What can LSMSA do for you?

Often ranked by The Washington Post as one of the top public elite high schools in the nation, the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) offers Louisiana's best and brightest students a world-class education in a unique, nurturing environment. The accelerated curriculum includes traditional college-level courses as well as specialized electives and opportunities for independent study and research. Since the first commencement in 1985, more than 5,000 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 the world. 

Students apply during either their freshman or sophomore year for the opportunity to attend LSMSA. However, consideration is also given to students who apply only to attend for their senior year. As a public high school, there is no tuition to attend and only a nominal room and board fee that covers housing, meals, and campus activities including dances and residence hall programs. 

LSMSA students are highly recruited by the nation's top universities. The annual merit-based scholarship offers for graduating seniors exceed $30 million.
Partial list of college acceptance in recent years:

American University
Amherst College
Auburn University
Baylor University
Birmingham University
Boston University
Bowdoin College
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Centenary College of Louisiana
Clemson University
College of William & Mary
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University
Converse College
Cornell University
Cornish College of the Arts
Dalhousie University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
DePaul University
DePauw University
Drexel University
Eckerd College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grinnell College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Hendrix College
Howard University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Jacobs University, Bremen
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Lewis & Clark College
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
Loyola University
McNeese State University
Miami University, Oxford
Mills College
Mississippi State University
New York University
Nicholls State University
Northwestern State University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Oxford College of Emory University
Pepperdine University
Pratt Institute
Purdue University
Reed College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rhodes College
Rice University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Seattle University
Stanford University
Swarthmore College
Syracuse University
Texas A&M University
The Ohio State University
The University of Arizona
The University of Georgia
The University of Texas, Austin
Trinity College Dublin
Tulane University
United States Naval Academy
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Dallas
University of Denver
University of Glasgow
University of Louisiana at Monroe
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Miami
University of Mississippi
University of New Mexico
University of New Orleans
University of Notre Dame
University of Pittsburgh
University of Portland
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Utah
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Washington University in St. Louis
Watkins College of Art and Design
Wagner College
Wesleyan University
Xavier University of Louisiana
Established by the Louisiana state legislature in 1982, LSMSA 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.

Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts
715 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457