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Academie Lafayette

Académie Lafayette (AL), established in 1999, serves students in kindergarten through grade 12, and is one of the longest-standing public charter schools in Missouri. AL provides an innovative French language immersion education program for its students from kindergarten through grade eight, and an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for students in grades six through eight. The AL high school offers more traditional programming while emphasizing earning foreign language credits. Saint Louis University began serving AL as its public charter school sponsor in 2022. 


To educate the children of Kansas City to become globally minded, locally active, critical thinkers through immersion in world languages and cultures.


Where Kansas City children grow up to be academically excellent, globally responsible and active participants in the world community.


  • Excellence
  • Character 
  • Diversity
  • Accountability

Central Office 

201 E. Armour Blvd. 
Kansas City, MO 64111

With the support of the Policy Research in Missouri Education (PRiME) Center at Saint Louis University’s School of Education, SLU regularly evaluates its sponsored charter schools.

View Saint Louis University's Evaluation of Académie Lafayette:

2022-2023 (PDF)