Dear Leadership Prep families, friends, and supporters,
We are honored to welcome you to Leadership Preparatory Charter School (“Leadership Prep”). Leadership Prep is an academically challenging, disciplined, supportive, and joyful school located at 4190 Elliston Rd., Memphis, TN. Authorized by the Shelby County Board of Education, Leadership Prep opened its doors to an inaugural class of 60 kindergarten students and 60 first grade students on August 10, 2015. Each year, we will grow by one grade until we reach our full capacity as a K-8 elementary and middle school in 2024.
Currently, we are enrolling scholars in Grades K-4.
Leadership Prep is committed to providing a quality educational option in Southeast Memphis and eliminating the power of demographic bias on student achievement. Leadership Prep will provide a rigorous and supportive educational option for elementary and middle school students. We will achieve our mission by ensuring every student receives the academic skills, knowledge, and strong character foundation necessary to set them on the path to college.
We appreciate your interest in Leadership Prep. We know that our success as a school depends on the support of our families, friends, and supporters far and near. We have high expectations for the members of our community, and in turn, you can expect the same from us.
Our school model ensures an intensive focus on the acquisition of essential literacy and mathematic skills, providing targeted and rigorous instruction in each subject to meet the academic needs of every student. Leadership Prep holds our scholars accountable for demonstrating excellent behavior by teaching them the character skills necessary for their success, specifically the school’s ILEAD– Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Determination character values. By instilling in scholars that strong academic and character foundation is necessary to excel in high school, graduate from college, and lead in their communities, Leadership Prep sets scholars firmly on the path to make good decisions, act as leaders and fulfill ambitious goals.
On behalf of the Leadership Prep founding team, thank you for your support and we look forward to partnering with you and working together to ensure that the children of Shelby County receive the excellent education they deserve to reach their highest levels of achievement.
Valissia Allen, Founder and Executive Director
At Leadership Preparatory Charter School, hard work, coupled with a strong educational foundation, will ensure that all students are able to excel in high school, graduate from college, and lead in their communities. When provided with high expectations, clear structure, and targeted support, all students can achieve school success and be in position to determine their life’s trajectory.
Leadership Prep provides an intensive focus on the acquisition of essential literacy and mathematics skills, providing targeted and rigorous instruction in each subject to meet the academic needs of every scholar.
This statement by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. captures Leadership Prep’s vision of education. Leadership Prep holds scholars accountable for demonstrating excellent behavior by teaching them the strong character skills necessary for their success, specifically the school’s ILEAD character values – Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, Achievement, and Determination. We nurture intelligence, grow character, and teach scholars to set ambitious goals. We welcome the heightened accountability required of a charter, and we work every minute, every day to provide the best education possible for our scholars because we believe that education empowers people to take control of their own destinies and improve the world.