How to Apply

Thank you for considering applying to Académie Lafayette. We hope the following information will be helpful as you make your decision.

The lottery will be held March 7th, 2018 and information will be made public no later than March 8th. At that time you will know whether or not your child has been accepted or is on the waitlist. Additional information will follow and can be accessed through your personal SchoolMint account. 
Campus assignments will be made at a later date. 
Kindergarten–1st grade applications

The New Student Application for 2018-2019 is now available using the links below. Applications for this period will be taken November 1st, 2017- March 2nd, 2018. Applications received after this date will be added to the end of the waiting list.

If you are interested in admission for the current school year (2017-18), please contact Diane Balagna at 816-888-7400. All applications received for the current school year will be added to the waitlist for the current school year only. Each year a new waiting list is created.

Académie Lafayette Application (K–1)
This application allows you to apply to kindergarten and 1st grade at Académie Lafayette.

Common Application
This application allows you to apply for Académie Lafayette plus the following KC Charter Schools with one application:

  • Académie Lafayette
  • Academy for Integrated Arts
  • Citizens of the World — Kansas City
  • KIPP Endeavor Academy

(Note: Not all schools have the same enrollment requirements. Please visit school websites or contact them directly to get more information on each school.)

To learn more about public schools in Kansas City, check out Show Me KC Schools.

2nd–8th grade applications

Since we are a full French immersion school, all subjects in grades 2–8 are taught completely in French. Therefore, students attending grades 2–8 are expected to be fluent in French. If you have questions about applying for 2nd–8th grade, please contact Diane Balagna, 816-888-7400.

Académie Lafayette Application (2–8)

A paper application must be filled out using the link above. Applications must be delivered in person to the Cherry campus (3421 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64109) by 4 pm on March 2nd. They must be accompanied by your proofs of residence and immunizations. Applications submitted past the deadline will go on a waitlist, and will be treated in the order they were received.

If we have more applicants than we have seats available, a lottery will be held on the same day as the K-1 lottery. Selected applicants will be notified the next day.

Learn about our school

Académie Lafayette is a charter public school serving children, grades K–8, who live in the Kansas City Public School District. Our school uses a full language immersion curriculum with all subjects taught in the target language, French.

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NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Académie Lafayette does not and will not discriminate, or in any way prefer any student over another student based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, national origin, disability, income level, proficiency in English or athletic ability.
 (RSMO 160.410 (3)) For questions about this process, please call 816.888.7400.