The Académie Lafayette Advantage

Académie Lafayette offers a world-class education that prepares our students to be engaged citizens and productive leaders in the interconnected global community. AL graduates have a competitive edge over their peers because of the five pillars of excellence that prepare them for a complex and challenging global environment.

A Cutting-Edge Multilingual Education

Our K-5 students are totally immersed in French while excelling in English. Starting in 6th grade, students take a third language – either Mandarin or Spanish, in addition to French and English. In 11th and 12th grade, they are offered International Baccalaureate French, Mandarin and Spanish. They can also earn French college credits through a partnership with a local university.

A Tradition of Academic Excellence

AL has been consistently among the top 10 highest performing school districts in Missouri based on the annual MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) test results. Our students outperform their peers in Math, English, and Science.

A Global Learning Experience

AL offers an International Baccalaureate program, foreign travels to Europe, Asia, and Africa, multilingual competencies (English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin) with an international teaching staff. Our students are active in their local community while being mindful of global issues.

An Actively Engaged, Caring, and Inclusive School Community

Our school culture is well grounded on a safe and actively engaged community that values and celebrates diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice.

Award-Winning Athletics Programs

We believe in a comprehensive education by practicing Mens Sana in Corpore Sano (A sound mind in a sound body). The AL sports teams have been KC metro champions in soccer, volleyball, cross country, track and field, and the list goes on! Our Middle school cross-country and track teams have won the State of Missouri championships in 2023 and 2024.

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.