Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses 

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.

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A Guide to Lafayette Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses

Episcopal School of Acadiana

Best School in Acadiana

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. Visit our oak-shaded campuses on Preview Day or schedule a tour any time.

Preview Days:

Tuesday, October 11
Tuesday, October 18
Tuesday, November 15
Monday, December 6
Tuesday, January 10
Tuesday, February 7

The Academy of the Sacred Heart

School for girls 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

Single gender education 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].

Ascension Episcopal School

Best private school in 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 2022 Open House:

October 6, 13, 20

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

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

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.”

Additional Lafayette Schools and Resources For Your Consideration 

PUBLIC

Public Elementary Schools: 

Alice Boucher

Dr. Raphael A Baranco

Broadmoor

Carencro Heights

Charles M. Burke

Duson

Ernest Gallet

Evangeline

Green T. Lindon

J.W. Faulk

J.W. James

Katharine Drexel

L. Leo Judice

Live Oak

Martial F. Billeaud

Milton

Myrtle Place

Ossun

Corporal Michael Middlebrook

Prairie

Ridge

S.J. Montgomery

Truman

Westside

Woodvale

Public Middle Schools:

Acadian

Broussard

Carencro

E.A. Martin

Judice

Lafayette

L.J. Alleman

Milton

Paul Breaux

STEM Academy

Scott

Youngsville

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

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Carencro Catholic

Cathedral-Carmel

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

Teurlings

CHRISTIAN BASED SCHOOLS

Ascension Episcopal School

Asbury Day School

Christ Church Academy

Covenant

Episcopal School of Acadiana

First Baptist Christian School

Grace Presbyterian 

Westminster Christian Academy

Lafayette Christian Academy

St. Barnabas Little Lambs

Youngsville Christian School

CHARTER SCHOOLS

Acadiana Renaissance Charter Academy

Lafayette Renaissance Charter Academy

Willow Charter Academy

MONTESSORI

Ashton Grace Montessori

Montessori of Acadiana

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