We welcome students from throughout the Kansas City Public Schools district in Kansas City, Missouri, to our public charter school. On these pages, you will find a link to our online application, read our policies regarding age, siblings and residency, and learn how and when to apply. Because there are typically more applicants than places available, a lottery system is used to generate a random list for the incoming kindergarten class, admitting 198 new students per year.

The lottery will be held in the spring and information made public shortly after. All applicants will receive a status update email that indicates whether or not their child has been accepted or is on the waitlist. Additional information will follow and can be accessed through your personal SchoolAppKC account.

Campus assignments will be made at a later date. For more information on how to apply, click the button below.

Using an Académie Lafayette application or a Common Application, families can apply during an open admission window every year.

Discover guidelines for admission, including age and residency requirements, the lottery system, and the open enrollment period.

Schedule a Tour

All tours have been cancelled due to health concerns for all involved.

Since all school buildings are closed and students are learning at home, we would like to provide online information sessions about Académie Lafayette and to answer your questions.

Click here to sign up for a day and time available. You will receive a link in your email on how to connect to the online meeting the day before the session.

All sessions are 30 minutes. Please email Robyn King at to schedule a different time, send in additional questions, or to meet by phone.

The information will be an overview of both campuses. If you would like to know more about the Cherry Campus, please contact Maaria Riaz at You can email your questions and/or arrange a time to speak by phone only.

Please click here for the classroom tour and to view these photo tours of Oak and Cherry provided by Show Me KC Schools. For additional information click here.

Thanks for your patience and flexibility during this time.

View available dates here through Sign up Genius.

Apply Today

Académie Lafayette is one of 16 Kansas City charter schools working together to simplify our initial application process into one easy form, SchoolAppKC, that you can fill out on any electronic device. The easy 8-question application allows you to apply to Académie Lafayette in less than 5 minutes and makes applying to schools easier, more accessible and more transparent.

Important Dates:

  • Application opens on November 9, 2019
  • Submit your application by March 2, 2020
  • Receive an offer on March 4, 2020
  • Let us know you’re coming by March 27 and begin enrollment*

*Note: If you have been waitlisted, you may choose to remain on our waitlist.

To apply, go to SchoolAppKC.

Attend an Open House

For AL tour/open house information, contact Robyn King,

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Académie Lafayette does not and will not discriminate, or in any way prefer any student over another student based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in English or athletic ability. (RSMO 160.410 (3)) For questions about this process, please call 816.888.7400.