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Launching Fall 2022 with Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

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

Enroll your child for the 2022-23 school year

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.


Starting with K-2

Our school will launch in Fall 2022 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 on or before August 31, 2022.



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-2 are eligible to apply.


2021-22 Activities

Prior to our launch, founding 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 (2/1/22): Those interested in enrolling a child at the Leadership School this fall should know that our final open-enrollment period ends at 5 p.m. on March 31. Due to a waiting list for second grade students and the trend of decreased preschool and kindergarten enrollments, our Board of Directors approved the decision to double the number of second grade seats to 50, while reducing the number of kindergarten seats to 25. We would still maintain the projected enrollment of 125 students. Because we have a limited number of seats for all grade levels, we anticipate running our final lottery at 9 a.m. on April 1. We will begin a waitlist after the final lottery. The application form can be found at

The Leadership School is enrolling founding student leaders entering kindergarten, first grade or second grade in the 2022-23 school year (current pre-k, k and 1st graders). Kindergartners must turn 5 years old by August 31, 2022.

The Leadership School will enroll fifty students per grade level (in year 1, 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.).

First Open-Enrollment

August 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Thursday, Sep 30th at 5:00pm

First lottery (if necessary): Friday, Oct 1st at 9:00am
Join via Zoom.

Families who enroll during our first open-enrollment period will automatically receive a seat for their child in our founding class, unless a lottery is triggered by receiving more than 50 applications for K/1st or more than 25 for 2nd.

Second Open-Enrollment

October 1, 2021 - November 30, 2021

Application Deadline: Tuesday, Nov 30th at 5:00pm

Lottery (if necessary): Wednesday, Dec 1st at 9:00am

Join via Zoom.

Families will be notified within 2 business days of the lottery (Friday, Dec 3rd)

Third Open-Enrollment

December 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022

Application Deadline: Monday, Jan 31st at 5:00pm

Lottery (if necessary): Tuesday, Feb 1st at 9:00am

Families will be notified within 2 business days of the lottery (Thursday, Feb 3rd)

Fourth Open-Enrollment

February 1, 2022 - March 31, 2022

Application Deadline: Thursday, Mar 31st at 5:00pm

Lottery (if necessary): Friday, Apr 1st at 9:00am

Join via Zoom.

Families will be notified within 2 business days of the lottery (Tuesday, Apr 5th)

Rolling Admissions after April 1, 2022

Student working hard on her school work

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 314-409-2308.

Enroll your child for 2022-23