LPA Wishlist

LPA is a school built by our community, for our community.

There are many ways to support LPA. We appreciate each and every member of our community who supports our ongoing efforts to provide an excellent educational experience for all of our children. We encourage you to find the right project at the right level for you.

In advance, we thank you for supporting Lafayette Preparatory Academy students.

1. Chromebooks – $200/student or $4,800/class

As our students age, we would like to provide each middle school student a Chromebook to work with each day (have a 1 computer to 1 student program). Each Chromebook costs $179, plus set up fees, bringing it to $200/student. In 2018-2019, we will have up to 96 middle school students.

 2. Tablets – $70/each or $210/add 3 per classroom

Our younger students utilize Kindle Fire tablets for reading and math centers. Currently, each classroom has five, but we would like to increase each classroom to eight tablets/classroom.

 3. Supplies for Investigations class – $50-$500 materials/week

Investigations is an interdisciplinary block during which students explore content and understandings through inquiry, creativity and problem-solving. Students apply concepts through innovative lenses, having the opportunity to participate in the design of the learning, pulling in concepts from each content area to support a robust, dynamic learning experience. During this block, students will lead their learning, as the teachers offer support and guiding questions. Each trimester, we offer special exploration areas such as architecture, entrepreneurship, drama, speech, debate, agriculture. etc.

This kind of learning requires many materials as students utilize design thinking, building their knowledge concretely at first and growing toward the abstract. These funds will go towards purchasing the many materials required to allow students to explore concepts, make mistakes and start over again – building their knowledge along the way.

4. Donors’ Choose Projects

You can donate directly to one of our teachers’ projects on Donors’ Choose

Mrs. Hunt’s Project Link Here

Donations this week will be matched!

 5. LPA Playground

We are collecting materials for our new playground, built by the generosity of McCarthy Construction, Inc.. You can view our Amazon Wishlist HERE or make a donation to go towards the purchase of our play equipment.


 6. Sponsor a child in aftercare – $12/day or $225/month (full-time enrollment)


 7. Sponsor a child in a club – prices vary from $10/student-$100/student


 8. Sponsor a teacher going to professional development – prices vary, but is typically $100-$300/session/teacher


 9. Donate to building the Middle School addition – more details coming soon!


 10. Support our general operating fund


LPA also has many opportunities to Shop to Support. Check out the details on our website HERE.

Click on the Donate Now! tab to make an online donation. Donations can also be dropped off at 1900 Lafayette Ave. between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm. The value of each item is tax deductible, so please indicate the value of the item, so that we may provide you with the appropriate documentation.