Welcome

Bonjour students, families, and community members. On behalf of the faculty and staff at Académie Lafayette, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our school.

I’ve been the Head of School for Académie Lafayette since the 2012-2013 school year. During that time we have successfully opened a second campus, added a third language for our middle school students, conducted a major Capital Campaign, built a six-classroom addition at our Cherry campus and replaced our aging heating system at the Oak campus. We are implementing the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program for our middle school, building a secure entry and office addition for the Oak campus, and planning a high school. Our relentless focus is to provide a world-class education for our students in order to better prepare them to be change agents and global leaders.

The dedication of our parents, faculty, staff, and the community as we tackle these projects has been amazing. Each challenge, no matter how difficult, is met with a spirit of determination and anticipation.

There is also a spirit of generosity. Every year I am more and more amazed at the generosity of our families who give so much of their time volunteering as part of the PTSO, the Evening in Paris gala committee, or for special school initiatives, such as reading intervention. Our families give pop-tops for Ronald McDonald House, medical supplies for a clinic in Jamaica, food for Harvesters, socks and mittens for Veterans, and coins for the Kansas City Medicine Cabinet. The time, talent, and treasure they so generously give is an example for their children and makes our school, our city, and the world a better place.

Thank you again for visiting us here. If you would like to visit our school please contact our admissions coordinator at the Cherry campus (816.606.1646). If you have a question for me, please send me an email.

ELIMANE MBENGUE
Head of School