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.
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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