Inside Kanye West's secretive Donda Academy where parents at $15k-a-year school sign NDAs & students wear Yeezy uniform | The Sun

KANYE West fans can now get an inside look at the rapper's mysterious Donda Academy in exclusive photos obtained by The U.S. Sun.

In addition to $15,000 in yearly tuition, students' families are reportedly required to sign non-disclosure agreements, while pupils are wearing uniforms designed by Yeezy.

Aerial pictures revealed Kanye's Donda Academy, located in Simi Valley, California, which opened on November 18, 2021, according to the California Department of Education (CDE).

The secretive school, that reportedly requires parents to sign NDAs and pay thousands of dollars a year, is located in a quiet space on Tierra Rejada Road.

The California academy – called after Kanye's beloved mom, Donda –aims to create a "new generation of leaders," according to its mission statement.

Earlier this month, Kanye took to Instagram to tease photos of students wearing his uniform comprised of the rapper's Yeezy and Gap designs.


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He has also complained on social media that his four children with Kim Kardashian didn't attend his new academy, suggesting: “[two] days at one school, three days at another."

Families of Donda students were mandated to sign nondisclosure agreements, according to two sources cited by Rolling Stone – but a school consultant described this as an "informal agreement."

A third source reportedly told the magazine they were instructed not to discuss the school.

Donda Academy consultant Tamar Andrews, who has 20 years of experience in early-childhood-education programs, told Rolling Stone: "We don't care if people know about the school."

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Andrews said: "The people that want to come to the school are looking for a good Christian school in that area and they know that we're there.

"There is also a certain notoriety that comes with being affiliated with Donda. So, I don't know that we have to advertise, which is a blessing and a curse."

It's listed as a private elementary school operating within the Simi Valley Unified School District on the CDE website, catering to kids from five to 18.

Donda caters to students from the age of five to 18, allowing 12 kids per class – but has not yet received accreditation yet, Rolling Stone reported.

The outlet also reported that the Donda Academy was looking to hire teachers at the end of the school year.

The people that want to come to the school are looking for a good Christian school in that area.

Students' schedule at the private Christian institution will involve: “[Full] school worship; core classes of language arts, math, and science; lunch and recess; enrichment courses including World Language, Visual Art, Film, [and] Choir."

Pupils will also reportedly be taught Parkour as part of their physical education, a free movement technique that involves running, climbing, and vaulting through an obstacle course.

The school's mission statement states that its goal is to create "the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators."

It hopes to provide kids "with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving."

It aims to do this "by using an ethic of integrity and care," according to the statement

Donda Rule #58 on the school's site reads: "Writing should be regarded as an activity that necessitates critical thinking, an aspect that is fundamental to all good writing."

The CDE lists "Information Not Available," under the Educational Program Type section, however.

Though fees are set to cost $15,000 a year, many students enrolled in the school are reportedly receiving financial assistance in the form of scholarships from the school, according to the Daily Mail.

The Donda website states that "everyone is welcome to apply regardless of financial situation."


After Kanye's popular Sunday Service went viral, the school's coveted choir program is one of the major incentives for kids to attend, according to the Mail.

Students will also reportedly undergo classes in food science as a part of their curriculum.

A source told the publication that the school's culinary branch was focused on "elevated high-concept coffee, tea, and fruit-focused beverages for kids, parents, and faculty."

The school even has its own basketball team called the Donda Doves.

Malik Yusef, an associate of Kanye's and a producer, stated that the school's student body is the children of his high-profile colleagues.

"I want to be emphatic that there’s never been a time that Kanye West did not want to do this," Yusef told Rolling Stone, adding that he didn't think people understood "the gravity of that."

He said Kanye always wanted to create such a school in honor of his late mother.

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"Look at what we’re doing with the choir and the fashion in school – I don’t think there’s a venture capitalist or anybody that’s had a vision this clear on what education can look like for you," Yusef added.

Kanye plans to open schools nationwide, according to the magazine.

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