Guide to New Orleans Schools, Admissions Open Houses and After School Activities

Open House Season in New Orleans

Disclosure :: We would like to thank all of the New Orleans schools that chose to sponsor the 2017-2018 Guide to New Orleans Schools, Admissions Open Houses and After School Activities. We hope that this guide is a helpful resource to all parents shopping the greater New Orleans area for schools this fall and spring. 

2017/2018 Guide to New Orleans Schools, Admissions Open Houses and After School Activities 

Whether you choose private, public, religious or otherwise – choosing a school is a huge challenge. The challenges are multiplied as we live in a city that has such a variety of educational choices and issues. We invite you to peruse our listing for a school that meets your family’s needs and priorities and to visit them at the Open Houses listed below. If you have questions about specific schools we also encourage you to ask the moms in our neighborhood groups about their thoughts and experiences. Who better to ask about local 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 childcare, preschools and mother’s day out programs HERE

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”  – Nelson Mandela. 

Good luck and happy New Orleans school shopping! 

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 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.

Open House :: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am. All school (8 weeks through grade 12)

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:30 am. For George Cottage, Pre-kindergarten, and Kindergarten

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm. All school (8 weeks through grade 12)

George Cottage


The activity-oriented approach of St. Martin’s George Cottage encourages exploration, nurtures the spirit, and cultivates a sense of wonder while stimulating young children socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically. StM’s youngest students learn and grow in a secure, controlled-access setting designed to promote social skills, decision-making, and play. The faculty is a community of veteran caregivers who participate in ongoing training to remain at the forefront of early childhood education. Low student-teacher ratios and minimal staff turnover combine to create a family of familiar faces as children progress through the program. George Cottage is an environment rich with exploration, discovery, and growth – the first steps toward a lifetime of learning.

Open House :: Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am. All school (8 weeks through grade 12)

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:30 am.  For George Cottage, Pre-K, Kindergarten

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm. All school (8 weeks through grade 12)

Metairie Park Country Day School’s Early Childhood Center

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Metairie Park Country Day School’s state-of-the-art Early Childhood Center is located on Country Day’s campus in the heart of Old Metairie. It is a place where children from six weeks to four years blossom and where attachments are formed that continue from one year to the next. Our program is flexible and enrollment options range from two days a week to five days a week, with part-time or full-time availability. Extended-care is also available for parents who need more flexibility.

Please contact us to set up a private tour.

Metairie Park Country Day

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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 14-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 :: November 2nd at 6:30 pm

K-Grade 5 ::  January 18th at 8:30 am

Grades 6-12 :: November 14th at 6:30 pm and January 11th at 8:15 am

Trinity Episcopal School

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Trinity is a Prekindergarten through Eighth Grade coeducational school located in the Garden District. Trinity offers a curriculum that applies the latest and best educational practices, fostering the intellectual, spiritual, moral, and physical development of our students within a creative and nurturing learning environment.

Open House Dates ::  

Thursday, October 12th

Thursday, November 16th

Friday, January 19th

Academy of the Sacred Heart

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Thinking about a Sacred Heart education? Every Fall, we open our hearts, minds and doors to the Greater New Orleans community and host Open Houses 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 Open Houses, 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 Rosary Campus: October 18th from 5:00 –7:00 pm

Ages 1 – Grade 4 :: Discover ASH Mater Campus: October 14th from 9:00–11:00 am 

Tuesday Tours Mater Campus :: October 17th, 24th, November 7th and January 9th from 8:30–11:00 am 

McGehee School


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 nurturing and challenging 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. Our 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 the Online School for Girls, we offer a wider range of AP and elective courses. Our students are admitted to top colleges and universities across the country.

Open House Dates ::

 PreK-12th Grades :: October 5th and 19th from 8:30 to 10:00 am

5th to 12th Grades :: October 19th at 6:00 pm

A Dad’s Perspective :: October 26th at 6:00 pm

McGehee's Little Gate


McGehee’s Little Gate is a coeducational early childhood program that provides a Reggio Emilia inspired environment, with the child as the protagonist, collaborator and communicator; the environment at Little Gate serves as the third teacher and the design of the classrooms and space is focused to encourage encounters, interest and relationships; the teachers are the researchers and offer not only their expertise but continuous dialogue and discussion of the work of the children with the children; the children’s learning process is documented to share with parents; and at Little Gate the parent is partner. Our parents participate and play an active role in their children’s learning experience.

Open House Date ::

November 8th from 8:30 am – 10:00 am

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

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St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 60 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 18 months through Grade 8, offering ten+ years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on the Decade of Childhood. 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 library skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports, and community service round out St. Andrew’s program.

Cottage Open House (18 months – 3 years)  :: October 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

PK-Grade 4 Open House :: November 9, 2017 at 9:00 am

Middle School Preview :: December 7, 2017 at 4 pm

STEM Expo (PK-Grade 8) Open House Tours :: January 26, 2018 at 9 am

Arden Cahill Academy

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Arden Cahill Academy, celebrating 50 years of excellence in education, offers a strong primary education combined with the unique qualities of an outdoor country environment. The Arden Cahill  Academy campus is nestled on a 12-acre tract of land along Bayou Fatma in Gretna. Not only does the campus provide state of the art classroom learning facilities, but two vegetable gardens, a horseback riding arena, stables and petting farm help the school provide unique learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom environment.  Arden Cahill Academy focuses on cultural enrichment as one part of its primary education and tradition of academic excellence. Their 300-seat theater, art studios, music rooms and foreign language programs ensure students’ abilities to excel in the arts, while a football field, competition pool, gymnasium and extra-curricular athletics allow students to excel in physical competition as well. To provide family-friendly support services, Arden Cahill Academy offers before and after school care and a specialized Infant Center which accepts children as young as 6 weeks. Additionally, during summer months, they offer Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp program with academic enrichment classes.

Open House Date :: November 14th at 9:00 am

Stuart Hall School for Boys

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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 34th 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.

Open House Dates  ::

 Middle School (grades 5-7) :: October 3rd at 6:30 pm

Preschool (grades PK3-K) and Lower School (grades 1-4) :: October 25th at 8:30 am

St. George's Episcopal School

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St. George’s Episcopal School is a private, co-ed, independent school for students from preschool (ages 1-3) through eighth grade and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Established in 1969, St. George’s holds a unique position in the community based on its concept of “individualized education,” which builds upon the distinct talents and learning styles of each individual student. St. George’s has the lowest student-to-teacher ratio (5:1) of any school in the area. Its small size and abundance of enrichment programs enable faculty, students and parents to work together using a proven model of educating each child to his or her fullest potential. Students gain the confidence needed to achieve success in academics, social development and emotional well-being. The historic campus is conveniently located uptown on Napoleon Avenue and boasts a newly expanded preschool facility along with state-of-the-art classrooms, labs, gymnasium, play yards and Makers Spaces.

Open House Dates :: 

 Preschool – Kindergarten :: October 26th from 8:30 – 11:00 am

Preschool – Eighth Grade :: November 2nd from 8:30 – 11:00 am, January 11th from 5:30- 7:00 pm, and January 18th from 8:30 – 11:00 am

Private tours may also be arranged.

Isidore Newman School

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Founded in 1903, Newman is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students from early childhood through 12th grade. With a current enrollment of over 1,000 students, Newman is the only NAIS-accredited co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. The school enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts, with its students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country. At Newman, strong relationships and high expectations provide the foundation for teaching and learning.

Open House Dates::

Lower School (Pre-K – 5th) :: Tours available throughout the fall and winter. Please call the Admission Office to schedule.

Middle & Upper School Open Houses :: November 9th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm and January 10th, 2018 from 9:00 am to 10:30 am

Archbishop Rummel High School

Archbishop Rummel High School invites prospective students and families to visit its campus and view its new construction upgrades. With the implementation of its multimillion-dollar Campus Renovation Plan, Archbishop Rummel provides young men, grades 8 through 12, with a faith-based Lasallian education while maintaining state-of-the-art facilities. Academically, the school 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. Archbishop Rummel’s pre-professional courses in biomedical sciences, engineering, and law studies 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 just Archbishop Rummel’s motto; it is 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.

Open House Date :: Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00 pm

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

Academic Night:: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00-9:00 pm

Brother Martin High School

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Brother Martin High School, located at 4401 Elysian Fields Avenue in the Gentilly/Lakefront section of New Orleans, is owned and operated by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart. Educating young men in grades 8 through 12, Brother Martin challenges its students to define their lives with courage and confidence. Brother Martin is committed to holistic education with a focus on personal attention, academic excellence, friendly discipline, and religious values. A District 9-5A school, Brother Martin offers a full range of athletic teams and club sports at the 8th, 9th, junior varsity and varsity levels. Students can choose from a variety of academic, athletic, and service extracurricular activities. 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. To quote our namesake, Brother Martin Hernandez, S.C., (1904 -1991), “We are not here to teach boys how to make a living but how to make a life.”

Please visit our website to register for all events.

Information Nights :: Monday, September 18, 2017 and Tuesday, October 10, 2017 all at 6:30 pm

Crusader Discovery Night :: Friday, September 8, 2017 from 5:00 pm– 9:00 pm

Open House Date :: Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 5:00 pm– 8:00 pm

New Orleans JCC Nursery School & Pre-K

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Come visit the JCC Nursery School! We invite you to attend an Open House or Tuesday morning tour. As you tour the facility, see our teachers in action and watch our curriculum come to life, you’ll understand all of the things that set our nursery school apart and make it so very special! The JCC aims to teach the “whole child” by directly engaging youngsters in a full range of physical, emotional, social and cognitive experiences. This approach recognizes that children are always learning, and that learning proceeds best when teachers follow developmentally appropriate practices. That means working closely with individual students, seeking to tap the natural curiosity and energy that abounds in every child.

Open House :: Thursday, November 16th at 9:30 am

Weekly Tours are Offered Tuesdays at 9:30 am

Jewish Community Day School (JCDS)

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Inspiring academics ignite all aspects of learning at Jewish Community Day School. From PreK – 5th grade, JCDS is a fresh, egalitarian expression of the thousands-year-old tradition of high quality Jewish education. Our commitment to low student to teacher ratio ensures your child benefits from small group and one-on-one instruction from our highly qualified faculty. The JCDS curriculum builds intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills, empowering students to turn their knowledge and values into action. Whether developing technologies to address Louisiana’s vanishing coastline, cultivating an organic garden, or giving Tzeddakah to alleviate the struggles of others, JCDS students make a difference. At JCDS, parents and teachers are on the same team: Your Child’s.

 Check out our Berenson 21st Century Learning Lab, full-size gym, pool, and fully equipped classrooms. See what makes a JCDS education remarkable!

Open House Dates :: Tuesday October 10th at 9:30 am, Tuesday October 24th at 9:30 am, and Tuesday November 7th at 6:00 pm.

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 8 to 1, allowing each student an opportunity to have personalized attention for a better, differentiated education.

Open House Date ::

October 26th 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Archbishop Chapelle High School

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Archbishop Chapelle High School is a leading private Catholic High School for girls in grades 8-12. Chapelle offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with increased AP 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. Our mission is to provide an exceptional spiritual, academic, and social foundation for young women to excel in high school, college, and their future careers while always remembering Deus Providebit… God Will Provide.

 Open House Date :: Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 pm

Holy Name of Jesus School

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Established in 1891, Holy Name of Jesus School is located in the Uptown area of New Orleans, adjacent to Loyola and Tulane Universities. Serving the Greater New Orleans area, the educational philosophy of Holy Name of Jesus School is centered on the belief that faith development is integral to our mission and success. The traditions and charisms of the Jesuit Fathers and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, under whose guidance the school has flourished for over 100 years, continue to guide our mission of educating the whole child, both academically and spiritually.

Private Tours by Appointment

Mid-City Early Learning Center

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Mid-City Early Learning Center is conveniently located near the corner of Canal Street and Carrollton Avenue. Our newly renovated facility provides quality, affordable childcare from 6 weeks to 3 years of age. Our program carries out the mission of the adjacent Canal Street Church: A Mosaic Community by creating an environment where young children are highly valued, individuality is celebrated, and faith and relationships are fostered. Schedule a tour to meet our teachers, learn about our curriculum, and view our new classrooms and playground.

Monthly Open Houses and Family Events will be offered; please contact us for dates and information!

Kehoe-France Schools


Kehoe-France Schools are independent, non-denominational, co-educational elementary day schools open to children 8 weeks old thru 7th grade. The preschool creates an environment that is developmentally appropriate. To implement our motto of “God, Country, and Discpline,” we strive to develop our students socially, physically and intellectually. Audio visual materials enhance all aspects of the curriculum. Kehoe-France faculty members are all Louisiana certified teachers with the experience and knowledge necessary to prepare our students for the ever changing and competitive world. Kehoe-France is accredited by Advanced Ed, NIPSA and the state of Louisiana.


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Serving Toddler 2 through 12th grade, Ursuline Academy is proud to be the oldest Catholic school and oldest girls-school in the nation. Ursuline Academy combines tradition with innovation to ensure our girls appreciate the world around them, while gaining the depth of knowledge needed to succeed in anything they chose to do. Having always excelled in musical, visual, and performing arts, Ursuline Academy is now matched in excellence of STEM by being the first all-girls school in the state to implement a full K-12 engineering and computer science pathway program using Project Lead the Way. An Ursuline girl represents the diversity of the community around her, and leaves ready to excel in a fast-paced, global society. An Ursuline girl knows she has more of a need to serve others than herself, and is instilled with a life-long commitment to Serviam: I will serve. An Ursuline girl is confident and unique in every way – spiritually, academically, mentally, and physically.

Open House Date ::

October 26th 2017 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

At St. Paul’s Episcopal School, we believe in nurturing the whole child – mind, body, character, and spirit – to cultivate lifelong learners and strong leaders who appreciate the beauty inherent in a richly diverse world. Serving children from 6 weeks of age through 8th grade, we are an independent, co-educational school that offers our students the joys of learning in a close-knit, familial atmosphere, without the undue pressures of competitiveness. Small class sizes allow our talented faculty to not only support the structure in which knowledge is gained, but also allow for the freedom in which delightful discovery takes place. In addition to challenging curricula, cutting-edge technology, and an innovative sustainability and service-learning program, our school life is rich with music, art, athletics, and opportunities for play. These, too, are necessary to lead our children toward discovering and appreciating their own unique gifts and contributions. It is this atmosphere that allows us to prepare and strengthen students for success in higher education and beyond.

 Open House Dates:

Early Childhood (2 years old through 1st grade) :: October 19th  from 9:30 am– 11:30 am

Middle School (5th grade through 8th grade) :: January 25th from 10 am – 12:30 pm

Early Childhood & Lower School (2 years old through 4th grade) :: February 1st from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Open Tour Date :: April 12th from 9:30 am – 11:30 am

St. Catherine of Siena

Private Elementary School in Old Metairie

St. Catherine of Siena once said, “If you are what you should be, you will set the world ablaze.” These words are emblazoned in the atrium of our school. They illustrate the achievements of a growing community that strives to meet this motto. St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School unites with family and community to provide an excellent academic and religious education, developing the whole child while encouraging individual talents and abilities in a Christ-centered environment. In imitation of St. Catherine, faithful daughter of the Church, we provide a formation grounded in truth through which we engage the culture, setting the world ablaze with the love of Christ.

Tours by appointment only. 

***St. Catherine of Siena is open to all children regardless of religion, race, sex, color, nationality, or ethnic origin; however, priority preference will be given to children of the Roman Catholic religion. All rights, privileges, programs, and activities are available to all of our students.

EdNavigator’s Guide to Catholic Schools in New Orleans


Families considering Catholic schools for their children can easily explore and narrow down their options using EdNavigator’s Guide to Catholic Schools in New Orleans. Produced by EdNavigator, a nonprofit organization that provides expert educational support to local parents and families, the Guide offers more than 80 school profiles, frequently asked questions, information on scholarship programs, and an interactive “Find a School” tool.

To access the guide, visit

For more education tips and resources for parents, visit

Morris Jeff

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Morris Jeff is a PK-9 co-educational, public charter school located in Mid-City and will add a 10th grade class in fall 2018.  We are driven by two fundamental goals: building an institution of the highest academic caliber for our children and transforming public education in our city, and beyond.  We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate school and take pride in our approach to learning.

Open House Dates ::

PK – 8th Grade :: October 24th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

High School :: October 26th, 2017 at 6:00 pm

Mount Carmel Academy


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 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 on 12 athletic teams.

Open House Date :: Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 3:00-7:00pm. 

Private tours are available by appointment

The Archdiocese


Why choose a Catholic School? In a New Orleans Catholic school, there’s no getting around it: every child is made in the image and likeness of God and is treated in a sacred way, with love, compassion, mercy, and dignity. Catholic school graduates are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to service as adults. Students find comfort, safety, and confidence in a place where they know God is at the center and they are encouraged to achieve their potential. Have Faith in Catholic Schools.

Click HERE for all Open House dates. 

¡Vamonos NOLA!

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It’s never too early or late to start learning a new language and at ¡Vamonos NOLA!, any and ALL levels can participate! ¡Vamonos NOLA! is a Spanish language program offering Spanish camps and classes for kids and adults in Uptown, New Orleans. Founded and run by local moms, our programs offer quality, play-based lessons and camps taught by fluent Spanish speakers who know how to captivate those eager minds! By request, Vamonos NOLA is now offering Onsite Afterschool classes for kids 3-10 years old, Mamas Day Out for toddlers 18mos – 4 years old and Holiday Camps at our UPTOWN CAMPUS located at 5818 Perrier St New Orleans, LA 70115.

Open House for the After School Program  :: Monday, September 11th 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

De La Salle


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!

Open House Date::

November 7th 2017

Northlake Christian School

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Northlake Christian School is a private, non-denominational Christian school and daycare in Covington that exists to assist the Christian community in providing a Christian environment in which faith can be integrated with learning to offer a high quality education for almost 800 students from six weeks through twelfth grade. Northlake Christian can be a one stop shop for your family, providing loving daycare for your infants and toddlers, and providing a college prep education for your children beginning in Transitional Kindergarten all the way through graduation. Come and find out why we have been Firmly Planted on the Northshore for 40 years!

Open House Dates ::

ELC-12th Grade :: Tuesday, October 3 and Tuesday, October 31 at 9:00 am
Kindergarten Come and Play Day :: Friday, October 6 at 9:00am
Upper School (9-12) Tour :: Sunday, October 15

Wilcox Academy

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Wilcox Academy’s mission is to provide an enriched and developmentally appropriate environment for children, which benefits their social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. To give our students the confidence and the tools that will guide them on their life’s journey we do this through our researched based curriculum and our core values of Community- Excellence -Learning- Diversity and Balance. We believe that the child who is loved has the confidence to love others, the child who learns to love learning will thirst for knowledge and the child who has been loved and educated will lead his peers and the world. At our main campus we serve students from 2 months to 5 years and at new location we specialize in infants and toddlers.

Tours are Available by Request

After School Activities and Programs

Emily Jordan Girls Group

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Navigating the world as a pre-teen and teenage girl is confusing. Join a community of 4th-8th grade girls with various small-group offerings ranging from crafts and meaningful discussions to health and fitness classes catered specifically to the needs and experiences of this age range. Your daughter will experience true friendship, meaningful play and personal growth through a girls group of your choice.  

YMCA of Greater New Orleans

After School Activities at the New Orleans YMCA

With a focus on safety, health, social growth and academic enhancement, YMCA after school programs serve kindergartners through middle schoolers with a variety of programmatic and activity options to explore and develop their interests and talents. The program includes homework assistance, snacks, organized games, free fun time, arts and crafts, and outdoor recreation. Contact your local Y for more information!

Hall Piano

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Visit Hall Piano Company for our wide array of group piano classes and private lessons for adults and children.  We offer the most experienced and qualified teaching staff in town and over 50 years of experience in piano sales and rentals.  We are proud to be your one-stop shop for all of your piano needs!


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NORD offers a variety of afterschool activities for youth and teens at our facilities across the City.  Available programs focus on academic enrichment, STEM, mentorships, outdoor activities, social growth, and fun!  Visit for more info.

Kindermusik with Madeline

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Delight in watching your child enter a joyful world full of musical exploration! Kindermusik is the world’s top music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and big kids. Come join our musical family!

Young Rembrandts

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Young Rembrandts teaches drawing, the fundamental skill of all visual arts to children aged 3 ½ to 12. Our unique, proven method and step-by-step curriculum ensure both academic and artistic success for every child. Look for our weekly classes at your child’s school, local business or community center.  Contact us to find out how to bring Young Rembrandts to your school or business!

Southern Rep Theatre

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Southern Rep Theatre’s Fall 2017 Afterschool Theatre Workshops and Teen Theatre Workshop give young artists ages 4-18 a chance to stretch their creative muscles, learn about theatre, and perform in a play. Age-appropriate programs are offered at the Uptown JCC (4-7 and 8-12) and NORDC’s Gernon Brown Rec Center (13-17). No experience is necessary!

Drama Kids NOLA

Kids Acting Classes New Orleans

Drama Kids offers exciting programs for ages 4 to 18. Kids who take our classes have tons of fun and develop important confidence-building skills that will help them personally and academically. Be a part of improv, theater games, commercials, performances and more!

Lakeview Creative Arts

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Lakeview Creative Arts offers dance, martial arts, gymnastics musical theater classes and more. After school classes, weekend classes and camps available.


Lelia Haller Ballet Classique

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We offer classical ballet classes for children, teenagers and adults; registration is always open, and our classes continue throughout the year. With classes structured according to age and ability, we are able to truly focus on individual development in the art. Additionally, our studio offers tap, jazz, contemporary and tumbling classes. Performance opportunities include our annual recital, local performances and competitions, and “The Nutcracker” as performed by our school’s company, Ballet Louisiane.

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  1. kt September 2, 2017 at 10:19 am #

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