Capital Renaissance International School (CRIS) is a multilingual, multicultural education program for children 6 weeks old to the 5th grade.  

We are the only school in Baton Rouge to offer full language immersion learning in up to three languages: Spanish, French, and Chinese. Our unique curriculum is aimed at ensuring our children are linguistically, academically, and culturally prepared to succeed in a global environment.  At CRIS, our students learn about the world without ever having to leave Louisiana! 

Early Language Immersion School (ELIS)

& PreK-4

Lower School
K-5th Grade

Creating A Diverse Community of Learners

Multiple language acquisition by immersion is the foundation of the CRIS education model.  In addition to immersing students in language and literacy, the educational program at CRIS integrates and emphasizes STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics). Our founders envisioned this model as a primary means of encouraging global awareness and creating a diverse community of learners. Our students are taught a full curriculum in up to three additional languages in all core STEAM subjects.

Why Language Immersion?

Language immersion education develops children who are better prepared for….well, almost everything in life. Research shows early exposure to a second language enables more neural connections to form in a child’s brain, actually improving language skills in the first language.

Other benefits of language immersion:

Celebrating Diversity

Inclusion is one of CRIS' four core values. We celebrate diversity that defines our school, our community, and the world.
We seek to understand one another and to appreciate differing perspectives...and have lots of fun in the process!

Capital Renaissance International School (CRIS) is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible.

EIN: 88-2401255

Special Thanks to Our 2022-2023 Community Partners 

Ferdinand & Debbie Jefferson

NBA Player's Association 

Garrett & Kara Temple

Long Law Firm

Courtney Sparkman & Officer Reports, LLC

Joel & Kelly Boussert

The Sherwin-Williams Paint Company

Dugas Pest Control

Josh Shaffer & Stone Concepts

William Doerr Davis & Island Tempus Luxury Charters

K Johnson's Lawn & Landscaping, Inc.

Robert & Emily Graham