About Our School

The mission of Southeastern Louisiana University Laboratory School is to collaborate with stakeholders to ensure students reach their full potential by providing rigorous and challenging experiences that help our children become productive citizens.

Our school motto, "Proper Preparation Promotes Peak Performance," is a belief that we value as a school family. We believe that being well-prepared to meet any challenge and to face the world is one of the foundations for success as students and citizens.

We are a very unique school in the sense that we are a collaborative effort of the Tangipahoa Parish School System and Southeastern Louisiana University College of Education and Human Development. Our school is accredited by the Louisiana State Department of Education and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. 

We were established as the "Training School" and opened our doors on January 16, 1940. Louisiana Legislative Act No. 6 funded the laboratory school concept in 1938. 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 sixty years.

                         A Message from Stephen Labbe', our Our Director


Dear Parents and Guardians,

   It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed director of Southeastern Lab School.  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich tradition of education! I have been dedicated to the field of education for more than fifteen years and have worked with a variety of students, ranging in age from kindergarten through high school.  My most recent administrative experience was at Hammond Eastside Magnet School where I served as a principal. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader to Southeastern Lab School and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
   Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the legacy of success established by SLU Lab School by building strong relationships with parents, students and community partners.  We will focus on character education initiatives, the use of data to drive instruction, and providing consistent implementation of the curriculum in a rigorous manner so that we can continue to increase all of the students' achievement.
  All of us at Southeastern Lab School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever.  This year is going to be amazing as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and help them build relationships while making real-world connections.  As your director, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors, including teachers, students and parents, are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.  My is door is always open. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.
I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at SLU Lab meet their goals and have a successful school year!
Best regards,                                                                                                                                              Stephen Labbe’                                                                                      stephen.labbe@southeastern.edu                                                                                                                                   985-549-2185


Our Location

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

Our Students

There are 227 students that attend our school from 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. Extracurricular activities include Beta Club, Art Club, Student Government, and Band.

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 at Sims Memorial Library, 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 director and faculty in cooperation and collaboration with the Southeastern Teaching and Learning personnel, educational researchers, and school board personnel.


Our School Handbook

Click here to download our handbook for the 2017-2018 school year.


Contact Us

Southeastern Lab School

SLU Box 10832
Hammond, LA 70402

Tel: 985-549-2185
Fax: 985-549-2771