Classical Academy de Lafayette is a private classical school located west of St. Louis. The School offers K-10th grade and will expand a grade each year until we are a K-12 Academy.

The school’s programming is directed towards students who seek a rigorous education and stand ready to do their part, work hard, and earn their own education. Our teachers are equipped and ready to support them in this effort.

Teachers are hired based upon their mastery of academic disciplines and the ability to convey knowledge to young people. Candidates interested in employment should have a solid command of the classroom, and be able to nurture excellent character in our students. Certification is neither required nor preferred.


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What kind of school is 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.

Classical Academy de Lafayette (CAL) is a classical private school serving K-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 K-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

Letter of Interest




Response to Mission

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

2. Letter of interest explaining why you want to teach at CAL and what position(s) interests you most (1/2 page)

3. Resume/curriculum vitae

4. Two letters of reference – including contact information for references

5. Official/sealed college/university transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable initially.)

6. Response to CAL’s mission and vision ( - 1/2 page)

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:

Classical Academy de Lafayette
ATTN: Human Resources
1102 E. Pitman Ave
Wentzville, MO 63385