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Hello, and welcome to the Lexington Elementary campus of American Leadership Academy. We are proud to offer an exceptional educational experience to students in the Lexington area. 

Parents' Corner

See what's happening at American Leadership Academy, Lexington K-5 by visiting our online calendar! Alongside half days and holidays, we'll share details about Meet the Teacher night, fine arts events, sports, and more.

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School calendar

We're still accepting applications for Lexington K-5 & re-enrollment is still open! Make sure to enroll your student before the first day of school. Application details, forms, and instructions are listed on this page.

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Application & re-enrollment

Are you searching for school-specific information? Traffic plan details? The K-5 student/parent handbook? Find everything you need in Lexington K-5's parent resources tab.

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Parent resources

School uniforms and guideline information is now online! Find all the details for American Leadership Academy, Lexington K-6's on our "Uniforms" page. Any updates or changes to our uniform policies can be found here.

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Uniform policies & online store

School Leaders

Sherri Herbst, Director

Dr. Sherri Herbst is honored to serve as the Lower School Director of the ALA Lexington campus. She is committed to partnering with families to provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment. She also values the trust families put in ALA Lexington to care for their children. She believes that a nurturing school community that values respect, accountability, integrity, service, and excellence, will provide children with the best possible environment for learning and growing.

Dr. Herbst holds a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Education in Educational Studies from Rivier University, and a Bachelor of Science in Spanish Education from Plymouth State University. She has served as an educator, charter school leader, and charter school authorizer.

When she is not on campus, Dr. Herbst enjoys spending time with her husband and family and running the Lake Murray Dam. Dr. Herbst and the American Leadership Academy Lower School staff are excited to be part of a campus that values leadership and patriotism. They are excited to watch the Lower School Patriots learn, lead, and change the world!


Hammer Family

"As soon as we toured ALA Gilbert North , and [our kids] saw and felt what was there, it really changed their outlook on their future years at high school."  Learn more.

Chelsey Davis

"It's everything that we've envisioned for our children!" Learn more.

Michelle Sorensen

"The teachers go above and beyond..." Learn more.

Gomez Family

"...The one-on-one connection that they have with their teachers is really important." Learn more.

Cassie Moore

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*Testimonials are Taken From Across All ALA Properties*

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Building Leaders

American Leadership Academy, Lexington K-5 is dedicated to raising your children to be leaders - not just teaching them to be smart.  Learn about our R.A.I.S.E values and schedule a tour of our campus, today!