Admission Policies

The best preparation a child can receive for an effective life of service and personal success is to have a strong academic foundation and to be well-grounded in God’s word, familiar with Christian beliefs and attitudes, and aware of God’s never-failing love and forgiveness. The purpose of our Christian school is to provide a Christ-centered education that will help each child reach their God-given potential…without regard to race, color, creed, or sex.

Policy of Nondiscrimination

Baton Rouge Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, creed, sex, national and/or ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex or national and/or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship program, or athletic and other school administered programs.

Waiting List Policy

Acceptance decisions are made after applicants complete the admissions process.  When the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of spaces currently available, Baton Rouge Lutheran School will create grade-level waiting lists.  

A student is placed on a waiting list when he or she meets all criteria for admission (prior to the final step of completing the family interview) but there is not a place available at that time in the applicable grade.  Students are immediately moved from a waiting list as space becomes available.   The BRLS waiting lists remain active throughout the school year. 

Unexpected circumstances may arise at any time during the school year and current families may need to withdraw one or more students due to a job change or residential relocation.   When a space becomes available, families of applicants on a waiting list are contacted in the order student applications were submitted. 

Once a classroom is filled to capacity, the principal will be allowed to enroll one additional child in that classroom provided the interested family is either an active member of a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, the child is transferring from another LCMS (Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod) school, the family has two or more children and desires to enroll a child in a grade level that is filled and the other child(ren) in a grade level(s) that still has openings, or the prospective student is the child of a newly-hired employee.  These children may be given priority consideration for enrollment before other students on the waiting list. 

Baton Rouge Lutheran School welcomes calls (225-272-1288) or e-mails (admissions@brlutheranschool.org) to the Admissions Office regarding waiting list status at any time.  

Philosophy Statement of Baton Rouge Lutheran School

Our school's three-page Philosophy Statement, formally approved on August 16, 2004 by the Trinity Lutheran Church Voters' Assembly shares, in part, that "We endeavor to meet or exceed all secular curriculum standards while integrating our Christian faith into all subject areas. In all activities at Baton Rouge Lutheran School, we strive to reflect God's desire for our lives."