Phalen Leadership Academies at Main Prep

Dear Parents,

  • Welcome to Main Preparatory Academy! We are a tuition-free public charter school serving exceptional families in grades K-5. We work to offer our scholars, parents and families an excellent, high-quality education. Because of our ability to focus on individual scholar needs, our parents lovingly remark that Main Preparatory Academy has a ‘private school feel’ without the tuition! Our curriculum emphasizes small group learning which allow our dedicated teachers to focus on the needs of each individual child. We place a high emphasis on parent involvement and require parent participation.

    Our parents are our strongest allies in helping our scholars learn today so that they can lead tomorrow. We believe that our scholars deserve a bright, healthy learning environment where they are accepted for who they are. We teach children by emphasizing their strengths so they can develop their weaknesses. Thus, internalizing what it is that they need to define and meet their own idea of success.

    We offer a variety of programs and services to assist our scholars and families: 


    • No Cost Meal Plans
    • Free Transportation for scholars within a 2-mile radius
    • Free Tutoring Services
    • Free Latchkey Before and After School Care
    • Full-Time On-Site Social Worker 
    • Partnership with Phalen Leadership Academies
    • Summer Advantage: A nationally recognized summer learning program that is offered to our scholars at no cost. Summer Advantage, not to be confused with summer school, offers rigorous, research-based academic instruction and a wide variety of hands-on enrichment classes to improve student achievement and continue to transform learning throughout the summer. Participants receive two healthy meals a day, daily recreation, and an exciting environment where they can flourish academically and build confidence as leaders.    
      • In addition, scholars participate in field trips, college campus visits, college prep, and scholar-led community service projects. Through innovative learning experiences, scholars gain confidence that supports their success when they return to school in the fall. This program is free for PLA schools and scholars across the country. Learn more at

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    *By calling or texting the statewide tip line at 844-723-3764 you can anonymously report anything that is suspicious or endangering you, your friends, or your school

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    Special Education

    Jon Peterson Scholarship 

    Autism Scholarship Program

    Autism Scholarship Program. The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child's individualized education program (IEP).

Staff Directory

  • Staff Name






    Shareele Bell

    Office Manager

    Jacob Brown

    PE Teacher

    Anna Bullard

    3rd Grade

    Emily Davis

    3rd Grade

    Melanie Davis

    5th Grade

    Nicole Deikun


    Blazenka Dzindo


    Stephanie Eafford

    Building Leader

    Anne Evans


    Laini Harden

    Reading Interventionist

    Jenna Hentsch

    Teacher Assistant

    Amanda Kratz

    2nd Grade

    Nick Martin

    Reading Interventionist

    Tara McCracken

    Teacher Assistant

    Sydney Miller


    Delilah Montague

    3rd Grade

    Brooke Moorer

    Teacher Assistant

    Amanda Pyles


    Courtney Sandmann

    2nd Grade

    Cathleen Smith

    4th Grade

    San Kay Thee

    1st Grade


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