Covid-19 Update

On March 21, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced a mandatory 30-day “Stay at Home” order aimed at preventing further spread of the COVID-19 virus. In light of this restriction, all schools in the City of St. Louis, including Lafayette Preparatory Academy, decided to close. 

This is a very difficult time for our families, our communities and the entire world. These closures will help to slow the spread of this virus, which is critical to protect our health and try to avoid overwhelming our health care system. The LPA community has been working toward our common purpose together over the last six weeks. We have accomplished so much together:

  • Our teachers and students have learned how to be in school together in all-new ways, learning and making personal growth, continuing with on-going academic engagement via Zoom, Seesaw, Google Classroom, etc.
  • Together, we have coordinated and will continue with the distribution of food, learning materials, technology, and other resources to support our community reaching over 100 families with additional supports.
  • Behind the scenes, we have ensured that all LPA staff experience continuity of pay and benefits regardless of whether they are able to work remotely.
  • We have provided continued services for students with IEPs, English Language learning needs, counseling services, academic intervention and support, etc.
  • We have continued the joy of being an LPA community member through morning meetings; community times; office hours; and live art, PE, and music.
  • We share up-to-date information and sharing resources regularly.
  • We provide feedback to students and implement a flexible grading process.

Should any of our current families have a need, please feel free to reach out to Ta’Nisha Pirtle at 314-880-4458 or

If you are a prospective family and have any questions, please reach out to Lauren Campbell at