Central Private School

Central Private School is committed to preparing students for the future in a safe, nurturing Christian environment in which students are encouraged to grow, share, and learn with a faculty dedicated to academic excellence.
We offer an accelerated college preparatory curriculum. Students are encouraged to pursue individual interests, excel beyond basic academic standards, and achieve success as productive members of the community.
We also offer dual-enrollment opportunities beginning in the 10th grade.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,700
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Central Private School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
516 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade
Central Private School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Art, AP Calculus, Dual Enrollment Biology 1, Dual Enrollment College Algebra & Trig, Dual Enrollment English Comp 1 & 2, Dual Enrollment Intro to Psychology, Dual Enrollment Intro to Sociology, Dual Enrollment World Civilizaton 1 & 2, Dual Enrollment World Civilizaton 1 & 2
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Uniforms required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
PreK3-Kindergarten: $6,270 1st-5th Grade: $5,970 6th-12th Grade: $6,520Additional registration fees not included.Please see centralprivate.org for more information.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Abigail Matheny
Admissions Associate
Ellen Starkey



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Chess Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Jr Beta Club, Library Club, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Table Top Gaming Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Council, Drama Class, Drumline

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cheerleading, Dance Team

School Notes

  • For over 50 years, Central Private School has been successfulin providing a high-quality, rigorous college-preparatory educationthat is rooted in the Christian faith. Our students have the opportunity to have a school experience that is centered around thefundamentals of Christianity. Students participate in daily prayerand the learning of Bible Scriptures, as well as attending monthly Bible Devotionals led by faculty and special guest speakers. Our faculty, staff, and administration are devoted to our mission of providing an extraordinary learning environment from a Biblical perspective, with Christ-honoring excellence.
  • Students at Central Private are continuously challenged to reach their full potential. Our exceptional faculty and staff are committed to ensuring the success of each and every student. We strive to blend new and innovative ways of learning with traditional teaching methods to prepare our students to compete and succeed in the 21st century. With a low student-teacher ratio in every class, our students develop special relationships with their instructors and peers. In this way, the student`s individual needs are nurtured, while their strengths are further developed.
  • In addition to academics, our core values are promoted through our comprehensive athletic, literary, arts, and extra-curricular programs. We also encourage our students to participate in community service projects that extend beyond our campus, by promoting and providing many opportunities to serve the needs of others through out the year.
  • Our established tradition of excellence is continued through the collective efforts of our phenomenal students, dedicated faculty and staff, engaged parents, supportive alumni, and enthusiastic Board of Directors. These efforts have provided theschool the ability to enhance our programs with exciting up and coming projects, such as joining the LHSAA and building a new campus.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Central Private School cost?
Central Private School's tuition is approximately $5,700 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Central Private School?
The acceptance rate of Central Private School is 80%, which is lower than the national average of 87%.
What sports does Central Private School offer?
Central Private School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Central Private School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for most sports offered.
What is Central Private School's ranking?
Central Private School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for: Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Central Private School?
The application deadline for Central Private School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
I can not speak highly enough of Central Private. Our family is in the 8th year of attending CP. The teachers, administration, and families go the extra mile to ensure our kids obtain a top-notch education in a faith-based environment. Your child is not just a student but a part of the Redhawk family!
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Our child began CPS in PreK-3. After touring numerous preschools around Central, Zachary and Baton Rouge; the minute we walked onto campus we knew this is where our child belonged. The preschool staff was absolutely wonderful. The Abeka curriculum has placed my child well above the other children in our public school area. Not to mention, we saved a lot of money moving from daycare to CP. The personal attention that the teachers give these kids is well above we could have asked for. We never left! This is our 4th year and could not be any happier. Great School!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 516 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,700
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is $10,115 for elementary schools and $13,012 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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