Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses 

Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses 
Photo Credit :: Episcopal School of Acadiana

A Guide to Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses


Lafayette Mom aims to make living in Lafayette, LA easier for parents. There’s a good chance that Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Louisiana. Choosing a school is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. It is our hope that this guide to Lafayette, Louisiana 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 Lafayette, Louisiana area you can also join the Lafayette 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 Lafayette, Louisiana with kids and more.

Would you like to have your school added to this guide?

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” –  Benjamin Franklin

Lafayette Daycare and Preschools

Ascension Episcopal School

School Tours Lafayette Louisiana

When it comes to our children, one of the most important gifts we can provide for them is opportunity. It not only prepares them for their future but also gives them the independence to discover and define who they are: who they want to be. Our faculty and staff focus on developing the whole child, with a curriculum designed to teach lifelong learning skills. This 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. Ascension Episcopal School provides students with the skill, knowledge, and mindset to propel our graduates into the world with grounding confidence and promise.

Fall 2024 Open House dates coming soon!

Private tours are available by appointment. Please reach out to our Admissions team at [email protected] or visit our website HERE.

Ascension Episcopal School admits students of all races, religions and national or ethnic backgrounds who meet the criteria for admission.

Episcopal School of Acadiana

Private schools of Lafayette Louisiana

Episcopal School of Acadiana’s innovative curriculum and student-driven approach to education will set your child up for a lifetime of success. ESA graduates 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, and our Cade Campus includes 6th through 12th. Visit our oak-shaded campuses on Preview Day or schedule a tour any time.

Preview Days beginning in September 2024. Visit our website for details or to schedule a private tour.

Schedule a tour, register for Preview Day, or contact our admissions team HERE. 

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School

Catholic School in Lafayette

Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, SPPS, educates students from PreK to 8th grade providing students and families alike the opportunity to remain in one place, one school, for up to 10 years. In that time, students and families are able to plant sustainable roots, build strong trust and become comfortable with their school family. Leadership at SPPS is shared by a team of richly experienced educators who facilitate teacher collaboration across grade levels which creates a seamless transition in the curriculum from one grade to the next. Come and see. Schedule a tour. Be a Knight!

Teurlings Catholic High School


Teurlings Catholic High School is focused on promoting student learning, religious formation, and personal growth, and will provide an educational and spiritual environment where all individuals can grow in their knowledge of the Lord, witness His love, and thus teach, by example, His ways. Teurlings Catholic High School will provide a quality Catholic educational experience by offering challenging academics, athletics, and extracurricular programs who teach students to live the message of the Gospels and the lifestyle of Jesus Christ.

Contact our admissions office for additional information at [email protected] or visit our website at

The Academy of the Sacred Heart

All girls school in Lafayette Louisiana

Join us this October at The Academy of the Sacred Heart and experience the 200-year legacy of all girls Sacred Heart education for girls from 1-year old through 12th grade. Established in 1821, the Academy has devoted two centuries to the education and formation of young women in Acadiana, focused on formation through faith, academics, service, community, and character. Our graduates go on to be deep thinkers and difference makers; women who are independent, intelligent, driven, compassionate, and ready to make their mark in the world. As part of a global network of Sacred Heart schools, our students have the ability to travel worldwide through our exchange program, broadening their horizons, autonomy, and world views. Our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum sharpens their minds and their lifelong love of learning and curiosity. And, more than anything, our girls have the courage to try new things, to use their voices, to persevere in adversity, and challenge themselves to grow and learn every day. Come experience the transformational Academy education that awaits your daughter this!

Contact our admissions office for more details or to schedule a private tour: [email protected].

Berchmans Academy

All boys school in Lafayette Louisiana

This October, come experience the difference of a Berchmans Academy education for boys from 1-year old through 12th grade. With a curriculum specifically designed to help boys learn and achieve, the faculty and staff at Berchmans Academy are truly experts in understanding how boys learn and grow. Rooted in the tradition of the Sacred Heart goals of faith, academics, service, community, and character, Berchmans students maximize their curiosity and love of learning in a setting where they are each appreciated for their individual gifts. In an environment created just for boys, our educators seek every opportunity to capture the imagination and interest of students through outdoor learning experiences, hands-on activities that are student driven, and with subject matter points of interest that are relevant and engaging. Our Berchmans graduates go on to be strong gentlemen of great character, faith, and intellect, with compassion and drive to make a difference in the world and to be the best versions of themselves. Come experience the transformational Berchmans education that awaits your son this October!

Contact our admissions office for more details or to schedule a private tour: [email protected].

Principal's List Pre-School

Preschool Lafayette

Principal’s List Preschool has three locations and is the areas most premier and innovative childcare center. We provide children, at an early age, with the highest quality of learning a child needs in order to have a lifetime of academic success. We also provide children with a safe, secure environment, a nurturing, professional staff, and the finest educational experiences. We are committed to providing a fun-filled, rewarding program that balances each child’s intellectual, physical, social, creative and emotional needs.


University View Academy

virtual school Louisiana

University View Academy is a Louisiana-based K-12 tuition-free, online public charter school available to students statewide from any parish. As one of the most innovative virtual charter schools in Louisiana, we offer a unique online environment with certified teachers and proven curricula that allow student families the flexibility and freedom to learn in a way that fits their lifestyle needs. University View Academy also offers an early college high school program that allows our students to earn a free two-year associate degree from a partner community or technical college by either attending classes on campus or online via dual enrollment. This incredible program offers UVA students the opportunity to get ahead on their four-year degree while still qualifying for TOPS when they graduate from high school.

To learn more about University View Academy and participate in one of our virtual info-sessions, visit us online.

Lafayette Parish School System

Lafayette Parish School System

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Lafayette Parish School System – where excellence meets opportunity. Our comprehensive offerings span from pre-K to 12th grade, empowering students to thrive academically and professionally.

With 14 career pathways and over 70 industry credential opportunities, students embark on a journey tailored to their interests, ensuring a seamless transition into college or career readiness.

Elevate learning with our gifted and talented academic programs, offering accelerated and enriched curriculum across all subjects.

Our Magnet Academy Programs go beyond traditional education, providing theme-immersed pathways in areas like Arts, STEM, Business, and more.

In addition to offering advanced placement courses, LPSS partners with 8 Louisiana colleges and universities to grant high school students access to college courses.

Prepare for success in the workforce and beyond with Lafayette Parish School System – where every student’s potential is realized.

Discovery Fusion

Louisiana Virtual School

At Discovery Schools, we believe in providing a learning experience that is both dynamic and engaging. Discovery Fusion’s hybrid virtual learning program offers students the flexibility and convenience of online learning while still providing the benefits of an in-person learning experience. Students enrolled in the Discovery Fusion program can access course materials and resources at their own pace, promoting independent learning skills and providing flexibility for those with different learning styles or schedules. Discovery campuses have certified teachers available, and students can schedule in-person or virtual instructional support as needed. Discovery Fusion is open to every student in Louisiana. With student achievement as the unifying theme at Discovery Schools, we engage students, parents, and teachers throughout the learning process. Our experienced leadership team and dedicated teachers are committed to providing an exceptional learning experience for each student.

Discovery Fusion is now accepting applications for grades 5th-8th for the 2024-25 school year and will serve grades 1st-12th at full scale. All Louisiana residents are eligible to apply. Apply online at

Lafayette Living & Education Resources

Signs Your Child is Ready for Preschool

Is my child ready for preschool in Lafayette Louisiana?

Development in young children sometimes happens in leaps and sometimes in crawls. Instead of relying on a date on a birth certificate or on whether your child knows letters and numbers, look for several of these signs of preschool readiness.

Creating Healthy Screen Time Habits

Healthy Screen Habits in School Aged Kids

We strongly encourage you to be involved in your child’s online activity. Trust your gut. If you feel like something is inappropriate, unhealthy, or lacking balance, take action. We owe it to ourselves and our kids to be better digital citizens.

The Case for Single Gender Schools

Are there single gender schools in Lafayette Louisiana?

“After a lot of conversation and prayerful consideration, we made the decision to send our children to single gender schools, and we have been able to watch as our children blossom and grow into the best versions of themselves.”

Tips to Help Manage Academic Transitions

Sacred Heart Lafayette Louisiana

When looking at academic and social transitions for our children, we often fret over the minor things such as uniform changes, new dismissal times and carpool schedules, and homework load. But in addition to those surface-level changes, there are big transitions happening as our toddlers learn to carry their own backpacks and wave goodbye to the car rather than being escorted to the classroom.

So You Have Decided to Homeschool

Homeschooling in Lafayette Louisiana

Even if you have chosen to send your child to school, you can at ANY TIME decide to pull them out and homeschool. You do not have to wait until the end of a year. Let’s make a checklist for things to think about once you’ve committed to homeschooling your child.

Why We Chose Catholic Schools

Catholic Schools in Lafayette Louisiana

“The sense of community combined with the Catholic education made our choice a no-brainer. It would be a life-long sacrifice, and it is a spiritual and financial commitment, but Catholic school would be our choice. I truly hope my girls get the same rewards I got from my Catholic education.”

School options in Lafayette Louisiana
Photo Credit :: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School

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