Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

Ready to enroll? Let’s get started.

Parents, please follow these steps to ensure LPA is a good fit for your family and to complete the process for applying to our school:

  1. Review the website and application materials. 
  2. Tour: Complete virtual or in-person tour. 
  3. Lottery Application: Complete this Lottery Application (including submitting proofs of residency and Free or Reduced Lunch Application) by 6pm on the last day of the pertinent enrollment period to be entered into the lottery. 
    • First Enrollment Period: October 1st – 2nd Thursday of March
    • Second Enrollment Period: Day after 2nd Thursday in March – June 1st
    • Third Enrollment Period: June 2nd – September 30th 
  4. Lottery: The First Enrollment Period lottery will be held on March 15th, 2022 and the Second Enrollment Period Lottery will be held on June 7th, 2022 then families will be notified of acceptance or waitlist status by email within 3 days. 
  5. Enrollment Application: Upon receiving a spot, families will receive an email giving them access to the full Enrollment Application packet. 
    • In the event of a lottery, accepted students will be notified via the primary email provided in the Lottery Application within 3 business days. If your student is offered a spot, you will have 10 business days (first enrollment period) or 2 business days (second or third enrollment period) to complete the Enrollment Packet to secure their spot for the upcoming school year.
  6. All lottery applications submitted in our third enrollment period, after June 1st, will be admitted on a rolling basis as spots become available. Upon receiving a spot, families will receive an email giving them access to the full Enrollment Application packet. Families who receive a spot in the third enrollment period will have 2 days to submit their full Enrollment Application packet and secure their spot. 
  7. Once each week, our enrollment team contacts applicants to confirm all forms have been received. If you prefer, you can contact us at 314-880-4458 or enroll@lafayetteprep.org to make sure all forms have been received.

Who is eligible to attend LPA?

  • Children entering pre-kindergarten to sixth grade in the upcoming school year are eligible to apply to LPA.
    • Children applying for kindergarten must be five years old on or before October 1st for the year in which they are applying.
    • Children applying for pre-kindergarten must be three years old on or before the year in which they are applying.
  • Children living in the City of St. Louis are eligible to apply to LPA. Please see ‘Preferential Enrollment’ below for more information regarding the catchment zone policy.

When can you apply?

Right now! Applications received before March 10th, 2022 will be considered in the first lottery for enrollment in the 2022 – 2023 school year.

Enrollment Periods:

  • First Enrollment Period: October 1st – 2nd Thursday of March
  • Second Enrollment Period: Day after 2nd Thursday in March – June 1st
  • Third Enrollment Period: June 2nd – September 30th 

Applications received after September 30th will be considered submitted for enrollment for the following school year, unless otherwise determined by the Head of School.

How do you schedule a tour?

A Virtual Family Tour is available here. Once you have completed it, you will be prompted to contact LPA.

You may also schedule an in-person tour here.

If you have any further questions or need assistance signing up for a tour please contact us at 314-880-4458 or enroll@lafayetteprep.org.

How do you apply?

  1. Complete this Lottery Application to be entered into the lottery
  2. Receive confirmation email confirming spot in the lottery
  3. Submit Enrollment Packet upon receiving a spot
  1. First Enrollment Period: October 1st – 2nd Thursday of March

  2. If a lottery is held, it will take place on the third Tuesday of March. Applicants will be notified within 3 days of their enrollment status, either “Accepted” or “Waitlist.”  Admitted applicants from the lottery will have
    10 business days to complete the Enrollment Packet to secure their spot for the upcoming school year or the spot will be considered open to other students. 

    • Anyone receiving a spot from the waitlist will have 2 business days to complete the Enrollment Packet to secure their spot for the upcoming school year or the spot will be considered open to other students. 

    Second Enrollment Period: Day after 2nd Friday in March – June 1st

    Admitted applicants will have 2 business days to complete the Enrollment Packet to secure their spot for the upcoming school year or the spot will be considered open to other students. 

    Open Enrollment: June 2nd – September 30th

    Complete applications received during this window will be accepted on a first come, first-served basis until the grade for which the application is submitted is full. Families must confirm their intent to enroll immediately, during this time period, and complete the Enrollment Packet.

    All notifications of acceptance will occur through the email provided on the application. Make sure to add enroll@lafayetteprep.org to your email contact list so as not to miss any information.

When will you know if you’ve been accepted?

LPA staff will contact you within three days of being accepted via the email provided in the application. Acceptance is determined after the last day of the enrollment period.

After being notified of your acceptance you will have 10 business days (first enrollment period) or 2 business days (second or third enrollment period) to complete the Enrollment Packet to secure their spot for the upcoming school year or your 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

LPA gives preference for admission of children whose siblings attend our school. We also give preferential enrollment to children of LPA employees and board members who live within the St. Louis Public School District.

LPA gives first preference for admission of children who live within the 1st Catchment Zone, second preference for those who live within the 2nd Catchment Zone and third preference for students living anywhere within St. Louis City:

  • 1st Catchment 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.
  • 2nd Catchment Zone: On or south of Cass Ave. and its Westward Expansion, West of the Mississippi River, on or North of Chippewa, on or East of Kingshighway.
  • 3rd Catchment Zone: within St. Louis City limits.

Entering Kindergarten applicants who qualify for FRL will have priority for enrollment until 40% open seats have been filled by applicants who qualify for FRL.