Capital Campaign

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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 225 hardworking, energetic students and are growing each year.


Our new school home will enhance one of St. Louis’ great historical neighborhoods transforming an abandoned building to a thriving elementary school.  We believe that our presence will not only help 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 have already received generous support from many in our community and have raised the initial amount needed to begin our project. The need does not stop there.  Your investment in LPA is an investment in St. Louis. 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.