family, their community, and the world.

Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill opened in 2016 with 186 students in grades K–3, and in August 2018 will reach capacity of 278 students in grades K–5. Fifth grade graduates will be guaranteed admission into the Crossroads’ Sixth Grade Center and then into Crossroads Preparatory Academy, which serves 7th – 12th grade.

Graduates of Crossroads Charter Schools will be scholarly, culturally literate, and service- oriented individuals who will pursue their dreams relentlessly and have a positive impact on their family, their community, and the world.

Immersed in the civic, artistic, financial, and historic heart of Kansas City, Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill embraces the exceptional learning opportunities of our urban setting. Our Project Based Learning curriculum is aligned with the Missouri Learning Standards and grounded in 21st Century Learning. Our highly-qualified teachers establish the expectations, structure, accountability, and creative environment necessary for truly exceptional learning.

As an independent charter school, Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill is accessible to any family living within the KCMO School District. Among these families, those living or working within the Greater Downtown Area (State Line to Prospect, the Missouri River to 39th Street) receive priority in our admissions lottery. All parents who are personally committed to high-expectations and want their child to learn in an academically rigorous environment are encouraged to apply.

With its high-expectations, focus on 21st Century Learning and community engagement,Crossroads Academy – Quality Hill will be a source of gravity and pride for the Downtown community.