St. Louis County's first public charter school

A new educational option that prepares students to be in the driver’s seat of their own learning and to navigate a path toward the lives they imagine for themselves

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Exposing children to a diversity of thought

Creating a space where kids can be kids and giving everyone the opportunity to grow confident in themselves

The Leadership School exists to grow our students’ leadership capacity through earnest engagement in an academically rigorous, culturally relevant, and relationship-oriented environment.

Students from The Leadership School will be recognizable by the leadership they display in every facet of their lives by achieving their own life goals, adding value to group projects and group work situations, and addressing societal needs in an equitable and inclusive manner.

Our Model

Our school couples a sense of belonging with a rigorous academic experience to lay the foundation for authentic student leadership.

Sense of Belonging

We value the opinions and insights of young children. Our students learn and grow in a relationship oriented community that reflects and honors their ideas, experiences, and contributions.

Authentic Leadership

We believe in trusting students to drive their own learning — to make the best decisions about how they engage in the school community, accomplish goals, take responsibility and impact their community.

Rigorous Academics

We believe that a focus on “deeper learning” is the best route for all students to reach the highest levels of academic success and be able to design and live a successful life.

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How we L.E.A.D.

We believe that a culture built on these core values will create a safe and supportive learning environment that represents the essence of our school. We believe children who are cared for, and believed in, will develop the capacity to believe in, and care for, themselves and others.


We show great interest, collegiality and positivity in our interactions with all members of our community. We cultivate empathy through strong relationships and collaboration.


We always strive for our ”good” to become “better”, and our “better” to become our “best”. This applies to all areas, not just education, and for all members of the community.


We ensure alignment of our learning to authentic work, hold ourselves to the highest levels of integrity, employ just and equitable practices, and remain true to our mission at all times.


We set and accomplish our personal and collective goals. In the face of adversity, we stay the course, persevere, and accomplish the task.

Our Graduates

We will know that our students are on track to be leaders of themselves, their futures, and their communities when they have mastered specific academic skills, and personal and interpersonal effectiveness competencies. Our Graduate Outcomes help orient us towards the definition of leadership that matters most for our students.

Leverage relationships

ShowING Empathy

Students seek diverse perspectives, listen attentively and value the ideas and opinions of others.

Collaborating creatively

Students solve problems and effect change by combining diverse ideas to generate creative solutions.

Excel academically

Mastering rigorous content

Students pursue engagement with rigorous content and learning experiences, achieve at and above grade level, and persist towards meeting academic goals.

NavigatING Learning Experiences

Students take charge of their academic goals, monitor and direct their own learning, and develop clear and prioritized plans with their end goals in mind.



Students use knowledge of their strengths, passions and learning styles to initiate opportunities for learning and leading.


Students create new—and work within existing—organizations to positively contribute to valued causes and community goals.

Our Team

Saving money – is something we would all like to do. Whether you are struggling to manage day to day or earning a six figure salary, saving is something we all think about.

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We are always looking for educators and passionate community members who are energized with activating student voices and the broader school community.

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