Admission Process

Thank you for considering Southfield School for your child. As the area's leading private school, voted "Best Private School" in Shreveport, Southfield provides a challenging educational opportunity for students of average to exceptional ability. Sound character, a willingness to accept personal responsibility for one’s actions, and motivation to achieve academic success in a demanding program are essential. Southfield School seeks and accepts students for admission without regard to sex, race, color, religion or ethnic origin.

Visit Our School

You can learn more about Southfield by visiting our campus. To schedule an appointment or tour, please contact the Admission Director, Clare Coburn at 318.213.6333, or through email at ccoburn@southfield-school.org.

Submit Application

Fill out the attached application form and submit with any previous school records and a non-refundable $50 application fee. Mail to: Admission Director, Southfield School, 1100 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71106

Preschool (PS-2 Exploration, PS-3 Discovery, PS-4 Readiness and Kindergarten)
  • Applicants should be 2, 3, 4, or 5 years old, respectively, by September 1
  • A developmental screening will be scheduled for new students entering Readiness and Kindergarten classes
  • Southfield School will contact the previous program or daycare to learn more about the child and his/her experience. Southfield will also schedule your child to come to the school for a play date.
Lower School (Grades 1 through 4)
  • First-grade applicants should be six years old by September 1
  • The Admission Director will interview the student and his or her parents
  • The applicant will be scheduled to visit the school, and an admission test will be administered during that visit
  • A recommendation form is to be completed by the applicant’s current teacher
Middle School (Grades 5 through 8)
  • The Associate Headmaster and/or Admission Director will interview the student and his or her parents
  • The applicant will be scheduled to visit the school, and an admission test will be administered during that visit
  • A recommendation form is to be completed by the applicant’s current teacher
  • A writing sample is required from the applicant
Shadow a Student

All second through eighth-grade applicants are invited to spend a day in the classroom participating with, and getting to know, other students. An admission test is administered during this visit. Lunch in our cafeteria is included.

Admission

A student is accepted for admission when an enrollment contract has been issued by the school.

Enrollment

A student is enrolled when the signed contract has been received by the school with the non-refundable tuition deposit.