New charter schools opening in St. Louis for 2013 school year

5:08 PM, Oct 18, 2012   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (KSDK) - Three new public charter schools will open in the City of St. Louis beginning next school year, Mayor Francis Slay said Thursday.

More than 9,000 children attend public charter schools in the City of St. Louis. They do not fall under the jurisdiction of the St. Louis Public School District.

When the 2013-2014 school year begins next August, these schools will open at smaller capacities, but will offer more grades in the future.

The Lafayette Preparatory Academy will open in the downtown/near southside area of the city, and serve kindergarten and first graders before expanding to K through fifth grade. The school will focus heavily on math, literacy, critical thinking and science. For more information on the school of to enroll, contact Susan Marino at or visit

EAGLE College Prep Endeavor, located at the border between the Tower Grove South and Bevo neighborhoods, will provide rigorous college preparatory classes to kids in kindergarten through third grade. The school will eventually grow to accommodate K through eighth graders. Anyone interested in enrolling their child or looking for more information should contact principal Dr. Suzanne Johnson at 314-541-0072 or by visiting their website at

The Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis-South will open to serve K through sixth graders, but will eventually expand to serve all grades from kindergarten through high school. The academy will expand by one grade of 50 students each year after its opening. GSA-South, located in the 6600 block of Gravois Avenue, will surrounding communities. For more information on the academy, contact principal Matt Sagnak at 314-932-7513 or visit


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