Established in 1963

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Thousands of dollars raised annually by Lake Castle students benefiting numerous charities
Large percentage of students recognized annually by Duke University National Talent Identification Program
Winning Quiz Bowl teams - Current senior division champions at Chapelle Invitational Tournament and current junior division champions at Mt. Carmel Invitational
Top 17% in the nation on Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition

Congratulations Class of 2012 National Merit Semi-Finalist
Emily Dong and Anthony Tran
We are very proud of you!

Accolades & Achievements in Excellence

School Philosophy:

Primary emphasis on application of theory
Use of hypothetical or antithetical means to develop logical creativity
Minimal dependence on memorization

Clendon J Butera

Clendon J. Butera
Founding Principal
1963 – 1993

Lydia Butera

Lydia Butera
1995 – 2011


Founded in 1963, Lake Castle Private School offers a traditional, accelerated academic environment to students in grades Pre-K through Eight. Learning at Lake Castle focuses on application of theory and the use of hypothetical or antithetical means to develop logical creativity with minimal dependence on memorization. Students from Lake Castle excel on national testing and are highly received by top high schools in the metro New Orleans area.

Lake Castle is open to all qualified students and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.