New Orleans Schools, Admissions Tours and School Open Houses 

Best Schools in New Orleans 

A Guide to Educational Options in New Orleans

New Orleans Schools, School Admissions Tours and School Open Houses 

One of the most popular questions we receive at New Orleans Mom is, “how does the school application process in New Orleans work?” Unfortunately, the answer is not simple or straightforward as New Orleans offers a variety of private, parochial and public schools … and there is NOT one centralized or streamlined application system. Choosing a school in New Orleans, LA is a BIG decision and not one that comes easily. The best advice we have is to research as many schools in New Orleans as possible, tour as many schools in person in New Orleans and possible and talk to other New Orleans parents. If you are moving to New Orleans, New Orleans Mom is proud to offer dozens of resources for New Orleans families.

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 always recommend that you “visit” as many schools as possible at the Open Houses listed below (whether that is virtual or in person) and talk to as many New Orleans parents as you can find. If you are looking for more information about the NCAP (formerly One App process) process for Orleans Parish public schools, one local mom shared her insight here.

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?

Please know that New Orleans Mom recognizes that school choices are hard. We want you to know that whatever school you choose for your family we respect you. 

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

Would you like to have your school included? Please email Karen{@}neworleansmom{dot}com.

St. Martin's Episcopal School

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The St. Martin’s Episcopal School experience is a journey that goes far beyond academics. The school, founded in 1947, is celebrating 75 years of preparing students to thrive in college, and in life, through faith, scholarship and service. St. Martin’s is a coeducational, independent school for children from eight weeks to 12th grade. One of St. Martin’s greatest strengths is its strong community, a diverse group of individuals with many gifts and talents who celebrate their shared values and commitment to the school’s core principles. St. Martin’s embraces inclusivity and ensures all students have the opportunity to lead and learn within, and outside of, the school’s community. While its students come from all walks of life, St. Martin’s is a place where all belong.

Open House: Saturday, October 29, Time to be determined

It is the policy of St. Martin’s Episcopal School to administer its educational programs, including admission and tuition assistance, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or disability.

Trinity Episcopal School

ISAS Schools in New Orleans

Trinity Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent day school serving students 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*
Thursday, October 27, 2022
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
*Open Houses are for all ages and begin at 9:00 a.m.

Private tours are encouraged!
Please email [email protected] to schedule yours today!

St Pauls Episcopal School

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. Students benefit from fine arts, award-winning math and science programs, competitive athletics and so much more. Families are encouraged to learn more about St. Paul’s Episcopal School. Come visit our beautiful campus, meet faculty and get a feel for student life at St. Paul’s. The Future is Here.

Join us for one of our Open Tours:  September 23, November 17, January 13, February 13, April 21

Registration required:

Ursuline Academy

All Girls Catholic School New Orleans

Serving 6 weeks 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 21st century 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 27, 2022, 4-6 p.m.

Lily House and Early Childhood (6 weeks – Kindergarten): December 3, 2022; Tours at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Elementary (1st-7th): January 24, 2023, 8:30 a.m.

St. George’s Episcopal School

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St. George’s Episcopal School believes that every child learns differently. Our version of personalized learning means every child will be challenged—and every child will be supported. Through personalized learning plans, learning-in-motion classrooms, success teams and our nurturing environment, our graduates are ready for the world—not just high school. From learning support that addresses mild language-based learning differences to gifted abilities, it’s all built in. You have to see StG!

Open House Dates ::

October 20 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Age 1 – 8th Grade
November 3 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Nursery – Pre-K4
January 20 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Age 1 – 8th Grade
Personal tours may also be scheduled by appointment

Louise S. McGehee School

All girls school New Orleans

At McGehee, girls come first. With our focus on leadership and deep learning, McGehee offers students the opportunity to become creative and critical thinkers. Our advanced curriculum, and the deep expertise of our teachers who guide it, along with a student experience empowering girls and young women, make McGehee a truly remarkable place—a school that creates transformation. McGehee is a non-denominational all girls school serving students in PK through 12th grade, as well as children between the ages of 8 weeks old and three years old at Little Gate.

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans

French Immersion New Orleans

Ecole Bilingue develops globally literate students through an exemplary bilingual French-American curriculum set in a nurturing and multicultural community. EB offers a strong English Language Arts, American math, and social studies program that complements the French national curriculum, sending our graduates on a path to success at any American or international high school. We guide our students to excel academically, foster their curiosity, and prepare them to become creative and innovative contributors to the world.

Open House :: 

November 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Ages 18 mos – 8th grade

Personal tours encouraged and available by appointment.

Ecole Bilingue admits qualified students regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Episcopal Schools New Orleans

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 65 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 12 months through eighth grade, offering a nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on “Cherishing Childhood, Developing Character and Cultivating Leaders.” St. Andrew’s students love to build things – building a rocket for science class, a set for a school play, building friendships or building upon the lessons they learn. More importantly, St. Andrew’s aims to build up each child’s self-esteem, because helping them believe in themselves means they’ll have a strong foundation to build their future. With smaller class sizes, children have the individual attention they need to thrive.

If you are looking for a school that will nurture your child’s love of learning while helping to build their self-esteem, leadership skills, and social skills, St. Andrew’s just may be the place for your child. See the school in action at the upcoming Open House on October 21 for PK 3 – Grade 8, or call for a personal tour. Cottage tours are available by appointment.

Mount Carmel Academy

Single Gender Education New Orleans

The 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 their 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.

Open House: Thursday, October 13, 3-7:30 p.m.

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

Free Charter Schools in New Orleans

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is an open-enrollment public charter school located in Jefferson Parish serving students in Pre-K4 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, 2022, Kenner Discovery is accepting applications for new students entering Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Kenner Discovery is proud to have a new state-of-the-art high school campus that is complementary to our innovative curriculum. The new campus features specialized classrooms, 9 science labs including an Ochsner Hospital Simulation Lab, theater and art studios, a spacious library, and a large cafeteria. We invite you to our open houses for Lower School (PreK4-4th) and/or Middle/High School (5th-12th) to explore our beautiful campuses, meet Discovery teachers, and learn about the Discovery difference! Please visit for the latest information.

Open House Dates:

Kenner Discovery Middle & High School (5th-12th)
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Location: 3837 Loyola Dr. Kenner, 70065

Kenner Discovery Lower School (PK-4th)
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Time: 6 PM- 7:30 PM
Location: 2504 Maine Ave Metairie, 70003

Dr. John Ochsner Discovery
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Time:5:30 PM-7 PM
Location: 1108 Shrewsbury Rd. Jefferson, 70121

Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

Charter Schools in Jefferson Parish

Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is an open-enrollment public charter school located in Jefferson Parish serving students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Through a strong academic program, and health sciences integration students are able to discover talents, explore opportunities and achieve success. Starting on November 1, 2022, Dr. John Ochsner Discovery is accepting applications for students entering grades K-8. Complementing our innovative curriculum is a new state-of-the-art campus featuring a MakerSpace, Emeril’s Culinary Garden and Teaching Kitchen, library, computer lab, gym, and cafeteria. The new campus is located at 1108 Shrewsbury Road in Jefferson. We invite you to our open house to explore our beautiful campus, meet Discovery teachers, and learn about the Discovery difference! Please visit for the latest updates.

Open House: January 12, 2023 – 1108 Shrewsbury Road, Jefferson, LA 70121

International School of Louisiana

Language Immersion Schools in New Orleans

International School of Louisiana is a tuition-free, public charter school offering a challenging education, a diverse community, and a focus on language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity, and community responsibility. As you embark on the education journey with your child, consider our French or Spanish Kindergarten immersion program! As a non-selective school, ISL is open to all Louisiana 5-year-olds at our Dixon and Westbank Campuses. The critical work that inspires us daily has earned our school, teachers, and students recognition, nationally and locally. ISL is among the first Louisiana State Certified Immersion Schools, is one of only two Spanish language immersion schools in the metro area, notably won the COSEBOC Excellence in Education award for the effective elimination of the achievement gap for boys of color, and is the proud honoree of the 2015 Public Education Award for Exemplary Language Immersion Education, among other recognitions and awards. Visit our open house this fall.

Campus Tours
November 15, 2022 and December 13, 2022 from 10 AM – 11 AM

Open House
January 7, 2023 from 10 AM – 11 AM

For Application Information:

Jewish Community Day School

Jewish School New Orleans

Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans is a coeducational independent school for students ages two months through 6th Grade. By fall 2025, two months through 8th grade will be offered! Balancing challenging academics with an enriching Jewish Studies program, a JCDS education is interdisciplinary, project-based, and holistic. Our small class size and differentiated instruction ensure each child is valued for their individual strengths. Students bring what they’ve learned here beyond the school’s boundaries, too, using their education to fulfill the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world. JCDS is a nurturing school where families of all backgrounds are welcomed and children are prepared to be engaged, compassionate leaders.

Fall Open House: Sunday, October 23rd at 12:00 pm

To RSVP or schedule a private tour, please email [email protected].

Algiers Charter

Schools in Algiers Louisiana

Algiers Charter is a community-based charter network that prepares every student with the knowledge, skills, and values to thrive in college, career, and life.

At Martin Behrman Charter (Pre-K-8th), we integrate the arts to ensure academic, social-emotional, and artistic growth. Behrman’s Pre-K program is rated “Excellent” by the Louisiana Department of Education.

At L.B. Landry High School, students find meaningful opportunities inside and outside the classroom that develop and nurture their unique needs and strengths so they can achieve personal success and reach their full potential. Our scholars receive millions in academic, athletic, and band scholarships each year.

St. Ann School

Catholic School Metairie

For over 45 years, St. Ann Catholic School has been educating students in Metairie. Serving approximately 850 students from PK2 through 7th grade, it is one of the largest Catholic elementary schools in the archdiocese. St. Ann School is respected throughout our community for fulfilling its mission of educating and enlightening the whole child by fostering lifelong moral integrity, Catholic faith, and academic excellence. St. Ann School is nationally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the state of Louisiana. A large administrative team strives to make school an extension of home and family. Educational and spiritual opportunities enable students to surpass grade level expectations and reach their highest academic potential. St. Ann students are taught by experienced, certified, and dedicated teachers who focus on teaching the students to know, love, and serve God. Our Pre-K Program is designed specifically for two, three, and four year old children. It is explorative, creative, and child centered. We place technology in the hands of all our students where interactive exploration advances student learning. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more about how St. Ann students THINK! REACH! SHINE!

Open House – January 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. – St. Ann Cafeteria 

Isidore Newman School

Private school New Orleans

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.

Our Mission: Newman inspires individual growth and academic excellence within an inclusive community committed to strong relationships and high expectations.

St. Catherine of Siena School

Catholic School in Metairie

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 created 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.

Arden Cahill Academy

Private Schools on the Westbank New Orleans

Arden Cahill Academy combines a strong education with the unique qualities of an outdoor country environment minutes from downtown. Nestled along Bayou Fatma in Gretna, the 12-acre campus currently serves students from six weeks in its Infant Center through 12th grade in its High School. Arden Cahill Academy enrolled its first class of high school freshmen in August 2019 and is proud to continue its tradition of academic excellence and cultural enrichment through its college preparatory curriculum. Arden Cahill Academy will be graduating its first class of high school seniors this school year. Horse stables, a petting farm, a STEAM Lab, art studios, band and music rooms, and a 300-seat theater make the Arden Cahill Academy campus unique. The academy also hosts Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp that has been voted the #1 summer camp for two years in a row.

 Tours are scheduled daily by appointment. Interested families are encouraged to attend a virtual or in-person tour or come to the Fall Open House October 6.

Archbishop Rummel High School

Private High School for Boys New Orleans

Archbishop Rummel High School educates young men who become tomorrow’s leaders. Located in Metairie on more than 22 acres, 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, as well as after-school clubs, activities, and athletic teams. Unique to Archbishop Rummel are its pre-professional courses in biomedical sciences, engineering, and law/business 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 website for updates on events and opportunities for future Raiders!

Events for Future Raiders:

Open House: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Tours begin at 6:00 P.M.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

Best School for Girls New Orleans

Academy of the Sacred Heart is more than a school. It’s a way of life. Faith. Academics. Service. Community. Growth. The 5 goals of Sacred Heart have been the cornerstone of our educational foundation from the day we first opened our doors in 1867. They unite us in tradition. They define us in spirit. Today, we challenge our students ages 1 through grade 12 with an education attuned to the circumstances and times in which we live, and we express an exceptional spirit of love – for our traditions, our students, our alumnae and our NOLA community.

We invite you to come tour our school to meet teachers, students and learn about the advantages of an all-girls, Sacred Heart education. Come see how our girls are truly inspired to change the world. Age 1-Grade 12 – Schedule Your Personal Tour Today.

Stuart Hall School for Boys

best all boys school in New Orleans

Stuart Hall School for Boys, located in Uptown New Orleans, is the only independent, Catholic all-boys school serving PK3 – seventh grade students in the greater New Orleans area. The mission of Stuart Hall is to live the words of Catholic educator Janet Erskine Stuart, R.S.C.J, “Education is formation, not just information.” Faculty and staff are dedicated to working with parents to help each child build a foundation for a life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others, and a commitment to Gospel values. Stuart Hall helps develop in each boy a strong faith in God and a lifelong love of learning. Students are intentionally given opportunities to build leadership, confidence, and character. The school is a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Independent School Association of the Southwest, National Association of Independent Schools, and Independent Boys’ Schools Coalition.

Private Tours Available by Appointment
Contact Director of Admissions and Enrollment Libby McGinn
at [email protected] or 504.861.1954.

Kehoe-France School

Secular Schools New Orleans

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

Metairie Park Country Day

Old Metairie New Orleans Private School

Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school. Situated on a beautiful 15-acre campus, Country Day enriches the lives of talented young people in a dynamic learning environment filled with thoughtful, passionate adults united in our mission to help students learn to be “flexible, to be adaptable, and to face the challenges of life with honor, optimism, confidence, creativity, and a sense of humor.” The School prioritizes curiosity, critical thinking, character and citizenship as essential outcomes for all graduates. Come visit to learn more!

Pre-K Open House – October 19 at 6 PM
Middle and Upper School Open House – November 8 at 6:30 PM
K/1/2 Open House – December 1 at 8:30 AM
Gr 3/4/5 Open House – January 12 at 8:30 AM

St. Edward the Confessor School

Metairie Private school Options

Established in 1965, St. Edward the Confessor School in Metairie, Louisiana, is an accredited, traditional Catholic school that focuses on the spiritual formation, academic excellence, and social awareness of each student. The school has a Type I Licensed Pre-K1 and Pre-K2 Day Care program, as well as Pre-K3 through 7th grades, with Before- and After-School Care as available options. Enriched by state-of-the-art technology, St. Edward’s curriculum includes Technology, Art, Music, and Foreign Language programs. Students engage in standardized test readiness and test above the national percentile. Students participate in a host of extracurricular clubs, sports, and activities, along with many family- and parish-related

The schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana, admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Atonement Lutheran School

Lutheran School in Metairie

Atonement Lutheran School has been providing a strong Christian education in Metairie, Louisiana since 1960. We serve students from PreK3 through 8 th 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.

Open House :: Thursday, April 20 from 5-7 pm

Archdiocese of New Orleans

Catholic High Schools New Orleans

Calling all New Orleans Area middle school students! You are invited to attend any and all of the Catholic high school open houses! Whatever you are looking for in a Catholic high school from strong academics to drama clubs to championship athletics, there is an option that is right for you and your family. Parents are encouraged to visit campus with their child to learn more about what each of the 22 Catholic high schools in the New Orleans area is all about. Open houses start the first week in October and run through November 9.

Brother Martin

College Prep School New Orleans

Brother Martin High School, located in New Orleans, is a private Catholic high school offering a college preparatory curriculum for young men in grades 8-12 focusing on religious values, academic excellence, personal attention, and friendly discipline. Under the direction of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart and their Partners in Mission, Brother Martin challenges its students to define their lives with courage and trust to become graduates who are well-rounded, faith-filled, self-disciplined, compassionate, and academically prepared. Brother Martin also offers a full range of academics and extracurricular activities, athletic teams, and club sports at the 8th, 9th, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Permeated with the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Brother Martin offers young men the opportunity to make positive contributions to their world. Brother Martin also offers School Day Tours for prospective students only and Private Tours for prospective students and families. Click the link below to see available School Day Tour dates and times or contact the Admissions Office to schedule your private family tour.

Open House: Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Register online and for more events HERE or via phone at (504) 283-1561 Ext. 3022.

Christian Brothers Schools

Christian Brothers School New Orleans

Christian Brothers Schools educates over 800 students in an accelerated curriculum from pre-Kindergarten through seventh grades on two campuses. The pre-K through fourth grades in the Lower School are coeducational and are located on the Canal Street Campus at 46oo Canal Street, next to St. Anthony of Padua Church. On that campus also is an all-girls’ middle school, grades fifth through seventh grades. On the City Park Campus at #8 Friederichs Avenue (across from Big Lake), Christian Brothers School educates boys in fifth through seventh grades. CBS places a strong emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and utilizes the Project Lead the Way curriculum for elementary and middle school. CBS also offers a wide range of competitive inter- and intra-school sports teams as well as a wide array of other extracurricular activities.

Open House for the Lower School on the Canal Street Campus is Saturday, October 22. Tours are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. Call (504) 488-4426.

Open House for the Girls’ Middle School is on Saturday, April 1.

Open House for the City Park Campus is on Saturday, October 15. Tours are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required. Call (504) 486-6770.

Christian Brothers School does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies and programs.

Kinder Haus Montessori Pre-School and Child Care

New Orleans Montessori Pre-School and Child Care

Kinder Haus Montessori Pre-School and Child Care provides an enriched environment in which children are inspired to reach their highest potential. The Montessori philosophies foster a strong sense of community and respect for self, others, and the environment, which builds a strong academic foundation for a lifetime of learning.

Click HERE to schedule a tour. 

St. Dominic School

Catholic Education Option in New Orleans

St. Dominic School exists to provide a Christ-centered academic environment designed to promote the total development of the child by serving the mission of the Roman Catholic Church through the educational process. This is accomplished by joining in community as St. Dominic Parish to educate in the formation of faith and family, to provide a quality academic foundation, to unite in a nurturing and loving Catholic community through worship, through academic formation, through the promotion of peace and justice, through adaptation to change and diversity, through service, and through recognition of the value and dignity of each individual.

Open House Information Tours for 2023 Admissions ::
Monday, October 17 @ 9:00am
Tuesday, November 15 @ 9:00am
Wednesday, December 7 @ 9:00am

Saint Philip Neri Catholic School

Metairie Catholic Education

Established in 1961, Saint Philip Neri Catholic School’s campus sits on 15 acres in Metairie. Caring for students from 6 weeks old through 7th grade, St. Philip Neri educates students in faith, knowledge, and social development from first steps to young adults. Growing well-rounded, successful individuals is our goal; each year, our student acceptance rate into high schools of first choice is at or near 100%. St. Philip Neri is the only Catholic school in the area that offers “in-house” tuition financing. Schedule a tour today and come see what it means to be Viking proud!

Private tours are available by appointment.

Cedarwood School

Northshore New Orleans Schools

Cedarwood School serves infants through the seventh grade. While promoting academic excellence, Cedarwood’s focus is to instill a love of learning in each individual child. Cedarwood provides a nurturing, positive, child-centered environment that fosters self-confidence and challenges learning, growth, creativity, and personal achievement. This is accomplished by attending to each student’s academic, social, and emotional needs through involvement in the community. Continuous commitment to innovative programs is a hallmark of Cedarwood School. Individual differences among students are respected and valued. Faculty members teach to a variety of levels, using many different techniques to create a classroom environment that promotes success for all kinds of learners. At every level, our academic and social programs are carefully crafted to take advantage of children’s natural strengths and interests during the many developmental stages that span the Cedarwood years. Cedarwood students are curious, creative, courageous, and confident. Come and visit us to see how Cedarwood is a place where children experience the joy of learning!

9:00-10:00 a.m.
Space reservation required at

October 20, 2022 for Preschool – 7th Grade
November 15, 2022 for Preschool – 7th Grade
January 20, 2023 for Preschool – 7th Grade
January 31, 2023 for Kindergarten
February 15, 2023 for Preschool – 7th Grade
March 23, 2023 for Preschool – 7th Grade
April 20, 2023 For Preschool – 7th Grade

Holy Name of Jesus School

Uptown New Orleans Private School

Established in 1891, Holy Name of Jesus School is located in the Uptown area of New Orleans, carved into the campus of Loyola University. For over 125 years, we have been educating the whole student, academically, spiritually, physically and socially. Each day we live out the Ignatian Charisms taught by St. Ignatius of Loyola, showing our students how to become boys and girls for others. We believe in pursuing personal and academic excellence, while seeking to find God in all things. Our dynamic sense of community paired with innovative academic programs and Jesuit spirituality, is what truly sets us apart. To wonder, to achieve, to make a difference, together. That’s what Holy Name of Jesus School is all about.

Open House Information
Thursday, October 6, 2022
4:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Registration Required

Private Tours are available! Please email [email protected] for more information.

The schools of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana admit students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools. They do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or etnic origin in administration of their educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.

De La Salle High School

High Schools New Orleans

Rooted in the Lasallian heritage and tradition of the Christian Brothers, De La Salle High School excels in guiding young men and women of varied backgrounds and abilities to develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially. We offer outstanding college preparatory programs which inspire and prepare our students for higher education with growth opportunities for a lifetime.

We invite all current middle school and junior high students to sign up to Spend A Day at DLS with a current Cavalier! To schedule a Spend-A-Day, please call our Admissions Office or email [email protected]

Audubon Schools

Charter School New Orleans

Audubon Schools operates two of the most in-demand public elementary schools in New Orleans. Our flagship school, Audubon Charter School Uptown, serves over 800 students in grades K-8 on two campuses in Uptown New Orleans. Audubon Charter School Gentilly is the second school in our network. This school currently serves students starting in K through 6th grades and will add 7th grade next year and 8th grade in 2024. Both of our schools are open-enrollment and tuition-free, and both offer truly unique programming. At Audubon Uptown, families are able to choose for their students to be enrolled in either our Montessori program or our French program. Both programs are offered for students in K-8th grades. Rather than choosing between a French or Montessori program, students at Audubon Gentilly get to experience a hands-on learning environment with French language and arts infusions. For more information on our schools, our programming, and how to apply, visit our website at

Cathedral Montessori School

Montessori New Orleans

Cathedral Montessori School is an independent Montessori school, serving students ages 3-12. We believe in the transformative power of education and are dedicated to realizing each child’s potential through the joyful pursuit of knowledge.

Tours are available by appointment. Please email the school office at [email protected] or call 504.252.4871 to arrange a school visit.

St. Rita School

Harahan Private Schools

Established in 1953, St. Rita School sets forth its mission to educate the whole child by celebrating Catholic tradition and pursuing academic excellence in a caring community that prepares students in mind, body, and spirit for a productive, Christ-centered life. Our academic program incorporates high standards and challenges students to become life-long learners. Athletics, after-school clubs, 1:1 technology, and a fully incorporated STREAM curriculum are just a few offerings making enrollment at SRS a smart decision for families. When you enroll at St. Rita School, you truly become part of our Trotter Family. It takes a village, and we’re honored to be a part of yours.

Please join us for our Open House on January 12, 2023 at 6pm!

For more information, or to schedule a private tour, please visit: or call 504.737.0744 ext. 1000

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