Open-Enrollment for Fall 2023: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade

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

Apply for 2023-24!

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.

Students have a right to enroll in MOCAP Virtual Instruction classes at The Leadership School's expense unless it is determined that it is not in the best interest of the student.  Please reference our Board policy.


Growing Each Year

Our school launched in Fall 2022 with 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 on or before August 31, 2023.



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 open-enrollment period, you will be notified on how to accept your child's spot and complete the enrollment process.


Normandy Schools

The Leadership School is only open to students and families who reside within the boundaries of the Normandy Schools Collaborative. All students entering K-3 are eligible to apply.


Get Involved

Prior to your child's first day students and families will have numerous learning and leadership opportunities to experience the The Leadership School's model. This will allow you to engage with our founding team and get to know other our students and families.

Enrollment &
Lottery Process

Admissions & Enrolloment Policy

UPDATED (11/2/22): Those interested in enrolling a child at the Leadership School this fall should know that our open-enrollment period ends at 5 p.m. on January 31, 2023.

The Leadership School is enrolling student leaders entering kindergarten, first grade, second grade and third grade in the 2023-24 school year (current pre-k, k, 1st and 2nd graders). Kindergartners must turn 5 years old by August 31, 2023.

The Leadership School will enroll fifty students per grade level (we will enroll 25 students in kindergarten 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.).

2023 - 2024
Ongoing Enrollment

Nov 1, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023

Preliminary enrollment for the 2023 - 2024 school year is from November 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023. We are accepting enrollment for Kindergarten through Third grade.

What if Preliminary Enrollment fills up?

If every spots for the 2023 - 2024 school year fill up during our preliminary enrollment, all families will be placed in a lottery system to determine which children will have the opportunity for enrollment.

Feb 1, 2023 - Aug 21

Enrollment for the 2023 - 2024 school year will continue after the preliminary enrollment window — from February 1, 2023 to August 21, 2023.

What if Ongoing Enrollment fills up?

If our enrollment meets capacity, families will be added to our waitlist and enrolled if any spots become available.

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.

Applications in our SchoolMint enrollment website are now open for the 2022-23 school year. Parents and guardians can submit applications using the link below. If you are interested in The Leadership School but have questions before completing an application, you can click here to Express Interest. A member of our team will follow up to give you more details after submission of this brief form.

If you have any questions about our general application and enrollment process, please email us at or give us a call at 314-492-2301.

Enroll your child for 2022-23