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17255 South Harrells Ferry Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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(225) 215-5706
(225) 215-5720
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April 14, 2015
My children have been at Runnels School for the last 10 years since they were 2 and 3 years old. We have had a great experience at every level from preschool through junior high. The school has a welcoming and accepting vibe that allows students to feel free to be their authentic selves.... something that we value as a family. Academically, my children are thriving and engaged. The school offers several honors options starting in 7th grade and a large number of AP options starting as early as 9th grade. They even allow students in the lower elementary to follow an advanced math track if they are capable, setting them on the path to AP Calculus classes in high school. A path like that requires vision which is just another reason to love Runnels School. I firmly believe that all the opportunities at every level have prepared my children for their future college choices and will make them quite competitive among those coming from peer institutions when they graduate. I just can't say enough good things about the school. We have been very happy and pleased with our experience there.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2015
Choosing a school that best fits the needs of your family can be challenging. The educational landscape in Baton Rouge is tough to navigate. I feel fortunate that my family has found a home at Runnels School. Runnels is truly a home. The school community from preschool to high school is welcoming, nurturing, and academically challenging. My boys have found a safe place to learn and grow, formed strong friendships, been encouraged creatively and found success in athletics. Overall, the education they receive is well rounded. My husband and I are beginning to see glimpses of the young men they are becoming and we value the mark that Runnels is leaving on them. My family will be forever grateful to Runnels School. If you are looking for a school that values the individual, Runnels is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2014
As a former student and now parent of two current students, I could not think of a better school to select for my children. Excellent education and superb environment. Light years ahead of the public system in our area.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Our children attended Runnels for 6 years. Our only regret is that we did not leave earlier. Look up "The Runnels School" on this website for more perspective.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2013
Runnels is the oldest independent private school in Baton Rouge. The school is not affiliated with a religious organization. The student population is diverse and religious tolerance is valued. Total enrollment is around 850 for PS-2 - 12th grade. Currently, the graduating class sizes are around 70 students. The curriculum is rigorous at all levels. There is an emphasis on academics as well as the arts. The school has excellent music, art and drama programs. Sports programs are available as well. The lower school is very nurturing and challenges the students in a loving environment. Overall my children receive an excellent education and I feel strongly that they will be prepared for the challenges of college and whatever the "real world" throws at them. We enjoy the Runnels school community and the family atmosphere it provides. Overall, my family feels Runnels is the best private school in Baton Rouge!

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Runnels School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, nonprofit institution whose purpose is to provide a college preparatory program of studies to students from age 2 through grade 12. We believe that what happens to us in youth sets a pattern for the way we choose to live the rest of our lives. Runnels helps students make the most of this time, and the best of themselves.

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Runnels School
17255 South Harrells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, LA  70816
(225) 215-5706
Last modified Runnels School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Runnels School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews. Top