Guide to Baton Rouge School Open Houses 2016-2017

Disclosure :: this resource guide is made possible by the included Baton Rouge school sponsors. 

Guide to Baton Rouge Area School Open Houses 2016-2017

Choosing a school for your child is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. There are many options to consider depending on the needs of your child and theBaton Rouge Area School Open House desires of your family. It is our hope that this guide to Baton Rouge area school open houses will make it easier for you to navigate open house season.

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 Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought for with ardour and attended to with diligence. –Abigail Adams

Happy Baton Rouge School Open House Season! 

St. John Primary & St. Theresa Middle

St John Primary Baton Rouge Open House

Interested in a Quality, Christ-centered Education? St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle have openings for Pre-K through 8th grade students. We are pleased to host two annual open house events for prospective students and their family members. At these evening events families are able to tour our campus, meet our administration and faculty, ask questions and interact with our students. This is also an opportunity for visitors to pick up important information about our admissions requirements and process.

Open House Dates

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 at 6:00 pm at St. Theresa Middle 

Monday, December 5th, 2016 at 6:00 pm at St. John Primary

St. Theresa Middle is located at 212 East New River Street in
Gonzales Louisiana

St. John Primary is located at 37407 Duplessis Road in
Prairieville Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 647-2803 | Admissions Information

Parkview Baptist School


Parkview Baptist School, a ministry of Parkview Baptist Church, was founded in 1981 for the purpose of providing a comprehensive, Christ-centered, college preparatory education for students in the Baton Rouge area. Parkview Baptist is now the largest private Christian school in the state of Louisiana, serving 1340 students from grades PK through 12th grade. Our program is designed to develop skills and attitudes to not only equip students for college, but also to equip them for eternity. Students receive a balanced program providing them with strong spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social development. Parkview Baptist School employs over 150 mature Christian faculty, staff and administration who are dedicated to developing the individual potential of all students in keeping with the philosophy of the school. With our primary focus on Abundant Life and the truths of the Bible, closely followed by Academics, Arts and Athletics, Parkview Baptist is a place where your child can develop into the kind of individual God created them to be. We would love for you to join us for one of our Open Houses this fall to see what it means to be Parkview Strong.

 Open House Dates for 1st through 12th grade | October 4th, November 1st and November 29th. All from 8:30 – 10:00 am. 

 Open House Dates for Early Childhood (Pre-K and Kindergarten) | October 6th, November 3rd and December 1st. 

Parkview Baptist School is located at 5750 Parkview Church Road in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 291-2500 | Admissions Information

Catholic High School

Catholic High School 2016 Open House

Founded in 1894 by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Catholic High School (CHS) is an all-male college preparatory school dedicated to providing opportunities for development of the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and physical growth for students in grades 8-12. In 2014, CHS was recognized for the fifth time as a National Blue Ribbon School by the Department of Education. Within the rigorous academic curriculum that includes a 1:1 laptop program, students have opportunities to take honors and AP courses along with a wide range of electives. CHS also offers 12 different sports and more than 30 extracurricular activities.

Fall 2016 Open House Date | Thursday, November 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Planning Ahead? Fall 2017 Open House Date | November 9th 2017

Catholic High School is located at 855 Hearthstone Drive in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Contact: (225) 383-0397 | Admissions Information



Runnels, the oldest independent school in Baton Rouge, is actively recruiting applicants for the 2017/2018 school year. We also will consider applications for the 2016/2017 school year from students whose families have been displaced due to flooding. Our school is an enthusiastic learning community where students can be comfortable, develop self-confidence, and experience the joy of learning in an atmosphere of inclusion and mutual respect. Runnels offers a college preparatory program of studies – with an emphasis on the arts – for students from age 2 through grade 12. We are a non-sectarian, coeducational, non-discriminatory, nonprofit institution. At Runnels, we have a wide array of offerings in academics and the arts and multiple opportunities for students to participate in team sports. We are committed to fulfilling the educational needs of our community and empowering students to positively impact the world. Runnels offers educational programs of the highest quality and provides a course of study focused on the individual student. Coupled with our school’s culture of kindness, understanding, and tolerance, this has created a learning environment that fosters academic achievement, social responsibility, and personal growth. To learn more about Runnels, please visit our website at

Spring 2017 Runnels Open House 

Grades K-12 | Wednesday, March 8th at 9:00 am on the Main Campus located at 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Road in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Preschool Open House (2’s – 4’s) |  March 23rd at 9:00 am on the Front Patio – 6455 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Contact: (225) 215-5706 | Admissions Info

St Lillian Academy

St. Lillian Academy, a Christian school, exists to offer all students the opportunity to maximize their potential, lead rewarding and fulfilling lives, and to be independent, active members of our community. St. Lillian Academy educates children who have communication and learning challenges through the use of unique team-method of teaching in an integrated, holistic environment involving teachers and therapists. We achieve a high standard of excellence in areas of curriculum utilization, instruction, and therapeutic support based primarily on the individualized needs, differences and learning abilities of each child. Our innovative approach to learning encourages dignity, acceptance, trust and love while preparing our students for a productive and interactive life.

Spring 2017 Open House Dates | January 26th at 6:00 pm, February 1st at 6:00 pm and February 9th at 9:00 am. 

St. Lillian Academy is located at 8130 Kelwood Avenue in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 771-8173 | Admissions Information

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge


Episcopal is the leading independent school for Baton Rouge children in grades PreK-3 through 12. At Episcopal, you will find an engaged student body, seeking to understand more about themselves and the world around them. Our faculty work alongside our students, guide young minds in the classroom, in the studio, and on the athletic field. Questions are encouraged and new ideas are welcomed. You will experience the celebration of each individual’s spiritual journey, nurtured by clergy and staff dedicated to growing young women and men of character. You will witness innovation in the classroom, opportunities for students to discover their talents, and a commitment to developing the whole person. Episcopal attracts diverse, multitalented students who graduate as self-sustaining learners and engaged global citizens with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to give back to their community. Join us for Open House and experience all the Episcopal has to offer.

Lower School Open Houses | Wednesday, October 26th and Wednesday, November 30th from 8:00 am to 10:00 AM

Middle & Upper School Open Houses | Thursday, October 20th and Thursday, November 17th from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

Episcopal School of Baton Rouge is located at 3200 Woodland Ridge Boulevard in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 753-3180 | Admissions Information

The Dunham School

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Dunham is an independent college preparatory school serving bright and inquisitive students in grades PreK3-12. As a non-denominational Christian school, we are dedicated to educating each student in mind, body, heart, and spirit.  Through rigorous academics, spiritual development, and challenging athletic, fine arts, and leadership activities, our students experience an intentionally different and more complete education—one that enables them to reach their full potential as scholars, athletes, artists, leaders, and ethical thinkers.  Small class sizes ensure that our highly qualified teachers know students by name and understand the ways in which they learn and are motivated to achieve. As a five-time Apple Distinguished School, our campus is infused with innovation, technology, and creativity each day.  Discussion-based Harkness instruction and STEM, Dual Enrollment, and Advanced Placement classes prepare our graduates to succeed in college and in life.  To discover why the difference is everything at Dunham, please join us at an Open House this fall or contact our admissions office to schedule a personal tour.

Middle & Upper School Open House (Grades 5-12) | Friday, October 21st from 12:00-1:30 pm

Lower School Open House (Grades PreK3-4) | Friday, October 28th from 9:00-11:30 am

All School Open House (Grades PreK3-12) | Sunday, November 6th from 2:00-5:00 pm

All School Open House (Grades PK3-12) | Friday, February 17th 2017 from 12:00-1:30 pm

The Dunham School is located at 11111 Roy Emerson Drive in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 767-7097 extension 324 | Admissions Information

The Emerge Center

The Emerge Center

We invite you to attend the Emerge Kindergarten Open House!  Our Open House will include an introduction to the Emerge Kindergarten Program including details about our classroom and therapeutic services.  The Emerge Kindergarten is a unique, therapeutic classroom setting for students ages 4-6 who are seeking a small, academically focused, but therapeutically supported, transitional kindergarten year.  Highly qualified special educators lead classes of 8-10 students with the support of a full therapy team including licensed behavior analysts, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.   With small class sizes and individualized therapeutic plans, students with Autism, developmental delays, and speech and language delays, can receive the personalized classroom experience needed to make learning successful and fun!

Open House Date | November 30th from 8:30 am-9:30 am and 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Private tours available upon request.

The Emerge Center is located at 7784 Innovation Park Drive in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 663-6932 | Admissions Information

 St. James Episcopal Day School

St James Baton Rouge School

St. James Episcopal Day School offers an exceptional education for three-year-olds through fifth graders. Named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2009 and 2015, St. James is recognized for providing a foundation of academic excellence and spiritual formation within a warm and loving Christian community. Visit St. James for their “Welcome Wednesday” tours on September 21 and October 19! Children are encouraged to attend the tour as well for the opportunity to spend time in the STEM Lab!

Open House Dates | “Welcome Wednesday” tours will be held on September 21st and October 19th from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. 

St. James Episcopal Day School is located at 445 Convention Street in 
Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 344-0805 | Admissions Information

Trinity Episcopal Day School

Trinity School Baton Rouge Open House

Trinity Episcopal Day School is a nurturing academic community created as an outreach of Trinity Episcopal Church.  The school provides a well-rounded education in a Christian atmosphere.  Tolerance and mutual respect guide our every effort. Our goal is to build a sound educational foundation in a secure, child-centered environment.  We combine traditional teaching methods with progressive teaching techniques. Our focus is the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical development of each student.

Open House Date | September 15th from 8:30 am-1:00 pm and 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

***Note :: Trinity Episcopal Day School is waiving their typical application fees from September 15, 2016 – September 23, 2016.***

Trinity Episcopal Day School is located at 3550 Morning Glory Avenue in Baton Rouge Louisiana.

Contact: (225) 387-0398 | Admissions Information

St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School


Challenging and nurturing mind, body, and spirit, our community inspires students to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity. Established in 1957, St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School offers a challenging curriculum that encourages learning, independent thinking and spiritual formation in preschool through 8th grade. Our passionate and skilled teachers offer optimal teacher-to-student ratios in well-equipped classrooms, and a loving, supportive environment. We offer a wide variety of enrichment classes that include liberal, visual and performing arts, foreign language, and technology. We also offer after-school activities and clubs. Our 5th-8th grade athletic program includes various fall, winter and spring sports. We invite you to join us for “All Day at St. Luke’s” and live a day in the life of your future student.

Open House Date | Thursday, January 26th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

St. Luke’s Episcopal Day School is located at 8833 Goodwood Boulevard in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 927-8601 | Admissions Information

The Brighton School


The Brighton School seeks to provide the most effective, evidence-based learning environment in our state for students with Dyslexia and related learning differences. The Brighton School promotes the intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth of students with Dyslexia and related learning differences to help them achieve their potential through the implementation of research-based instructional techniques.  Our mission is to fully equip our students to become successful adults. Come see what we are all about!

 Open House Dates | February 9, 2017 at 6:30 pm and April 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

The Brighton School is located at 12108 Parkmeadow Avenue in Baton Rouge Louisiana. 

Contact: (225) 291-2524 | Admissions Information

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One Response to Guide to Baton Rouge School Open Houses 2016-2017

  1. Dr. NiShawn Stovall October 18, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    Good morning,

    The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Office of Magnet Programs in hosting Magnet Showcase week, which will include school tours, open houses, performances, interactive lessons, and demonstrations during the week of October 31, 2016. Please share this information on your page. This kicks off our 2017 – 2018 Magnet Application Period (October 31 – December 5). Parents may call our office for addition information on how to apply (225) 922-5443, email us [email protected], and also visit our website at

    The link below has a listing of all magnet schools that will be showcasing their programs during Magnet Showcase Week, along with the date, time, and highlight of specially scheduled performances.

    Thank you,
    Office of Magnet Programs, EBRPSS

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