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17255 S. Harrells Ferry Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

Phone Number

(225) 465-9264

Our Mission

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.

About Us

We are excited to bring Discovery’s successful education model to Baton Rouge and expand our partnership with Ochsner Health to serve more families. At Discovery, we strive to create meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so that all students thrive. We recognize each child is unique and understanding how a child learns is important. We offer various support services to accommodate all types of learners. Through a strong academic program, and health sciences integration students are able to discover talents, explore opportunities and achieve success. Our concept allows us to “home grow” future healthcare professionals and healthy citizens for our community. The experienced leadership team of Discovery delivers an innovative and accountable model of education. Discovery students will be college and career ready. We are committed to providing excellent academics in an open-enrollment environment.

School Details

Before After Care Program

Reading and Math intervention

Counseling Services

Extracurricular Activities

Special Education Program


Baton Rouge Ochsner Discovery will be a replication of Kenner Discovery, which has emerged as one of Louisiana’s most successful open-enrollment public charter schools. We are a school that wraps health sciences around every part of the curriculum. We are an academically successful school maintaining an A or B grade level every year since inception. Discovery students receive a rigorous education in health and science fields, and learn about good nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices, physical fitness, and a sustainable environment through experiential hands-on learning. We invite Baton Rouge families to join our community and discover the difference.

The school day begins with a morning meeting lead by the principal. The morning meeting consists of cheers, chants, and affirmations to get students excited and prepared for the academic day. After morning meeting students go to homeroom where they focus on core subjects such as reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and spelling. Students also attend a different co-curricular class each day of the week. Students go to lunch in the café daily and enjoy outdoor recess either before or after lunch.

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