We welcome you to Académie Lafayette, where learning and language go hand-in-hand. At this public charter school, more than  children in grades K–8 enjoy the gift of a second language, the joy of diverse friendships, and the reward of an excellent education from one of the region’s top-ranked schools. Here at Académie Lafayette, our focus is on helping each student become a critical thinker, engaged learner, and global citizen.

Bonjour students, families, and community members. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Académie Lafayette, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school. Our relentless focus is to provide a world-class education for our students in order to better prepare them to be change agents and global leaders.

Take a look at the story of Académie Lafayette: when we started, how we’ve grown, and where we’re going. As the first charter public school in Missouri, our history is long and storied, and we’re far from finished. From the school’s official inauguration in 1999 to now, we’ve never stopped learning, growing, and striving to be and do the best we can for our students and their families.


Our Vision, Mission, and Values reveal who we are and where we’re going. See how our core beliefs stack up.

The school’s strategic plan provides a roadmap of goals and action items to ensure Académie Lafayette continues on its course of excellence.


Our three-campus system allows for dedicated administrative staff for different grade levels and needs. View a list of our staff members.

Académie Lafayette is governed by an independent Board of Directors that oversees the operations of the school. Get to know our Directors here.

Académie Lafayette is looking for stellar staff members.

Various subcommittees of the Board of Directors ensure the Board’s business is done fairly and efficiently, according to the committee tasks outlined below.