Kepler Neighborhood School Authorized by Fresno Unified
September 21, 2012 The Fresno Unified School Board unanimously approved a charter petition for the Kepler Neighborhood School, a proposed K-8 that founders plan also to use for community improvement and adult education. The school will open for the 2013-14 school year with about 240 students from the Lowell neighborhood and the adjoining downtown cultural arts district. Kepler will emphasize community service, and students will work with downtown nonprofits, government entities and faith-based groups, strengthening the neighborhood's ties to these organizations. Read more about new school choices in downtown Fresno.