Kidinnu Academy’s History

From ideation to creation…the start and history of Kidinnu Academy

Some of the education and schooling systems we see in today’s world struggle to prepare children for the challenges they will face both inside and outside the classroom. Our society today is filled with diverse, rich cultures that are changing the way we carry out our day-to-day lives, whether it is from a civic, business, educational, or eve na technology point of view. Schools need to adapt to the changes in our society, so we can better prepare our students. Thus, this is what led us to start Kidinnu Academy, so we can achieve just that.

We collected signatures to petition to the school district the interest in our education philosophy. In May of 2019, our petition was approved. In September of 2010, Kidinnu Academy will begin its pursuit of academic excellence, in what would be on of the many academic school years. Kidinnu Academy begins its journey by educating our future from TK – 3rd graders. Our strategic vision is to add an additional grade level year-by year, ultimately serving TK – 12th grades, as well as finding a temporary location where we can expand our facilities.

Kidinnu Academy will provide a platform for the founding team to provide leadership in true cultural literacy. To be culturally literate is to possess the foundational academic knowledge, social and technical skills needed to thrive in the 21st century. Obtaining cultural literacy provides a foundation for all children to succeed especially for disadvantaged children to excel.

Who is Kidinnu? The Charter School is named Kidinnu Academy in honor of Kidinnu, a Chaldean astronomer and mathematician. Kidinnu lived in the late 4th or early 3rd century BCE. He was an astronomer and mathematician who is believed to be responsible for a Babylonian theory that described the speed of the moon’s and sun’s motions and lunar phases and eclipses. Kidinnu applied mathematical rules to the variations in the speed of the Sun and the Moon and worked out predictions of lunar phenomena. Kidinnu is also attributed with discoveries relating to the motion of Mercury and the relationship between two different lunar periods.