The Leadership School

A new public school that prepares students to be in the driver’s seat of their own learning

Operating as usual


It took us a minute but we finally caught up with the Director of Student and Community Affairs, Denitria Neil to find out her "Why"

She was looking at a piece of art that arrived from Westcoast.


Founding Student Leaders have a "WHY"
We asked them why The Leadership School

Photos from The Leadership School's post 11/16/2022

We had a great turn out for our Fam University meeting! Fam U meetings are every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Get the 411 on upcoming events, fundraisers and what’s happening in our school.


Thank you Shalia Ford!

Art is coming and its beautiful! Our Raise The Paddle event is this Saturday at 2:30pm following the My Story is My Superpower workshop! You may bid in person and online! This event is catered by the wonderful Gossup Pasta!

Get tickets:
Tickets are now free, and donations are accepted!


Reminder: Our Fam U meeting is this evening! Get assistance with enrollment and learn about our upcoming events, fundraisers and more.

We hope to see you there!


Photos from The Leadership School's post 11/15/2022

Teamwork makes the dream work! The Leadership School donated more than 200 shirts to Confluence Preparatory Academy to assist with their new pilot program. Education is a community effort! Pictured: Linda Anderson, Shalia Ford, our Executive Director, Kimberly D. Townsend, Counselor, Erin Kiely, and Roy.

Reminder: On November 19th, Becomingcarmen LLC is hosting the My Story is My Superpower Workshop. Tickets are now donation based. Following the workshop is our community Raise the Paddle event. Bid on art from students leaders and community members both online and in person.

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When it comes to your child's education, one size does not fit all. The Leadership School creates individual learning plans for every student leader. We emphasize student-teacher collaboration so that everyone feels empowered to own their education.

To support these custom education plans, each student has personalized learning labs and academic support from teachers and tutors from the community.

We are now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year. Learn more about our approach:


Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service!


Friendly reminder that tomorrow is an early release day for student leaders.

Photos from The Leadership School's post 11/10/2022

Our love to create!


Our Founder and Executive Director has a message for the community today.


We're hiring! Our teachers have opportunities to lead, manage and execute projects and initiatives. They won’t just execute a predetermined vision but help to create the vision. Interested in joining our team? Learn more:


Join us for our monthly Fam U meeting. Parents who attend will receive assistance in enrollment for the upcoming school year. Prospective parents are welcome to attend. All caregivers who complete applications will receive a gift card. We hope to see you!



Meet Ms. Mitchell

Ms. Mitchell is one of our founding second grade teacher. Ms. Mitchell has been in early childhood education for going on 6 years and has worked with students for tutoring in all subjects ranging from ages 5-8.

Favorite quote: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Educational Philosophy: I believe, constructivism is a student centered philosophy that emphasizes hands on learning and students actively participating in lessons. Most students do not respond to sit down and learn. Students thrive off of actively involved lessons.

We are delighted to have Ms. Mitchell on our team!


A little afternoon cuteness from Ms. Mitchell’s room.


The Leadership School is a new, innovative K-8 charter public school centered around student leadership within the 24:1 footprint. We are now enrollling students K-3 for the 2023-2024 school year. Want to learn more about The Leadership School? Schedule a meeting. Visit: to learn more.


Paradigm of Potential with Muriel Summers


November is Family Engagement Month! Start the month off right by participating in the Family Academy hosted by the Special School District.


is right around the corner! This year, we're fundraising for two things: projecters and to grow our library. While this goal is audacious, these are two needs that are critical to our students. So, save the date for Tuesday, November 29!



Our Student Leaders were introduced to the 7 habits of a highly successful leader today.

Photos from The Leadership School's post 10/31/2022

Spirit week was a success! Our engaged in school spirit, enriching activities and had countless interactions with the community. We love celebrating their achievements!


Stop by The Leadership School! We’d love to have you for our first Fall Fest!


Parents and Caregivers are empowered by their Student Leaders and the values they are bringing home. We have another parent perspective


Counselor Kiely speaks on "WHY" The Leadership School

Photos from The Leadership School's post 10/28/2022

We had an excellent turnout for Parent Teacher Conferences day one. We’d like to double our total tomorrow! We want to see a total of 80% of our . We invite parents to collaborate with us! See you all tomorrow! Conferences commence at 8am.


This mother believes in the mission and vision of our school. Listen to her message.


Reminder: There will be no school tomorrow. We hope parents will join us for Parent Teacher conferences.



Our newest team member, Carmen Ward, shows up & shows out. Carmen's company Becomingcarmen LLC is hosting My Story is My Superpower, A Rebellious Woman Series. 30% of net workshop proceeds will support The Leadership School.

Following the workshop, you will have the first opportunity to view and bid on art created by the of The Leadership School during the portion. This portion of the event starts at 2:30pm. We will also have art created by St. Louis's own Sarah Shelton of Girl Louie; Community Hub of STL Mutual Aid member Kaia Gilje; managing editor Phoenix Winterova of the BecomingCarmen Medium publication; and other community members. In addition, we have prepared several classroom baskets for auction. Come raise your paddle in solidarity with The Leadership School to support the founding student leaders as well as all the students yet to come!

Prospective Parents that complete the enrollment form for the 22-23 school year prior to the Becoming Carmen event, will receive complimentary tickets to the workshop.

To learn more about the event & to purchase tickets visit:


Parents, is October 24-28th! Mark your calendars for each themed day so your does not miss a beat.


Our thoughts are with the parents, students, staff and community of Central Visual & Performing Arts High School.

Parents, please check your emails for our full statement.


We prioritize personalized learning experiences. Why? Because one size does not fit all. The Leadership School creates individual learning plans for every student leader. We emphasize student-teacher collaboration so that everyone feels empowered to own their education.

We are currently accepting applications for 1st and 2nd grade for the current school year. Applications for the 23-24 school year will open later this fall.

Learn more:


Parents, is October 24-28th! Mark your calendars for each themed day so your does not miss a beat.


Join The Leadership School for our first Leader In Me Fall Fest. This event is free & open to the community. Community members are invited to enroll 1st & 2nd-grade students for the 2022-2023 school year. Gift cards to the families that complete the application on-site.

We look forward to celebrating with our , and .


Photos from The Leadership School's post 10/20/2022

Thank you EarthDance Organic Farm School for your donation to The Leadership School. We were provided with hand sanitizer, wipes and other cleaning supplies for our student leaders and staff.


Student Leader Caregivers and Families, please check your emails. We have decided to postpone this event for a later date. Be on the lookout for updates.

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1785 Pennsylvania Avenue
Pagedale, MO

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 8pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm