Vision, Mission, & Values

Our Vision, Mission, and Values tell a lot about who we are and where we’re going. Take a look to see how our core beliefs stack up.


Where Kansas City children grow up to be academically excellent, globally responsible and active participants in the world community.


To educate the children of Kansas City to become globally minded, locally active, critical thinkers through immersion in world languages and cultures.



We value high expectations, rigorous academics, and hard work. Our relentless pursuit to both challenge and nurture each student results in students who reach their full potential inherently.


Our committed teachers and community of families complement one another to lead by example reinforcing and teaching our students the value of integrity, honesty, and respect for others.


We recognize, celebrate, welcome and embrace our differences and work to attract and retain all into our school community. As global citizens, we are committed to exploring and leveraging what makes us unique including a global mindset, intercultural curiosity, and multilingual capabilities. Read more under Diversity and Inclusion Statement.


We demand responsibility for results and will openly share our practices, outcomes, and decision making to achieve these results.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Académie Lafayette is committed to the success of its students and continues to work to create an intentionally diverse and equitable community to reflect the demographics of the community in which we serve. We embrace the differences in race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, culture, gender identity/expression, and sexual orientation in all of our staff, scholars, and families in the following ways:

  • Promoting equity in every classroom every day to ensure each student has what they need to reach their full potential.
  • Actively engaging in courageous conversations about the value of people’s differences.
  • Empowering all parties to engage in open and honest dialogue with an active voice.
  • Working diligently to reflect the demographics of the community in which we serve.
  • In doing so, we aspire to raise children who will build a diverse and inclusive world and be a source of inspiration in our society.

We value diversity, inclusion, and social justice. View our Black Lives Matter statement here.