New Orleans Schools, Admissions Tours and School Open Houses 

Best Schools in New Orleans 

Best Schools in New Orleans
Photo credit :: Metairie Park Country Day School

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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St. Martin’s Episcopal School prepares students to become creative problem solvers, confident lifelong learners, and responsible citizens in their communities and the world. Our faculty teach in a way that inspires wonder and curiosity in our students, the first step to developing a love of learning. We believe in teaching students how to learn and how to think, not what to think. A coeducational, independent Episcopal school, St. Martin’s serves children from eight-weeks-old to 12th grade. We welcome students and families from all faiths, backgrounds, and points of view.

Open House Schedule
Middle and Upper School (Grades 5-12)
Saturday, October 21, 8:30 – 11 am

George Cottage and Lower School (8 weeks old – Grade 4)
Saturday, November 4, 8:30 – 11 am

Private tours are also available! Visit our beautiful 18-acre campus and get a feel for student life at St. Martin’s. To schedule a tour, please submit an online inquiry. After submitting an inquiry, you will receive an email to schedule a tour.

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

Trinity New Orleans Schools

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*
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Thursday, December 7, 2023- Les Enfants only
*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!

Trinity Episcopal School is an ISAS member and seeks to enroll qualified students without regard to gender, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Episcopal Schools New Orleans

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 66 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 by scheduling a personal tour today.

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 26, 2023, 4-6 p.m.

Lily House and Early Childhood (6 weeks – Pre-K): December 2, 2023; Tours at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Elementary (K-7th): January 23, 2024, 8:30 a.m.

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orleans

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Celebrating our 25th year, Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is a bilingual, co-educational and independent school. Located in the heart of uptown New Orleans, EB serves students ages 18 months – 8th grade. More than a language school, EB offers a rigorous academic program taught within the context of multiple languages and cultures. Graduates from Ecole Bilingue excel at leading high schools in New Orleans and across the globe. EB guides our students to excel academically, foster their curiosity, and prepare them to become creative and innovative contributors to the world. Learn about the vast educational and health benefits of an immersion school program by scheduling a campus tour or registering for our 2023 open house.

Open House ::

November 8 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. Paul's Episcopal School

Religious school options in Lakeview New Orleans

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: Sep 22, Jan 19, Feb 23 and STREAM Scream on Oct 24, 2023

Registration required:

St. George’s Episcopal School

Best private school for kids with learning differences in New Orleans

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 ::
September 19 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Age 1 – 8th Grade
October 19 | 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Age 1 – 8th Grade
November 18 | 9 – 11 a.m. | Nursery – 8th Grade
Personal tours may also be scheduled by appointment

Louise S. McGehee School

All girls school NOLA

McGehee offers preschool through grade 12 students an individualized learning experience that prepares girls to confidently make decisions taking action to achieve their desired outcomes. At McGehee, it’s a high-level and rounded academic experience where students receive leadership skills and character education, empowering our graduates to be active, responsible citizens and leaders in their future endeavors. Girls who attend McGehee become the leading women of tomorrow. A campus tour is the best way to learn more.

Visit, or email [email protected] to schedule your personalized tour. Your daughter’s future begins here, at McGehee!

The Louise S. McGehee School is open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.

International School of Louisiana

The International School of Louisiana (ISL) is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in Kindergarten through eighth grade across three campuses:

The International School of Louisiana (ISL) is a tuition-free public charter school serving students in Kindergarten through eighth grade across three campuses: Dixon (K-2), Uptown (3-8), and Westbank (K-5). ISL offers a French and Spanish immersion experience from the students’ first day of Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as Mandarin Chinese in middle school. Students learn a second language naturally through everyday conversation and classroom instruction. Over 80% of students enter ISL at Kindergarten from English-speaking homes and leave in 8th grade as bilingual speakers, sometimes trilingual. Visit for information about seat availability

ISL’s mission is to provide a challenging education emphasizing language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity, and community responsibility. Our commitment to diversity is evident in both our teacher and student populations. ISL employs over 200 staff members from 33 countries and fluent in over 26 different languages who work together to educate approximately 1200 students (43% African American, 29% White, 25% Latinx/Hispanic, 2% Asian/Pacific, and 1% American Indian).

For admissions information, please log on to Check out our Facebook Page and Instagram @islnola for a peek inside our school!

Join us January 16 and March 12 9am-10am at the Dixon and Westbank Campus for Campus Tours!

Mount Carmel Academy

All girls high school 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 12 sports and 27 teams.

Open House: Thursday, October 12, 3-7:30 p.m.

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. Additionally, in compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in the schools of the archdiocese shall, on the basis of biological sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity except as permitted under said Title IX.

De La Salle High School

Best high schools in NOLA

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]

Christian Brothers Schools

Christian Brothers School New Orleans

Christian Brothers School 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 co-educational 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 emphasizes academics with a rigorous, grade-level accelerated curriculum in all grade levels. 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 Canal Street Campus is Saturday, October 21. Tours are at 9:00 and 11 a.m. Registration is required. Call (504) 488-4426.

Open House for the City Park Campus is Tuesday, October 24. Tours are at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. For registration, call (504) 486-6770.

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

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, 2023, 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: TBA

Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

Charter schools Kenner / New Orleans

Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is an open-enrollment public charter school located in Jefferson Parish serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th 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, 2023, Dr. John Ochsner Discovery is accepting applications for students entering grades Pre-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 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: TBA

Atonement Lutheran School

Atonement Lutheran School

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 :: October 18th 2023

Isidore Newman School

Private non-religious school

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.

Arden Cahill Academy

Private School in Gretna

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 graduated its first class of high school seniors in May of 2023 and is proud to continue its tradition of academic excellence and cultural enrichment through its college preparatory curriculum. 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 Cahill Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp that has been voted the #1 summer camp for three years in a row.

Interested families are encouraged to register online to attend one of our weekly tours or come to the Fall Open House October 24th, 9 to 11am and 4-6pm.

Archbishop Rummel High School

Archbishop Rummel High School educates young men who become tomorrow’s leaders. 

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: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 Tours begin at 6:00 P.M.

Academy of the Sacred Heart

All girls school 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.

Instead of a group Open House format, 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.

Metairie Park Country Day

Private Day School Metairie

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!

2023-2024 Open House Dates:
October 17 at 6:00 PM: Pre-K and Kindergarten Admission Open House
November 15 at 6:30 PM: Middle and Upper School Open House
January 9 at 8:30 AM: Grades 1 through 5 Open House
January 18 at 8:30 AM: Middle and Upper School Spend-a-Day

Brother Martin High School

College Prep School New Orleans

Brother Martin High School 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 Admissions Events, 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 2, 2023, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Stuart Hall School For Boys

Boys schools New Orleans

At Stuart Hall, we understand and celebrate boys. It is the place Where Good Boys Become Great Men. Stuart Hall launches a boy on his lifelong journey — one filled with responsibility and accomplishment, of learning and leadership, of discovering and nurturing strengths in himself that he never knew he had. With an average class size of 18 students, each boy is fully involved. Faculty members design lessons that are engaging, active, and hands-on. Boys speak up, move around, and stay engaged. Stuart Hall is a place unlike any other, and an experience that builds a strong foundation for life.

Private tours of the campus are given daily by appointment. To schedule a tour or for more information, visit Stuart Hall Private Tours or get a glimpse into campus life by checking us out on social media HERE!

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School

Catholic School Metairie

St. Catherine of Siena School forms youth capable of assuming their responsibilities in society while facilitating a multi-faceted approach to excellence in education that recognizes individual student needs in a disciplined yet loving environment. In attaining the skills necessary to assume these responsibilities, it is essential that students develop a positive self-image and find happiness and success in a nurturing educational environment. As students are involved with interesting materials, challenging questions, and meaningful experiences, they become independent thinkers increasingly accountable for their own learning. In this atmosphere, students develop a love for learning that will continue into their adult lives enabling them to grow into responsible, productive Christian citizens, thereby realizing their full potential.

Jewish Community Day School

Jewish Community Day School

Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans is a coeducational independent school serving students ages two months through 6th Grade with plans to expand through middle school. 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. JCDS considers all applicants for employment and admission without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, citizenship, or any other protected status.

Fall Open House: Sunday, October 22nd, at 12:00 pm

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

Holy Cross School

School for boys New Orleans

Embark on an exceptional educational journey for your son at Holy Cross School. Join our Open House on October 12th at 6:00 PM to explore our storied legacy and innovative education approach. Step onto our campus, where young minds have thrived for over a century. We nurture responsible young men who become servant leaders, fostering unique gifts in academics, arts, and athletics. Witness our unified spirit as students proudly sing our alma mater, embodying “bringing hope.” Our holistic education empowers students to excel in mind, heart, body, and soul, preparing compassionate individuals for success. With a diverse student body, unity shines through academics, athletics, and community service. Join us on October 12th at 6:00 PM to experience excellence, unity, and growth at Holy Cross School – a dynamic all-boys Catholic PreK-12th grade school in New Orleans. Shape your son’s future with us, where education transforms minds.

Learn more about Holy Cross School and our mission at:

Archbishop Chapelle High School

New Orleans High School for Girls

Archbishop Chapelle High School is a leading private Catholic high school for young women in grades 8-12 that offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, including over 20 Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment classes and a strong emphasis on STEM and Fine Arts. In addition to impressive academics, Chapelle’s competitive athletics and array of extracurriculars make for a well-rounded educational experience within a close-knit family environment. The spiritual strength of our students and faculty are evident on our campus and help to provide a welcoming environment for each member of our community. Every student is seen and known as an individual through personalized schedules, a dedicated faculty, and the support of the counseling department, administration, and staff.

Open House is November 2nd with tours beginning at 4:00 p.m. Registration is required. For more information and to register for Open House or any of our exciting fall events, please go to

St. Ann School

Catholic school

The mission of St. Ann Catholic School is to educate and enlighten the whole child by fostering lifelong moral integrity, Catholic faith and academic excellence. St. Ann School is one of the largest Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, educating over 800 students annually from grades PK2 through 7th. St. Ann School has a large administrative staff to meet the needs of our students, including principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, student activities director, coordinator of religious education, and technology coordinator. We also have an on-campus nurse and two counselors to help meet both the mental and physical needs of our students.

Join us for our Open House on Wednesday, January 10, at 7:00 p.m. In addition, walk-through tours are held every Monday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. starting in October. Please visit our website to register for a tour:

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.’ Additionally, in compliance with Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person in the schools of the archdiocese shall, on the basis of biological sex, be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity except as permitted under said Title IX. This policy applies to all schools which are under auspice of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Cathedral Montessori School

Cathedral Montessori School

Cathedral Montessori School is a co-educational, certified Montessori school for students 3 years old to 11 years old. The school is dedicated to providing an enriching and challenging educational environment that enables each child to realize their highest potential while developing a love of learning and a respect for self, others, and the global community.

Open House: October 21st
10am-12pm, by appointment
Private tours are also available. Call for an appointment.

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School

St. Francis Xavier Catholic School is celebrating 97 years of creating an environment in which Christian values permeate all facets of the educational program by focusing on the spiritual, moral, intellectual, individual, social, physical, and cultural growth of its students. St. Francis Xavier Catholic School educates students in grades PK2 through 7th grade. Our large faculty and enriched curriculum equip every student to have the academic skills required for admission into high school and to develop fundamental skills and moral character essential for navigating a multifaceted society. St. Francis Xavier Catholic School – faith, family, future.

Private tours are encouraged. To schedule your private tour, please email [email protected].

Cedarwood School

Best Northshore School

Discover the Cedarwood School difference for yourself. We believe the more you experience our school, the more you will want to join our school community. Join us on our beautiful seven-acre campus in Mandeville for an upcoming info session! These events are a chance to experience Cedarwood’s campus, interact with members of our school, and get all your questions answered.

Experience the joy of learning at Cedarwood School. 

Memorial Baptist School

Memorial Baptist School

With a rigorous approach and a focus on the classical aspects of education, Memorial gives each student a thorough and all encompassing academic experience. While Memorial is an academic institution, we understand the importance of providing a firm spiritual foundation for our students. Each day at Memorial begins with a school wide prayer, and a small portion of class time is dedicated to biblically sound lessons and exercises. We enthusiastically and sincerely welcome students and families from many different faiths and walks of life. We strive and succeed in providing a welcoming atmosphere for all, regardless of personal or spiritual beliefs. Memorial also sets itself apart by making it a point to provide our students and families with as many opportunities as possible to come together as a community. Whether it be our Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas pageant, annual Spring Fish Fry, sports programs, Summer Camp, or countless other events, we want to provide an authentic place for community gatherings. A strong, trusting community can grow, achieve, and succeed together!

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Register for Homeschool in Louisiana

Five Things Homeschooling Mamas Want You to Know

Back to School…..Or Not {On Homeschooling}

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

10 Lessons I Learned in My First Year Homeschooling

A List of Homeschool Organizations

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}

We Chose Jefferson Parish Public Schools, and Our JC Ellis Eagle Is Soaring

The Power of our Public Schools: What I Wish for My Infant Daughter

Special Needs Children {New Orleans}

On Back to School Anxiety

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

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)

College Tours: The Next Parenting Chapter

Call Your Kids, NOT Their Professors

To My Son As You Graduate High School :: Call Ya Momma!

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