LEADPrep creates a dynamic space where education is engaging, not one-size-fits-all, in order for all learners to be seen, heard, valued, and thriving.
LEADPrep is an innovative middle/high micro-school where teens thrive in our collaborative, experiential, and learner-centered environment. Located in North Seattle and Downtown Kirkland, our two campuses collaborate as one community to create a close-knit and energetic learning environment, serving grades 6-12.
LEADPrep provides the small class size and support essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our intentionally diverse, multi-age student population celebrates differences and provides a safe community of voice and choice in exploring real-world concepts, while pushing for self-growth and accountability.
Our story. Our why.
What happens when a school leader who has a career of innovating in 10 schools can’t find a high school that works for either of her own daughters? The knowledge that schools can be learner-centered and the frustration, and distress of seeing high schools diminish her two girls, Dr. Maureen O’Shaughnessy, founding director of Leadership Preparatory Academy, was determined to change this educational landscape.
Helping her daughters try various models and finish the challenge of high school, Maureen then turned her attention to founding an intentionally small and inclusive school that would provide a far happier and more productive result for other secondary students. Researching best practices and using her vast experience, LEADPrep was born in the fall of 2013. This welcoming and innovative micro-school provides a learning environment where each learner is seen, heard, valued, and thriving.