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Gambit's Annual Guide to Schools 2011 

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  • A love for books and reading starts early at the Academy of the Sacred Heart.

One of the greatest gifts parents can give their child is a good education — one that will prepare them to succeed in whatever career they choose. Schools today are about much more than reading, writing and arithmetic. Some offer technical courses in subjects such as interior design, biomedical engineering, forensics, web design and more, while others bolster their fine arts offerings with things like stagecraft. Students interested in international business or traveling can enroll in language courses beyond the basic Spanish and French.

  Finding the perfect school for a student involves criteria that varies from one child to the next. Here is a compendium of school choices in the metro New Orleans area, including information such as cost, size and affiliations for institutions ranging from preschools to colleges.




Quick Reference Guide



Jefferson Parish-East Bank

Alpha Montessori of Olde Metairie

301 Canal St., Metairie, 833-2808

Private/Coed

Preschool (1-3 years)

Founded: 1984

Average class size: Varies by age

Student/teacher ratio: Varies by age

Total Enrollment: 67

Tuition: $140 per week

Archbishop Chapelle High School

8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 467-3105; www.archbishopchapelle.org

Private/All-girl

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1962

Average class size: 23

Student/ teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 850

Tuition: $6,150 per year

Archbishop Rummel High School

1901 Severn Ave., Metairie, 834-5592; www.rummelraiders.com

Catholic/All-boy

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1962

Average class size: Varies

Student/teacher ratio: 17:1

Total enrollment: 892

Tuition: $6,500 per year

Bonnabel High School

2801 Bruin Drive, Kenner, 303-6602; www.bonnabelbruins.org

Public/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1974

Average class size: 29

Student/teacher ratio: 28:1

Total enrollment: 1,600

Tuition: $0

Bridgedale Elementary

808 Zinnia Ave., Metairie, 888-6807; bridgedale.jppss.k12.la.us

Public/Coed

Prekindergarten-5th grade

Founded: 1954

Average class size: 23

Student/teacher ratio: Pre-K 20:1, K-3rd grade 26:1, 4th-5th grades 33:1

Total enrollment: 456

Tuition: $0

Clancy Elementary School for the Arts

2100 Maine Ave., Kenner, 469-3664; clancy.jppss.k12.la.us

Magnet/Coed

Prekindergarten (4 years)-5th grade

Founded: N/A

Average class size: N/A

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 460

Tuition: $0

Crescent City Christian School

4828 Utica St., Metairie, 885-4700; www.ccchristian.net

Private-Celebration Church/Coed

Kindergarten-12th grade

Founded 1956

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 22:1

Total enrolllment: 386

Tuition: $4,150-$5,650 per year

East Jefferson High School

400 Phlox St., Metairie, 888-7171; eastjefferson.jppss.k12.la.us

Public/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1955

Average class size: 30

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 1,150

Tuition: $0

Ecole Classique

5236 Glendale St., Metairie, 887-3507; www.ecoleclassique.com

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten-12th grade

Founded: 1956

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 400

Tuition: $1,200-$2,700 per semester

Edelweiss Montessori Preschool and Childcare

248 Carrollton Ave., Metairie, 831-3672; www.edelweissmontessori.com

Private/Coed

Preschool (1 year-5 years)

Founded: N/A

Average class size: N/A

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 300

Tuition: $660 per month

Jefferson Community School

3528 Montford St., Jefferson, 836-0808; www.jeffersoncommunityschool.org

Charter/Coed

6th grade-8th grade

Founded: 1996

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 125

Tuition: $0

John Calvin Presbyterian Playschool

4201 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 888-1378; www.johncalvinchurch.org/playschool.html

Presbyterian/Coed

Preschool (2 years-5 years)

Founded: 1970

Average class size: 15

Student/teacher ratio: 2 years 12:2, 3 years 17:2, 4-5 years 19:2

Total enrollment: 182

Tuition: Varies by program

John Curtis Christian School

10125 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-12th grade

Founded: 1962

Average class size: 19

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 800

Tuition: $4,500-$5,650 per year

Lutheran High School

3864 17th St., Metairie, 455-4062; lutheranhighschool.net

Luheran/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1970

Average class size: 13

Student/teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 75

Tuition: $5,700 per year

Mount Olive Lutheran Preschool

315 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-3891; www.mtolive-lcms.org

Lutheran/Coed

3 years-14 years

Founded: 1976

Average class size: 12-14

Student/teacher ratio: 7:1

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $180-$300 per month

New Orleans Jewish Day School

3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 887-4091; www.nojds.com

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten-5th grade

Founded: 1996

Average class size: 10-12

Student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Total enrollment: 50

Tuition: $8,700 per year

New Orleans Oral School

4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-1606; oraldeafed.org/schools/neworleans

Private school for the deaf/Coed

2 years-6 years

Founded: 2004

Average class size: 3-5

Student/ teacher ratio: 3:1

Total enrollment: 12

Tuition: Varies by program

Our Lady of Divine Providence School

917 N. Atlanta St., Metairie, 466-0591; www.oldpschool.org

Nursery-8th grade

Catholic/Coed

Founded: 1967

Average class size: 18-22

Student/ teacher ratio: 10:1

Total enrollment: 270

Tuition: $3,850 per year

Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy

2012 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 838-2249; ptsta.jppss.k12.la.us/ptsta

Public/Coed

click to enlarge Lusher Charter Schools students answer questions posed by their teacher.
  • Lusher Charter Schools students answer questions posed by their teacher.

6th grade-12th grade

Founded: 2004

Average class size: 18

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 300

Tuition: $0

Ridgewood Prep School

201 Pasadena Ave., Metairie, 835-2545; www.ridgewoodprep.com

Private/Coed

4 years-12th grade

Founded: 1948

Average class size: 17

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1

Total enrollment: 300

Tuition: $2,000-$3,000 per semester

St. Angela Merici

835 Melody Drive, Metairie, 835-8491; www.stangelaschool.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (2 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1965

Average class size: 23

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 400

Tuition: $4,395-$4,900 per year

St. Ann School

4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie, 455-8383; www.stannschool.org

Catholic/Coed

Preschool (2 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1974

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: Varies by grade/age

Total enrollment: 840

Tuition: $3,850 per year

St. Benilde School

1801 Division St., Metairie, 833-9894; stbenilde.com

Catholic/Coed

Preschool (1 year)-7th grade

Founded: 1968

Average class size: 26

Student/ teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 286

Tuition: $4,175 per year

St. Catherine of Siena

400 Codifer Blvd., Metairie, 831-1166; www.scsgators.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1926

Average class size: 24

Student/ teacher ratio: Pre-K-K 12:1, 1st-7th grades 23:1

Total enrollment: 860

Tuition: $2,000 per semester

St. Christopher School

3900 Derbigny St., Metairie, 837-6871; www.stchristopherschool.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (2 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1946

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 765

Tuition: $2,000 per semester

St. Edward the Confessor

4901 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 888-6353; www.steddy.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1965

Average class size: 25-28

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 510

Tuition: $4,500 per year

St. Martin's Episcopal School

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 736-9917; stmsaints.com

Episcopal/Coed

Preschool (2 years)-12th grade

Founded 1947

Average class size: 17

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1

Total enrollment: 559

Tuition: $6,000-$17,750 per year

T.H. Harris Middle School

911 Elise Ave., Metairie, 733-0867; harris.jppss.k12.la.us

Public/Coed

6th grade-8th grade

Founded: 1961

Average class size: 30

Student/teacher ratio: 30:1

Total enrollment: 760

Tuition: $0

Victory Christian Academy

5708 Airline Drive, Metairie, 733-5087; www.victorychristianacademy.net

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1984

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 200

Tuition: $4,000 per year

Jefferson Parish-West Bank

Academy of Our Lady

537 Avenue D, 341-6217; www.theacademyofourlady.org

Catholic/All-girl

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 2007

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 545

Tuition: $6,200 per year

Archbishop Shaw High School

1000 Barataria Blvd., 340-6727; www.archbishopshaw.org

Catholic-Salesians/All-boy

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1962

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 545

Tuition: $3,300 per semester

Arden Cahill Academy

3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com

Infant Center (2 months)-8th grade

Private/Coed

Founded: 1968

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: Varies

Total enrollment: 600

Tuition: Infants,$630 per month/Academy $6,350 per year

Candyland Kinder Kollege

6206 Fourth Ave., Marrero, 340-4563

Private Daycare (Infant-12 years)/Preschool/Coed

Founded: 1962

Average class size: Varies by age group

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 58

Tuition: Varies by program

Edna Karr High School

3332 Huntlee Drive, 302-7135; www.ekhs.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1964

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 880

Tuition: $0

Elmwood Park Academy

1517 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, 392-0217

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1973

Average class size: 12

Student/teacher ratio: 12:1

Total enrollment: 120

Tuition: $3,500-$4,900 per year

Kangaroo Pouch Child Care Center

1600 Franklin St., Gretna, 361-3808

Private/Coed

8 weeks-4 years

Founded: 1968

Average class size: 8

Student/ teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 30

Tuition: $460 per month

Kennedy's Child Care Academy

715 Franklin St., Gretna, 309-8671

Private/Coed

click to enlarge Girls learn the wonders of chemistry during a lab at Ursuline Academy.
  • Girls learn the wonders of chemistry during a lab at Ursuline Academy.

6 weeks-12 years

Founded: 2001

Average class size: N/A

Student/ teacher ratio: Infants 4:1, 1 year 7:1, 2-4 years 10:1

Total enrollment: 39 maximum

Tuition: Varies

Little Saints University LLC

310 Hamilton St., Gretna, 367-3885

Private/Coed

Infant-Prekindergarten (4 years)

Founded: 2006

Average class size: 7

Student/teacher ratio: 5:1-10:1, depending on age group

Total enrollment: 33

Tuition: $100-$125 per week

St. Cletus Catholic School

3610 Claire Ave., Gretna, 366-3538; www.stcletuscolts.com

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1978

Average class size: 23

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

Total enrollment: 456

Tuition: $4,035 per year

Thomas Jefferson High School

17 Gretna Blvd., 363-4300

Public/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 2006

Average class size: 25-28

Student/teacher ratio: 28:1

Total enrollment: 361

Tuition: $0

Orleans Parish-East Bank

Academy of the Sacred Heart

4521 St. Charles Ave., 891-1943; www.ashrosary.org

Catholic/All-girl

Preschool (2 years)-12th grade

Founded: 1887

Average class size: 16

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

Total enrollment: 801

Tuition: $2,532-$6,950 per semester

Akili Academy of New Orleans

1700 Pratt Drive, 355-4172; www.akiliacademy.org

Charter /Coed

Kindergarten-8th

Founded: 2008

Average class size: 28

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1, dual teacher in K-2nd grade

Total enrollment: 220

Tuition: $0

Annette Head Start Center

1625 Annette St., 942-5552

Nonprofit/Coed

3 years-5 years

Founded: N/A

Average class size: N/A

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $0

Arthur Ashe Charter School

3649 Laurel St., 373-6267; www.ashecharterschool.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th

Founded: 2007

Average class size: 23

Student/teacher ratio: K-4th grade 15:2, 5th-8th grades 23:1

Total enrollment: 323

Tuition: $0

Audubon Charter School

428 Broadway St., 862-5135; www.auduboncharter.com

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-3rd grade

Founded: 1981

Average class size: 24

Student/ teacher ratio: 24:2

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $0

Audubon Charter School

719 S. Carrollton Ave., 324-7110; www.auduboncharter.com

Charter/Coed

4th grade-8th grade

Founded: 1981

Average class size: 24

Student/ teacher ratio: 24:1

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $0

Batiste Cultural Arts Academy

3128 Constance St., 717-0128; www.renewschools.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Fouunded: 2010

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 568

Tuition: $0

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School

1116 Jefferson Ave., 304-3932; www.babyben.org

Public/Coed

Prekindergarten-6th grade

Founded: 2005

Average class size: 26

Student/teacher ratio: 26:1

Total enrollment: 632

Tuition:$0

click to enlarge Students cross-match blood samples in a forensic science lab at Brother Martin High School.
  • Students cross-match blood samples in a forensic science lab at Brother Martin High School.

Benjamin Franklin High School

2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, 286-2600; www.benfranklinhighschool.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1957

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

Total enrollment: 645

Tuition: $0

Bishop McManus Academy

13123 I-10 Service Road, 246-5121; www.bishopmcmanus.com

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten (2 years)-12th grade

Founded: 1975

Average class size: 15-20

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 160

Tuition: $3,400 per year

Brother Martin High School

4401 Elysian Fields Ave., 283-1561; www.brothermartin.com

Catholic/All-boy

7th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1869

Average class size: 24-25

Student/teacher ratio: 12:1

Total enrollment: 1,249

Tuition: $3,635 per semester

Cabrini High School

1400 Moss St., 482-1193; www.cabrinihigh.com

Catholic/All girl

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1959

Average class size: 21

Student/teacher ratio: 11:1

Total enrollment: 441

Tuition: $7,000 per year

The Chartwell Center (for autistic children)

4239 Camp St., 899-2478; www.thechartwellcenter.org

Nonprofit/Coed

3 years-16 years

Founded: 1999

Average class size: 6

Student/teacher ratio: 2:1

Total enrollment: 18

Tuition: $14,500 per year

Christian Brothers School

8 Friedrichs Ave., 486-6770; www.cbs-no.org

Catholic/All-boy

5th grade-7th grade

Founded: 1960

Average class size: 29

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 324

Tuition: $2,975 per semester

De La Salle High School

5300 St. Charles Ave., 895-5717; www.delasallenola.com

Catholic/Coed

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1949

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1

Total enrollment: 450

Tuition: $3,600 per semester

Edward Hynes Charter School

3774 Gentilly Blvd., 324-7160; www.hynesschool.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1952

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 530

Tuition: $0

Einstein Charter School

5100 Cannes St., 324-7450; www.einsteincharter.org

Charter /Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2006

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

Total enrollment: 475

Tuition: $0

Fannie C. Williams Charter School

11755 Dwyer Road, 373-6228

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2011

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 24:1

Total enrollment: 464

Tuition: $0

George Washington Carver Elementary School

3019 Higgins Blvd., 373-6225; www.rsdla.net

Public /Coed

5th grade-8th grade

Founded: 2007

Average class size: 26

Student/teacher ratio: 26:1

Total enrollment: 204

Tuition: $0

Holy Cross School

5500 Paris Ave., 942-3100; www.holycrosstigers.com

Catholic/All-boy

5th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1849

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 842

Tuition: $6,300 per year

Holy Name of Jesus School

6325 Cromwell Place, 861-1466; www.hnjschool.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (4 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1891

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

Total enrollment: 535

Tuition: $5,800 per year

International High School of New Orleans

727 Carondelet St., 613-5700 or 613-5703, 613-5703, 613-5706; www.ihsnola.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-11th grade

Founded: 2009

Average class size: 24-25

Student/teacher ratio: 24:1

Total enrollment: 186

Tuition: $0

International School of Louisiana

1400 Camp St., 654-1088; www.isl-edu.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2000

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 517

Tuition: $0

Jewish Community Center

5342 St. Charles Ave., 897-0143; www.nojcc.org

Private/Coed

13 months-Kindergarten

Founded: 1948

Average class size: N/A

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 144

Tuition: Varies by program

KIPP Believe College Prep

1607 S. Carrollton Ave., 304-8857; www.kippneworleans.org

Charter/Coed

5th grade-8th grade

Founded 2006

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 351

Tuition: $0

KIPP Central City Academy

2625 Thalia St., 373-6290; www.kippcentralcity.org

Charter/Coed

5th grade-8th grade

Founded: 2007

Average class size: N/A

Student/ teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 378

Tuition: $0

KIPP Central City Primary

2625 Thalia St., 373-6290; www.kippcentralcity.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-2nd grade

Founded: 2008

Average class size: N/A

Student/ teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 302

Tuition: $0

KIPP McDonogh 15 Primary and Middle Schools for the Creative Arts

721 St. Philip St., 566-1706; www.mcdonogh15.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2006

Average class size: N/A

Student/ teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 499

Tuition: $0

KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy

3820 St. Claude Ave., 373-6256; www.kippneworleans.org

Charter/Coed

5th grade-6th grade

Founded: 2010

Average class size: 22

Student/ teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 210

Tuition: $0

click to enlarge Harriet Tubman Charter School teaches students from kindergarten through 8th grade.
  • Harriet Tubman Charter School teaches students from kindergarten through 8th grade.

KIPP Renaissance High School

3820 St. Claude Ave., 373-6255; www.kipprenaissance.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-10th grade

Founded: 2010

Average class size: 25

Student/ teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 300

Tuition: $0

Lafayette Academy Charter School

2727 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8370 or 861-9767; www.lafayetteacademyno.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-7th grade

Founded: 2006

Average class size: 20-25

Student/teacher ratio: 12:1

Total enrollment: 808

Tuition: $0

Lagniappe Academies of New Orleans

1501 St. Louis St., 355-0950; www.lagniappeacademies.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-1st grade and 5th grade-6th grade

Founded: 2010

Average class size: 15-20

Student/teacher ratio: K 15:1, 5th-6th grades 20:1

Total enrollment: 140

Tuition: $0

Lake Castle Private School, New Orleans Campus

8400 Hayne Blvd., 272-6270; www.lakecastleschool.com

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1963

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 550

Tuition: $3,200 per year

Lake Forest Elementary Charter School

12000 Hayne Blvd., 826-7140; www.lakeforestcharter.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten (gifted)-8th grade

Founded: 1988

Average class size: 15-20

Student/teacher ratio: Pre-K-K 15:1, 1st-8th grades 20:1

Total enrollment: 460

Tuition: $0

Lakeview Presbyterian Weekday School

5915 Louis XIV St., 488-2172; www.lpcno.org/dayschool

Presbyterian/Coed

14 months-5 years

Founded: 1951

Average class size: 13

Student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Total enrollment: 74

Tuition: $1,305-$2,925 per semester

Langston Hughes Academy

3519 Trafalgar St., 373-6251; www.langstonhughesnola180.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: N/A

Average class size: 30

Student/teacher ratio: 25-30:1

Total enrollment: 600

Tuition: $0

Liberty House Child Care Center

2020 Liberty St., 412-3914

Private/Coed

Preschool (infant-5 years)

Founded: N/A

Average class size: N/A

Student/ teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $125 per week

Life of Christ Christian Academy

1851 N. Dorgenois St., 945-5778; www.lifeofchristacademy.com

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten-12th grade

Founded: 1997

Average class size: 15

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 90

Tuition: $5,000 per year

Life Without School

1024 Frenchmen St., 208-2002; www.lifewithoutschool.org

Independent/Coed

5th grade-College

Founded: 2003

Average class size: 4

Student/teacher ratio: 4:1

Total enrollment: 8

Tuition: $5,000 per semester

Louise S. McGehee School

2343 Prytania St., 561-1224; www.mcgeheeschool.com

Private/All-girl

Prekindergarten-12th grade

Founded: 1912

Average class size: 10

Student/ teacher ratio: 8:1

Total enrollment: 522

Tuition: $5,746-$8,525 per semester

Lusher Charter School

7315 Willow St., 862-5110; www.lusherschool.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-5th grade

Founded: 1918

Average class size: 20-25

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $0

Lusher Charter School

5624 Freret St., 304-3960; www.lusherschool.org

Charter/Coed

6th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1918

Average class size: 20-25

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $0

Lycee Francaise de la Nouvelle-Orleans

5401 S. Claiborne Ave., 342-4311; www.lfno.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years), Kindergarten-12 grade

Founded: 2011

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: Pre-K 20:1, K 25:1

Total enrollment: 130

Tuition: Prekindergarten $2,250 per semester, Kindergarten-12th grade $0

Mahalia Jackson Elementary

2405 Jackson Ave., 359-6950; www.nops.k12.la.us

Public/Coed

Prekindergarten-1st grade

Founded: 2010

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1

Total enrollment: 100

Tuition: $0

Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary School of Literature & Technology

4040 Eagle St., 324-7076; www.nops.k12.la.us

Public/Coed

click to enlarge Dillard University students celebrate graduation before commencing on their career paths.
  • Dillard University students celebrate graduation before commencing on their career paths.

Prekindergarten (4 years)-6th grade

Founded: 1938

Average class size: 26

Student/ teacher ratio: Pre-K 20:2, K-6th grade 26:1

Total enrollment: 375

Tuition: $0

Mattie's Little Angels Child Development Center

4636 Magazine St., 812-0212; www.mattieslittleangels.com

Private/Coed

6 weeks-4 years

Founded: 2001

Average class size: N/A

Student/teacher ratio: Two teachers per room, plus assistant

Total enrollment: 76

Tuition: $115 per week

Milestone SABIS Academy

5951 Patton St., 894-0557; www.msano.sabis.net

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2003

Average class size: 27

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 427

Tuition: $0

Mount Carmel Academy

7027 Milne Blvd., 288-7626; www.mcacubs.org

Catholic /All-girl

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1896

Average class size: 16

Student/teacher ratio: 9:1

Total enrollment: 1,183

Tuition: $5,800 per year

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www.nocca.com

Public (by audition)/Coed

6th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1973

Average class size: N/A

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 600

Tuition: $0

New Orleans Charter Science and Math Academy (SciAcademy)

5552 Read Blvd., 241-0037; www.sciacademy.org

Charter /Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 2008

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 350

Tuition: $0

The New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School (Sci High)

5625 Loyola Ave., 324-7061; www.noscihigh.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1993

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 22:1

Total enrollment: 400

Tuition: $0

New Orleans College Prep

3127 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 522-0100; www.nolacollegeprep.org

Charter /Coed

Kindergarten-4th grade, 6th grade-10th grade

Founded: 2007

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 770

Tuition: $0

Pride College Prep

1700 Pratt Drive, 400-0614; www.pridecollegeprep.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-4th grade

Founded: 2009

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 209

Tuition: $0

Raphael Academy (for children with special needs)

517 Soraparu St., Suite 104, 598-3227; www.raphaelacademy.org

Private/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2011

Average class size: 5-7

Student/teacher ratio: 5:1, plus assistant

Total enrollment: 15

Tuition: $17,000 per year

Robert Russa Moton Charter School

6800 Chef Menteur Hwy., 245-4400; www.eastbankcollaborative.com

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-7th grade

Founded: 2006

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 300

Tuition: $0

St. Andrew's Episcopal School

8012 Oak St., 861-3743; www.standrewsepiscopalschool.org

Private/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1957

Average class size: 16

Student/teacher ratio: 6:1

Total enrollment: 167

Tuition: $8,734-$11,248 per year

click to enlarge Girls exercised and learned about the importance of cardiovascular health during "Show Your Heart Week" in February, sponsored by Mount Carmel Academy's Health and Physical Education Department.
  • Girls exercised and learned about the importance of cardiovascular health during "Show Your Heart Week" in February, sponsored by Mount Carmel Academy's Health and Physical Education Department.

St. Anthony of Padua School

4601 Cleveland Ave., 488-4426; www.stanthonyofpadua.net

Catholic /Coed

Preschool (2 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1915

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 200

Tuition: $2,500 per semester

St. Augustine High School

2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 944-2424; www.purpleknights.com

Catholic/All-boy

6th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1951

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 650

Tuition: $2,525-$2,825 per semester

St. Dominic School

6326 Memphis St., 482-4123; www.stdominicnola.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (4 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1924

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 12:1

Total enrollment: 506

Tuition: $4,250 per semester

St. George's Episcopal School

923 Napoleon Ave., 891-5509; www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com

Episcopal/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1969

Average class size: 12

Student/teacher ratio: 5:1

Total enrollment: 360

Tuition: $11,300-$16,600 per year

St. John Lutheran School

3937 Canal St., 488-6641; www.sjlno.com

Lutheran/Coed

Prekindergarten-6th grade

Founded: 1854

Average class size: 15

Student/teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 100

Tuition: $2,200 per semester

St. Mary's Academy

6905 Chef Menteur Blvd., 245-0200; www.smaneworleans.com

Catholic /Coed (elementary), All-girl (upper)

Kindergarten-12th

Founded: 1867

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 670

Tuition: $4,400-$5,800 per year

St. Mary's Dominican High School

7701 Walmsley Ave., 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org

Catholic /All-girl

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1860

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 883

Tuition: $7,950 per year

St. Michael Special School

1522 Chippewa St., 524-7285; www.stmichaelspecialschool.com

Catholic/Coed

6 years-21 years

Founded: 1965

Average class size: 14

Student/teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 195

Tuition: $4,000 per year

St. Paul Lutheran School

2624 Burgundy St., 947-1773; www.splno.com

Lutheran/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1840

Average class size: 16

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 175

Tuition: $2,250 per semester

St. Paul's Episcopal School

6249 Canal Blvd., 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org

Episcopal/Coed

2 years-8th grade

Founded: 1961

Average class size: 15

Student/teacher ratio: 12:1

Total enrollment: 230

Tuition: Varies

click to enlarge Students at Louise S. McGehee learn to work together to solve problems and expand their horizons.
  • Students at Louise S. McGehee learn to work together to solve problems and expand their horizons.

Samuel L. Green Charter School

2319 Valence St., 304-3532; www.greencharterschool.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2005

Average class size: 27

Student/teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 490

Tuition: $0

SciTech Academy

820 Jackson Ave., 487-0737; www.renewschools.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2009

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 625

Tuition$0

Stuart Hall School for Boys

2032 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-1954; www.stuarthall.org

Independent/All-boy

Nursery-7th grade

Founded: 1984

Average class size: 18

Student/teacher ratio: 8:1

Total enrollment: 326

Tuition: $8,962 per year

Success Preparatory Academy

2011 Bienville St., 909-6275; www.successpreparatory.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-5th grade

Founded: 2009

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 17:1

Total enrollment: 330

Tuition: $0

Thurgood Marshall Early College High School

4621 Canal St., 267-8811; www.unocharternetwork.net

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 2007

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 400

Tuition: $0

Trinity Episcopal School

1315 Jackson Ave., 525-8661; www.trinitynola.com

Episcopal/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1960

Average class size: 12

Student/teacher ratio: 6.5:1

Total enrollment: 362

Tuition: $15,860 per year

Ursuline Academy

2635 State St., 861-9150; www.ursulineneworleans.org

Catholic/All-girl

2 yrs-12th grade

Founded: 1727

Average class size: Varies by grade

Student/teacher ratio: Varies by grade

Total enrollment: 760

Tuition: $7,500 per year

Waldorf School of New Orleans

517 Soraparu St., 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org

Independent/Coed

Nursery-8th grade

Founded: 2002

Average class size: 12

Student/teacher ratio: 12:1

Total enrollment: 57

Tuition: $2,575-$4,350 per semester

Warren Easton Charter High School

3019 Canal St., 324-7400; www.warreneastoncharterhigh.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1913

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 860

Tuition: $0

William J. Fischer Accelerated Academy

1801 L.B. Landry Ave., 302-7111; www.algierscharterschools.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2005

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 485

Tuition: $0

click to enlarge Victory Christian Academy students study the Renaissance and Romeo & Juliet.
  • Victory Christian Academy students study the Renaissance and Romeo & Juliet.

Xavier University Preparatory School

5116 Magazine St., 899-6061; www.xavierprep.com

Catholic/All-girl

7th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1915

Average class size: 20

Student/teacher ratio: 20:1

Total enrollment: 270

Tuition: $3,600-$5,670 per year

Orleans Parish-West Bank

Algiers Technology Academy

6501 Berkley Drive, 302-7071; www.algierscharterschools.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 2007

Average class size: 25

Student/ teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 330

Tuition: $0

Alice M. Harte

5300 Berkley Drive, 373-6281; www.alicemhartecharter.org

Charter /Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1956

Average class size: 22

Student/teacher ratio: 22:1

Total enrollment: 647

Tuition: $0

Calvary Baptist School

2401 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 367-6465; www.cbsno.org

Baptist/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1982

Average class size: 15

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1

Total enrollment: 147

Tuition: $3,700 per year

Dwight D. Eisenhower Academy of Global Studies

3700 Tall Pines Drive, 302-7109; www.algierscharterschools.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2005

Average class size: 23

Student/teacher ratio: 23:1

Total enrollment: 595

Tuition: $0

Harriet Tubman Charter School

2013 Gen. Meyer Ave., 250-9806; www.harriettubmancharter.org

Charter/Coed

Kindergarten-8th grade

Founded: N/A

Average class size: 27

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 550

Tuition: $0

Martin Behrman Charter Academy for Creative Arts and Sciences

715 Opelousas Ave., 302-7090; www.algierscharterschools.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2005

Average class size: 23

Student/ teacher ratio: 23:1

Total enrollment: 638

Tuition: $0

McDonogh 32 Literacy Charter School

800 de Armas St., 302-7144; www.algierscharterschools.org

Charter/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 2006

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 25:1

Total enrollment: 550

Tuition: $0

O. Perry Walker College and Career Prep High School and Community Center

2832 Gen. Meyer Ave., 302-7170; www.algierscharterschools.org

Charter/Coed

9th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1970

Average class size: 28

Student/teacher ratio: 22:1

Total enrollment: 900

Tuition: $0

St. Andrew the Apostle

3131 Eton St., 394-4171; www.sasno.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1953

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 14:1

Total enrollment: 730

Tuition: $4,075 per year

St. Bernard Parish

Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool

2825 Paris Road, 279-1917, 277-4010; www.gethsemane-lutheran.com

Lutheran/Coed

click to enlarge The New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School Uptown takes a hands-on approach to science.
  • The New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School Uptown takes a hands-on approach to science.

2-years-Prekindergarten

Founded: 1971

Average class size: 14-15

Student/teacher ratio: 2 years 15:2, 3-4 years 14:1

Total enrollment: 75

Tuition: $100-$130 per month

St. Tammany Parish

Calvary Baptist School

1615 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell, (985) 643-7224; www.calvarybaptistchurchslidell.com

Baptist/Coed

Kindergarten (3 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1959

Average class size: 15

Student/teacher ratio: 17:1

Total enrollment: 320

Tuition: $2,900 per year

Cedarwood School

607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, (985) 845-7111; www.cedarwoodschool.com

Private/Coed

2 years-7th grade

Founded: 1983

Average class size: 16

Student/teacher ratio: 2 years 5:1, 3-5 years 10:1, K-1st grade 18:1, 2nd-3rd grades 20:1

Total enrollment: 330

Tuition: $3,492 per semester

Children's Cottage Preschool and Infant Center

706 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-1676; www.childrenscottagepreschool.com

Private/Coed

6 weeks-6 years

Founded: 1990

Average class size: Varies by age

Student/teacher ratio: Varies by age

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: $65-$130 per week

Christ Episcopal School

80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, (985) 871-9902; www.christepiscopalschool.org

Episcopal /Coed

Prekindergarten-11th grade

Founded: 1984

Average class size: 18-20

Student/teacher ratio: 10:1

Total enrollment: 539

Tuition: $8,150 per year

The Little Academy

59424 N. Pearl Drive, Slidell, (985) 649-5757

Private/Coed

6 weeks-12 years

Founded: N/A

Average class size: N/A

Student/ teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: N/A

Lolli-Pop Ranch Christian Pre-School & Day Care

59334 N. Pearl Drive, Slidell, (985) 641-3785; www.lolli-popranch.com

Nondenominational Bible Church/Coed

Infant-Preschool (3 years)

Founded: 1985

Average class size: 10

Student/teacher ratio: N/A

Total enrollment: 15 (max allowed 105)

Tuition: $130-$150 per week

Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic School

1515 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 674-2466; www.mqpcs.org

Catholic /Coed

Prekindergarten (3 years)-7th grade

Founded: 1996

Average class size: 25

Student/teacher ratio: 15:1Total enrollment: 445Tuition: $4,395 per year

Our Lady of Lourdes School

345 Westchester Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-3230; www.ollonline.com

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten-8th grade

Founded: 1929

Average class size: 24

Student/teacher ratio: 18:1

Total enrollment: 512

Tuition: $1,750 per semester

Primary Colors Early Childhood Learning Center

330 Lakeview Court, Covington, (985) 674-0086; www.primarycolorspreschool.com

Private /Coed

6 weeks-5 years

Founded: 1994

Average class size: 12

Student/ teacher ratio: 4:1-12:1, depending on age group

Total enrollment: 190

Tuition: Varies

St. Margaret Mary School

1050-A Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-4612; www.saintmm.org

Catholic/Coed

Prekindergarten (4 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1966

Average class size: 26

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1

Total enrollment: 720

Tuition: $1,788 per semester

St. Michael's Episcopal Preschool

4499 Sharp Road, Mandeville, (985) 626-5727; www.stmichaelspreschool.edu

Episcopal/Coed

2 years-Prekindergarten

Founded: 1996

Average class size: 12-14

Student/teacher ratio: 6-7:1

Total enrollment: 140

Tuition: $3,250-$5,900 per year

Saint Paul's School

917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, (985) 892-3200; www.stpauls.com

Catholic/All-boy

8th grade-12th grade

Founded: 1911

Average class size: 23

Student/teacher ratio: 24:1

Total enrollment: 850

Tuition: $3,600 per semester

Slidell Christian Academy

59334 N. Pearl Drive, (985) 641-3785; www.slidellchristianacademy.com

Non-denominational Bible Church/Coed

click to enlarge A Pre-K teacher at the Jewish Community Center school combines art and science to show students how a pendulum works.
  • A Pre-K teacher at the Jewish Community Center school combines art and science to show students how a pendulum works.

Kindergarten (4 years)-8th grade

Founded: 1986

Average class size: 12

Student/teacher ratio: 16:1 max.

Total enrollment: 60

Tuition: $2,604 per year

Colleges and Universities

Cameron College

2740 Canal St., 821-5881

www.cameroncollege.com

Delgado Community College

615 City Park Ave., 671-5498

www.dcc.edu

Delta College of Arts & Technology

105 Gause Blvd. West, Slidell, (985) 643-7730; 19231 N. Sixth St., Covington, (985) 892-6651

www.deltacollege.com

Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Blvd., 283-8822

www.dillard.edu

Louisiana State University

3357 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, (225) 578-1175

www.lsu.edu

Louisiana State University School of Nursing

1900 Gravier St., 568-4917

nursing.lsuhsc.edu

Loyola University

6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-3240

www.loyno.edu

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

3939 Gentilly Blvd., 282-4455

www.nobts.edu

Nunez Community College

3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, 278-6467

www.nunez.edu

Our Lady of Holy Cross College

4123 Woodland Drive, 398-2175

www.olhcc.edu

Southeastern Louisiana University

SLU 10752, Hammond, (985) 549-5637

www.selu.edu

Southern University

6400 Press Drive, 286-5000

www.suno.edu

Tulane University

6823 St. Charles Ave., 865-5000

www.tulane.edu

University of New Orleans

2000 Lakeshore Drive, 280-6000

www.uno.edu

University of Phoenix

1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 275, Metairie, 613-1500

www.phoenix.edu/louisiana

William Carey University

3939 Gentilly Blvd., 286-3275

www.wmcarey.edu

Xavier University of Louisiana

1 Drexel Drive, 486-7411

www.xula.edu

Resources

Alliance Francaise of New Orleans

1519 Jackson Ave., 568-0770; www.af-neworleans.org

French language programs for children and adults

Nonprofit/Coed

5 yrs-adult

Founded: 1984

Average class size: 8

Student/teacher ratio: 8:1

Total enrollment: N/A

Tuition: Varies

Algiers Charter Schools Association

3712 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100A, 302-7000

www.algierscharterschools.org

Capital One-University of New Orleans Charter School Network

2000 Lakeshore Drive, Education Building, Room 242, 280-2309

www.unocharternetwork.net

Eastbank Collaborative of Charter Schools

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 414, 267-7239 or 352-0286

www.eastbankcollaborative.com

Encore Studio of Dance, Tumbling, Music & Theatre

1999 Hickory Ave., Suite 102, Harahan, 737-5977

www.encoredancing.com

Jefferson Parish Public School System

501 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 349-7600

www.jppss.k12.la.us

Firstline Schools

3649 Laurel St., 373-6267

www.firstlineschools.org/network

Jewish Community Center

5342 St. Charles Ave., 897-0143

www.nojcc.com

KIPP New Orleans Schools

373-6269

www.kippneworleans.org

Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools

200 Broadway St., Suite 108, 274-3666

www.lacharterschools.org

New Leaders for New Schools

267-1520

www.nlns.org

New Orleans Creative Glass Institute

3924B Conti St., 482-6003

www.nocgi.org

Orleans Parish Schools

3520 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Suite 5055, 304-3520

www.nops.k12.la.us

Posh Paint Pub

701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-4155

www.poshpaintpub.com

Recovery School District

1641 Poland Ave., 373-6200

www.rsdla.net

St. Stanislaus

304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, Miss., (228) 467-9057; www.ststan.com

7th-12th grades and post-graduate

Private/All-boy day and residency school/college

Founded 1854

Average class size: 25

Teacher/student ratio: 13:1

Total enrollment: 380

Tuition: $10,750 per year

St. Tammany Parish School Board

321 N. Theard St., Covington, (985) 892-2276; www.stpsb.org

United Teachers of New Orleans

Oak Park Shopping Center, 4718 Paris Ave., 304-2160

la.aft.org/utno

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