Who We Are

“Total Effort in Every Endeavor”

The University Laboratory School community aspires towards total effort in every endeavor for maximum student achievement through the development, implementation, and demonstration of exemplary programs and instructional practices.


National Board Certified Teahers


National Blue Ribbon School


Teacher to Student Ratio


  • College preparatory independent school system serving grades K - 12
  • Enrollment: 1458 (High School - 452)
  • 98% of ULS graduates attend four-year colleges
  • Accreditations and Certifications: University Laboratory School is Cognia (formerly AdvancED) accredited, Cognia STEM certified, and accredited by the Louisiana Department of Education.

University Laboratory School is one of the six schools operated under the auspices of the Louisiana State University College of Human Sciences and Education. This coeducational school exists as an independent system to provide training opportunities for pre- and in-service teachers and to serve as a demonstration and educational research center. Since the school is part of the LSU system, students are required to pay tuition. The school is located on the main campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana with a population of over 600,000.

University Laboratory School prides itself on the rigorous academic environment that facilitates student achievement and has been recognized as a school of Academic Distinction.University Laboratory elementary and middle school students exceed the state average scores in English/Language Arts, math, science, and social studies as measured by the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program.Grades 3, 6 and 7 average 30 percent higher than the national average score on the iLEAP. 

The majority of instructors at University Laboratory School have master’s degrees or doctorates, hold certificates in their fields of expertise, and many are National Board certified and certified student teacher supervisors. Associate teachers are additional elementary level classroom teachers who hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree in education and support daily instruction and assist in providing extension, enrichment, remediation and intervention opportunities for students.Many ULS instructors have received top local and national awards and honors, including the Presidential Teaching Awards in Math and Science and Louisiana Teacher of the Year.Our talented, caring group of teachers ensure students achieve personal success, develop strong moral character, and become dynamic citizens through innovative learning experiences. They are proficient in the use of technology in the classrooms and actively participate in professional organizations, attend and present at educational workshops, conferences and seminars and work collaboratively with other schools to improve educational opportunities for all students. The faculty, staff and administration, with the help of associate teachers, student teachers, and service workers, create a model educational environment that serves as a center for educational innovation and research worthy of observation by visitors, student observers (from the College of Human Sciences and Education) and other schools.


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From hydroponic gardening, to 3D printing and from video production to pottery, ULS STEM programming is moving full STE(A)M ahead!

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Cognia STEM accredited K-12 school.

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First IB program offered in the state of Louisiana

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AdvancED accredited K-12 school.

no place for hate

Recognized as a No Place for Hate school since 2010.