A Guide to Baton Rouge Area Schools, Admissions and Open Houses

Educational Options in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Area Schools, Admissions and Open Houses

If you live in Baton Rouge with kids, it’s likely that choosing a school is a big decision for you and your family.

Red Stick Mom aims to make living in Baton Rouge, LA easier for parents. There’s a good chance that Red Stick Mom has a resource for what your family needs, whether that’s a list of fun splash pads or a list of the best schools in Baton Rouge. Choosing a school is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. It is our hope that this guide to Baton Rouge schools and open houses will make it easier for you to navigate open house season and any educational decisions that your family may be making this year.

If you would like to know what LOCAL moms think about the schools in the greater Baton Rouge area you can also join the Red Stick Mom Neighborhood groups. These groups are a great place to ask all the pressing questions you may have about school culture, uniforms, daily routines living in Baton Rouge with kids and more.

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The Dunham School

Best School Baton Rouge

For more than 40 years, The Dunham School has educated minds and hearts for Christ. Serving ages two through 12thgrade and recognized as one of the most innovative schools in the country, Dunham offers an individualized approach to learning, small classes, 1:1 technology, and amazing teachers who help students reach their full God-given potential now and in the future. We invite you to schedule a personal tour or attend an open house to learn more about the academic, fine arts, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities available at Dunham. For more information, please visit our website at dunhamschool.org or contact our admissions office at 225-767-7097 ext. 324.

2022-2023 Open House Dates:

PreK/K Play Day: Friday, October 7; 8:30 am

Open Houses: Friday, October 21; 8:15 am and Friday, February 3; 8:15 am

The Link School

Alternative School Options Baton Rouge

At The Link School, we believe that the key to bettering Baton Rouge’s future is by empowering our children with a well-rounded education, personal confidence, and strong character building. Our mission is to give every child a chance to succeed in life and help strengthen the community around us.

Sacred Heart of Jesus School

Religious school in Baton Rouge

Established in 1929, Sacred Heart of Jesus School educates PreK3 through eighth grade students at our historic campus in the heart of Baton Rouge. Under the leadership of Father Josh Johnson and Principal Cecilia Methvin, our committed faculty delivers a solid curriculum with individualized instruction that is rooted in the Catholic faith. Sacred Heart is proud to be one of the schools in the diocese that currently offers 1:1 technology with Chromebooks for each student in second through eighth grade and iPads for each PreK through first grade student. In addition to 1:1 technology, Sacred Heart offers a dyslexia/instructional support lab, advanced math for middle school students, and Algebra I for eighth-grade students. Students enjoy numerous opportunities for personal growth through leadership roles, service projects, creativity, and athletics. Almost a century after its initial construction, Sacred Heart of Jesus School continues the major renovations to provide the environment and technology essential for a modern day education. With these renovations, Sacred Heart strives to modernize the interior while maintaining the historical exterior of the iconic main school building.

Open House on October 27 from 9 am-1 pm

Contact Michael Miller ([email protected]) to schedule a private tour and discover the Heart of Baton Rouge!

Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

Charter Schools in Baton Rouge

We are excited to bring Discovery’s successful education model to Baton Rouge and expand our partnership with Ochsner Health to serve more families. At Discovery, we strive to create meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all students thrive. Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery will open its doors in August 2023 and serve students in Pre-K through 4th grade. The school will add a grade level each year until reaching 8th grade by fall 2027. We recognize each child is unique and understanding how a child learns is important. We offer various support services to accommodate all types of learners. Through a strong academic program, and health sciences integration students are able to discover talents, explore opportunities and achieve success. All Louisiana residents are eligible to apply. The application window will open in October 2022 through EnrollBR. To learn more please visit www.discoveryhsf.org.

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Best Middle and High School

Join Episcopal School of Baton Rouge faculty, staff, students and administrators for a Middle/Upper School Open House on the evening of Thursday, November 3rd.  Episcopal prepares tomorrow’s leaders through rigorous academics, inspiring artistic opportunities, meaningful spiritual and service-learning experiences and competitive athletics. Students in PreK-3 – 12thgrades benefit from a cohesive, collaborative education, all on one 55-acre campus. Small class sizes and dedicated faculty make personalized learning possible.

Open House is Thursday, November 3, 2022. 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Check-in ends at 5:30 pm. Register online at episcopalbr.org/admission. Private tours are also available throughout the year. 

East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Public School Baton Rouge

The second-largest school system in Louisiana, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) serves more than 40,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and takes pride in “Building the Future of Baton Rouge.” The school system, comprised of more than 80 schools, 11 of which are U.S. Blue Ribbon Schools, is paving the way for students to succeed by providing technology-rich instruction; an array of diverse academic programs; and a large variety of extracurricular activities to meet every child’s unique interests. With an invigorated mission to inspire humanity through transformational learning in the classroom and in the community, enrolling your child in an EBRPSS school is a wonderful investment in your child’s academic future.

For additional information on the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and to learn more about our offerings, visit our website at www.ebrschools.org

Parkview Baptist School

Baptist School Baton Rouge Louisiana

Parkview Baptist School’s Christ-centered, pre-K – grade 12, college preparatory education equips students with the intellectual, spiritual, social, physical, and emotional skills necessary for college, for life, and for eternity. Our exceptional educational program is built on the four As – Abundant Life, Academics, Arts, and Athletics. Each day, our team of nurturing, dedicated faculty support and challenge our students to grow and mature into the individuals God created them to be.

St. John Interparochial School

Baton Rouge schools Parochial

With over 160 years of tradition, St. John Interparochial School provides a disciplined, nurturing environment guided by Catholic values, where students grow through rigorous academic experiences, faith and moral formation, and opportunities for service and leadership. Since 1853, St. John School has educated students, formed them in faith, trained them to give back to the community, and prepared them with skills for the future. We strive to create a Christian environment where students can learn, grow, and worship in a community of faith and service. St. John School’s classrooms, gym, and on-site chapel provide for our students from age 3 to their high school graduation.

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year will officially open on Monday, February 20th. St. John School has spots available for all prospective students entering grades PreK 3 – 12th grade. The registration deadline is Friday, March 3rd 2023.

Apply at: https://www.stjohnschool.org/admissions/registration  

Central Private

Faith Based High School in Baton Rouge

The mission of Central Private is to cultivate college-ready graduates in a safe, nurturing, and faith-based environment. With a brand-new campus and state-of-the-art facilities, we offer an accelerated college-preparatory curriculum and encourage students to pursue individual interests, excel beyond basic academic standards, and achieve success as productive members of the community. Join us for Open House and see what it’s like to be a Redhawk! Open House is a great opportunity to meet our teachers, tour the campus, and meet other prospective families. All prospective parents and students are welcome to join us for Open House.

Fall Open House Dates:

Lower School (PK3-5th): September 13 6-8 pm

Upper School (6th-12th): September 20 6-8 pm

Please visit www.centralprivate.org/admissions/openhouse.cfm for more details on our Open House events and to RSVP.

Trinity Episcopal Day School

Episcopal Schools in Baton Rouge

Trinity Episcopal Day School provides the foundation for academic excellence in a Christian environment, nurturing the whole child. Established in 1948 as a ministry of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Day School is located less than a mile from the LSU campus. Our PreK3 through 5th-grade neighborhood school has earned the prestigious SAES accreditation because of its dedication to exceptional education, characterized by personalized instruction, creative teaching techniques, and small class sizes.

For more information on enrollment, we invite you to contact our Admissions Director, Erin Guillory ([email protected]), or visit our website. Private tours are also available throughout the year.

St. Joseph’s Academy

St. Joseph’s Academy

For 154 years, St. Joseph’s Academy has stood as a pillar of excellence in the Baton Rouge community. Founded in 1868 by the Sisters of St. Joseph, this premier Catholic high school for young women is a place where relationships are strengthened and young girls become women of faith, hope and love. SJA has been honored four times by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Academy students grow in Catholic faith traditions through a comprehensive religious education program, liturgical rituals and service opportunities; become life-long learners through interaction with master teachers and mentors; and enjoy peer relationships and learn leadership skills in a variety of co-curricular activities.

In an all-girls’ learning environment, young women explore, learn and grow without fear of failure. They speak their mind, express themselves freely, ask questions, openly engage in the exchange of ideas and find their passion: academically, in athletics and co-curricular activities, in leadership roles, in the arts and in their faith life. They are challenged, inspired, encouraged and prepared for the 21st century world which awaits them.

We can’t wait to meet you. Girls in grades 6-8 and their families are invited to Open House 2022 on Thursday, October 20. Tours are available between 3:30 and 7 p.m. Go to visitsja.org to reserve your family’s time. Eighth-grade girls are invited to Spend the Day at SJA. There are seven October dates available. Go to visitsja.org to register. Or call Admissions Director Meredith Smith at (225) 388-2243 to schedule a private tour.

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