Enrollment Process

***Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year.

Overview

Please consider the steps listed below when considering an application to Lafayette Preparatory Academy. We ask that all parents complete these steps to ensure our program is a good fit for your family and so that we can be as fair as possible when admitting new students to our school.

  1. Review the website and application materials.
  2. Visit the school by scheduling a tour.  We limit the number of families that can attend a tour at once, so we will get you in as soon as possible. (Please check out calendar page for up-to-date information on tour schedules.) You may schedule a tour by contacting Amanda Howard at 314-880-4458 or calling Amanda.Howard@lafayetteprep.org
  3. Submit the application and all supporting documents. Applications will not be considered complete until after a Family Tour is complete and all forms are submitted, including supporting documents.
  4. Contact Amanda Howard at 880-4458 or Amanda.Howard@lafayetteprep.org to make sure all forms have been received.

 

 

Who is eligible to attend LPA?

  1. Children entering Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth or Sixth grade in the upcoming school year are eligible to apply to LPA.
  2. Children living within the City of St. Louis- please see ‘Preferential Enrollment’ below for more information catchment zone policy.

 

 

When Can We Apply?

Right now! The “cut off” date for birthdays is October 1 for the year in which you are applying. For example, your child needs to be 5 years old by 10/1/16 if you are applying to Kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year. (For information on preparing your child for Kindergarten in Missouri, visit- http://moparent.com/preparing-your-child-for-kindergarten-in-missouri)

 

 

How Do I Apply?

  1. Contact Amanda Howard at 314-880-4458 or by emailing Amanda.Howard@lafayetteprep.org to schedule a Family Tour: (Tours last approximately an hour.)
  2. If you would like to submit a completed application after your tour, please bring a copy of a birth certificate, immunization and health records, and two proofs of residency with you. Additionally, there is an affidavit within the application that must be notarized. (It is one of the last pages.) You can typically find a notary at your bank.

First Enrollment Period: October 1st – 2nd Thursday of February

In the event of a lottery, it will be held the 2nd Friday of February. Applicants will be notified the 2nd Friday of February of their enrollment status- “Accepted” or “Waitlist”.  Admitted applicants will have until 3:00 pm, 10 days after notification of enrollment status to accept their spot at LPA, otherwise the spot will be considered “open”. 

Second Enrollment Period: Day after 2nd Thursday in February – April 1st

In the event of a lottery, it will be held the Tuesday after April 1st. Families will be notified of their enrollment status and will have 10 days from notification to accept their spot. Otherwise, the spot will be considered “open”.

Third Enrollment Period: April 2nd – June 1st

In the event of a lottery, it will be held the Tuesday after June 1st. Families will be notified of their enrollment status and will have 10 days from notification to accept their spot. Otherwise, the spot will be considered “open”.

Any students not accepted will be placed on the waiting list. When a seat (or seats) becomes available, families will be notified of the opening. They will have 24 hours to accept the place, otherwise the spot will be considered “open”.

 

 

When Will We Know If We’ve Been Accepted?

Office Administrator, Amanda Howard or Head of School, Sarah Ranney will contact you within 3 days of being accepted.  Acceptance is determined after the last day of the enrollment period.

In the event of a lottery, Office Administrator, Amanda Howard or Head of School, Sarah Ranney will contact you to let you know of your placement within three days of the lottery.

After being notified of your acceptance, you will have 10 days to confirm your placement. In the event that confirmation is not received, the spot will be considered open and offered to another family.

It is the policy of Lafayette Preparatory Academy not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices.

 

 

Preferential Enrollment at LPA

  1. LPA gives preference for admission of children whose siblings attend the school.
  2. LPA also gives preferential enrollment to children of LPA employees and Board members who live within the St. Louis Public School District.
  3.  LPA gives 1st preference for admission of children who live within the first catchment zone, second preference for admission of children who live within the second catchment zone, and third preference for students living anywhere within St. Louis City.

 

  1. 1stCatchment Zone= On or south of Convention Plaza and its Westward Expansion, West of the Mississippi River, on or North of Arsenal, on or East of Grand
  2. 2ndCatchment Zone = On or south of Convention Plaza and its Westward Expansion, West of the Mississippi River, on or North of Chippewa, on or East of Kingshighway
  3. 3rdCatchment Zone = within St. Louis City limits