Become A New BRLS Student

We are so glad you have decided to apply! 

Baton Rouge Lutheran School (BRLS) welcomes applications from students desiring a challenging academic program within a Christian environment. The admission process has different requirements for different ages and grade levels, but all share a common goal.

We are eager to get to know your child and your family, and we welcome the opportunity to share how BRLS teaches and prepares students for life. It is our desire to help your child follow a spiritual, developmental path towards knowing and growing through Jesus Christ.

Each applicant is evaluated for acceptance, to differing degrees, on readiness, sense of responsibility, desire to succeed, and the strength of academic achievement. We are not a school in search of perfect children or perfect students. We truly believe every child is a unique creation of God, the Father, and we want to help each child develop to their full potential. We welcome students who possess the motivation, ability, character, and desire to succeed in a spiritually caring environment.

 

Step-by-Step Enrollment -- just five easy steps!

1. Parents are encouraged to attend an Open House or make an appointment to visit the school for a one-on-one tour. The Admissions Counselor will be your guide as you tour the campus, look in on classes, and briefly visit with teachers and staff who will interact with your child. We will work with you to schedule at tour, but we offer the convenience of an Open House every Thursday.  On any Thursday school is in session, you don't need an appointment.  You can simply drop by between the hours of 9am and 3pm to visit with us and receive a full packet of enrollment materials and school information.  Enrollment is ongoing.

2.  Applying for admission has been greatly simplified -- if you have access to an Internet-capable computer or device.  Completing an online application form is very easy!  It's mostly a process of fill-in-the-blanks or selecting from dropdown boxes. As online applications are received in the Admissions Office the answers you supply are downloaded from the Internet, printed and utilized to transfer the student's information into Rediker's Administration Plus software, and the application form you completed online for your student is deleted.  If you later wish to make any changes to the information you submitted online, please contact the BRLS Admissions Office  by phone (225-272-11288) or e-mail (admissions@brlutheranschool.org.)

Paper application forms are included in the packet families receive after touring the school, as well as being available from the Admissions Office.  Printed application forms take just a little more effort.  They can be delivered or mailed to Baton Rouge Lutheran School, Admissions Office, 10925 Florida Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA, 70815-2009. 

All applications are dated and time-stamped upon receipt.  (The earliest any Application for Enrollment can be marked as received is November 1 in advance of the following school year.)

2017-2018 Registration Procedures
Online 2017-2018 Application for Enrollment
                                                                           
Paper  2017-2018 Application for Enrollment (PDF version)
Reference:  2017-2018 Registration Fee & Tuition Information 
Reference:  2017-2018 Childcare Information 
 

3.  A nonrefundable payment to hold a child's place for the next school year must accompany each application.   (The application is dated and listed as "received" when the appropriate payment is received.)

  • For applications received between November 1 and December 31 a deposit of $50 is required (which includes the Admission Fee.)   
  • For applications received between January 1 and October 31 a deposit of at least 1/2 of the full amount of the combined Registration Fee and the Admission Fee is required.                            
How to make a payment to accompany the application and hold a child's place?   A copy of your payment receipt will be e-mailed directly to the Admissions Office and attached to your Application(s) for Enrollment if you make an online payment with a credit card.  Payment by cash or check must be delivered/mailed to Baton Rouge Lutheran School, ATTN.  Admissions Office, 10925 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA, 70815.

 
3. For every grade level there are documents that are also needed to apply to Baton Rouge Lutheran School, but they vary depending upon the grade level your student is entering.  Documentation required in support of the application must be provided by the parents or guardians before a meeting with the school principal can be scheduled.

Applicant for Preschool
   Copy of Birth Certificate
   Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)

Applicant for Prekindergarten
   Copy of Birth Certificate
   Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)

Applicant for Kindergarten
   Copy of Birth Certificate
   Completed Referral Form from current school:   Referral Form (grades K-2)
   Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)

Applicant for Grade 1
   Copy of Birth Certificate
   Copy of most recent Report Card
   Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
   Completed Referral Form from current school:   Referral Form (grades K-2)
   Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
   Letters of recommendation (optional)
   Any other important information about your child (optional)

Applicant for Grade 2
    Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Completed Referral Form from current school:   Referral Form (grades K-2)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)  

Applicant for Grade 3
    Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Copy of most recent Achievement Test scores
    Completed Referral Form from current school:  Academic Referral Form (grades 3-8)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)

 Applicant for Grade 4 –
   
Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Copy of most recent Achievement Test scores
    Completed Referral Form from current school: Academic Referral Form (grades 3-8)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)

Applicant for Grade 5 –
   
Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Copy of most recent Achievement Test scores
    Completed Referral Form from current school: Academic Referral Form (grades 3-8)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)

Applicant for Grade 6 –
   
Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Copy of most recent Achievement Test scores
    Completed Referral Form from current school: Academic Referral Form (grades 3-8)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)

Applicant for Grade 7 –
   
Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Copy of most recent Achievement Test scores
    Completed Referral Form from current school: Academic Referral Form (grades 3-8)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)

Applicant for Grade 8 –
   
Copy of Birth Certificate
    Copy of most recent Report Card
    Copy of previous school year's final Report Card
    Copy of most recent Achievement Test scores
    Completed Referral Form from current school: Academic Referral Form (grades 3-8)
    Up-to-date universal immunization record (with expiration date)
    Letters of recommendation (optional)
    Any other important information about your child (optional)  

4. A meeting between the school principal and the applicant, and his/her parent(s) or guardian(s), is required. An interview appointment will be scheduled once all admissions paperwork and payment have been received. Student acceptance is normally determined during the Family Interview. (Typically, there is no formal testing of students. The interview includes an informal assessment of the student, but it is also an opportunity for parents and student to learn even more about the school and for the principal and parents to discuss whether BRLS can provide all the services and support the student may require.)

If parents are separated or divorced, the parent(s) or guardian(s) will be asked to complete a Multiple Household Form to explain the applicant's living arrangements and discuss the sharing of school information prior to the family interview.

 5. Finally, within ten days of your Family Interview, select your tuition payment method.  Our goal is always to help your family afford a Christ-centered education for your child. Options for payment include monthly payment plans that allow you to choose when and how you make your payments:
          

We cannot serve every student who applies for admission.  Our small classes, caring environment and dedicated teachers allow us to help most students learn and grow, but some students are in need of specialized assistance.  Baton Rouge Lutheran School does consider all requests for reasonable accommodation, but it is limited in its ability to serve students. The responsibility to inform BRLS of the nature of a student's disability and request an accommodation lies with the parent or guardian. On a case-by-case basis, the school principal will consider the school’s ability to meet the needs of prospective students and discuss options for accommodations during the Family Interview.

Following our acceptance of a new student, any family may begin the process to apply for need-based tuition assistance. (Information will be provided, upon request, during the interview with the Principal.)  The earlier you complete the application process and then the tuition assistance process, the better.  Tuition assistance determinations are made on a rolling basis until all assistance funds are depleted.