Guide to Baton Rouge Area School Open Houses 2017-2018

Guide to Baton Rouge Area School Open Houses 2017-2018

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 the 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.

 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! 

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The Dunham School

Redstick Moms Open House Guide 2017

As the leading independent Christian school in Baton Rouge for girls and boys in grades PreK3-12, Dunham prepares students for success in college and in life. Within the framework of Christian instruction and example, our students are challenged to think, inspired to create, empowered to lead, and motivated to win. At Dunham, you’ll find intentionally small classes, where a blend of traditional and innovative teaching is combined with the latest technology to ignite creativity and intellectual curiosity. You’ll discover expert teachers who treasure each child as the individual he or she was created to be and academic, athletic, fine arts, and leadership programs that prepare our students to meet their God-given potential now and in the future. But it’s not just our college preparatory curriculum, cutting-edge technology, and innovative programs that single us out in Baton Rouge. It’s how our faculty and students use these resources every day—collaborating, problem solving, mentoring, communicating, learning, and leading—that’s unique. And it’s the Christ-like love modeled and lived out daily that creates a palpable and joyful spirit on our campus—a spirit that makes all the difference in educating young minds and hearts. We invite you to join us at an Open House or contact our admissions office to schedule a personal tour.

Open House Dates ::

Lower School Open House (PreK3-4th Grade) :: Friday, October 20th from 9:30-11:00 am

All-School Open House :: Sunday, October 29th from 2: 00 – 5:00 pm, Friday, January 19th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm and Friday, February 23rd from 12:00 – 2:00 pm

St. John Primary & St. Theresa Middle

St. John Primary 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 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm at St. Theresa Middle
Monday, December 4, 2017 at 5:30 pm at St. John Primary

Parkview Baptist School

Parkview Baptist Open House Dates

Parkview Baptist School, a ministry of Parkview Baptist Church, was founded in 1981 for 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, December 6th, January 10th, February 7th, and March 7th. All from 8:30 – 10:00 am.

Open House Dates for Early Childhood (Pre-K and Kindergarten) | October 5th, November 2nd, December 7th, January 11th, February 8th, and March 8th.

Runnels School


Runnels, the oldest independent school in Baton Rouge, has a tradition of offering educational programs of the highest quality and providing a course of study focused on the individual student. Coupled with a school culture of kindness, understanding and tolerance, this has created a learning environment that encourages academic achievement, social responsibility and personal growth. Runnels, a non-sectarian, coeducational, non-discriminatory, nonprofit institution, provides a college preparatory program of studies – with an emphasis on the arts – for students from age 2 through grade 12. We offer a wide range of classes in academics – including 21 Advanced Placement (AP) courses — and the arts as well as multiple opportunities for students to participate in team sports. 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. The best way to learn about Runnels School is to see it for yourself! Please join us for Open House or call to arrange a visit at your convenience. 

Fall 2017 Open House Dates at Runnels

Jr. and Sr. High (Grades 7-12): Wednesday, October 18 at 9:00 am | Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, Main Campus – 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd.

Elementary (Grades K-6): Thursday, October 19 at 9:00 am | Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, Main Campus – 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd.

Preschool 2s, 3s and Pre-Kindergartners: Friday, October 20 at 9:00 am | Preschool Campus – 6455 Jefferson Hwy.

Spring 2018 Open House Dates at Runnels

Grades K-12: Wednesday, February 21 at 9:00 am | Gladys Hague Runnels Theatre, Main Campus – 17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd.

Preschool 2s, 3s and Pre-Kindergartners: Friday, February 23 at 9:00 am | Preschool Campus – 6455 Jefferson Hwy.

St. Luke’s Episcopal 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 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 our upcoming Open Houses.

Open House Dates for Early Childhood PreK3 – K | Thursday, October 12 and November 30th from 8:15 am – 10:00 am  | Join us for Early Childhood Chapel and a Tour!

Open House Dates for Grades PreK3 – 8 | Thursday, November 2nd from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Join us in Pope Hall for a Tour!


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 :: October 19th, 2017 at 10:00 am and March 8th, 2017 at 10:00 am.

*The Brighton School admits students of any race, gender, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, nationality or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.

IDEA Public Schools

Charter Schools in Baton Rouge

IDEA Public Schools, a network of public charter schools in Texas, is excited to open four schools in Baton Rouge in the fall of 2018.  In the first year, these schools will collectively serve nearly 1,000 students in Baton Rouge in Kinder through 2nd & 6th grade. The campuses will add a grade level until they serve Pre-K to 12th grade in 2024. For the past 17 years, IDEA has remained 100% committed to giving every student a college-ready public education. IDEA Public Schools was founded in the Rio Grande Valley in 2000. Since then, IDEA has also opened schools in Austin and San Antonio, Texas. Based on the demand from parents for more high-performing public schools that prepare their children for college, IDEA is growing within Texas and beyond and currently serves more than 36,000 students across 61 schools. IDEA schools are committed to ensuring that all students are prepared to succeed in college and life.

Beginning in September, parents can visit to submit an application for the 2018-19 school year or to learn more about upcoming information sessions in Baton Rouge.

BASIS Charter Schools

Charter Schools in Baton Rouge

Five of the top ten public high schools in the nation, as ranked by US News & World Report, are BASIS Charter Schools! We are proud to partner with Woman’s Hospital to open BASIS Baton Rouge in fall 2018. The mission of BASIS Charter Schools is to empower students to achieve at globally-competitive levels with a transformative K–12 academic program. Our program provides a revolutionary, comprehensive liberal arts curriculum.  The BASIS K-4 program has been developed to help prepare students for the rigorous curriculum in the Lower School (grades 5-7) and Upper School (grades 8-12). To ensure superior instruction in each of these areas, we have two teachers in each classroom in grades K–4. In Kindergarten we have a Lead Teacher and a Teaching Fellow, and in grades 1-4, we have a Subject Expert Teacher and a Learning Expert Teacher. Our teachers focus equally on the social, emotional, physical, and academic development of their students. BASIS Baton Rouge is not yet accepting applications, please attend our Open House to learn more about how to apply.

Open House Date :: September 27th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Bluebonnet Regional Branch Library 

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One Response to Guide to Baton Rouge Area School Open Houses 2017-2018

  1. Belinda Townson July 13, 2018 at 4:03 pm #

    I need to know when I can enroll my 8th grader into Westdale Middle school, and if there is an orientation date set yet. I have checked the calendar, but it does not show the dates for these.

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