After rapper Kanye West posted a picture of students at Donda Academy eating in what looked to be a warehouse, the school became a big topic of conversation. But even though so many people are talking about it, the academy is still shrouded in mystery.

What is Donda Academy?

Donda Academy is a private Christian school that legendary rap artist Kanye West founded. Located in Simi Valley, California, the school services children from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.

Donda Academy may be a hot topic on social media, but the school is wholly focused on its students. According to its mission statement, the academy “prepares students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum, and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.”

Who is Donda?

Kanye West named the school after his late mother Donda West. Mama West was a professor and chair member of the Department of English, Communications, Media and Theater at Chicago State University.

She played a pivotal role in Ye’s life and stood by his side early in his career. She passed away from coronary artery disease and other post-operative factors while undergoing cosmetic surgery.

Ye often speaks very highly of his mother and even named his 10th studio album after her. Fortunately, her life and legacy live on in him, and now by helping children of all backgrounds achieve greatness through education.

What To Know About Donda Academy

Donda West meant the entire world to her son, Kanye. So it’s no wonder that he named his school after her to honor her legacy. And fortunately, with a big name like Kanye West, it’s receiving plenty of attention. But even though the school is a popular subject on social media, fans are still asking for more. Here’s what you should know about Kanye West’s Donda Academy: