What is the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts?
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated students. Students apply during either their freshman or sophomore year for the opportunity to attend the Louisiana School for their final two or three years of high school. Consideration is also given to students who apply only to attend LSMSA for their senior year. As a public school, there is no tuition and only a nominal room and board fee that can be reduced or waived. Established by the Louisiana state legislature in 1982, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts belongs to an expanding group of state-supported, residential high schools founded to serve the academic, artistic, and creative needs of many of the state's best students.
What Can LSMSA do for You?
LSMSA remains unique among the nation's public residential schools in offering a core curriculum of study in math, science, the humanities, and the creative and performing arts. The accelerated curriculum includes traditional college-level courses as well as specialized electives and opportunities for independent study and research. Since the first class commencement in 1985, more than 4,500 graduates have been prepared for success in college, ultimately taking positions of leadership and service in a variety of careers throughout Louisiana, the nation, and even internationally. The annual merit-based scholarships for graduating seniors exceed $10 million. Recent graduates enrolled in the following schools:
Texas A & M
Florida Institute of Technology
New York University
Agnes Scott College
University of Texas - Austin
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Louisiana Tech University
U.S. Air Force Academy
Mount Holyoke College
Louisiana State University
Pratt Art Institute
University of New Orleans
Cambridge University (England)
Nicholls State University
Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology
Savannah College of Art & Design
North Carolina State University
Texas Christian University
University of Louisiana - Lafayette
Northwestern State University
Southeastern LA University
Ohio State University
Tokyo International Univ. (Japan)
University of Richmond
How Can I Find Out More About LSMSA?
You can begin by exploring LSMSA's website to learn about our academic program and read about some of the faculty, staff, and students who make LSMSA such an outstanding school. You can join us on Facebook as well.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
1-800-259-3173 or (318) 357-2500
"The mission of LSMSA is to foster in its young scholars lifelong growth toward reaching individual potentialities and toward finding places of work and service in a global society through the examination and exchange of ideas in a community of learners."