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About University Academy

In late 2020, the Board of Trustees made the decision to merge University Academy with Alexandria Country Day School. We are now a unified PreK-12 educational model that offers students the ability to begin their college career with support and guidance. Our school will maintain two campuses, with students in grades 9-12 housed on the LSU Alexandria Campus, and students in PreK-8 housed on the Bayou Rapides campus.

Our innovative early college program allows high school students to attend LSU Alexandria, earning an Associate's Degree along with their High School Diploma.

Through the changes and growth, we remain committed to our original vision- to be the premier independent school of Louisiana, which offers educational excellence to inspire lifelong success for every child. As we are transitioning to a single website, many of the pages on our website will now route you to the Alexandria Country Day School site.


Country Day’s Mission is to provide a challenging learning culture where all students can become creative, innovative, future leaders.

Early College Program



Students will earn college credits through on-site dual enrollment classes as well as attending college classes at LSU of Alexandria.

This early college program offers students and their families the opportunity to save two years of college costs (tuition and fees) up to $30,000 or more depending on where the student chooses to pursue their bachelor’s degree.

All college credits earned will be transferable to any four-year public college or university in the state of Louisiana.

Students will graduate from University Academy prepared and eligible to enroll in a four-year college or university as a junior, compressing/accelerating the standard time needed to achieve a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree by two years.




TUITION: $5,960 annually: payment plans available.

University Academy accepts the Louisiana Believes Student Scholarship and ACE and ARETE Scholarships. Visit www.louisianabelieves.com for scholarship information.


University Academy offers a TOPS approved curriculum and is:

  • Louisiana Department of Education Certified
  • BESE Approved
  • Louisiana High School Athletic Association Member