• Higher Learning

    The Nkrumah International Academy offers Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Med and Entrepreneurship Programs for what we call "college/life prep courses" to children grades 5 - 12.
  • Teaching Excellence

    Our Reading Program is aligned with African History, English Grammar, Writing and the Pre-Law course as the instructors assist each other in the building of the curriculum.



Philosophy and Practices

In an Afrikan centered context, our purpose is to build Afrikan children to be exceptional, academically intense, driven and disciplined human beings. Our vision is to build a grand Afrikan that will display to the world a new type of leader with a global self-determined, politically whole and holistically substantial stake in his or her own global independence.


Creating Thinkers

Our method – regimented and demanding – focuses on teaching students to analyze and critically solve problems.


Diverse Studies

Our students pursue a rigorous curriculum in reading, writing, mathematics, and science; and they begin in the early grades to study foreign languages, music, and the arts.


Measured Goals

The quality of students’ products is determined by appropriate levels of achievement and demonstrated proficiency.

What we offer.

We offer Pre-Law, Pre-Engineering, Pre-Med and Entrepreneurship Programs for what we call "college/life prep courses" to children grades 5 - 12. Our program is extremely unique and tailored specifically to Afrikan youth for their success in critical thinking, community building, and upholding our Code of Culture.


A Comprehensive Approach

The most comprehensive approach to addressing the problems of Afrikan miseducation is an African centered Education. Our approach to Afrikan centered Education involves working with Afrikan students to master the academic disciplines on a high level, while grounding them in an Afrikan reality. We teach our students events, places, people and things with crucial reference to and in the critical context of the historical trajectory of people of Afrikan descent.

We present our daily lessons through literature, discussions and activities. This procedure is done through our practice of Repetition, Duration and Frequency in order to reinforce. Inculcated into lessons is a conceptual framework that provides grounding to explain our historical presence and relevance of the theories to make sense. As Afrikan Centered scholars responsible for the development of the minds of African children, we must advance several concepts that constitute cultural imperatives of Afrikan centered Education. These concepts are considered the “main ingredients” of cultural development.

  1. Identity
  2. Pan Afrikanism
  3. Afrikan Culture
  4. Afrikan American Culture
  5. Afrikan values adoption, practice and transmission
  6. Black Nationalism
  7. Community control
  8. Institution building
  9. Education opposed to schooling


  • Students will be dressed in proper uniform everyday.
  • Clothing with European images are not allowed on school premises.
  • Female students must wear skirts below the knee.
  • For severe offensive behavior, students are under a 2-strike policy and possible expulsion from school.
  • Certain behaviors will be treated case by case with parent involvement.
  • Nkrumah reserves the right not to admit any student and perform corrective action as the Director sees fit.

If you have questions about our program, please call us to discuss by appointment, or send us a message through our contact page.


Our children learn to be responsible and independent in their studies, and to work on their own and with others. They become critical and creative thinkers who excel in their community, as well as in learning.

Classes Offered

A list and description of the classes we offer to the Nkrumah International Academy Student Body.

The Art Department at Nkrumah provides exciting, professional and rigorous studio experiences that explore a variety of mediums.

Film Developing

The core of Computer Science at Nkrumah focuses on three components: algorithms and the style of thinking needed to properly formulate them; the impact of algorithmic use on societal norms and public policy; and software develop and creation.

Algorithms and Public Policy
Algorithms and the Dynamic Web
Algorithm and Software Creation

Economics helps students understand how consumers and businesses make decisions and how the interplay of market forces and government interventions in the economy affects people’s well being.

Principles of Economics and Business
Macroeconomics issues in the United States
Microeconomic Theory
Investment Fundamentals Download Syllabus

The instruction of English at Nkrumah is shaped by the conviction that language is the essential means of gaining self-knowledge and of participating in community. Each year, the Academy will sponsor an Afrikan writer-in-residence where a writer will visit campus and read from their own work and meet with students.

Download the Syllabus for Ife (9th and 10th Graders) and Hausa (11th and 12th Graders)


English Literature
English Grammar
Short fiction
Afrikan and Caribbean Literature
Pre Law

Description coming soon.

Afrikan History from South Africa to Egypt
Afrikan American History
Native Peoples of North America
The Families that Run the World
Social Studies
U.S. Constitution

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Through class discussions, oral presentations, essays and research papers the learner will acquire the knowledge to analyze novels, plays, poems, essays, short stories, music and articles.

Akoben Diploma
The Akoben Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete French 400, Kiswahili 400 and Igbo 100.

Mandarin Chinese Download Syllabus

Pre Algebra Download Syllabus
Algebra Download Syllabus
Pre calculus
Calculus Lab
Intro to Statistics
Pre Engineering Download Syllabus

Afro Cuban Percussions

Introduction to Afrikan Psychology

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Principles of Biology
Biochemistry and Human Nutrition
Earth Sciences
Into to Physics
Pre Med

Afrikan Dance
Screen Writing
Speech Making

Diploma Requirements

  • Countrymen, the task ahead is great indeed, and heavy is the responsibility; and yet it is a noble and glorious challenge - a challenge which calls for the courage to dream, the courage to believe, the courage to dare, the courage to do, the courage to envision, the courage to fight, the courage to work, the courage to achieve - to achieve the highest excellencies and the fullest greatness of man. Dare we ask for more in life?

    Kwame Nkrumah
  • Credentials and classrooms are useless unless they lead us toward consciously applying knowledge to improve the quality of our community.

    Mwalimu K. Bomani Baruti

    Stephen Biko

Faculty and Staff

Meet the mentors behind the lessons.

Marcus Kline
Rutgers University
Afrikan History, U.S. Constitution, Social Studies and American History
Samuel Adams
B.A., Morehouse College
English Grammar, Afrikan Literature, American Literature and Journalism
Iyabo Williams
B.S. Mathematics, Spelman College
B.S. Engineering, University of Michigan

Pre Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Physics and Pre Engineering
Dr. Batu Shakari
Ph.D., Nationhood Development and Maintenance, Northeastern Illinois University
B.A., Northeastern Illinois University

Nationhood Development and Maintenance
Hunter Adams
B.S., Chicago State University
Introduction to Neuroscience
Terrance Hale
Sancues Ryu Ju-jitsu
Dr. Adedoyin Shittu
University of South Florida
Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Epidemiology
Greg Carmouche
Afro Cuban Percussions
Reba Boose-Brown
B.A., Formal Education in Spanish Language Studies, Northeastern University
Dr. Mohamed Sherriff
B.S., Roosevelt University
M.S., Organic Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology
P.H.D., Organic Chemistry, Louisiana State University

Chemistry, Biology, Pre Med
Richard Powell
B.S., Finance, Dartmouth University
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
M.B.A., University of Chicago

Coding, Stock Market Analysis
Touwende Philippe Dianda
B.A., Burkina Faso
Dr. Amara Enyia
Ph.D., Law, University of Illinois
Pre Law


Infusion of African Culture into Home and After School Programs

Master Teacher Marcus Kline demonstrates strategies and uses The Historic Journey and other resource curriculum's to infuse culture into traditional lessons.

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Nkrumah International Academy
7415 S East End Ave
Chicago, IL 60649