Louisiana School welcomes 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 on Aug. 12-15.

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), are greeting families, helping them unload everything from backpacks to mini-fridges. Current students represent 41 of the state’s 64 parishes, 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 http://www.lsmsa.edu to complete online applications and submit transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, and current teachers’ recommendations.