Community Partners

LPA’s story begins in 2011, with a core group of visionaries who envisioned a diverse school to support individuals as well as the community overall. They envisioned, and then built a school that would contribute to personal growth and the growth of St. Louis City.

Investment of time, talent and capital, such as that found amongst the founders, has been the ongoing hallmark of our success. Community partners, donors and the founding supporters pitched in to be the village needed to build LPA and support the students of St. Louis City.

LPA’s Partners

Arts Council of Lafayette Square

Benevity Community Impact Fund

Beyer’s Lumber and Hardware

BJC Behavioral Health

Camp Manitowa

Center for Hearing and Speech

Central Education Alliance of Missouri

Character Plus

City Church

Department of Conservation

Downtown CID

Downtown Partnership

Dr. Terry Harris

Elephant Power/Candace Glass

EyeCare Charity of Mid-America

Gene Reynolds Foundation

Great Circle

Green Tree Church

Guarantee Electric

Kearney Alliance


Lenhardt Tree and Lawn Service

Litzinger Road Ecology Center

Looking Glass Designs of Lafayette Square

McCarthy Building Construction

McGowan Brothers

Miriam Learning Center

Missouri Charter Public Schools Association

Missouri Foundation for Health

New Music Circle

Saint Louis University Department of Nutrition

St. Louis Parking Company

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Teach For America

Thompson Coburn


University of Missouri St. Louis

Urban Harvest STL

US Charitable Gift Trust

Founding Supporters

During 2011-2013 Lafayette Preparatory Academy received financial and in-kind donations as well as countless volunteer hours donated from the following organizations, individuals and families who had the foresight, courage and generosity to invest in a school that had yet to open. Without these supporters Lafayette Preparatory Academy would not have opened and therefore they will always be remembered and cherished by the school.

  • Paul and Jacquelyn Brown
  • Dr. Robert Dillon
  • Shane and Erin Duggin
  • GreenTree Church
  • Katie and Michael Heaney
  • Karen and Mark Leverenz
  • Matt O’Leary
  • Susan and Wes Marino
  • Hannah and Michael Miller
  • Terry and Peggy Rassieur
  • Franklin and Mary Rassieur
  • Dr. Gene Reynolds
  • Drew Sokol
  • Michael Werkheiser
  • Phil Woods