Apply to Runnels

On September 1st of each year, Runnels begins accepting applications for the following school year. To apply, submit your application along with any required forms, documents and/or fees on or after September 1st of the year prior to the school year for which you are seeking admission. The date we receive your application is a factor — but only one of several factors — affecting final admission. Return your completed application and documents/fees to the Admissions and Information Office. Your initial application is not a guarantee of admission and carries no obligation for either party.

Admissions and Information Office:

17255 S. Harrell’s Ferry Rd.  Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Information/Admissions Phone:  225-215-5706
Information/Admissions Fax: 225-215-5720

After receipt of your completed application and required documents/fees, we will contact you to schedule an interview and any academic testing that is required.

Preschool Application

Admission to Runnels Preschool is based only on the availability of space in the program. (The admission procedure at the kindergarten level and higher includes an entrance exam and submission of records from previously attended schools.)

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Application Packet

Admission to Runnels Kindergarten and Elementary School is based on application supported by interview, examination, and - where applicable - records from previously attended schools.

Required Documents:

  • One completed Confidential Reference form filled out by preschool/kindergarten teacher
  • If applying to 1st grade:  One copy of kindergarten report card and Confidential Reference form

2nd – 6th Grade Application Packet

Required Documents:

  • Copies of report cards from the last three years
  • One copy of most recent standardized test scores
  • Three completed Confidential Reference forms: Two from current school (two academic area teachers or one teacher and one administrator) and one from a personal family friend (not family member)

7th – 12th Grade Application Packet

Students seeking admission to Runnels Junior and Senior High School must provide evidence of interest in learning and of ability to learn. Each student applicant is viewed as an individual and evaluated in a number of different areas. Interested applicants must submit a completed application form accompanied by the specified application fee.

Applicants are tested for verbal skills and for mathematical ability, unless documentation presented is considered adequate by the principal to determine admissibility. In addition to a completed application and test results, all applicants must submit the necessary letters of reference and academic records.

Applicants must also present themselves for a personal interview with the principal. Runnels recognizes that, to some degree, deficiencies in native ability can be offset by determination and effort; consequently, admission is not restricted to gifted individuals; but those of all ability are expected to agree to work with great diligence. All students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward graduation if they wish to remain at Runnels.

Required Documents and Fee

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Completed student questionnaire
  • Copies of report cards from the last three years and high school transcripts if applicable
  • Copy of the applicant's social security card
  • Copy of most recent standardized test scores
  • Three completed Confidential Reference forms: Two from current school (two academic area teachers or one teacher and one administrator) and one personal family friend (not family member)
  • Signed Authorization to Release Records form

If you need additional information or have any questions please contact Director of Admissions Sarah Haase 225.215.5706, or email her at

*In order to complete the following online applications, please download the file to your computer, open it with Adobe Acrobat, complete the fill-able form and save.  Email the application as an attachment to  You can also print the forms, complete by hand and fax them to 225-753-0276.

Admissions Files