All Jefferson Parish residents are eligible to apply. New student applications will be accepted each year during the application period. Discovery is an open-enrollment school and does not test students to gain admission. To be eligible for Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by or before September 30. 


The application period for the 2021-22 school is now closed. Please check back in the fall for the 2022-23 application window dates.

Lottery & Wait List

If the number of applicants exceeds the number of seats available for any grade level, a computer generated, random lottery will be run in order to determine who is offered a seat at the school. Since Discovery is a high demand school with a 96 percent student retention rate, we expect to conduct a lottery for all grade levels with open seats. Applicants applying to grades with zero open seats will be entered in the lottery to determine the number on the wait list. The wait list remains active until January 31 the following year. All applications submitted within the application period will have an equal opportunity for admission, regardless of whether they are submitted on the first day or the last day of the application period. All applicants are notified by email of their enrollment status or number on the waitlist following the lottery.


If you have any questions, please contact the admissions team.

Email: Admissions@discoveryhsf.org

Phone: 504-233-4720     Option 1

Discovery Schools is an equal opportunity educational provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates. 

Title IX Policy and Procedures

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Civil of Civil Rights (OCR) or to Discovery Schools School’s Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Michelle McCrary, LPC at (504) 229-5683 or email: Michelle.McCrary@discoveryhsf.org