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Laura Jeffrey Academy


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Laura Jeffrey Academy (LJA), is a Twin Cities tuition free charter school offering a unique year round, 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


  • Join us at the annual Garden Gala - a delightful evening of wine, cheese, performances and a live auction!  Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online: or you may bring a check to the LJA office.  Bidding for our silent auction begins on May 1st:
  • Save the date for LJA's Farmer's Market and Garden Gala!  The Garden Gala is an evening event on May 15th and the Farmer's Market will be on May 16th and 17th.  Sign up to help make these fun events happen!  

This year, our goal is to raise $25,000 to fill each of our classrooms with 2000 books, and to purchase technology to help our scholars gain digital literacy.  To date, we've raised $9,200.  Support LJA by donating books or $'s:

Donate $ via PayPal here:

  • 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.
  • Laura Jeffrey Academy is participating in the Technovation Challenge, a worldwide competition that inspires and enables girls to design and build mobile apps.  Stay tuned - competition results will be announced in early May.

2013-2014 School Calendar

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