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Discovery Schools began serving families in 2013 and has enjoyed 10 years of academic success.


The mission of Discovery Health Sciences Academy is to provide a rigorous learning environment where students achieve academically, develop intellectual curiosity, and practice environmental responsibility while exploring health and science topics and careers.

August 2023

BROD opened in August 2023 serving students in grades PreK-4th.


BROD will expand to 8th grade by 2027-28.


17255 S. Harrells Ferry Road in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Type 2 Charter

BROD is a Type 2 charter meaning all Louisiana residents can apply.

Open Enrollment

No testing requirements to gain admission.

Class Size

PreK: 20 students per classroom with a teacher and co-teacher. K-1st : 26 students per classroom with a teacher and co-teacher. 2nd-8th - 26 students per classroom with a teacher.


Students have 1:1 technology and are issued a Chromebook for school use.


Discovery students benefit from extracurricular classes learning the fundamentals of music, art, physical education, Spanish, and computer.


Discovery offers Academic Intervention in reading and math for students who are below the benchmark.


Discovery has Counseling Services with short-term individual and group counseling for students.


Discovery offers Special Education services, Resources, Gifted & Talented, English Language Learners, and Support/Related Services.


BROD is a a partnership between Ochsner and Discovery Schools. Children of current Ochsner employees will comprise about half of the enrollment, while the other half will be open to the community.