How to Apply

Application Process

The first step to applying to NSU Elementary Laboratory School is to visit us! Our faculty, administration, and students are happy to show you what we have to offer.

The next step is to fill out an application, as well as attach a proof of residency, and the latest report cards/state assessment reports. We accept applications year round.

External enrollment for grades 1-5 for any academic school year is made in June. Many factors go into the decision-making process. The first available openings go to children of full-time NSU faculty and staff members, siblings of current NSU Middle Lab and NSU Elementary Lab students receive second priority. Then, available space for each grade level is filled with applicants. Any other applicants are placed on a waiting list.

If we have an opening for you, you must hold your spot by filling out the Enrollment Agreement and paying the $100 Supply Fee.

If an opening was not available for you the first year you applied, don’t give up! You must update your application yearly to be considered for the following year. This can be done by calling the school office at (318) 238-6385. 

NSU Elementary Lab School Application 2024-2025

Cost to Attend

As soon as you are accepted to NSU-E, you must hold your spot by filling out the Enrollment Agreement and paying the $100 Annual Supply Fee.

The Supply Fee is assessed for the following: Supplies, Art, Purchase and Maintenance of Technology.

Tuition is paid to Northwestern State University for the upkeep of facilities, custodial services, and stipends to teachers who meet the master teacher requirements and will be serving as cooperative teachers for NSU Methods Students and observers.

The cost of one student to attend NSU Elementary Laboratory School is $2200 per year. Tuition for additional siblings in either NSU Laboratory School is discounted by $500, and costs $1700. Payments may be made throughout the year, but must be paid in full by April 31.