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“The parents and families of LPA are a shining example of the magic that happens when students, teachers, families, administrators, and the community work together to create great experiences for our students.” Christy Murphy, Fourth Grade Teacher


Lafayette Preparatory Academy is committed to strengthening our community by providing a high-quality school choice to families living in St. Louis’ urban core. Founded in 2013 and sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis, we opened with two Kindergarten classes, one 1st Grade and one 2nd Grade. We currently serve 270 hardworking, energetic students and are growing each year.


Our elementary school building enhanced one of St. Louis’ great historical neighborhoods by transforming an abandoned building to a thriving elementary school.  Our presence not only helps retain neighborhood families, but will attract more families to Lafayette Square. Through providing access to great education, LPA is a critical part of creating an exciting future for our city.


We are currently working on financing and designing an addition to our current building, which houses Kindergarten through 5th grade students. Our addition would provide space for our 6th through 8th grade program. Please consider a gift to help our impactful project and provide an enriching space for our city’s children.

If you share our dream, please consider making a pledge to the campaign.

Check our “Donate Now” page to make a contribution.