Louisiana School welcomes first students to new Living Learning Commons
295 students from 64% of the state's parishes return to LSMSA campus
The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) welcomed 130 new students and 165 returning students from throughout the state in safely separated groups from Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 15.
This year, LSMSA representatives ranging from Executive Director Steve Horton to 4.5-month-old Eleanor (and her mom, Assistant Director of Student Services Jenny Schmitt), greeted families, helping them unload everything from backpacks to mini-fridges. Current students represent 41 of the state’s 64 parishes, or 64 percent, and are the first to live in the school’s brand-new, 110,000-square-foot Living Learning Commons.
“Having students back on campus from all over the state is an incredible feeling, and there’s nothing like seeing their reactions to this beautiful new building they’ll call home,” said Horton. “We can’t wait to see all of the amazing things they’ll accomplish here at the Louisiana School.”
LSMSA educates highly motivated, high-achieving incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors from throughout the state. Inquiring parents and students are encouraged to visit www.lsmsa.edu to complete online applications and submit transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and current teachers’ recommendations.
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 sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.