Now enrolling Kindergarten - 2nd Grade for 2021-22!

We envision a future where all children will be equipped to lead lasting change for their communities and our world.

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What to know before you apply

The Leadership School is a free, open enrollment public school for students residing in the 24:1 footprint, within the Normandy Schools Collaborative district boundaries, in which it will operate. We are nonsectarian in our programs, admissions policies, and all other operations, and will not discriminate, for admission or otherwise, on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, gender, income level, or proficiency in the English language.


Only k-2

Our school will launch in Fall 2021 with 125 students in kindergarten, first and second grade. We will add one grade a year until we serve students in grades kindergarten through eighth. Kindergarten students must be five years old by August 31, 2021.



Completing an application for enrollment does not obligate your family to The Leadership School. It is the first step in the enrollment process. At the end of our priority enrollment period, you will be notified on how to accept your child's spot and complete the registration process.



The Leadership School is only open to students and families who reside within the boundaries of the Normandy Schools Collaborative. All students entering K-2 are eligible to apply.


spring/summer 2021

Prior to our launch, founding students and families will have numerous opportunities to engage with our founding team and get to know each other throughout the spring and summer.

Enrollment & Lottery Process

The Leadership School is enrolling founding student leaders entering kindergarten, first grade or second grade this fall. Kindergartners must turn 5 years old by August 31, 2021.

The Leadership School will enroll fifty students per grade level (in year 1, we will enroll 25 students in second grade only). In the event that we fill all seats in any grade and still have family interest in enrolling their child, a school lottery will be conducted. Students will be selected from the lottery on a first-come, first-serve basis with the exception of students who receive preferential admission according to RSMo 160.410.  The Leadership School will not have specific requirements for admission (e.g. minimum grade point average, test scores, discipline records, etc.).

Read our full Admissions & Enrollment policy

Priority Enrollment Period

Jan 20, 2021 - Feb 21, 2021

Application Deadline: Sunday, Feb 21st at 5:00pm

First lottery (if necessary): Tue, Feb 23rd at 11:00am

Families will be notified within 3 business days of the lottery (Fri, Feb 26th)

Second Enrollment Period

Feb 22, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021

Application Deadline: Sunday, Mar 28th at 5:00pm

Second lottery (if necessary): Tues, Mar 30th at 11:00am

Families will be notified within 3 business days of the lottery (Fri, Apr 2nd)

Enrollment Progress

We are well on our way to having a successful inaugural year at The Leadership School! We are still looking for student leaders to enroll in our first school year in 2021.

If you know any students or families that would be a good fit for The Leadership School we would be honored for you to share our information. Thank you!

Current Enrollment Level: 25%

Online Application

The Leadership School is a new, innovative K-8 charter public school centered around student leadership within the boundaries of the Normandy Schools Collaborative.

The application link will take you to our SchoolMint enrollment website where parents and guardians can submit student applications and check on the status of enrollment.

If you have any questions about our general application and enrollment process, please email us at

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