The faculty and staff of Southdowns will provide a quality pre-school education in a nurturing and safe environment to prepare students for the future.


To prepare students to reach their full potential in relationships, kindergarten, the community and life.


Southdowns Programming

Southdowns Pre-Kindergarten Center follows the East Baton Rouge Parish curriculum for Pre-K students as well as all state mandates. We have three types of classes in which our typically developing students participate: BEST, LA4, and Reverse Mainstream.

• We also offer appropriate class placement for 3-5 year olds who have special needs, such as developmental delays or autism. Students with special needs have opportunities to interact with typically developing peers in classroom settings.

• Each classroom has one teacher and at least one paraprofessional.

• Speech therapy, occupational therapy, adapted physical education, and physical therapy services are provided as determined by a 1508 evaluation and IEP.

• Opportunities to have math and reading skills reinforced with iPads, Smart Tables, and SMART boards in our classrooms.

Program Features

  • Certified Pre-K Teachers
  • Certified Special Education Teachers
  • Paraprofessionals in all classrooms
  • Certified Speech/Language Pathologists
  • Adapted Physical Education Teachers
  • Related Services- Occupational, Physical, and Vision Therapists
  • Full-time School Nurse
  • Full-time Guidance Counselor
  • Six Nationally Board Certified Teachers
  •  Speech Therapists currently on staff

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2050 Hood Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 • Telephone: 225.346.1127 • Fax: 225.381.7228 • Principal Mary Slack