We welcome you to Académie Lafayette, where learning and language go hand-in-hand. At this public charter school, more than 900 children in grades K–8 enjoy the gift of a second language, the joy of diverse friendships, and the reward of an excellent education from one of the region’s top-ranked schools. Here at Académie Lafayette, our focus is on helping each student become a critical thinker, engaged learner, and global citizen.


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


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


Excellence —We value high expectations, rigorous academics, and hard work. Our relentless pursuit to both challenge and nurture each student results in students who reach their full potential inherently.

Character —Our committed teachers and community of families complement one another to lead by example reinforcing and teaching our students the value of integrity, honesty, and respect for others.

Diversity —We recognize, celebrate, welcome and embrace our differences and work to attract and retain all into our school community. As global citizens, we are committed to exploring and leveraging what makes us unique including a global mindset, intercultural curiosity, and multilingual capabilities.

Accountability —We demand responsibility for results and will openly share our practices, outcomes, and decision making to achieve these results.

We do not charge tuition, and do not have special entrance requirements.