The Classical Academy de Lafayette is a private school located in the O’Fallon area. The School will open this 2018-19 school year with students in grades PreK – 8 and will expand a grade each year until we are a PreK-12 Academy as our students advance.

What kind of school is The Classical Academy de Lafayette?

Classical Academy de Lafayette provides a rigorous academic program for families seeking a world-class education based on a classical liberal arts curriculum and an emphasis on character education.

The Classical Academy de Lafayette (CAL) is a classical private school serving PreK-9 in the 2019-20 academic year and will grow to K-12 by 2023. The curriculum in the elementary school consists in explicit phonics in spelling and reading; grammar via diagramming; classical literature, history, and science; Singapore math; and rudimentary Latin. Latin is studied beginning in third grade and continues through middle and high school. The reading of great books informed by Socratic discussion commences in the elementary school. The upper-school curriculum centers on the reading and discussion of great books in literature and primary sources in history and on into a thorough understanding of both the facts and the concepts in mathematics and the sciences. The study of art and music is included PreK-9. To graduate, all seniors must write a senior thesis and deliver and defend it orally in front of their fellow students, members of the faculty, and the principal.

Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and the ability to convey knowledge to young people. They should also have the ability and desire to shape the character of youth through an explicit teaching of the moral virtues. Certification is neither required nor preferred. We are dedicated to classical education and promoting superior educational results. We are supported by Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, a brief essay on their philosophy of education (circa 500 words) and copies of college transcripts to Unofficial transcripts will do initially. Questions should also be addressed to the principal, Mrs. Katy McKinney, at Candidates must both understand and support the mission and philosophy of classical education and of CAL.

CAL students receive an excellent classical education through a rigorous, content-rich, liberal arts program while cultivating in them a virtuous character.

How to Apply

Cover Letter

Statement of Education



1. Cover letter tailored to the position(s) for which the applicant is applying. Please tell us how you learned about The Classical Academy de Lafayette.

2. Statement of educational philosophy (500 words or less)

3. Resume/curriculum vitae

4. Official/sealed college/university transcripts and any applicable official test scores. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable initially.

Applicants for staff positions should submit a cover letter and resume only. Please indicate the position for which you are applying. Applicants can be assured that this will be a secure, confidential process.

Items should be emailed to or mailed here:

The Classical Academy de Lafayette

ATTN: Human Resources

79 Hubble Dr. Suite 110
O’Fallon, MO 63368

Employment Particulars

CAL’s benefits plan and employee compensation packages will be individually negotiated.
Each school year begins with several weeks of training scheduled throughout the summer.
The Classical Academy de Lafayette is an equal opportunity employer.

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