We welcome students from throughout the Kansas City Public Schools district in Kansas City, Missouri, to our public charter school. On these pages, you will find a link to our online application, read our policies regarding age, siblings and residency, and learn how and when to apply. Because there are typically more applicants than places available, a lottery system is used to generate a random list for the incoming kindergarten class, admitting 198 new students per year.

The lottery will be held March 4, 2020 and information made public shortly after. All applicants will receive a status update email that indicates whether or not their 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. 

How to Apply

Using an Académie Lafayette application or a Common Application, families can apply during an open admission window every year.


Discover guidelines for admission, including age and residency requirements, the lottery system, and the open enrollment period.


Get ready for another year at Académie Lafayette! For current students, re‑enrollment is done through the SchoolMint site.

Summer School

From incoming kindergarteners through middle schoolers, free and fun summer school programs are available, also through SchoolMint.

Get to Know Us

It’s impossible to capture the energy and vitality of the students and staff at Académie Lafayette within the pages of a brochure, but we tried. Download our school brochure here to learn the basics about AL and see fun photography of our Musketeers in action.

Download brochure

Schedule a Tour

Académie Lafayette strongly encourages prospective parents to visit the school and learn about French immersion first-hand.

Click here to sign up for a tour of Oak or Cherry AL campuses.
All tours start at 9 am and are scheduled by request. Oak campus tours are on Tuesdays. Cherry campus tours are on Thursdays. View available dates here through Sign up Genius.

Attend an Open House

Our next open house is Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Cherry Campus (3421 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO 64109). 

For AL tour/open house information, contact Robyn King,

Apply Today

Académie Lafayette is one of 16 Kansas City charter schools working together to simplify our initial application process into one easy form, SchoolAppKC, that you can fill out on any electronic device. The easy 8-question application allows you to apply to Académie Lafayette in less than 5 minutes and makes applying to schools easier, more accessible and more transparent.

Important Dates:

  • Application opens on November 9, 2019
  • Submit your application by March 2, 2020
  • Receive an offer on March 4, 2020
  • Let us know you’re coming by March 27 and begin enrollment*
    *Note: If you have been waitlisted, you may choose to remain on our waitlist.

To apply for 19–20, go to SchoolAppKC.

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.