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Baton Rouge, LA
Students enrolled: 202

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5015 Auto Plex Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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December 02, 2014
My child left BRIS last year after attending for several years. He misses his friends and other things, but overall is very happy in our new school. I felt that although he could speak in the foreign languages, he was missing important information in the core subjects (science & social studies mainly). I have heard that the IOWA tests are easier than LEAP, so I am anxious when he takes the LEAP. Hopefully the current school has helped him and he will do well. I love our new school as a parent because it runs so smoothly, they have great communication, and they have set standards for behavior. While our family may miss somethings about BRIS, we really love the thought of building up our child's whole future, not just what the faculty feels is important to them.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2014
Part 2: Nobody ordered me or any of the teachers to write a positive comment here. I am truly sad for our administrators to read some of these hurtful comments. Haters got to hate! Please use your intelligence and common sense when you look/judge a school. BRIS is an amazing school, but it is hard! Parents have to be involved. Kids have to study, the curriculum is more intense than any other school in BR. But it is worth it. When your child will master the languages and score high on standardized tests, when they'll mature into caring and gifted teenagers, after all this time spent at BRIS, you'll know you made the right decision . Good luck!

- submitted by a teacher
October 28, 2014
I rarely post a review but read the previous posts and had to say something. I am a current parent of two students at BRIS. My oldest child started BRIS at the age of 3, she is now in middle school and we have had very positive experiences with BRIS, the principal, the teachers, other parents, staff. There is teacher and staff turnover and that is somewhat of a concern. I do not know if the turnover is the same at other schools. I feel supported by administration, faculty, staff and have met great parents. My kids like school, are happy,secure and are completely supported by administration, faculty and staff. I am concerned about the high school curriculum/faculty as the high school is still in its formative years but for elementary/middle school -- I would send my kids here again based on my eldest child's IOWA, Duke Tip explore and SAT scores and my relationships I have formed with faculty, staff and other parents.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2014
BRIS is an example of a good idea gone terribly wrong due to the greed of the owners. First of all, they promote themselves as an IB school yet NO student has ever earned it, mostly due to the unusually high teacher turnover. This school charges out of this world tuition and even assessed a $200 technology fee yet if you tour the school you will see only about 4 classrooms with ActivBoards and only 1 computer lab with outdated laptops. The school is owned and run by a married couple with expired teaching credentials and no administrative credentials. The only certified administrator resigned recently due to a myriad of questionnable practices in place and emailed all of the middle and high school parents to alert us of her decision. I will not be sending my children to this school after June (yes, they go until June). The teachers are required to be on campus more than 40 hours a week and most make less than $35k a year. It is time this school was investigated. They received grant money for technology the same year they assessed the fee and there is no adequate documentation of where these funds were spent. If you care about your child's education, choose a better school.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2014
As a teacher, I can not believe what is written on that site. For this so called parent of BRIS who wrote about the administration of the school, the two administrators you are refering to are beyond exceptional. They care about their teachers and about their students. They care about the education they provide. I have yet to see such committed experienced administrators in other schools.Their credentials are international. They are recognized by the International Baccalaureate as great leaders. Greed from the owners? FYI this is a non for profit school and therefore there are no owners. How dare you talk about our situation as teachers at the school. The teachers at the school are part of a big family. We love it here. Our administration is supportive and caring. Our salary is more than competitive compared to other private schools in town. Technology? I hope you are kidding. We, teachers, are more than well equipped. The two labs have brand new computers and the technology grant you are talking about was invested in the music program where students can now use technology for composing music. It is amazing to me how people can talk about things that they do not even know about.

- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2014
I am a veteran parent at BRIS and I think I know the person who is writing all these negative reviews. She is a former parent who has "personal grudges against the Principal and therefore the school. A while ago, she moved her kids to a local public school and she seems to be very unhappy there. Her frustration comes from the fact that she lost a unique opportunity to challenge her children with the rigorous multilingual academic program offered at BRIS. She can only blame herself. I suggest to this person to end her bitterness and get a life! The principal is a visionary and has local and international credentials and training. BRIS outstanding academic results, growing enrollment and community support speak louder than words!

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2014
The principal is literally asking people to write positive reviews due to try and cover the negative ones...My child has been going to BRIS for years and at first I loved it. However, after a while all the glory faded and the truth shone through. The principal is not even a certified administrator, she makes poor choice regarding everything, from allocating money to scheduling. My child loves her friends and teachers, but this is our last year. Ready to move to an established school with structure and adequate technology.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
This school is clearly not right for everyone as you can see from the HIGHLY negative reviews? Every school has it's strengths & weaknesses. Parents have to choose what is the most important thing they want to instill in their child. For some, it is sports. For others, it is religion. For me, it was giving him the gift of being trilingual (We opted out of Chinese). He is 10 yrs. old now, & it is absolutely the MOST incredible feeling, to travel the world with him, & watch how comfortable he is jumping into other cultures & striking up fluent conversations (in French & Spanish) with the locals. It's amazing. BRIS is not easy. My son struggles, & is aware that his homework is way different than his friends, with most books in another language. His ENGLISH is fine. He is independent, confident, & organized. The teachers have been great, though turn over is high. (We lost our Spanish teacher this year when her visa wasn't renewed.) The principal is a visionary. The tuition is steep, but worth it, & the fundraising/volunteering is just a part of it. It's a growing school. BRIS prepares these kids to go out into the world & lead with confidence & compassion. My son is thriving here.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2014
We bought a house in Baton Rouge so our child could attend BRIS! We are from North Louisiana and there is no other comparable educational option in the state. Our daughter is currently in the Upper School and we can t wait for her to graduate from BRIS with the Louisiana High School Diploma and the International Baccalaureate. The offer of both AP and IB courses is simply fantastic! Please ignore the naysayers and keep innovating!

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2014
This school is a blessing for Baton Rouge and its community. BRIS is highly respected by its teachers, parents and community leaders for providing a distinctive high quality international education to all children. I am a teacher at BRIS and feel supported, respected, professionally fulfilled and challenged. Students are thrilled to be part of a world-class college preparatory program and no other school understands better their individual and cultural identities!

- submitted by a teacher
June 28, 2014
The most important legacy I can leave my children and improve life in this world is to give them a world class education. I am a corporate lawyer and have worked for several multinational companies. Baton Rouge International School is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB does not hand this designation to anyone. Educated people will perform their own research and I promise you will find different than those complaining and comparing BRIS to a traditional school. If you want more for your children outside of the politics of the Common Core, etc., please contact some of the parents via the BRIS Foundation Facebook page. And yes, the children do learn English, the Pledge of Allegiance, and all of the US Presidents, etc. They employ this knowledge and their higher order thinking gained by learning 4 languages to score in the 99th percentile on standardized tests. Please think for yourselves! Parent of 5th and 2nd grade BRIS students.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2014
I have both of my kids in BRIS and my kids Are so lucky to be there , the teachers are amazing Certified , caring plus they teach the kids how to be good part of the community , how to have good manners and how to respect other people from different back grounds, Also they teach our kids to be hard workers they are doing good job in math Science ,S.S plus the languages , they teach music , balet they have yoga team , run for fun team, soccer teams , but if the student is not as smart diffently they can't complete in this school because not any kid has the abilities to do all that , we are happy and blessed here and I recommend it to all my family and friends.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2014
BRIS has done well teaching my children foreign languages. Unfortunately, they have sacrificed the most important subjects to do so. My children are easily a year behind their friends from other private schools in math, science, history, and English. They learn of foreign histories and cultures, but nothing of their own. They do not even teach the Pledge of Allegiance. The school is constantly increasing tuition and adding laughable fees. There is no Homecoming, no football team, no social structure for the kids to look forward to or learn from. The administration is chaotic at best, to busy organizing fundraisers to oversee the students. It had potential, but lacked the leadership.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
PART 2---Yes, the school is comprised of t-buildings. BRIS is only about 12 years old and last I checked bricks and mortar do not provide an education. Teachers do. BRIS teachers are some of the most caring and motivating teachers. My children have loved every one of them. If you are more concerned about the buildings and facilities then BRIS is not for you. All schools have pros and cons you need to decide what is important for you and your child. If you are the least bit interested in BRIS I would set up a visit to see and hear it for yourself. Not every school is a good fit for every child and family. BRIS has definitely been a great fit for ours!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
Make sure to fully vet this school. Tuition keeps rising and you still have fundraising to do or you have to pay it. No set curriculum from year to year.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
I feel very fortunate to have found the Baton Rouge International School. My son has attended for three years now and is picking up a lot of language, as well as math and other skills. My daughter started two years ago and she is thriving as well. This is really a high quality, world-class education. Parents are very diverse and interesting and teachers really care about kids. I would recommend to any of my friends.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
Don't walk ,run away Waist of money and time for your kids and yourself. Teachers probably with fonny papers and turnaround quite fast. Nobody wants to be there too long-teachers or parents. Teachers brain wash students to keep them there. Bottom line is: awful school, bad teachers and worse ever principal. Don't waist the time people

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2013
As a continuation of my review, to the parents who complain about lack of sports and other activities, is the sports program of a school really what you should base your opionion on your childs education? Did you ever volunteer to be a coach? Who do you expect to coach your child? The nature of private education system in baton rouge means there are a huge number of private sports leagues and there are plenty of opportunities for sports in the area. You don't like the food, then send a lunch with your child. This is not a publc school with a large carfeteria and cafeteria staff to prepare meals on site, meals must be brought in by a liscened caterer, it is your choice to choose hot luch plan or send lunch. I know plenty of people at other schools whose kids bring their lunch too. You complain about the English instruction, but have you ever fully researched fully foreing language immersion education and what that means? All I can say is never choose a school without fully understanding all aspectes of the school and take the time to fully inform yourself on the curriculum and accreditation of the school as well as educational philosophy!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2013
I am a Baton Rouge native with a background in language arts education and write from Japan, where I am a long-term resident. I am returning to the BR in the coming months and am considering employment options, one of them the Baton Rouge International School. I am a bit puzzled by the widely divergent reviews of the school; there are no two or three star ratings. Is the school as outstanding as its most enthusiastic supporters assert? Or, is the school as problem-ridden as its detractors maintain?

- submitted by a community member
October 18, 2012
Too busy on other languages and not on English. Does not offer sports or other activites for kids like other schools. Kids have to carry heavy books around instead of them building lockers. My child refuses to eat at school because the food brought in is so bad.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2012
This school is a joke. Parents have to do more at this school than teachers and staff. The constant "mandatory" fundraising and volunteering is ridiculous for the amount of money spent here on tuition and if you don't you are charged extra, oh yeah and there is no school lunch you pay dearly for an unhealthy catering service. This school lacks professionalism and organization. They will build anything there but will call every parent to ask for even more money to help pay for it. My child is learning all languages but can't spell the most simple English word. They will always give good grades and say your child is doing well to keep your money coming. So many promises but on your dime. I got where I hated to have to take my child to school. I have talked to so many other parents at field trips that are unenrolling their children. This school lacks in so many ways you are depriving your child. Most of these so called "parent reviews" are from staff and teachers. The e-mails that are sent to parents are so numerous I had to create a separate e-mail address for all of the repetitious "come do this, come help with that" e-mails. Sorry for the truth. 1 good thing=nice principal.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2012
I am so glad to see the post below. Finally someone speaking the truth behind the supposed "great school". Without going into great detail I agree with everything he/she said. I am one of those unimpressed parents who took my child out of this school. My child is now thriving in a public school and we couldn't be happier. What a waist of money! To all of the blinded parents there.... wait for it, you will figure it out soon enough.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
BRIS is an INTERNATIONAL BACCUALAURE PROGRAMME (ibo.org) accredited school. The students test several grades above level. IOWA test scores are posted in the lobby! The principal and teachers have an open door policy and respond quickly to concerns. Our second grader and Pre-K children are flourishing in math, science and music, in addition to fluency in English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese. There is homework and there are fundraising obligations. All are manageable. You are getting a $25,000 a year education for about $8,000. A small price to pay to give your children the world. This is an education for both students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2012
Sending our child to BRIS was one of the best decisions we made. The school offers outstanding curriculum in 4 languages, the teachers are always supportive and go out of the way to help the children learn and succeed. My child looks forward to going to school every day and performs two years above the grade level.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2012
EXCELLENT SCHOOL! I am a teacher at Baton Rouge International School and I love it! All teachers must be certified, unlike some private schools. The school has a wonderful positive atmosphere. The teachers are welcoming and always happy. The students are brilliant due to their one on one time with teachers.My biggest class has only 17 students. The students test scores on standardized testing are some of the highest in country. If foreign language is important to you and you want your child to be in an atmosphere where they can be an individual without being teased or bullied, this is the school for you. At BRIS the teachers and staff make sure students get an individualized education. Hands down BRIS is the best private school in the Baton Rouge area.

- submitted by a teacher
March 24, 2012
I am a parent at the Baton Rouge International School since 2008. My daughter loves the school and her teachers. The nurturing, loving and safe environments are beyond our expectations. Our family is treated with respect and dignity on a daily basis. We consider ourselves partners in the educational process of our little angel because it is our responsibility to do so. There is a mutual feeling of trust and respect between parents and teachers and it helped build a lasting positive relationship between us. I honestly think there is nothing comparable to this education in Baton Rouge and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
BRIS promises, promises, yet never delivers, no matter how long you wait. The teachers do not communicate well with one another or with the parents, so my child frequently ended up with multiple tests on one day, in addition to the already overbearing homework load. Gripes or concerns are met with scoffs and uncaring attitudes. We gave the school lots of money and many years, and all what we have in return is a child who doesn't believe in himself and a whole lot of excuses from the staff. I actually feel guilty for bringing my child there and keeping him there for so long -- and we paid dearly for this luxury! Thousands and thousands!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2011
EXCELLENT SCHOOL! I wanted to start off with how I really feel. If you looking at private schools and you believe that languages other than English is important then you have come to the correct school. The school staff are not "certified" in languages they lived the languages from around the world and bring their culture to Baton Rouge. I have yet come across a certification for that. EVERYONE at this school are TOTALLY dedicated to teaching and caring about the students, each and every one. I have one child at this wonderful school and could not be happier. This school is for people that want their child to be a future leader. This requires teaching independence early and coaching excellence, in a supportive environment. Take a look at the Iowa test scores. WOW! The head of school is world class! If you are reading this and truly care about your child's education then visit this school, talk to the parents that have children here. (Parents beware that this school has culture and is very diverse, just like the real world.) Kris Hutchinson

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
I was shocked when I found a little girl, maybe 2 years old, who left school via an unlocked gate. She was in the area where cars pull up for drop off (by the gate farther from front door, at end of playground). I was even more shocked when I brought her inside and they didn't even know she was missing. I was so scared as she could have been abducted by a pedophile, hit by a car or wandered even further and drowned. When I then told my girl's teachers what happened I was treated in a hostile manner. I was already unhappy as I heard my girl's teacher yell at the kids before and my girl would always complain about being beat up on by a boy at school. This time I really saw not only how they neglected a child but didn't seem to care about safety at all. I had to pull my girl out of ELIC immediately as I lost faith in the school and they yelled at me and treated my like garbage. My girl is so happy at her new school and is not beat up on. She says that her new teachers are happy and don't yell like at BRIS. And I drop her off knowing she won't leave school on her own because her teachers actually care and watch the children. Shame on BRIS.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2011
have known about this school for years. Early on the parents ran a once a week math club for the 5 - 8 year old kids to play a math ed game my company makes. Their 5 year old students could work with negative numbers, variable, solve word problems and construct and evaluate (simple) algebraic expressions. My 4 year old grandson has been a student there since he was 6 months old and is taught in Spanish and French on alternate days. He is not yet in their Mandarin class. The recent studies of the effect of being multilingual on learning, cognition and long-term memory predict a lifelong befit for him. No amount of technology can provide this. I have visited the school several times and have never seen the teachers be anything but good-humored, concerned and caring. Carter Waid, PhD

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2011
I am shocked at some of the negative reviews on this board and cannot believe they come from parents of BRIS students! The faculty, staff, and fellow parents are always warm and welcoming. There are numerous sports programs for the students. Most importantly of all, BRIS's foreign language immersion program is the only one offered between Houston and Atlanta. The education at BRIS is superior to most other private options in the area. As the school continues to grow and develop, I have no doubt it will be THE best and most coveted acedemic program in Baton Rouge. To be fair, the facilities do leave much to be desired...but, this school is only 11 years old and is already embarking on a master expansion plan to bring the campus up to date. Bottom line, I wouldn't consider sending my elementary-aged son to another school.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2011
The below review bothers me. We do have technology in the classrooms and all students K and up go to technology class each week. We do have sports: on campus Fall and Spring soccer, basketball, off campus tennis and golf. We also have a drama, choir, chess, and gymnastics club. We are starting phase one of our beautiful master plan. That will leave us with wonderful buildings. We are in our infancy and t-buildings do not reduce our children's education. The are learning English, Spanish, French, and Chinese. They are offered piano, violin, and ballet. I think anyone who does not visit for themselves and get involved with the current parents is really missing out.

- submitted by a teacher
April 09, 2011
Socially, it is a wonderful environment, but teaching objectives fall short of the claims this school makes. Moved my child after two years. In speaking with other parents, the sentiment is always that the school started with so much promise but has failed to deliver.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2010
I have 2 children at BRIS and could not be happier!!! Excellent school that will give your children endless opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2010
My husband and I moved to Baton Rouge from the Northeast, and I was skeptical of BRIS before actually visiting the school. After attending an open house, we immediately enrolled our daughter. A global education is essential for kids today. It is no longer acceptable for a child to know only one language or no languages at all. Moreover, the Iowa test scores of students enrolled in the upper elementary school grades, speak for themselves. These students consistently score in the top 5% - 10% of the country! As a person who has done research on pediatric brains, I strongly believe that those consistent high scores are a result of the whole brain being exercised.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
This school lacks in the quality of education as opposed to the cost of the school. I would advise any parent to really really investigate before giving these "teachers" your hard earned money. There are much much better schools in the Baton Rouge area for this price and under.

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2010
close-mind ed (kl s m n d d, kl z-) or closed-mind ed (kl zd-) adj. Intolerant of the beliefs and opinions of others; stubbornly unreceptive to new ideas. Perfect description. South Boulevard Foreign Language Immersion Magnet School would be a better choice. You won't get the dual languages; only a choice between Spanish or French immersion which is a shame, but you will get a free public school education with excellent CERTIFIED teachers in either Spanish or French along with quality English teachers with LEAP scores so you can actually see how your child is doing in the real world. No guess work here.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2010
I would think that most parents are like me - I view my biggest responsibility as preparing my child to succeed in this world. I want my child to live wherever he wants, and I want him to have no limitations on what he does for a living. When I lay my head on the pillow at night, I know that by sending my child to BRIS, I am doing my job. Like someone else alluded to, if your only priority is to get your kid into LSU or to fit in with your neighbors... maybe the BRIS philosophy won't resonate. But sometimes different is good, and personally I couldn't see sending my kids anywhere else in Baton Rouge. BRIS is an exceptional school. If you don't believe this testimonial or the others, simply check out the test scores.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2010
What an amazing opportunity to expose our children to international culture and language without leaving the country! After less than 2 years at BRIS, my daughter is nearly fluent in Spanish and her French and Chinese is not far behind. Yes, the school is in it's infancy, but what a great opportunity to help mold what should become THE template for all great schools in the future. Prepare to be 'hands on' and involved in everything from fund-raising to developing the school's master plan. If you prefer less involvement and a cookie-cutter curriculum, then this school is not for you. We love BRIS!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2010
I am shocked by the negative comments about this school. I have 3 children attending and all are very happy with the teachers and administration. It is a very unique education that is getting attention from many of the top colleges. And their test scores have ranked it in the top 1% in the nation. An education like that does not come cheap and the school does not have the financial support of a church. So if I have to do a little fundraising to keep tuition affordable, I do not have a problem with that. This is an excellent school with an excellent and unique program. Can you find another school in LA that test scores have ranked it in the top 1% in the nation? My children will graduate with an IB diploma qualitifying them to attend many universities not limited to the US. PRICELESS Education!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
There are many challenges that we experienced while sending our children through this school. I will first say that it is an excellent preschool or preK program, but that is where my positive remarks will cease. Continuing education in English, Math, Science and History beyond that are very disorganized, as are their curriculums and fundraising efforts. Their overall unwillingness to teach all students has been, i would guess, a large reason for the overwhelming lack of student retention and teach turnover. I would encourage anyone looking to invest into their children's future to dig deeper into this program before they commit.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
Baton Rouge International School is accredited by the prestigious International Baccalaureate Organisation (ibo.org). With an IB Diploma, your child will be able to attend most any college in the world, not to mention qualifying for numerous merit scholarships. Prestigious Ivy League universities are already inquiring about BRIS's first high school class that will graduate in 2013.

- submitted by a community member
March 24, 2010
Baton Rouge International School is celebrating its 10th anniversary. BRIS continues to top its success with each new school year. Most international schools are 'single track' providing immersion only in one language. Your child will learn Spanish, French, Mandarin and English at BRIS - yes, 4 languages. To them, it is all fun learning. In addition, BRIS offers a superior music program, visual and perfoming arts and sports. The soccer team competes internationally at the 8 year old level. We are very proud of BRIS's international diversity. The parent community is very welcoming as it takes a village to make this school. We all share the common thread of making our children's education a top priority.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
Baton Rouge International School is featured in the March 23, 2010 issue of the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. This article explains school's strong curriculum and the superior international education your children will receive. I encourage prospective parents to interview current parents, tour the school and examine test scores.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
The Baton Rouge International School is a phenominal school. The world is becoming more flat every day; understanding and communicating with other cultures will be essential. It is a rare opportunity for a city the size of Baton Rouge to have such an asset.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
I have to say I am a bit suprised by some of the negative reviews. I have two children at this school, one in 3rd and one in 1st, and I could not be more thirilled. The curriculum is incredible. The parents are extremely enthusiastic and involved, and the leadership in constantly trying to engage all of us to make this the best possible experience for all. I have many friends with kids in other private schools, and most marvel at the access we have to the administration, teachers and staff. More importantly, the opportunity for our children to be multilingual (not to mention being exposed to diverse cultures and backgrounds) and therefore have the ability to compete in a truly global world, is simply unparalelled. I love this school and can't say enough good things about it.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2010
I love the school! I have a little boy who is in 2nd Grade, and everyday he amazes me with something new he learned from school. The curriculum is a little overwhelming for me (the parent), but my son doesn't know any better, he's been at BRIS since pre-shool. He certainly does not seem overwhelmed, and is excelling academically, in three languages! You have to be truly invested in your child's education to keep up at BRIS; and yes the fundraising is non-stop and frustrating some times. However, when I compare the price of that same education anywhere else in the USA, I'll gladly raise money for the school, rather than pay the hefty tuition of an international school (and higher cost of living) in New York, Houston, San Fransisco, Atlanta. We should be thankful we have such a school in Baton Rouge, LA!

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
I have 3 children attending this school and I can not say enough great things about it. Not only does the school test scores ranked it in the top 1% nationaly but it also teaches acceptance of people from all cultures and backgrounds. It may cost more than some schools supported by a church, but my childrens' education is priceless. They have a no bulling policy so I know my children are protected and the school requires parental envolvement so I know the parents who send their children here are involved and invested. It is an excellent curriculum and your student graduates with an international baccalaureate opposed to the typical high school diploma. People ask me 'what about religion?' And my answer is 'I can give them religion outside of the school but I can't give them this kind of education outside a religious school. My children will graduate multilingual!!!'

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
This school has great education in only languages. The higher grade levels do not get the right education in their english classes. My opinion if you want a english teacher get a british or an american teacher that can speak, pronounce, and spell perfectly in english. And don't get teachers with a temper they need to know how to handle something calmly if something or someone upsets them. The Science, History, Math, and Language Arts is very poor at this school. They have a great physical education, art, languages, and music program but besides that nothing else is good. The cafeteria food is not appetizing nor is it healthy. They do not teach the english subjects on the same grade level as other schools. If your child is from the ages of a couple of months-5 years old this would be the perfect school to send your child to.

- submitted by a community member
no rating February 26, 2010
I agree with the posting dated February 20, 2010 and would strongly suggest parents look in another direction when selecting a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 20, 2010
There is a high turnover of teachers. The school is not organized and cannot explain the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
My daughter just started going to BRIS in August. Within the first week she was speaking spanish and could count to 20. She was doing french numbers up to 10 the following week. We had to go out and buy the rosetta stone french version to keep up with her. This school has completely surpassed our expectations. Sure you have a lot of fundraising to do. But I think parent envolvement with your childs school gives your child an advantage over other kids. You know going into this school that the parents that are here care about their childs education and the school that provides it. I would gladly give my time and money to help my child succeed in life. I think you should feel grateful that your child can get this education in this melting pot of a world.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
I'll admit that I was a bit unsure about the school at first. As an educator, the European curriculum seemed strange to me. My four-year old just started her second year there and I am absolutely amazed at the amount of French, Spanish and even Chinese she understands and speaks. Yes, there are some organization issues, but that is to be expected of any school growing at the rate this school is. But it is more than just a school, it is a community. All of the other parents that I have met have been wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2008
I have two children enrolled at this school, one in Pre-K and a toddler in the Early Immersion Language Program. The school not only focuses on its multingual program, but has a well rounded curriculum that includes technology, music and art. The children learn math, language arts, science and other disciplines in Spanish, French and English, providing them with several ways to approach a problem. The teachers boast about the students being two grade levels above their peers at other schools, not to mention their fluency in French and Spanish and working knowledge of Chinese. The parents are required to participate heavily in fundraising as this school receives no public nor parochial funding. This education is a great value when you consider that your child will graduate knowing four languages.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
This school unfortunately does not live up to its much inflated reputation. It is very poorly managed and is plagued with organisational problems. The potential for the creation of a successful school is being lost. Many other schools within the BR area can offer a higher quality of education that is tuition-free.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2008
My two-year old daughter has quite proficiently acclamated, to my amazement. The Head of School tells me that she understands most of the spanish spoken to her already. This is truly remarkable since she just started attending the school and has never been introduced to a 2nd language before . I love the environment! Catrina, DDS

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
my daughter has been attending for 8 years now. for me, there is no other school that can even compare to the education and one on one attention she is receiving. what other school can have your child speaking 3 to 4 languages, learning at higher grade levels and making podcasts all by the age of 10?

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
July 13, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2008
we love this school there is lots of fun activities to keep your kids on thier toes!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
The school's endless fundraising is overwhelming. It will probably be a great school in a few years but now I feel that it is just unorganized and I don't want to risk my childs education waiting for them to get it together.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
This is a very good school. The children are well taken care of and given an outstanding education. The only drawback is that the fundraising never ends.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
I am thrilled with this school. Children must be 4 or younger to enroll because by age 5 they are trilangual. After only a month my four year old routinely uses spanish and french words at home. The parents and staff are incredibly dedicated and truly provide an encouraging and nurturing environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2007
THis is an incredible school. We have two children there and they are excelling in every way. Our oldest speaks 3 languages and is rading 3 levels above her age. The teachers are much more than teachers, they are very caring and involved. If you want a school that puts education first, then this is the place to send your child.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2007
This school has the potential to be a great school, it is still in the early years. Sometimes the package looks well until you open it up and see that it just a pair of designer socks. It is a very involved school and they depend on donations-fundraising from the parents continually. I think that my children suffered a great deal at the school. I wish that I would have asked more questions and sought out the many parents that pulled their children out of this school. If I had known more about the school my children would of never in a million years attended the Baton Rouge International School.

- submitted by a parent
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Baton Rouge International School
5015 Auto Plex Drive, Baton Rouge, LA  70809
(225) 293-4338
Last modified Baton Rouge International School is a Private school that serves grades PK-11
Baton Rouge International School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top