In its first year (2020–21), Académie Lafayette International High School will begin with a small class of 9th graders. As this inaugural class matriculates, the school will grow to include grades 9–10 (2021–22), grades 9–11 (2022–23), and finally grades 9–12 (2023–24). The high school is located on its own floor of the Armour campus. State-of-the-art facilities and programming await high school students from throughout the district.
Providing more quality education options for Kansas City
The high school will primarily serve current Académie Lafayette students; however, because the high school will not be a full immersion program, it will be open to other Kansas City families.
The decision to add an International Baccalaureate high school fulfills the long-awaited second phase of our K–12 growth plan that included acquiring a building for a high school and increasing kindergarten enrollment, while also improving the quality of our program. Our high school would not have been possible without the support from our engaged parents, committed staff, and generous community who have put their trust in Académie Lafayette over the past 20 years. For this, we thank you, and we look forward to serving more Kansas City families through this exciting expansion.