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Laura Jeffrey Academy


"[Our 9th grader] and the other LJA girls who are at Central are doing so well and were so prepared for High School. She is getting A's in all accelerated classes.  This is to the credit of the wonderful education she got at LJA, and feel free to pass that on:)" 
~Parent of LJA Alum

Enrolling now!  Come for a tour or an upcoming Information Session. 
Enrollment Information Here

Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA), is a Twin Cities tuition free charter school offering a unique extended year calendar, girl-focused educational experience, grades five through eight. Students learn through rigorous study, by asking questions, solving problems, and participating in the community.

LJA's interdisciplinary learning and teaching model provides girls with the experiences and skills that result in academic and personal success - girls who are critical thinkers and leaders.

To learn more, check out the LJA promise and principles, our namesake Laura Jeffrey, and LJA's substantial educational framework.

“I love the school. It is challenging for my daughter, but she has found her voice at Laura Jeffrey. I have seen such growth in her.” -LJA Parent

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  • Brought to you by Parenting T(w)eens Academy, this event is open to the public: 
 Understanding Your T(w)een: Her Changing Brain and Your Changing Relationship
Tuesday, October 28th from 6:30 to 8:00
Transitioning to and thriving in middle school can be a challenge.  Please join us at Laura Jeffrey Academy for this interactive session that will focus on how to best support the girls in our lives as they enter adolescence and keep the lines of communication open. Our guest speaker will be Shawn Hofer (LJA parent and local psychologist). 

The event is free and open to everyone interested in better understanding your tween. Invite your friends and neighbors.
Laura Jeffrey Academy, 1550 Summit Ave, St. Paul Enter through the alley/south entrance.  Free parking available in the staff lot or next to Dunn Bros off Grand Ave.
Free onsite childcare will be provided with a movie and popcorn.
Contact Cassandra with questions: 651-414-6000
  • Julia Nichols was interviewed by Roshini on WCCO Radio, Sunday, September 28th.  She spoke about her experience working as a team to develop an app to take a STAND again sexual violence.  Thanks, Roshini and Technovation MN!  We're looking forward to this year's competition and will be more than prepared with our computer programming work already underway.  Listen to the podcast here.
  • Congratulations, Austen Harris (7th grader)!  Austen was the only student selected to meet Hilary Rodham Clinton, on July 20th during her book signing event at Common Good Books.   Austen was chosen after submitting a short essay on her love of books, political ventures, activities at LJA, and her involvement in her family's small business.  She also met Senator Franken, Mayor Coleman, and was interviewed by the Star Tribune.
  • Our authorizer, Audubon Center of the Northwoods has just granted LJA a five-year charter renewal based on our strong six year history and a full year of review and evaluation.

2014-2015 School Calendar

2014-2015 School Supply List

1550 Summit Avenue • Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105 • 651-414-6000