Tensas Academy serves 187 students in grades Prekindergarten-12, is a member of the State or regional independent school association and the Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS).
The student:teacher of Tensas Academy is 12:1 and the school's religious affiliation is Nonsectarian.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 187 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
187 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Tensas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Tensas Academy is a small rural private school serving Tensas Parish as well as communities in surrounding parishes. It provides a quality college prep education program in a safe, close-knit, homelike environment with high expectations of students academically, socially, and spiritually in grades K3 through twelve. Tensas Academy is accredited by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Tensas Academy, an independent college preparatory school which operates under a Board of Directors, offers instruction from Pre-K3 through grade 12.  The school, located in St. Joseph, Louisiana, was founded in 1970.  It seeks to develop each student to his/her fullest potential academically, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. The school adheres to the following goals:   Encourage within each student a respect for self, family, community, school, state and nationDevelop within each student a pride for self, family, community, school, state and nationNurture within each student a sincere desire to continue to learnTensas Academy admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.The enrollment of the school is approximately 200.  The ratio of faculty to students is 1:14. 

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 187 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Louisiana is $7,145 for elementary schools and $8,615 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Louisiana is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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