Faxon Elementary is located in the heart of the urban core of Kansas City. Having a strong literacy focus, students at Faxon participate in reading, writing and talking about literature. Faxon started the 2014 school year, as a K-6 neighborhood school serving over 225 students. Faxon was recently awarded a grant through the Missouri Preschool Project and has just opened two preschool classrooms, enrolling 20 students each. Through some wonderful partnerships, Faxon now features a Success by Six Center, providing families educational resources to utilize with children ages birth to six. This comprehensive approach to educating students, strengthens early learning, leading to success in the intermediate grades.