A Guide to Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses 

A Guide to Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses

Especially in the era of COVID-19 choosing a school is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. The normally HUGE decision of choosing an educational institution in Lafayette Louisiana has become even more of a daunting task with new items to consider like – in person versus distance learning, what virtual learning looks like, and school’s plans for safety during the pandemic. It is our hope that this guide to Lafayette area school open houses will make it easier for you to navigate open house season, as well as these new waters of education, during a pandemic.

***Please note, we do recognize that Open House dates and requirements may be a fluid situation this year. Please contact each school directly to confirm any programing or options.***

Whatever you choose for your family, from an educational standpoint this fall and spring, please know that we wish you safety, happiness, connection and confidence. This is not an easy year. We stand by all of you, our readers, and the choices that you make for your families regarding education. 

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A Guide to Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses

Ascension Episcopal School

Private school options in Lafayette, Louisiana.

As an academic institution, Ascension Episcopal School prepares students to navigate the world and a future that we can only imagine, to hold jobs that do not yet exist, and to face challenges that will not emerge for decades. With an eye to the future, we place emphasis on Creativity, Critical Thinking, Complex Communication, Collaboration, Community Commitment, and Christ-Centered Consciousness with all grade levels. Ascension Episcopal School provides students with the skill, knowledge, and mindset to propel our graduates into the world with grounding confidence and promise.

Open House Details:
River Ranch Campus: Grades PK3-K | Monday, November 9, 2020
Downtown Campus: Grades 1-7 | Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Sugar Mill Pond Campus: Grades 8-12 | Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Private tours are available by appointment. Please visit our website for more information.

Episcopal School of Acadiana

Preview tours and admissions for ESA

At Episcopal School of Acadiana, experience is everything. Through problem-solving, creating, taking action in our communities, and working together to meet challenges, ESA students come to believe that they can learn anything, and they have the curiosity and resourcefulness to make it happen. ESA is a coeducational, independent college preparatory school rooted in the values of Episcopal education. Our Lafayette Campus is home to PK3 through 5th grade, while the Cade Campus includes 6th through 12th. Instead of hallways and cafeterias, we have open-air walkways and oak-shaded picnic benches. Experience ESA on Preview Day or schedule a tour any time.

Preview Days :: 
Tuesday, October 13
Tuesday, November 10
Tuesday, December 8
Tuesday, January 12

Lafayette Campus (PK3-5th) 8:30 am
Cade Campus (6th-12th) 1:00pm 

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Private school for girls in Lafayette Louisiana.

Come tour our beautiful 225-acre campus this fall and see firsthand the Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 200-year legacy of academic, spiritual, and emotional formation of young women. As the only all-girls school in our region, the Academy offers students the unique opportunity to expand their minds, voices, and hearts in a challenging and individualized academic environment that is designed specifically for how girls learn. Through our rigorous STEM program that encourages hands-on learning and analytical reasoning, our girls are emboldened to go out into the world as leaders in math, science, and technology. Research from the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools tells us that girls’ school graduates are 6 times more likely to pursue majors in STEM-related fields. As for the Class of 2020, 49% of our recent ASH graduates have chosen to major in STEM programs. All of this is accomplished in a nurturing environment that instills confidence, curiosity, and a lifelong love of learning. During these uncertain times, it’s important now more than ever to recognize that a strong foundation is essential for our daughters. By choosing the Academy of the Sacred Heart, your child will be instructed by a leader in education for young women since 1821.

Open House Dates:
October 7, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020
October 28, 2020

Private Tours are ongoing and available by appointment.

Berchmans Academy

private school for boys in Lafayette Louisiana.

Join us this fall for the full Berchmans Academy experience! Set against a landscape of 225 majestic acres in Grand Coteau, you’ll discover what makes Berchmans a truly unique place to learn. With our curriculum specifically designed to engage boys academically, spiritually, physically, and emotionally, we offer the only all-boys education option in our region. Berchmans Academy understands that boys learn differently and that they maximize their achievement in small-class environments that encourage hands-on learning, movement, and exploration in nature. Our dynamic STEM program encourages this activated learning through discovery, and our students are challenged to be innovative, engaged, and collaborative. With confidence in their abilities, our Berchmans graduates emerge as young men with the academic foundation, spiritual formation, and fortitude to lead with character and integrity.

Open House Dates:
October 7, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020
October 28, 2020

Private Tours are ongoing and available by appointment.

Additional Lafayette Schools and Resources For Your Consideration :: 


Public Elementary Schools: 

Alice Boucher

Dr. Raphael A Baranco


Carencro Heights

Charles M. Burke


Ernest Gallet


Green T. Lindon

J.W. Faulk

J.W. James

Katharine Drexel

L. Leo Judice

Live Oak

Martial F. Billeaud


Myrtle Place


Corporal Michael Middlebrook



S.J. Montgomery




Public Middle Schools:




E.A. Martin



L.J. Alleman


Paul Breaux

STEM Academy



Public High Schools:

Acadiana High School

Carencro High School

Comeaux High School

Early College Academy

Lafayette High School

Northside High School

Southside High School

David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy

Lafayette Online Academy K-12


Carencro Catholic


Holy Cross Little Shepherds ELC

Holy Family

John Paul the Great Academy

Our Lady of Fatima

Schools of the Sacred Heart, Grand Coteau

St. Anne’s Catholic Church MDO & Pre-School

St. Cecilia

St. Genevieve

St. Mary Early Learning Center

St. Pius

St. Thomas More

Sts. Leo-Seton

Sts. Peter & Paul



Ascension Episcopal School

Asbury Day School

Christ Church Academy


Episcopal School of Acadiana

First Baptist Christian School

Grace Presbyterian 

Westminster Christian Academy

Lafayette Christian Academy

St. Barnabas Little Lambs

Youngsville Christian School


Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy

Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy

Willow Charter Academy


Ashton Grace Montessori

Montessori of Acadiana


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