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The story of the Baton Rouge International School began 18 years ago when a group of educators decided to bring international education to Louisiana. This group conducted extensive research and studies on the subject and developed a rigorous multilingual curriculum based on international academic standards that expose children to global cultures through modern languages, technology and traditional academic subject area disciplines. The project gained huge support from many community and business leaders in the Baton Rouge area interested in innovative educational ideas that will benefit the children of Louisiana while living locally, thinking globally, and communicating wisely.

Baton Rouge International School (BRIS) was established in 1999 and opened its doors in the Baton Rouge area in 2000. A foreign language camp was held in June and the first school year commenced in August. The first phase of the academic program was a pre-elementary school (Preschool 1 & 2, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten). In 2001, the elementary school was initiated and a first grade was opened. In each following year, a new grade has been added until 12th grade. BRIS graduated its first class in 2013. Our Alumni are scattered around the globe studying in top Colleges and following their dreams through successful professional careers.

The independent, non-profit American school is in its 18th year of operation and is the only international school between Atlanta and Houston to offer a full immersion program in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Chinese. The multilingual program along with technology education and a rigorous international curriculum enriches the lives of young learners of today helping them to understand other cultures and succeed in the global economy of the future.

We welcome any forms of support that will allow us to move forward with our vision of a world-class school in the Region that represents a great asset for our city and our state.