FAQ
  1. When did Cypress Heights Academy begin?
  2. Is Cypress Heights a diocesan school?
  3. Is Cypress Heights state-approved?
  4. How has Cypress Heights performed academically?
  5. How successful are students who graduate from Cypress Heights?
  6. What size is the largest class?
  7. Is there financial assistance?
  8. Does Cypress Heights have an Open House?
  9. When should I register to attend Cypress Heights?
  10. How and when will I know if I have been accepted to Cypress Heights?
  11. Does Cypress Heights have a high school?
  12. Does Cypress Heights have a sport's program?
  13. How many athletic championships has Cypress Heights won?
  14. Does Cypress Heights have programs for parents to get involved?
  15. Does Cypress Heights provide bus transportation?
  16. Does Cypress Heights have a hot lunch program?
  17. Does Cypress Heights students perform any community service?

When did Cypress Heights Academy begin?
Cypress Heights Academy was founded in 1993 with an enrollment of eleven students. In 1998, Cypress Heights Academy became a Louisiana 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. You can read our history here.

Is Cypress Heights a diocesan school?
No. Cypress Heights is an independent, private school that teaches the Catholic Faith and is operated by lay Catholics. There are no legal or financial connections or obligations between the school and the diocese. We are faithful to the Holy Father and Magisterium of the Catholic Church and constantly strive to maintain a positive relationship with the diocese through our unwavering support and respect for our Bishop - always protective of his position and authority.

Is Cypress Heights state-approved?
Yes. Cypress Heights is state-approved by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), in addition to being Brumfield-Dodd approved. We are currently working on several enhancements to prepare to apply SAIS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accreditation.

How has Cypress Heights performed academically?
Students at Cypress Heights have scored extremely well on the Stanford 10 Achievement Test (SAT). During the 09-10 school year, 3 classes scored in the 8oth percentile (top 20% of the nation), 5 classes scored in the upper 75th percentile, and 1 class scored in the upper 65th percentile. Nationally, those students who score at the 50th percentile are considered average scoring students. Thus, on average, Cypress Heights students are scoring 25-30 percentile points above the average student nationally.

How successful are students who graduate from Cypress Heights?
The Cypress Heights graduates of 2012-2013 were all accepted into their first choice high school. These high schools include Catholic High School, St. Joseph's Academy, St. Michael the Archangel, Redemptorist, Baton Rouge Magnet, and Ascension Catholic, among others.

What size is the largest class?
Cypress Heights has a maximum enrollment of 22 students per class. However, our average class size is approximately 16 students. Cypress Heights believes in high levels of personal attention and therefore, keeps class numbers as low as possible to develop the most personal relationship with each child.

Is there financial assistance?
Yes. Cypress Heights offers limited financial assistance on a need-only basis. We use a 3rd-party company to help assess financial need. Once a student is offered admission to Cypress Heights, he may request financial assistance. There is a deadline for submitting applications for financial assistance.

Does Cypress Heights have an Open House?
Yes. Cypress Heights Open House provides interested parents an opportunity to experience the school, learn about our pedagogy and witness first-hand our wonderful environment. Please call our office at 225.755.1558 to find out when the next Open House is scheduled. We also have tours every week that are scheduled throughout the school year.

When should I register to attend Cypress Heights?
Cypress Heights has been steadily increasing in enrollment and has begun experiencing a waiting list for some classes. The sooner your child is on the list, the better. Contact us anytime to discuss the admissions process. We would be happy to assist you.

How and when will I know if I have been accepted to Cypress Heights?
Our goal is to contact you within 2 weeks of testing. However, depending on enrollment numbers and time needed to gather all required documents, this process could take longer.

Does Cypress Heights have a high school?
Not at this time.

Does Cypress Heights have a sport's program?
Yes. Please see the athletics tab on our main navigation menu.

Does Cypress Heights have a parents' club?
Yes. CHAPA (Cypress Heights Academy Parents Association) contains many committees that encourage parental involvement at school. Please browse the parents tab on the website for more details.

Does Cypress Heights provide bus transportation?
No, not at this time.

Does Cypress Heights have a hot lunch program?
Yes. We do have a hot lunch program. We provide delicious, healthy hot meals every day for purchase. Also, many of our students bring thier own lunch to school. Healthy eating is highly encouraged at Cypress Heights and is a part of our human formation program in respecting one's body and strenghtening the will to take care of the gift of life that God has given us.

Do Cypress Heights students perform any community service?
Yes. We call this our Apostolic Formation program, which is a program that creates in students a heart that is sensitive to the needs of others. Cypress Heights students participate in school-wide projects (such as holding food drives to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank), mission work (in Mexico and other Missions in America), extracurricular service (toy drives, tutoring, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Charities, etc). One recent example is when our football team recognize a need of another team, whereas they had a need for matching uniforms. Our athletes noticed that the need and asked if they could conduct a fundraiser to raise money to purchase them some uniforms. It turned out that the team with the need consisted of many inner-city children who had little means to afford new uniforms. Within a week's time, Cypress Heights athletes raised over $2,200 and were able to purchase jersey's and pants for all players, shirts and hats for their coaches. The team with the uniform needs were so touched they asked their coaches if they could have a fundraiser for another group in need.