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PK-12
Private
Baton Rouge, LA
Students enrolled: 579
 

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2037 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

(225) 769-6760
(225) 769-8068
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September 28, 2014
This is a very accepting, flexible, and accommodating school, with a wonderful headmaster and teachers. My Learning Disabled son is enjoying school, and has been allowed to take a leadership role in the Marching Band, which is wonderful for his self esteem!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
Probably one of the finest schools in Baton Rouge. The school has an excellent principal , and it is reflected in the entire school...from the teachers, students, atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2010
Our son was new to CLA middle school this year. Classmates welcomed him & he made many new friends. We love the diversity of the student body & smaller class sizes. Also, he has one of the lesser known learning disorders & the principal & teachers were phenominal in working with us to make sure he has the supports needed & that he remains encouraged. Communication is great & we are thrilled to see his confidence increase. CLA has received numerous honors from ACT, & their national test score averages are well above grade level. CLA has well equipped classrooms & facilities; a great hot lunch program that our son actually loves & offers something for every student: arts, music, band, athletics, missions trips, etc. It is a smaller school with a sense of community, strong emphasis on biblical teachings and daily christian living that is important to our family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
I absolutely love Christian Life! The teachers, principals, and administrators are wonderful! My children have excelled in so many ways since they have been attending Christian Life that I am very grateful as a parent. One of my sons has ADD/ADHD and his teacher has been very helpful and cooperative with his behavioural and medication issues. I can not say enough about this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 24, 2010
I currently have 2 children attend this school. ...I plan to enroll my third child as soon as she's old enough to go. I've always been impressed w/the caring teaching staff and the results (great standardized test scores, excellent grades, motivation to learn, good citizenship, caring children) they inspire. This is in addition to the wonderful Christian core values taught and shared by all who are retained there. Thank you CLA.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2010
I am a parent of 3 boys and I am also a teacher at CLA. We love our school! The teachers are compassionate, caring and God loving people. The students are taught in a happy caring atmosphere. Christian Life provides an education that is top notched along with core values. We are finishing our ninth year as Crusaders. We are Lifers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
My grandchildren attend CLA and it is a joy to watch them pray through out the day.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2010
CLA offers a high standard of education while teachers give one on one attention to their students. I can't imagine my children being any where else in Baton Rouge.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2010
CLA does an excellent job of instilling a love of Jesus as well as a love of learning. My children love CLA, and I am very glad we chose to attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I just got back from the CLA Middle School Retreat where 24 kids asked Jesus to be the Lord of their lives. That's what it's all about! Changing lives to change the world!

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2010
CLA provides a quality education within a nurturing environment for the children who attend. CLA is passionate about the Lord and the surrounding communities it serves. This passion is passed on to the students and instills the much needed values and morals that are necessary to live a successful and meaningful life, which is hard to find in todays society. My child loves CLA and I am convienced that my husband and I made the right choice for our sons future. CLA is changing the world, one child at a time!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2010
Great school! This is my daughters first year at CLA and it has been a whole new experience for her and I. love how active the teachers are their! My daughter loves her new school and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2009
I took my child out of public schools to place her at CLA because I heard such wonderful comments. I have been bitterly disappointed. The teachers' pages are not updated frequently enough for 'real time' information from the school. Some teachers are excellent while others are lacking. In one class the administration finally questioned the content of the class, and found it lacking. The kids may have to repeat that required course! I requested the counselor to sit down and prepare my child's four year plan, and no attempt was made. I find that in the junior high and high school, drugs are rampant and the kids have little respect for the administration. Most kids in the upper grades who attend are there because their parents can afford the tuition, not because they want to learn. My child's grades fell one entire letter grade while at CLA. I would not recommend

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2009
CLA is a great school, however there is room for improvement. It is very hard for parents to keep up with what teachers are doing. The websites are not used or updated daily . Some websites have not been updated for over a month. Test folders should be sent home weekly but are not and since grades are not posted online in the elementary school you may not know. This is not true of all the teachers but their are several that will not follow the procedure. All children are not lazy and all children want to learn. I don't think the children are spoiled, however I do feel they come from supportive homes where parents want the best for them. If you are paying for your child's education this is what you expect. Teachers should be paid more and in return give more love and patience to the kids.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 12, 2009
I hope I get to stay at CLA, but my parents complain alot that they are not getting what they pay for. Some of the teachers are great, but some forget that we are only kids and that we just want to be praised. That will make me work harder and feel better about myself. I don't know if I will be back or not alot of my friends have left or they are leaving so it's got to be something wrong it can't be just the spoiled kid as some parents think. I try hard and I want to do well, but I also want to have fun without being yelled at all the time.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 11, 2009
CLA is a dynamic school offering amenities other schools its size cannot. Advanced courses offered at high school level while the battery of test being run at the elementary levels show that children are well above average. However, there are problems at CLA. Teacher turnover is frequent. Student population can be lazy, like every teenager in America. A shift in attention from athletics to academics is the goal while unmet because of static disagreement between the administration and high rollers. Teacher turnover is frequent due to salary. Students are sometimes lazy because they live in a spoiled home environment whose parents do not hold them accountable. The children are receiving a high quality education for cost. To combat less teacher turnover, perhaps higher tuition for greater salaries.(about 15,000 under state average). Parents support PTO organization or right letters to Dell or Apple and see what you can get donated.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 24, 2009
CLA is a very Christian school. While there are well-educated teachers who care about their students and really teach, there are also poorly prepared teachers who tend to have an attitude. The faculty turnaround is large. I have two children at CLA. One of whom has been there since the age of 3 and another who came to CLA in 3rd grade. The expereinces were quite different. While my youngest has had very seasoned teachers whose been with the school for a number of years, my daughter has gotten 1st year teachers almost every year. The first year teachers that she has gotten are often unprepared and have very negative attitudes. In addition, the school needs to vamp up its technology and resources. It needs a better library, more computers and better technology. There really are some public schools that are better in the library and technology areas.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2008
I love ClA the teachers are awome I have been here for 3 years . thank you CLA!

- submitted by a student
September 06, 2008
I must say that CLA is a good school, I attended CLA for high school. I think it prepared me for college and help me to become a well rounded person. I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science, I am now working on my Master's. The school could improve on hiring qualified teachers who really know there subject.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 10, 2008
In response to the negative comments on July 8, 2008: I was one of the fourth grade teachers, and I can honestly say that I was well-prepared for each day. I have a BS in elementary education, and 18 years teaching experience. CLA has been a joy to me, and I have given a big part of my heart and life for the last 9 years to CLA. My question: Did you talk to me about the concerns you had? I wish you would have brought your concerns to us, so that we could discuss them together, not online. God bless.

- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2008
In response to the criticism of the 4th grade teachers posted on July 8, and being a parent of a CLA 4th grader I would say this. The bottom line for me is the Stanford Achievement Test scores. For my son's home room the total math battery was level 6.9, almost 3 levels up. I know that the other subjects were above average as well. The environment at CLA is acedemic and disciplined yet caring which is something i fell most public schools lack.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2008
I'm a parent of a child that attended CLA for several years. My husband and I loved the school and staff. We felt our child was safe at the school. During the 07-08 school year something changed at the school. The 4th grade teachers were not prepared to teach 4th grade. We, along with other parents complained that the teachers were not providing the instruction needed for the 4th grade. Our concerns were not addressed by the administration. It appeared that the school was no longer interested in providing a top education. The quality of education my child received was below average for the 4th grade. Use of technology by each teacher should be a requirement and it is not. The school has the potential to be a great school. CLA is in need of young fresh leadership.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 04, 2008
I love God with all my heart and I'm a teacher at Christian Life in the lower elementary school. I love children and enjoy teaching and helping them excel. The majority of my students are two or three grades above level at the end of each year. The other teachers that I work with are also devoted to helping each child develop to his God-given potential. The children make outstanding academic progress and learn about Jesus in a nurturing atmosphere. I've worked in five different schools and have taught over twenty years. My children have all graduated from Christian Life and have graduated with honor from colleges and universities.

- submitted by a teacher
July 03, 2008
My son graduated from Christian Life and is a successful businessman - graduated from LSU. My daughter also graduated from CLA, has a master's in education and is a very successful educator. My granddaughter presently attends CLA and is receiving a quality education that will prepare her for any university that she chooses to attend. It is a very well balanced school that has certified teachers and is accredited with the Southern Association of Educators as well as the LA State Department of Education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 03, 2008
The administration is excellent. The standards are quite high and more advanced placement courses are being offered for the possibility of college credit. This school has had a very positive effect on my child who has been there for two years now. My child goes to a Bible class as one of his electives every other day. This is exposure to truth and principles that are hard to come by in our secular culture.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2008
I went to school there for two years. The teachers are a hit or miss. Either they are horrible or awesome. Some are racist to the white kids. The teachers like to get in the drama at school. If a teacher does not like a student, they will send them out of the classroom even if they did not do anything.

- submitted by a student
February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating February 22, 2008
School has potential to be great school. Teachers don't know the lessons. Principals don't care. Need more representation of minority in the staff. I was not prepared for college not the world.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2008
The school's lower grades desire a lot of work. Teachers are not educated nor equipped to teach. Teachers are very nice to children. Teachers do not use websites and grades and tests are still given out in paper form. School should improve use of technolgy and seek to find certified and specialized teachers before they all students are transferred.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 26, 2007
I was a student and if they would have focused more on academics than Jesus. I believe I would have done better in College but I still managed.

- submitted by a student
November 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 24, 2007
I have two kids at the school. My kids love the school. I love the approach of the school to focus on a wholistic child. They take their job seriously. The understand the important of academic, standardize testing and God in my child life.

- submitted by a parent
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Christian Life Academy
2037 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70808
(225) 769-6760
Last modified Christian Life Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Christian Life Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top