A Guide to New Orleans Schools, Admissions Tours and Open Houses

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New Orleans Schools, Admissions Tours and School Open Houses 

Whether you choose private, public, religious or otherwise – choosing a school in New Orleans is a huge challenge because it comes with a variety of educational choices and options. We invite you to peruse our listing for a greater New Orleans area school (including Metairie, Kenner and Northshore schools) that meets your family’s needs and priorities. We recommend that you visit as many schools as possible at the Open Houses listed below and talk to as many New Orleans parents as you can find. If you have questions about specific schools or processes, we also encourage you to ask the moms in our neighborhood groups about their thoughts and experiences. Who better to ask about local New Orleans schools than actual moms who have experienced the schools themselves?

Do you have a little one that is not quite ready for school? You can check out a comprehensive list of New Orleans early childhood options including preschools and mother’s day out programs HERE

St. Martin's Episcopal School

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St. Martin’s believes learning is not just about thinking, but about doing. The school’s approach to education equips students with the skills and mindsets necessary to succeed in college and in life, such as problem-solving, adaptability, empathy, and collaboration. Students solve real-world problems through innovation and design projects integrated into their classes. Students are inspired, and appreciate the value of learning and creating in ways that will have a positive impact beyond the walls of a classroom. St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory school for students from eight weeks through grade 12.

2019-2020 Open House Date: October 19th at 9:30 am.

Financial Aid Workshop for Parents: Tuition Assistance 101 on November 3rd from 1-2 pm

Stuart Hall for Boys

In 1984, William Gallop saw the need for an elementary Catholic boys school in New Orleans and decided to turn a dream into reality by founding Stuart Hall School for Boys. During Gallop’s tenure, he oversaw the school’s establishment of a permanent campus on Carrollton Avenue and the addition of a middle school as the student body grew both in numbers and maturity. Shortly after, Stuart Hall embarked on an expansion and continued to increase enrollment under the guidance of the school’s second headmaster, Kevin Avin. Now in its 35th year, Stuart Hall holds membership in The Archdiocese of New Orleans, Independent Schools of the Southwest, National Association of Independent Schools, and the Independent Boys’ Schools Coalition.

Fall Open House Date:  October 23rd at 8:30 am.

Trinity Episcopal School

Trinity Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent day school serving students age 15 months through Eighth Grade. Trinity’s talented and experienced faculty and staff are committed to educating students in a nurturing environment dedicated to our ideals of Gentle, Generous, Truthful, Kind, and Brave. Trinity’s mission is to build confident, resilient upstanders on a foundation of academic excellence, moral responsibility, and faith who are prepared to make a positive difference in the world.

Open House Dates :: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (15 months – Eighth Grade)
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (15 months – four years old)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (15 months – Eighth Grade)

Private tours are also encouraged! 

Sacred Heart

Thinking about a Sacred Heart education? Every Fall, we open our hearts, minds and doors to the Greater New Orleans community and host Admission Tours to our future Sacred Heart families. We cordially invite you to come see in person how our girls are inspired to make change in the world.

If you can’t make it to one of our Admission Tours, we invite you to contact us for a Personal Tour at your convenience. If your daughter already has a friend who attends Sacred Heart, we’ll be happy to pair them up for a few hours to “Spend a Day” in the life of a Sacred Heart girl.

Open House Dates:

(Grades 5-12): Open House Tours: Tuesday, October 29, 5-7pm

(Ages 1-Grade 4): Call for a Personal Tour: (504)269-1213

Ursuline Academy

Serving Toddler 1 through 12th grade, Ursuline Academy is proud to have the distinction of being the first all-girls’ Catholic school in the nation. As girls progress through the academy, our highly interactive approach exposes them to increasingly complex concepts in STEM and the arts that go beyond learning the material. Ursuline girls learn to think creatively, articulate their ideas confidently and compassionately, and solve problems collaboratively. We focus on STEM and the arts as equal partners to power this 21stcentury learning. Starting in early childhood, our Reggio Emilia-inspired approach builds each girl’s confidence, social-emotional resiliency and appreciation of others. Continuing throughout the academy, our all-girls’ environment empowers girls to challenge themselves, explore outside their comfort zones and expand what they are capable of achieving. Students with different backgrounds, beliefs and talents feel part of a sisterhood at Ursuline. They learn from each other, celebrate each other and raise each other up. At Ursuline, girls gain a deeper understanding of themselves and how to be successful in a global society.

Open House Dates:

High School (8th-12th) | October 24, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Early Childhood and Elementary (Toddler 1-7th) | October 25, 2019 from 8:30-10:00 am

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans is the only private French school in New Orleans that is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and State of Louisiana providing multilingual education for 18-month-old students through eighth grade. Since its founding in 1998, Ecole Bilingue’s mission has been to provide a strong and distinctive bilingual education for children in New Orleans by combining the best of French and American academics. The student-to-teacher ratio is 7 to 1, allowing each student an opportunity to have personalized attention for a better, differentiated education.

Open House: November 7th 4:30 – 6:30 pm

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 62 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 12 months through Grade 8, offering ten+ years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on Cherishing Childhood, Developing Character and Cultivating Leaders. We strive to teach each child in a manner that builds on his or her individual strengths, interests, and abilities while at the same time fostering teamwork within the greater School community. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics and information literacy skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports, and community service round out St. Andrew’s program.

Join us for an Open House:

PK3-Grade 4 | October 22, 2019 at 9:00 am

Middle School (Grades 5-8) | October 17, 2019 at 4 pm

Cottage Tours Available by Appointment Only

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

St. Paul’s Episcopal School provides excellence in education fostering strength of intellect and strength of character in an accelerated learning environment. We recognize the power of play and project-based, experiential learning. Toddler-8th grade. The Future is Here.

Open House Dates:
Early Childhood (2 years – 1st grade) | October 16th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Middle School Open Tour Date | October 29th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Middle School (5th grade – 8th grade) | January 23rd from 10 am – 12:20 pm
Early Childhood & Lower School (2 years – 4th grade) | January 30 from 9:45 am – 11:30 am
Open Tour Date | April 7th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Private tours available by appointment.

Metairie Park Country Day

Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school where care and cultivation of each child, from Pre-K through Grade 12, come to life with exciting and innovative approaches to teaching. Our uses of advanced technology and our expansive, rigorous curriculum open the world to our students. Our outstanding faculty holds our students to high standards while teaching the importance of individual achievement through depth of inquiry rather than mere recitation of facts. The Country Day tradition of developing an aesthetic sensibility in students is reflected not only in our beautiful 15-acre campus, but also in the rich and varied performing and visual arts program that has been a hallmark of our School. Our insistence on intellectual virtues and ethical leadership is woven throughout the daily lives of the diverse individuals that build our community.

Open House Dates:

Pre-K | October 24th at 6:30 pm

Grades 6-12 | November 21st at 6:30 pm

Grades 3,4,5 | January 8th at 8:30 am 

Grades K,1,2 | January 14th at 8:30 am

Grades 6-12 | January 16th at 6:15 pm 

Archbishop Rummel High School

Archbishop Rummel High School has been educating young men who become tomorrow’s leaders for more than fifty-five years. Conveniently located in Metairie, the school provides young men, grades 8 through 12, with a faith-based Lasallian education while maintaining state-of-the-art facilities. Academically, Archbishop Rummel sets high standards in all its college preparation courses while also encouraging each student to explore his individual interests through a variety of elective course options. Unique to Archbishop Rummel are its pre-professional courses in biomedical sciences, engineering, and law studies. These courses give students opportunities to explore professional industries as well as connect and develop relationships with Alumni. “Touching hearts, Teaching Minds, and Cultivating Leaders” is not only Archbishop Rummel’s motto; it is also the foundation by which its faculty, staff, and stakeholders base their decisions and actions. By touching hearts and teaching minds, Archbishop Rummel is cultivating future leaders who will impact the community and beyond for years to come. The school invites prospective students and families to visit its campus and take a look at the daily life of a Rummel Raider.

Raider Preview Night for Prospective Students and Families: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00-8:00 P.M. Click HERE to register online.

Spend-A-Days: Various dates available: Click HERE to register online

Open House: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 6:00 P.M. Click HERE to pre-register for Open House.

Mount Carmel Academy

You’re invited to Mount Carmel Academy’s Open House on Thursday, October 10 from 3 – 7 p.m. Experience everything Mount Carmel has to offer, meet our students and teachers, and explore our campus! At Mount Carmel Academy experience is filled with opportunities for each student to pursue her passions, uncover new talents, grow spiritually, and discover the person God created her to become. The challenging curriculum enables students to cultivate critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, weigh social and religious values, and prepare for higher education. A 1:1 MacBook program enhances instruction and offers powerful collaborative and in-class possibilities. Small class sizes (average of 15) ensure each student receives individualized attention while developing meaningful connections with her teachers and peers. As they navigate through a diverse selection of elective offerings and more than 50 extracurricular activities, students are encouraged to expand interests and become active participants in the community. Service to others is an integral part of a Mount Carmel education. Through hard work and reflection, students develop a deep respect for God, their families, and all of God’s creation. Teamwork and perseverance are found on and off the field through 11 sports and 26 teams.

Kehoe-France School

At Kehoe-France School, serving children 8 weeks- Grade 7, children are nurtured in a warm and welcoming environment. With small class sizes in a secure and picturesque 14 acre environment, our degreed and certified staff encourage our students to explore their curiosities. As a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program, Kehoe-France is focused on providing an inquiry-based approach to learning. Our students are actively engaged in their development, education, and activities. We focus not only on the academic fundamentals but also a child’s physical health and wellness through our expansive athletics programs, exposure to the fine arts through classes and clubs, and a commitment to service as a school community. Our facilities are newly renovated with more improvements to come. Private tours are given daily upon request.We invite everyone to come tour with us and take those first steps onto the path to success.

Daily private tours upon request.

Morris Jeff Community School

Morris Jeff Community School is an authorized World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for grades PK-5, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for grades 6-10, and the Diploma Programme (DP) for grades 11-12. Morris Jeff is the only school in Louisiana authorized to offer all 3 IBO Programmes. These IBO Programmes share a common philosophy – a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Morris Jeff believes is important for all of our students. IBO provides the curriculum framework behind some of the most rigorous, creative, and successful schools in the world.

Open House Dates:

Pre-K- 8th grade | October 30th

High School | October 16th

St Stanislaus

Saint Stanislaus is a Catholic day and boarding school for boys in grades seven through twelve. We are located just an hour’s drive from the cultural offerings of New Orleans, on the picturesque Gulf of Mexico coastline. We welcome students from across the United States and around the world. At Saint Stanislaus, students thrive academically and spiritually in an atmosphere of structure and friendly discipline grounded in the accumulated wisdom of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. We believe that all boys have the ability to excel and that college readiness requires an academic program tailored to students’ needs. Our college preparatory program integrates Advanced Placement (AP), honors curriculum, and Academic Assistance Program with a commitment to faith and community service to help young boys become men of character. Our stunning beachfront campus is an unrivaled outdoor lab for our marine science program. From sailing to SCUBA, our moderate climate means that students can get on the water year-round.

Open House: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

McGehee

Successful girls possess a combination of self-esteem, resilience, and grit. McGehee goes the extra mile in teaching girls critical skills for the 21st century. Small by design, McGehee provides a challenging and nurturing environment and builds collaborative relationships between students and faculty. Providing excellence in education since 1912, Louise S. McGehee School is an all-girls college preparatory school grades Pre-K – 12th.  McGehee’s mission focuses on the individual and fosters a lifelong love of learning. Rigorous academics, competitive athletics, honor, service and leadership are at the core of McGehee. Through One Schoolhouse’s online courses, we offer a wide range of AP and elective courses. Our students are admitted to top colleges and universities across the country.

Open House Dates:

McGehee: Pre-K through 12th grades | November 5th; January 9th; 8:30 am

Pre-K through 4th grades| October 3rd; 8:30 am 

Grades 5-12 | October 16th; 5:30 pm

Little Gate | October 31st; 8:30 am

Atonement Lutheran School

Atonement Lutheran School has been providing a strong Christian education in Metairie, Louisiana since 1960. We serve students from PreK3 through 8th grade. Our goal is to assist families in “bringing up (their) children in the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).  Some of our most important values are:  honesty, loyalty, faith, moral and ethical principles, strong work-ethic.  We treat each other with respect, dignity and compassion.  We build each other up and encourage our family members to take responsibility.  We work hard but be sure to find time to play and enjoy each other’s company. When it’s time to work, we will put forth our best effort and support each other. We celebrate the uniqueness and talents of our students and strive meet their individual educational needs. While standardized test scores are not our only way to determine the success of our students, most of our students test 1-2 grade levels above their current grade. Our graduates go on to be successful at many of the most prestigious high schools in the greater New Orleans area.

Please come to our campus Open House and meet us on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 5-7pm and Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 5-7pm.

St. George Episcopal School

St. George’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent school serving approximately 400 students from age one through eighth grade. Founded in 1969, St. George’s fosters a community that exemplifies the core values of integrity, perseverance, compassion and respect. Because of our low student-to-teacher ratio, exceptional faculty and family-like atmosphere, students gain confidence and skills to achieve success in academics, social development and emotional well-being. We boldly reimagine education to serve each child as an individual. As we celebrate our fiftieth anniversary this year, you have to see St. G!

Open House Dates:
Age 1 – Second Grade | October 24th | 8:30 – 10:00 am
Age 1 – Eighth Grade | November 14th | 8:30 – 10:00 am
Age 1 – Second Grade | January 16th | Tours beginning at 5:30 pm
Personal tours may also be arranged

Cabrini High School

Cabrini High School is a place where young girls find themselves and grow into successful, talented and driven women. We not only educate the minds, but also the hearts of our students. This is what you’ll find at Cabrini. You’ll find friendship. You’ll find faith. You’ll find your future. And most importantly you’ll find yourself. At Cabrini, our commitment to academic excellence is as strong as our commitment to you. Because you were born to make a difference. And we were founded to help you do just that. Bring a friend and experience Cabrini High School’s culture of excellence, explore our treasured traditions, and discover the spirit of sisterhood that connects generations of Cabrini Crescents.

Open House: Thursday, October 3rd from 4 pm to 7 pm

Waldorf School of New Orleans

Waldorf Education is celebrating 100 years, yet its founding principles are aligned with cutting-edge research in child development. We give our students an education that imparts the skills to tackle any challenge they encounter. With more than 1,200 Waldorf schools and 2,000 early childhood programs worldwide, ours is the fastest growing independent educational movement on the planet. We invite you to tour our school and see Waldorf education in action.

Tours & Open House Dates:

Main Campus at the Rose Collaborative (Nursery – Grade 8)
Tours: Twice monthly on Wednesdays, starting September 25 (grown ups only, please)

Open House: Saturday, October 19 and Saturday, January 25 (children are welcome)

Early Childhood Center (Nursery – Kindergarten)
Tours: Weekly on Tuesdays mornings, Starting October 1 (grown ups only, please)

Open House: Saturday, October 5 and Saturday, January 11 (children are welcome)

Northlake Christian School

Northlake Christian School is a private, non-denominational Christian school in Covington that offers high-quality education from six weeks through twelfth grade in which faith is integrated with innovative learning. Northlake Christian exists to challenge its students to think critically, lead courageously and serve faithfully. Northlake Christian stands alone on the Northshore providing convenience to parents with a loving daycare for your infants and toddlers all the way to a college-prep education for your children beginning in Kindergarten all the way through graduation.

Open House Dates:

October 2nd | November 15th | January 29th | March 18th 

Young Audiences Charter School (YACS)

Young Audiences Charter School (YACS) at is an open enrollment, arts-integrated charter school serving over 1,200 CREATIVE LEARNERS Kindergarten through 9th Grade. Founded in 2013 by Young Audiences of Louisiana, YACS’s mission is to bring the benefits of a holistic, arts-integrated education to the children of Jefferson Parish. Citing the success and proven results of arts-based educational programming in Louisiana and nationwide, Young Audiences is determined to meet the academic and social needs of the whole child. Young Audiences Charter School is excited to announce the historic renovation and construction project that will result in the opening of our new middle and high school campus for the 2020-2021 school year!

Open House Dates ::

Sat. Nov 9, 2019 12pm-2pm
Wed. Jan 29, 2020, 6pm
Sat. March 28, 2020, 12pm-2pm
Wed. April 29, 2020, 6pm

Jefferson Parish Schools Advanced Study Academies

The Jefferson Parish Schools Advanced Study Academies expose the most highly capable students to a challenging, rigorous, and accelerated curriculum. Learn more at one of our family information nights. Join us September 16 at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High at 2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner or on September 19 at the JP Schools Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Both info sessions begin at 6 p.m. Families can also learn more about the district’s newest advanced school, Ruppel Academie Francaise The application period for 2020-21 is September 23 through October 22. ASA testing will run from October to December. Visit jpschools.org/asa for more information.

Open House/Testing Dates

Advanced Study Academies Admission Information Nights :

 September 16th at 6 pm at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High at 2801 Bruin Drive in Kenner.

September 19th at 6 pm at the JP Schools Administration Building at 501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey.

Advanced Study Academies 2020-21 Application Period: September 23rd-October 22nd

Advanced Study Academies Testing Period: October 13th-December 7th

Jefferson Parish Schools

Our K-8s offer the highest-rated curriculum in the state, enriching athletics and extracurricular activities, and a safe, nurturing environment where students are prepared for high school and beyond. Learn more about these neighborhood schools where your child can grow from kindergarten through the 8th grade. Jefferson Parish families are invited to attend a Look & Learn session this fall at one of our K-8 schools. To learn more, visit jpschools.org/lookandlearn.

St. Catherine of Siena School

Established in 1926 in the heart of Old Metairie, St. Catherine of Siena School is a Roman Catholic, co-educational school for children in PreK-3 through 7th Grade. The mission of St. Catherine of Siena School centers on the teachings of its namesake who urged — Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire. Through a Christ-centered community of faith that fosters academic excellence, SCS strives to recognize individual student needs and talents to fully prepare each child for their future. For over 90 years, St. Catherine of Siena School has nurtured students spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically helping them develop a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

Open House Dates:

Middle School Open House for Grades 5-7 – October 10 at 7pm

Open House for All Grades – January 23 at 7pm

St. Benilde School

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Founded over 50 years ago by the Sisters of Loreto, St. Benilde School is dedicated to Catholic values and academic excellence. Serving children from 6 weeks to 7th grade, St. Benilde is committed to providing an educational foundation, which focuses on spiritual, academic, physical and social development, so that our students will grow to know, love and serve God, family and community. At St. Benilde we are student centered, your child is our curriculum. Providing a 21st century education we are future focused and constantly striving for growth.

Private tours are given upon request. We invite you to visit our school to start your new adventure. Contact Mrs. Micki Andry, Director of Admissions, to request a private tour or visit stbenilde.com to learn more about our dynamic school.

St. Charles Parish Public Schools

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St. Charles Parish Public Schools has been at the forefront of education and a leader among public schools in Louisiana since the mid 1970’s. Led by Superintendent Dr. Ken Oertling and eight school board members, the school system is home to more than 9,800 students and 1,700 employees. Fifteen schools and five centers serve the community of St. Charles Parish with classes ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, head start and community education. The close knit community of St. Charles Parish takes pride in its Triple “A” school system focused on academics, athletics and the arts and its rich history, which is evident through its commitment with 94 percent of students in the area attending St. Charles Parish Public Schools. Our students and staff have been honored with numerous awards on the local, state and national levels, and the district continues to be ranked among the top in the state. Our newly opened, state-of-the-art Lafon Performing Arts Center provides students with the unique opportunity to experience arts education and appreciation through workshops and performances.

Arden Cahill Academy

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Arden Cahill Academy combines a strong education with the unique qualities of an outdoor country environment just minutes from downtown New Orleans. Nestled along Bayou Fatma in Gretna, the beautiful 12-acre campus currently serves students from 6 weeks in its Infant Center through High School (10th grade). Arden Cahill Academy has begun a new chapter in the school’s 53-year history this fall by welcoming its first high school class of freshmen. An additional grade will be added over three successive years. Arden Cahill Academy offers a college preparatory curriculum that will continue to uphold the school’s tradition of academic excellence and exposure to the arts. Course selections will include honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes with embedded ACT prep and college guidance. With a focus on cultural enrichment, the school offers art, music, drama, public speaking, band, dance, digital media and language integrated into their curriculum. Arden Cahill Academy’s campus also features a STEAM Lab, 300-seat theater, vegetable garden, art studios, music rooms, horse stables, riding arena, petting farm, competition swimming pool, sports fields and gymnasium. Arden Cahill Academy also offers Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp with activities galore! Please join us for an Open House, Campus Tour or Spend-A-Day (6th – 10th grades).

Open House Dates:

OCTOBER 10th from 6:00pm – 8pm for 6th to 10th grade 

NOVEMBER 12th at 9:00am for Infants (6weeks) through High School (10th grade)

JANUARY 9th at 9:00am for Infants (6weeks) through High School (10th grade)

Isidore Newman School

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Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is committed to the intellectual, ethical, emotional, and physical development of each student. Newman offers a challenging, comprehensive, and developmentally appropriate curriculum from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, with Green Trees Early Childhood Village enrolling children ages six weeks to four years. A Newman education encourages critical and independent thinking, leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, and provides superior guidance and support for high achieving students and families.

Newman invites guests to explore the school’s offerings by visiting the November 6th Open House at 6 pm or the January 15th Open House at 9 am. Individual visits are always welcomed.

Cedarwood School

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Cedarwood School, established in 1983, has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s finest private schools. Founded upon the basic principles of individualized instruction, Cedarwood offers a stimulating academic program combined with sensitivity to children’s developmental needs. Cedarwood serves preschool (infants-5 years) through 7th grade students in Mandeville, Louisiana, on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain just 30 minutes from New Orleans. Our mission at Cedarwood is to inspire all students to reach their maximum potential, intellectually, physically, and socially, through a variety of teaching strategies, while promoting positive personal growth and creating a foundation for life-long learning. Cedarwood is a coeducational, private, non-denominational school serving local and international students.

Open House Dates:
For Preschool – 7th Grade: October 24th, November 13th and January 23rd at 9:00 am
Coffee and Kindergarten Event: January 16th at 9:00 am

If you are unable to make one of the Open House dates, please call (985) 845-7111 to schedule a personal tour.

Jewish Community Day School

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Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans strives to balance research-based, challenging academics with an enriching and thought-provoking Jewish Studies program for children in Preschool through 6th Grade. In so doing, we’ve created a personally, intellectually, and spiritually stimulating environment that helps our students develop as scholars and as leaders. JCDS offers an education that is global, ethical, and rooted in the skills students need to succeed in an ever-changing world.

Get to know us at our Fall Open House Tuesday, November 5th at 6pm.
Come play with us at Family Fun Fest Sunday, January 26th at noon.

NOLA Public Schools

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NOLA Public Schools (NOLA-PS) at its heart is dedicated to the success of every New Orleans public school student. Our system is designed to develop students who are ready to meet the world and capitalize on every opportunity presented to them.

To learn more about our district and 78 schools, visit nolapublicschools.com. For enrollment information, please visit enrollnola.org.

Discovery Health Sciences Academies

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Discovery Schools are open enrollment public charter schools in Jefferson Parish serving diverse learners Kindergarten through 12th grade. Through a strong academic program, health sciences integration, and a robust athletic program, students are able to discover talents, explore opportunities and achieve success. Starting November 1, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is accepting applications for students entering K-12. Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is accepting applications for students entering grades K-4, with a growth plan to expand to 8th grade by 2023. We invite you to our open houses to meet Discovery teachers, see our classrooms, learn about our exciting construction projects for both schools, and see the Discovery difference!

Open House Dates

Kindergarten – January 22, 2020 at 10 AM

Rivertown Campus – 415 Williams Blvd. Kenner

1st-4th – January 23, 2020 at 6 PM

Maine Campus – 2504 Maine Avenue, Metairie

5th- 12th – January 30, 2020 at 5 PM

Vintage Campus – 201 Vintage Drive, Kenner

Archdiocese of New Orleans

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In our New Orleans Catholic schools, it is our Catholic identity that sets us apart from the rest. Our concentration on educating the whole child, spiritually, academically, and morally is the ultimate advantage. Every school wants to provide a quality education, but our Catholic schools are doing just that and more. From a young age, Catholic schools instill in students the importance of leading a values-based, spiritually strong life.

De La Salle High School

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De La Salle High School is the only private, Catholic 8-12 high school in New Orleans offering a co-educational environment. Located at 5300 Saint Charles Avenue, De La Salle celebrates a legacy of Lasallian education since 1949. Today, De La Salle is a dynamic, innovative Catholic School preparing young people for college, career and life in a global community. In the De La Salle classroom, you will find dynamic teachers that inspire young minds to grow and develop. From eighth to twelfth grade, our faculty presents a comprehensive college model academic program that challenges students to reach their full potential. Students at De La Salle experience a very personalized academic career. We structure our school on this transformative power of personal relationships. The needs and abilities of our students are at the center of all that we do. Come see why De La Salle is The Right Fit!

Samuel J. Green Charter School

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Samuel J. Green is a PreK-8th grade open-enrollment charter school, located in the Uptown community of the Freret neighborhood. At Samuel J. Green Charter School, we prepare 100% of our students for college, careers, and a successful life. We are building a community focused on equity and inclusion, working to provide more seats for PreK – K children of all backgrounds to learn together. Come visit us to learn more about our creative and rigorous curriculum, our hands-on learning experiences including the Edible Schoolyard New Orleans program, and our dedicated staff of seasoned educators.

Open House every Tuesday in November and December, 9am – 10am. Give us a call at (504) 304 – 3532 to reserve a spot on one of our weekly open house tours.

KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS)

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Founded in 2005, the mission of KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) is to build academically excellent schools that create unlimited opportunity for all students. KNOS is a high quality, sustainable network of tuition free, open enrollment, college preparatory public charter schools that empowers students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in school and in life. KIPP New Orleans operates 13 schools from PK to 12th grade and serves more than 5,000 students. For nearly 15 years, KNOS has been one of the highest performing open enrollment networks in New Orleans with success in growing students academically.

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Trying to Make Sense of The New Orleans School System

Navigating the Admissions Process Pre-School Through High School

Seven Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Open House Visit

A Global Perspective: Why We Choose Immersion 

The Louisiana Department of Education

New Orleans Preschools

Pre-K Programs :: Five Qualities to Look For

The Search For the Perfect Preschool 

On Preparing for Kindergarten

I Heart Montessori 

Activities and Resources for Parents of Young Kids

Why We Chose Montessori

Homeschooling in New Orleans

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So You’re Thinking of Homeschooling?

Our First Year As Homeschooling Homies

Lessons from the Carpool Line {Transitions of a Previously Homeschooling Family}

The Truth About the Homeschooling Mom

To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool?

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The Unlikely Homeschool

Choosing Private Schools in New Orleans

Why This Public School Teacher is Sending Her Kids to Private School

Choosing a Private School {A Checklist}

The Case For Single Gender Schools

Benefits of Choosing a Catholic Education

Public / Charter Schools in New Orleans

We Choose Public School

Year Round School, One Year Later

Details on the Jefferson Parish Magnet School Programs 

What You Need to Know about Jefferson Parish and New Orleans Charter Schools

Immersion Schools : A Dangerous Proposition

Choosing the Best School {Special Needs Edition}

Special Needs Children {New Orleans}

On Back to School Anxiety

I Think My Child Has a Learning Disability. What Do I Do?

East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Exceptional Student Services

Dyslexia Support and Resources

School Based Speech Therapy {The IEP Process Explained}

Everything You Need to Know About the Pre-School Intelligence Test

Love to Our Teachers

A Letter to My Child’s Teachers

Year Long Teacher Appreciation

Challenges of School Aged Kids

How to Make Friends Like a Sixth Grader

Different Schools, Identical Sisters :: When One Twin Gets Into A School And Another Doesn’t

Rude, Mean or Bullying and What To Do About It

On Helping With Homework…

Five Lessons I’ve Learned From Helping My Boys with Homework

On College (Yes, You Will Be there One Day If You Are Not Already)

Call Your Kids, NOT Their Professors

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