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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$17,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
22%
Average Financial Aid
From Episcopal School of Acadiana

Experience is everything. From PreK-3 through 12th grade, ESA emphasizes problem-solving, hands-on learning and critical thinking. Students are active participants, experiencing their education through challenge and exploration.

From participatory athletics and arts to a student-driven club system, every student has the opportunity to take part. ESA's Honor Code, strong community, and balance between freedom and responsibility encourage students to develop into people of character who exhibit confidence and independence wherever their lives take them.

Lafayette — PreK-3 – 5

Cade — 6 – 12

Episcopal School of Acadiana Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
38 responses
Average ACT
29
84 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
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  • Field Day
    20%
  • 9th grade physics cardboard boat contest
    13%
  • Coffee House (all-school talent fest)
    13%
  • Globetrek one-week backpacking trip, 8th grade
    13%
  • Dauphin Island Trip
    9%
  • Spooktacular Volleyball Tournament
    7%
  • The musical
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    624
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
    27%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $11,450
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    6:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    50%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      A
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      B-
    Median Household Income
    $42,241
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $729
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $56,100
    National
    $184,700

    Episcopal School of Acadiana Reviews

    75 reviews
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    We relocated to the Lafayette area from another state approximately 4-5 years ago. We always wanted our children to get the very best opportunities within our residential location. Moving from out of state, we quickly learned that ESA offerred the best overall opportunities for our children. The one thing that we notice where the school really continues to struggle at is the lack of diversity! The diversity within this school is grossly over represented on this website. Overall, this is school has a really good curriculum with many different extracurricular activities for the children.
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    Highly overrated, most kids there are sent there by grandparents money, socially awkward and get to judge lesser empowered kids through their ridiculous honor code and honor council. Campus is beautiful but classrooms, gymnasium and other facilities are terrible. Kids of parents that teach there have many more privileges than the rest. At one time this was the private school to attend in the area but no more, others out there now with much more to offer!
    I have been reading these bad reviews on this website and they are so wrong. Yes ESA is academically strenuous but it is worth it. The reason that ESA has such a difficult curriculum is so that we can be prepared for college. ESA does cost a lot of money but they have financial aid programs. Not to mention that as a student who has been here for all my life I cannot imagine going anywhere else. My parents have talked about public school before and the thought of having to leave ESA brings me to tears. Almost nowhere else can you find a place like ESA. It is not just the academics that bring people here it is the environment. Teachers such as Garret Rosen and Ashley Dugas, Kat Movassaghi and Claire Alvarado. along with countless others. They genuinely care about students' performance and have shaped me into the person that I am today. This is true for countless others. The students here are more equipped for college and the real world.