About Our School

SLU Lab School is a collaborative effort of the Tangipahoa Parish School System and
Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education. Our school is accredited by
the Louisiana State Department of Education. 

We were established as the “Training School” and opened our doors on January 16, 1940.
Our faculty and staff are proud to be a part of an educational heritage that has nurtured
the mental, social, and physical growth of children, youth, and adults for over eighty

We are located in the Southeastern Louisiana University Charles E. Cate Teacher Education
Center, which is a specifically designed learning facility including instructional
classroom areas, music, art, and physical education facilities, a media center, and
a science lab.

Our school motto, “We are Caring, Creative, and Encouraging.  We strive for excellence
in all areas by being better today than we were yesterday.  We are the future” is
valued by our school family. We believe that having these values will help us build
the future, and we work hard to improve ourselves every day so that we can improve
our world.

There are 260 students that attend our school from pre-kindergarten through the eighth
grade. We have one section of each grade level and offer not only the standard educational
courses, but also art, physical education, and music.   Many of our students participate
in the gifted program or in the talented art, music, and or drama programs offered
through Tangipahoa Parish School System. 

Opportunities to take part in team sports such as basketball, track, volleyball, and
cheerleading are also offered to our students. 

Enrichment activities at the Lab School are offered through events such as the art
show , science and social studies fairs, and various field trips. Our students also
enjoy opportunities to work collaboratively with campus organizations and Hammond
area community and business groups.

The Southeastern Laboratory School is the foundation of bright futures. A high percentage
of our students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized
tests, earn honor roll status in high school, achieve a high grade point average in
college, and enjoy successful careers.

Our students’ experiences and activities are conducted under the leadership of the
principal and faculty in cooperation and collaboration with the Southeastern’s College
of Education faculty and staff, educational researchers, and Tangipahoa Parish School