Families take advantage of the Capital Region’s top-rated education options – ranging from childcare to higher education institutions.


Finding a quality childcare facility can be one of the most daunting tasks for a working parent. The Baton Rouge Area has dozens of excellent options depending on preference of location, curriculum, and cost. Volunteers of America Partnerships in Child Care offers personalized assistance in finding a quality childcare facility. Ratings for childcare options by facilities that receive public dollars can be found on the Louisiana Department of Education website.

The most comprehensive list of childcare facilities in the Capital Region is updated annually by Baton Route Parents magazine Red Stick Moms. Visit this site to view a listing of centers including information on locations, hours of operation, special-needs accommodations, and multiple-child discounts. Hard copies are also available at the Baton Rouge Parents magazine office which can be obtained by calling (225) 292-0032. 

K-12 Public Education

K-12 Private Education

For those seeking a faith-based educational experience or a more private learning environment, the abundant offering of private and parochial schools in the area can meet any family’s needs.

Louisiana offers a variety of options to make great schools available to all families. Two of these options are the Louisiana Scholarship Program (Vouchers) and the Tuition Rebate Program. Both programs give low-income families the financial resources to choose a participating private school for their students.

For a complete listing of private schools in the Baton Rouge Area, including tuition, class size, scholarships, and accreditation information, please visit the directory maintained by our partners at Baton Rouge Parents magazine. Hard copies are also available at the Baton Rouge Parents magazine office which can be obtained by calling (225) 292-0032.

Magnet and Charter Schools

Higher Education

With two land grant universities situated just miles from each other and robust community and technical college offerings, the Capital Region is well-equipped to meet your higher education needs.

Public, Four-Year Institutions

Community and Technical College Systems

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