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5-8
Public charter
St. Paul, MN
Students enrolled: 150
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1550 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105

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(651) 414-6000
(651) 414-6004
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November 29, 2014
I had heard many positive things about this new all girl charter school - Laura Jeffrey Academy. It sounded like it would be the perfect fit for my daughter, which is true. Laura Jeffrey Academy is a GREAT school choice for Tiki - 6th grader. She has always had excellent Reading skills, but I wanted her to form a love for Science and Math. With it's STEM-focus, LJA has created a Scientific thinker and future Mathematician! She LOVES the school, staff and other scholars at LJA. I love the fact that the girls are being taught how to think and that their "voice" matters. I am also impressed with the scholars having daily Art and Music classes. Again, Laura Jeffrey Academy is a GREAT school and we are looking forward to Tiki's next 2 years there.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2014
We are a new family to Laura Jeffrey Academy and have been appreciative of all that the school has done to help us transition in. They had an extensive orientation process for adults and students, quick responses whenever we have had any concerns, and a frank style of communication that has been so refreshing. Because this is a new school for our daughter, I have been very watchful and impressed by the dedication of administration, teachers, and staff. They are so caring of the girls, clearly striving to foster "girl power." I have already begun to do a bit of volunteering at the school and, through my interactions with the teachers, witness firsthand their devotion to their work and the positive attitude that they bring to it. I notice that they try to show up for every special school event, too, and are also dedicated to building a strong school community. I do not think that this school is perfect at all (no school is), but I see that this school steadily strives to improve (and welcomes honest, open feedback to do so). It's culture is to promote positive momentum forward.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2014
My daughter attended Laura Jeffery Academy for 4 years. She is currently in her first year of high school.She and I are both so pleased with how well prepared she is for high school. At conferences this quarter, several of her current teachers remarked about her ability to ask good questions and have a sense of herself as a scholar. She learned this at Laura Jeffery Academy. Like any school , there were a couple of issues over the years, and when I spoke with staff about them, I found them to be very responsive. I am grateful to the teachers and administration for their academic approach and responsiveness. .

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2014
Laura Jeffrey Academy was a great school for my daughters. They moved on to other schools and have been placed in classes a grade ahead of where they are and in AP high school classes. But more importantly they had an opportunity to experience a diverse environment that stressed critical literacy. The time they spent at LJA with the students and staff taught them to ask "why" and "why not". They have challenged me each other and more importantly me in the way I think. When they ask "why" I have to pause and say "i'm not sure, that's a really good question". And as if that wasn't enough, they will tell me what they think and why. They have learned to take a second look at every question and pursue the truth.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2014
The confidence my daughter gained as a person and student has taken her from this small caring school to a straight A student, in advanced classes, in a large inner city school. The amazing teachers and small classroom settings helped her to develop skills in critical thinking, active reading and writing skills, team work and cooperation as well building confidence as a young women. She learned compassion and understanding of differences in a real world setting. The school offered so many extra learning opportunities outside of the school walls. The intersessions and connections with local organizations and colleges were like nothing being offered in out other public schools. These girls learn to have a voice in the community and take an interest in the world around them. my daughter left the Laura Jeffery a well rounded, confident, happy, hungry to learn young women. Her only complaint about moving to High School was that the rout style of learning was so boring compared to the Laura Jeffery.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2014
Laura Jeffrey Academy helped create a thoughtful, inspired, self confident student in my daughter in the years that she spent with the very dedicated staff at LJA. When my daughter moved from this very small caring environment to a large inner city Public High School she expressed concerns that she wasn't prepared for the "real world" of Public schools or the academic rigor. No worries... she has excelled in the Public Schools environment and often laments that she is not challenged as she was at LJA. Her teachers often comment about her thoughtful world view and the critical thinking that she brings to classroom discussion.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
Laura Jeffrey Academy is a school full of very dedicated teachers and the majority of the students are equally committed to learning. The best thing about the school is certainly the teachers - the environment makes students and teachers want to do well. My daughter went to LJA for 4 years and is now a confident high-schooler thanks in good part to her teachers at LJA. The all-girl environment was great for my daughter. The small classes and group-based learning worked for her. She still meets up with her group of friends from LJA even though they are in high schools across the metro area. Improvements: as with any public school there is a small number of students who just do not want to be in school - such students, unfortunately, have a disproportionate influence on everybody's experience. Working with the "trouble" students is hard and, on top of that, there is no reward for turning them around.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
My daughter is so happy at LJA, and as a parent I am very happy with LJA. The staff are amazing, they take the time to really get to know each girl and to help them achieve their fullest potential. The leadership and guidance that is offered is top notch quality. I cannot say enough good things. Best parenting choice I ever made.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2014
My daughter has been at LJA for 3 yrs. & it has been a great experience. I will preface this review by saying that LJA may not be the right fit for every girl, however I have seen an enormous amount of growth in my daughter. She is confident & willing to stand up for what she believes in - she is not afraid to speak her mind. She has learned to analyze the information she receives - in school & out of school. Before LJA she wasn't confident about tackling homework she wasn't familiar with - she often felt she couldn't do it. Now she jumps right in & does it - it doesn't scare her anymore, because she really believes she is capable of doing whatever she sets her mind to. I find the level of care, concern & enthusiasm to be exceptional - in both the teachers and administration. I cannot claim that this school is perfect - there have definitely been bumps along the way. But I realize that my daughter is learning so much more than math, science, English & art. She is learning life skills that will help her succeed in the next stage of her journey- she is dealing with the diversity of personalities & backgrounds that she will be faced with outside of school. She is strong!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
Sending our daughter to LJA was one of the best decisions we ever made! She spent four years there and is now a sophomore in high school. We were originally attracted to the school for their smaller size and the fact that students had daily classes in both art and music, in addition to being a STEM school. We weren t seeking out a single gender environment but ended up seeing a lot of benefits to it. I was a Girl Scout leader with girls in several different middle schools and I saw first hand what a difference there was between the things my daughter and the other LJA troop members were focusing on in school vs. what some of the non-LJA girls were focusing on in their schools. I was glad that my daughter was able to focus on being a scholar and developing critical thinking skills prior to heading off to high school. My daughter has always been a strong student, but it became apparent how well LJA had prepared her for the rigors of high school shortly into her freshman year. We are very thankful for the groundwork that LJA has given her!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
For a handful of families, it was not a good fit. Social adjustment and behavior took significantly from academics. Tiresome. Several core subjects seem taught for a developing level and getting students ready to learn. For the several leaving, it did not empower them at the A and B grades levels and depths they had prior to 5th grade. Put these girls at a disadvantage already according to teachers at new schools who say they will work to bring them up to speed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2014
LAJ is worst mistake I ever made letting my daughter to attend school there.she was a happy and confidence child but two semesters there has made my daughter she has trust issues with teacher's.God forbid your child has a IEP it probably won't see day light.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
The philosophy of this school is theoretically perfect, but it is very poorly executed and practically impossible to implement. Our daughter attended for 2 years and greatly benefited from the English-Social Studies programming. However, her STEM needs were at a higher level than the school could handle and she suffered academically during those 2 years. Classroom management is poor and inconsistent as the teachers are overwhelmed by a few student's behavior. The principal is smart but she struggles to deal with the high level challenges. The idea of female focused school is powerful, but our media makes it impossible to shield the girls from the sexualized messaging to our youth. The school attempts to discuss these messages, but they seem imprinted on the too many girls before they have entered. The issue that really pushed us away was the disregard for parents. The administration made changes to curriculum and school calendar without input from the parents. The parents were expected to volunteer and do duties as requested without input.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2014
I am an LJA alumni and am proud to be one. At LJA my teachers were the hardest workers I've ever met. They fostered me and helped me find my own opinions. I know I am a better learner and human being having gone to LJA. I was beyond prepared for high school with the ability to write compelling arguments, understanding healthy relationships, and unafraid to excel in my math and science classes. Laura Jeffrey gave me oppurtunites I wouldn't have had elsewhere. I am so thankful I went to LJA and I couldn't imagine myself going anywhere else.

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2014
I have not ever, not even once, regretted my decision to go to LJA. I'm currently in 10th grade, was part of the the first class to complete all 4 years, and have seen LJA go through many changes and overcome many challenges. It will continue evolving and improving, but it will also always stay a part of me. At LJA, I didn't just learn the school material, I learned HOW to learn. I learned to investigate, to think critically, to be curious. LJA taught me not to be afraid to challenge myself or to ask questions if I don't understand something. LJA creates a supportive and encouraging learning environment. I also gained a lot from the focus on STEM fields and am planning on becoming an engineer. LJA prepared me not only for high school, but for a life of learning, exploring, and growing; it taught me a lot about responsibility, confidence, and about respecting myself and others. Beyond all of that, I felt a strong sense of community that is hard to find elsewhere, and I developed deep and lasting friendships. I have grown a lot because of my years at LJA, and can't imagine imagine who I would be without them.

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2014
LJA taught me to push myself. I learned to go out and investigate and work through problems to find out why things happen. This is very helpful in high school. LJA sparked my interest in STEM, I used to hate it, but after LJA I love science and engineering and math. Math classed at LJA helped me understand why equations work, how numbers relate, and how the math is relevant to me. Math was fun and engaging, so I learned well. In high school math I have been prepared and motivated. LJA humanity classes sparked my interest in knowing the whole story. Learning writing and history together gave me contexts where I could write about things that were relevant and think about how words matter. The critical focus gave me tools to learn things not covered in high school. Learning to write in social studies let me to explore different ways of conveying my opinions about issues. LJA brought me out of my shell and gave me the confidence to speak up in class, and I learned importance of sharing opinions so now I do. I felt supported by all the teachers. LJA also taught me a lot about being responsible so now I respect others opinions, and find my own. LJA gave me a wonderful community.

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2014
Laura Jeffrey Academy is an incredibly unique school, but I didn't realize just how special my experience as a middle schooler there was until I started my first year as a high school student. As I started to meet people who had not been to LJA, I began to realize that LJA had exposed me to a kind of learning that was different from what many of my high school peers had experienced at their middle schools. LJA helped me to develop my critical thinking skills in an environment where it was okay for me--a girl--to speak out about my opinions in class, which has ultimately made me a better student. At LJA I also felt like every teacher cared about each individual student and wanted them to succeed, and it was easy to see that the teachers were passionate about the subjects they were teaching. Overall, I am very happy to have been a part of LJA. I think it provided me with a unique middle school education in a supportive environment. LJA will no doubt have a lasting impact on me as a student, as a scholar, and ultimately as a person.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2014
Laura Jeffrey Academy is the perfect way for middle school girls to prepare for High School. In class, we work at very high standards that are both very achievable and challenging. Every student has the choice to work at either mild, medium, or spicy levels. The goal through this is for the medium and spicy kids to go up to spicy by the end of the year. It is challenging for students, but they have grown a lot by the time they are at spicy. So far this year I have read challenging classic texts such as Lord of the Flies, To Kill a Mockingbird, and am now at the start of 1984. I personally (an eighth grader at LJA) had a great experience , and I have learned a lot through the program.

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2014
I love LJA so much! I am now in 8th grade, but I started at LJA in 5th. Starting 5th grade I never spoke up and never loved school. Now in 8th grade I love coming to school. Every morning I come in and I know I will learn something new and exiting! I love being apart of the large community at LJA. I love knowing I have so many teachers and students I can turn to if I need help. All girls and uniform make life so much easier. This school has made me the strong, confident, smart, happy, young woman I am today I also have to mention that LJA is really cool. Every year we have Halloween dances, talent shows, field trips, party and much more. Whither it is a random dance party or a silly teacher, every day at LJA is fun and exiting. Lastly I would like to say how thankful I am to be going to this school. I have learned so much about myself as a student and a person. Now I feel ready for anything high school might throw at me. LJA has finally made school fun for me and I know it will always stay that way because of the memories and experiences I have at LJA. I am thankful for my time here and hope other girls get to have the same experiences I get to have.

- submitted by a community member
January 17, 2014
LJA is a fantastic school for 5th-8th grade girls. I constantly find myself thinking "I wish a school like this had been around when I was in middle school." The student-to-staff ratio is fantastic; the staff generally know most of the students in the building by name and are able to form meaningful mentor-type relationships with them. Students are challenged to stretch themselves and are constantly given new goals to meet, and the class assignments are interesting and creative. I am so glad to be a part of the LJA community and others should be, too!

- submitted by a teacher
September 26, 2013
Laura Jeffrey Academy has staff the care for the whole student; academically, emotionally, culturally, and socially. The staff are willing and always go the extra mile to support the students, giving up their personal time to help a student improve and feel motivated to learn and achieve.

- submitted by a teacher
September 15, 2013
We have our girls in this school for its dedication to educating the whole person in a positive learning environment. Great attention is paid to nurturing future leaders who can think critically and ask questions. We have seen our daughter's confidence grow both academically and socially. I do wish a foreign language was offered during the school day. There are opportunities after school for language, however it is only once per week and it is on a pay for service basis.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
We are a amazing charter school for girls in grades 5 through 8. Our mission is to provide a girl-focused educational experience where students learn through rigorous study, by asking questions, solving problems, and participating in the community. The class sizes are small, the student body is diverse and students are engaged in all aspects of their learning; including developing a social contract for themselves. Special education services are also very individualized and students needing these services receive high quality services in the classroom. All staff emphasize building relationships and individualizing the learning process to best meet the need of the individual student. Students have opportunities to participate in clubs and sports after school as well as tutoring services for those that struggle in the classroom. The staff are not only high quality, but have a passion to address issues of race, class and gender issues in our society and teach our students how to eliminate these inequities both at school in in our world at large. Laura Jeffrey Academy is a high quality learning environment where students can grow tremendously.

- submitted by a teacher
September 05, 2013
Laura Jeffrey Academy has been a great school for my daughter. She is currently in 6th grade and I've noticed so much growth in her over the past year and a half. She is much more confident and willing to share her thoughts and opinions about a wide range of topics. The school has fostered a very positive attitude amongst the student body and the girls really support and encourage each other in everything they do. I know I picked the right school for my child because for the first time in her life she actually enjoys going!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
LJA is a wonderful school that encourages girls to ask questions and make choices. My daughter has a place that cares for her social, emotional, and physical well being as well as her intellectual growth. LJA also gives her a safe place to take the risks involved with asking questions and making choices, even if she sometimes doesn't have the answers or makes poor choices. This is a school that encourages her to find her voice and speak up, instead of encouraging her to sit back and keep quiet. It's a school that helps her get back on her feet after making a mistake and shows her that she doesn't have to be perfect. LJA realizes that growing up is messy and is willing to work with all the girls wherever they are to become even better. If you are looking for a school where things are black-and-white and controlled, where the adults are "in charge" at all times and the punishment is swift and certain....then LJA probably isn't the school for you. But that's not the school we want for our daughter...so I'm glad that LJA gives us such a wonderful choice.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
My school is awesome! We have a 5-8 grade 1 period art class, a 5-8 grade 1 period Wellence (Gym is 3 days a week and Health is 2 days a week), a 5-6 grade 1 period Choir, a 7-8 grade 1 period Choir, a 5-8 grade 1 period Band, a 5-6 grade 1 period Orchestra, a 7-8 grade 1 period Orchestra, a 5-8 grade 1 period Orchestra, a 5 grade 2 period Math, a 6 grade 2 period Math, an 8 grade 2 period Math, a 7 grade 2 period Math, a 1 hour 9-10 grade Geometry class for 8 graders, a 5-6 grade 2 period Science class, a 7-8 grade 2 period Science and Engineering, a 5-6 grade 2 period LASS class, and a 7-8 grade 2 period LASS class. Also, you get tought important skills like how persevere, rember which day is health, gym, art, or music, how to stay organized with your school work, and take notes Also you have no chance to fail. If you don't get good grades then you will get extra help so you can get good grades. There in a uniform, but I like to not call it a uniform, because it is more like a dress code, but with cool and fun LJA shirts. It doesn't matter if you love Harry Potter, Digimon, or One Direction you become friends with almost everyone, even STAFF!

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
In the spirit of LJA s motto Asking Questions, Making Choices please come check out the school and talk to lots of children and families before making a good educational choice for your child. We would love for you to tour the school and see the LJA vision in practice; set up a shadow experience for your child so she can experience LJA. As a parent you can become a reading buddy or tutor, chaperone a field trip, or plan and implement LJA s Annual Farmers Market; just a few ways to be involved in the LJA community and participate in your child s education. Check out LJA s classroom pages at www.laurajeffreyacademy.org and see what LJA scholars are learning.

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2013
My experience with this school is mixed. I found the director to be passionate and smart, but inexperienced and ill equipped to handle the issues that are challenging this struggling system. As other reviewers have stated, it does look good on paper. It's a great vision, as with most charters. The people are passionate but the systems are unstable and it's not living up to the vision. Most of the teachers are passionate and skilled but overworked and unsupported. It seemed to have an internally toxic feel to me.

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2013
On paper LJA looks great - reality is another story. We had to remove our daughter after she was heavily bullied at LJA in 2010. It sounds like nothing much has changed. The teachers are very, young and inexperienced. Bulling is rampant and often the victim is blamed. When two girls standing behind her in music bullied our daughter I asked for them to be moved away from her. The teacher's response was that she couldn't because they were all altos. Our daughter basically lost two whole years of instruction. She was so tramatized by being regularly told she should kill herself and the near constant offers/threats of killing her that she wasn't able to get back to regular instruction for two years! There is high turnover in teachers and staff as well. If your middle school girl is an independent learner with skin so thick that taunts of "I'm going to kill you," won't bother her, she may be able to thrive here. I strongly recommend kids with IEPs avoid LJA.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
Even though we loved the philosophy of this school, it is very poorly executed. Classroom management is permissive and inconsistent at its best. Some of the teachers seemed overwhelmed by student behavior therefore making learning and teaching a challenge. The principal is new and struggles to deal with the high level challenges. Unfortunately this school is going through growing pains and is struggling with how to handle the student population positively.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
Laura Jeffrey Academy is a perfect fit for the youngest of our five children. Our three oldest are in college and fourth is in high school. Our youngest daughter has been very happy at LJA for three years and is looking forward to beginning eighth grade. I am a math teacher at Central High School (one of the possible feeder schools for LJA) in St. Paul. The quality of the lessons and teaching methods used at LJA are superior in comparison to what I have witnessed in many other middle schools. The amount of personal attention received from teachers and administrators at LJA surpasses what three of my oldest children received while attending a parochial school during their middle school years. My older daughter, who is 19 and attended a parochial school for grades K-8 has exclaimed many times, "Why couldn't Laura Jeffrey Academy have been around when I was is middle school"? My response, "I wish it had been".

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
LJA has been fantastic for our daughter! We left a private school in favor of LJA's excellent curriculum. We have watched her mature and become self assured thanks to the teachers and staff at LJA. She is no longer afraid of new challenges. She has learned how to greet new information with an inquisitive mind, has learned how to ask important questions, draw conclusions and make good decisions. She is blossoming into a thinking scholar with excellent study and problem solving habits. Thank you LJA.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
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. The teachers commuciate with me, all of my questions and concerns have been answered quickly. I am very impressed with the school.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2012
From my daughter's graduation essay: "(Four years ago), getting situated at a school with new people, new teachers, and a brand new action plan was difficult. But through it all, we never stopped trying our hardest, everyone went the extra mile, and made it a success. The teachers were incredibly dedicated....Every day I have come to LJA knowing that I will be challenged. Whether it s a complex math problem, a difficult debate topic, a disagreement between friends that will be solved eventually....After four years, I have come to appreciate how much this has influenced the rest of my life, and changed me as a person. I have come to respect and even look forward to these constant challenges as a growing experience for me. I ve gotten used to having teachers ask me Why? How? Can you prove it?...LJA has guided me in a direction that I want to follow. I m asking questions, I have made my choices, and now I m leaving.... I know Laura Jeffrey Academy will continue to grow and flourish when we re gone, and I m excited for another girl to have the same wonderful experience that I did here."

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2012
LJA has been a big disappointment this past school year and I honestly feel that my daughter has fallen further behind academically. My daughter is spending much of this summer catching up and preparing for next year. Many parents feel that this is a great school but I want to encourage parents who are considering LJA to determine what they are looking for in a school for their daughter and how this school can meet their needs. Don't just read the online reviews talk to the high number of parents who have removed their daughters from this school and find out why and then research their status on the department of education website. Be informed and know the truth before making your decision. LJA could be great and maybe one day it will be but after five years they are still struggling to figure out how. It may take years to turn things around.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2012
This year has created tremendous growth opportunities for my daughter She learned how to work in a team and build a wind generator. She participated in an amazing concert at Macalester College. With Art and Choir teachers directing, she performed in Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She has built lasting friendships with students of all backgrounds. She has seen 7th and 8th graders lead by example in building a wood framed canoe and lauch it themselves. Girls need the leadership skills that Laura Jeffrey infuses in school life daily. Today we participated in a celebration of the legacy of Laura Jeffrey as part the Grand Old Day parade as a school with cultural affirmation at its core. No school is perfect, parental involment adds to its core values. We are proud to have our daughter attend such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2012
We had such hopes for LJA. We pulled our daughter out of a great school, because of her desire to attend this school, and the great things we had heard about it. As we end our year at the school, I feel like we have wasted a year of her life. This school has encouraged the worst work ethic in her. Class schedules keep moving around. There is always drama about confrontations at school or on the bus. Classwork is unorganized, and we don't hear about problems until conferences. Our child missed part of her MCA test, and the school never bothered to get her a re-test. Now it's too late to take it. When we asked for a transcript, we were told they don't do transcripts, but we could get a copy of her report card. At the last school, there was a homework list that came home every day. Teachers contacted us immediately if there were problems. They sent us a full transcript the next day. I honestly believe my daughter will walk out of LJA knowing less than when she walked in. About the only thing I have good to say about it is that they had a really good strings teacher, "had" being the active word. I would never recommend this school to anyone, and my daughter will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
We are thrilled to have found LJA! While the school is STEM focused, LJA considers music, art and the social sciences to be equally important components of a well-rounded education. The staff is very supportive and my daughter has thrived. The teachers and principal truly work as a team to insure that the school has a vibrant, welcoming feel and that the girls are challenged academically. The teachers, staff and principal are some of the most dedicated, hardest working people you'll ever meet. We're looking forward to our daughter's next two years!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
LJA's been great for my 8th grade daughter, who is graduating after four years there. The teachers are enthusiastic, organized and smart. The administration has led with vision and responsiveness. My daughter had no previous interest in math, science or engineering - though she always had ability. Now those subjects are as fascinating to her as language arts, social science and art. Arts and health are valued and often are integrated into learning. The single-gender thing was not a big priority for me, but now I appreciate it much more than I'd expected; the LJA students that I know are more confident as girls than I think they'd would have become in a co-ed school. Really good school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2012
I have two nieces that are students at Laura Jeffrey Academy and what an empowering experience for both. The teachers and staff encourages each student to look within themselves for the power and knowledge needed to be successful; not only in school but when embracing all of life's challenges. Students are taught how to become an innovative change agent in their school, community and their life. This practice is reflected in every assignment, conversation and experience. I can not imagine any other school that is so focused on a student's individual growth and encouragement for leadership skills. I have no doubt that LJA will be a major focal point in their life's successes. A very proud and grateful aunt and school friend

- submitted by a community member
April 12, 2012
Laura Jeffrey Academy could be a great school but definitely missed the mark when trying to put their mission in action. This school is not what I thought it would be for my daughters. I feel misled and disappointed in their "learn as we go" attitude. They clearly don't take the education of "every" child very seriously.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2012
Our daughter has flourished here! Great diversity, higher-order thinking, problem solving and collaboration required. Very well resourced in terms of technology.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2011
Laura Jeffrey Academy is a great school to send your daughter. They have a excellent curriculm and good support from staff. They take that one on one time that your child needs to grow during this difficult age of adolescent.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2010
I am so thrilled to have found this school for my daughter. She was bored at her last school and is now being challenged in ways we never imagined. She has so many friends, and the teachers are very supportive. Having girls only keeps my 10 year old focused.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
My 12 year old daughter attends LJA after attending two different public schools and a private Catholic school. I was impressed from the beginning at how the school's focus is on encouraging the girls to succeed rather than punishing those who struggle. They have an after school tutoring program, a fantastic music program with violin and choirs, a great program called 'go green' that teaches girls about the environment and empowers them to make positive changes in the world. We couldn't be happier with the school, the dedicated teachers, and the founder who learned recently that she has won the Anne Bancroft Award.

- submitted by a parent
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Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter
1550 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN  55105
(651) 414-6000
Last modified Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter is a Charter school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top