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Ochsner Pre-K 4

  • One class of Pre-K 4 will available at Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (DJOD) to students who have a parent who is a full-time or part-time Ochsner employee working at least 24 hours per week and in good standing, as determined by Ochsner's Human Resource department. This will be audited several times prior to the school year starting.
  • If there are more applicants than available seats, all applicants will be entered into an unweighted admissions lottery (no preferences).
  • The application will be available at discoveryapplication.com
  • Discovery’s Pre-K program is the only program that is tuition based. The tuition for the year is unknown at this time, but will be determined prior to seat acceptance. Upon acceptance, a $200 deposit is required to hold the seat. This payment goes towards the tuition. Payment plans will be available through Gulf Coast Bank.
  • Accepted and enrolled Pre-K students are eligible to go to Kindergarten the following year without re-entering the lottery process as long as the parent remains a full-time or part-time Ochsner employee working at least 24 hours per week and in good standing, as determined by Ochsner's Human Resource department.

LA 4 Early Childhood Program Information

There is also an opportunity for economically disadvantaged families to apply to the LA 4 Program. The application process and LA 4 lottery are administered entirely under the direction and control of the Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS).

Discovery is hopeful that we will have a partnership with JPPSS as a Program Partner; however, that has not been confirmed at this time. Discovery Schools is requesting 1 LA 4 class (20 students) at DJOD and 2 LA 4 classes (40 students) at Kenner Discovery (Maine Avenue Campus).

Should Discovery be selected as a Program Partner with JPPSS for LA 4, Discovery is not able to assist with the application process or accept applications for LA 4. Our LA 4 students who are accepted to Discovery via the JPPSS process will be eligible to remain at Discovery for Kindergarten without entering Discovery’s application and lottery process. To learn more about applying to the LA 4 program, visit the Jefferson Parish Public Schools Systems pre-kindergarten website.

Eligible Ochsner employees are welcomed and encouraged to apply to the DJOD Pre-K program as well as the LA 4 program (if available).