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Private and parochial schools in Louisiana’s Capital Region provide well-rounded, comprehensive pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade education on campuses with small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios. Parents can choose from private schools in Baton Rouge of diverse size, educational philosophy and academic focus. There are non-denominational Christian schools, single gender Roman Catholic high schools, Baptist, Episcopal and Lutheran schools, and progressive, independent schools without religious affiliation.

Daily campus life is equally varied. In 2013-14, students at private schools in Baton Rouge participated in international student-exchange programs with schools in Spain and France, learned Chinese and Latin, engineered structures to prevent eggs from breaking after a fall, won statewide choral competitions, wrote poetry and shared their work at poetry “slams,” cleaned up the environment, and won regional and state titles in sports from football to gymnastics to soccer.

  • The Dunham School

    The Dunham School is an independent pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade school combining Christian-based instruction with college-preparatory academics. Dunham heavily promotes the use of technology in the classroom, providing all students with MacBook computers or iPads. >>

  • Episcopal High School

    Episcopal is a highly regarded private school that challenged high school students with a college preparatory curriculum. Today, the school enrolls children from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade and continues to act as a college preparatory school. Areas of excellence on its 55-acre campus include an 11:1 student-teacher ratio, a standout arts program and special challenges for high-achieving students. >>

  • Our Lady of Mercy School

    Our Lady of Mercy School is a pre-kindergarten-through-8th-grade parochial school combining instruction in Roman Catholic faith with a well-rounded academic curriculum that places a special emphasis on the development of strong written and verbal skills. >>

  • Parkview Baptist School

    Parkview Baptist School has earned its reputation as a titan of Louisiana high-school sports, winning five state football championships between 2001 and 2013. Arts and sciences also flourish at the pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade campus. >>

  • St. Aloysius Catholic School

    St. Aloysius Catholic School combines challenging academics with Roman Catholic education for pre-kindergarten through 8th grade, and teaches courses in art, health, music, Spanish and technology complement English, math, science and social studies. >>

  • St. Joseph’s Academy & Catholic High School

    There are two independent Roman Catholic schools in the Baton Rouge diocese that offer single gender, college prep curricula. Catholic High School and St. Joseph’s Academy regularly graduate National Merit Scholar finalists and other national award winners. With rigorous athletic programs, they often win district and state honors and have students selected for all-state teams that compete nationally. >>