Public & Private SchoolsCentury 21 Bessette Realty

The new school term usually starts during the last two weeks in August.  Children entering Kindergarten must be five years old by September 30th of that school year.  Children should be pre-registered at the Department of Child Welfare, 2423 6th Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601, phone # 437-1204.  Necessary documents to bring at the time of registration are:

  1. A birth certificate
  2. Immunization records
  3. Two utility bills to verify residence

Transfer students must also have their most recent report card or transcript for placement purposes.  Bus service is provided to students if they live more than a mile from their assigned schools. For more information, you can contact:

  • Calcasieu Parish School Board
    1724 Kirkman Street
    Lake Charles, LA 70601 

In addition to the public schools in Calcasieu Parish, there are several fine private and parochial schools in the community as listed below.  Unless otherwise noted, these schools are elementary and located in Lake Charles:

  • Alleluia Acres (Moss Bluff)
  • Episcopal Day School-EDS (k-8)
  • First United Methodist (lower elementary)
  • Faith Christian Academy
  • Glad Tidings Christian Academy (Pre-k – 12)
  • St. Theodore’s (Moss Bluff)
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral School – ICCS (k-8)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Sacred Heart
  • Lakewood Christian Academy
  • Our Lady Queen of Heaven (pre-k – 8)
  • St. Margaret’s (k – 8)
  • St. Louis Catholic High School