Who We Are

Académie Lafayette is a French immersion, free public charter school in Kansas City, Missouri that serves over 1100 students. We have 2 elementary buildings, an IB middle school, and a high school. Our mission is to educate the children of Kansas City to become globally minded, locally active, critical thinkers through immersion in world languages and cultures.

There are many unique benefits to working at Académie Lafayette, including:

  • French Immersion: We are the largest public French immersion program in the United States. 
  • Multicultural staff: We have staff from over 14 different countries.
  • Reputation and Results: We are consistently one of the top 5 charter schools in the state of Missouri for student achievement. We are an authorized IB Middle Years Program and are seeking authorization for a high school diploma program.
  • Engaged School Community: We have strong staff satisfaction and retention as well as a collaborative culture where teachers are involved in initiatives and have the autonomy to make decisions in their own classrooms. We have a high participation rate from parents in numerous school activities as well as a highly successful middle school sports program. 

Additional benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive compensation and benefits, automatic participation in the Kansas City Public Schools Retirement System, a relocation stipend, a generous budget for classroom materials, and professional development opportunities for staff. 

Interested in becoming a substitute but do not have 60 college credit hours? Click here to learn more about Missouri’s alternative pathway for becoming a substitute teacher.

Read more about Académie Lafayette’s model, teaching approach, and community. You can also review our diversity and inclusion statement.


The following information is intended to help you understand our health insurance options, our retirement plan, and our supplemental benefits that we offer.

Medical, Dental, Vision Care & Supplemental

We offer Health insurance through Humana PPO, premium subsidized by Académie Lafayette. Dental insurance through Humana, employee premium paid by Académie Lafayette and Vision insurance through EyeMed, employee paid premium. Aflac supplemental insurance, optional, employee paid premium.

Life Insurance

Term life insurance $50,000 for employee, option buy-up for spouse/children of $5,000/$2,500 respectively.

Retirement Plans

Automatic participation in the Kansas City Public Schools Retirement System.

Annual & Sick Leave

Ten (10) days accrued medical leave, two (2) days personal leave and twenty (20) days vacation (administrative staff only).

Competitive Pay

Académie Lafayette strives to attract, inspire and retain top notch faculty and staff as well as meet the diverse needs of our educational community with well-designed and competitive compensation.

Questions? Contact HR today!