Lafayette Preparatory Academy (LPA) is a charter school offering top-ranked education to St. Louis students in kindergarten through 8th grade. We’re located at 1900 Lafayette Avenue in historic Lafayette Square, near downtown St. Louis.

Learn more about enrolling in LPA.

Our founders created LPA to serve the many St. Louis families who want a top-ranked school without having to leave the city. We believe every child, at-risk or otherwise, has the right to a high-quality education. Providing a high-quality education not only benefits the families we serve, but also contributes to the revitalization of our city.

This commitment is so strong that our founders are still here, working with teachers and staff members, parents, community partners and others to ensure that LPA continues to serve the educational needs of our community.

Teachers and staff choose LPA because they share our vision for what a community school can be—and what we can achieve together—when we work as a family.

This is why so many parents and students choose LPA as well: they believe achievement and joy should go hand-in-hand. As students succeed, they grow into community leaders—enriching us all as they carry our vision for a revitalized St. Louis forward into the future.

Hear their stories. Then, come see LPA for yourself.

LPA Parent Testimonial

LPA Teacher Testimonial

LPA Leadership Team Discusses School Culture and Growth

Want to see more videos of how LPA has grown? Visit our Youtube page.

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