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Gambit’s 2015 Guide to New Orleans Schools 


Where a child goes to school can depend on several variables, including cost, location, academic reputation, family traditions and more. There are myriad choices in the area, from parochial and independent schools to institutions focusing on science and math or language immersion. The guide covers pre-kindergarten through college and is arranged geographically.


Jefferson Parish — East Bank

Airline Park Academy for Advanced Studies
6201 Camphor St., Metairie, (504) 888-0969; www.airlinepark.jpschools.org
Public/coed Preschool-fifth grade Founded: 2010
Principal: Tiffani E. LeBouef
Average class size: 26 Student/teacher ratio: 20:1 preschool; 26:1 kindergarten-3rd grade; 33:1 fourth-fifth grade
Total enrollment: 380
Tuition: free kindergarten- fifth grade

Archbishop Chapelle High School
8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 467-3105; www.archbishopchapelle.org
Catholic/all girls
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1962
Principal: John Serio
Average class size: 23
Student/teacher ratio: 14:1
Total enrollment: 706
Tuition: $7,535

Archbishop Rummel High School
1901 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5592; www.rummelraiders.com
Catholic/boys
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1962
Principal: Michael Scalco
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 684
Tuition: $7,650

Atonement Lutheran School
6500 Riverside Drive, Metairie, (504) 887-0225; www.alcs.org
Parochial/coed
3 years old-eighth grade
Founded: 1960
Principal: Douglas Molin
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Total enrollment: 219
Tuition: $1,170-$4,830

Beary Cherry Tree Schoo
l3117 Lake Villa Drive, Metairie, (504) 455-1950; www.bearycherrytree.com
Private/coed
Six weeks old-4 years old
Founded: 1976
Principal: Paula Polita
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Total enrollment: 140
Tuition: $8,580

Crescent City Christian School
4828 Utica St., Metairie, (504) 885-4700;
www.ccchristian.net
Private/coed
3 year old-12th grade
Founded: 1956
Principal: Freddie Landry
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 392
Tuition: n/a

Edelweiss Montessori Preschool
248 Carrollton Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-3672; www.edelweissmontessori.com
Private/coed
One year old-kindergarten
Founded: 1999
Principal: Dora Gentinetta
Average class size: 6
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 31
Tuition: $9,000

Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies

1416 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 837-8300; www.haynes.jpschools.org
Public/coed
Sixth-12th grade
Founded: 2005
Principal: Karla Russo
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Total enrollment: 738
Tuition: free

Jewish Community Day School
3747 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 887-4091; www.jcdsnola.org
Parochial/coed
Preschool-fifth grade
Founded: 1996
Principal: Sharon Pollin
Average class size: 8
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Total enrollment: 35
Tuition: $10,450

John Curtis Christian School
10125 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4621; www.johncurtis.com
Parochial/coed
Two years old-12th grade
Founded: 1962
Principal: J.T. Curtis, Jr.
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 883
Tuition: $4,900-$6,800

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy

2504 Maine Ave., (504) 233-4720; www.discoveryhsf.org
Charter/coed
Pre-kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2013
Principal: Patty Glaser
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 16:1
Total enrollment: 585
Tuition: free

Lutheran High School
3864 17th St., Metairie, (504) 455-4062; www.lutheranhighschool.net
Parochial/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 1970
Principal: Carol A. Christen
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 100
Tuition: $6,900

Memorial Baptist School
5701 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-0533; www.mbsmetairie.org
Private/coed
Kindergarten-seventh grade
Founded: 1981
Principal: Jerry Riggs
Average class size: 10
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 55
Tuition: $5,000

Metairie Park Country Day School

300 Park Road, Metairie, (504) 837-5204; www.mpcds.com
Private/coed
Preschool-12th grade
Founded: 1929
Principal: Carolyn B. Chandler
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Total enrollment: 731
Tuition: $13,870-$18,830

Mt. Olive Lutheran Preschool
315 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-3891; www.mountolivelutheran.net
Parochial/coed
Three-four years old
Founded: 1976
Principal: Virginia Crawford
Average class size: 9-12
Student/teacher ratio: 4-6:1
Total enrollment: 16
Tuition: $220

New Orleans Oral School

4000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-1606; www.neworleansoralschool.com
Private/coed
Preschool
Founded: 2004
Principal: Martha K. Myers
Average class size: 5
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Total enrollment: 15
Tuition: sliding scale

Our Lady of Divine Providence School

917 N. Atlanta St., Metairie, (504) 466-0591; www.oldpschool.org
Catholic/coed
Six weeks old-seventh grade
Founded: 1967
Principal: Elvina DiBartolo
Average class size: 18-20
Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
Total enrollment: 230
Tuition: $620/month-$4,750

Parkway Presbyterian Preschool & Kindergarten
6200 Camphor St., Metairie, (504) 733-6340; www.parkwaypresbyterianchurch.com
Parochial/coed
Fourteen months old-kindergarten
Founded: 1954
Principal: Marlene Cooke
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 10:2, 1-year-olds; 7:1, 2-year-olds; 8:1, 3-year-olds; 10:1, 4-and 5-year-olds
Total enrollment: 190
Tuition: $962-$2,262

Ridgewood Preparatory School

201 Pasadena Ave., Metairie, (504) 835-2545; www.ridgewoodprep.com
Private/coed
Pre-k-12th grade
Founded: 1948
Principal: M.J. Montgomery Jr.
Average class size: 17
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 275
Tuition: $4,725-$6,700

St. Ann School

4921 Meadowdale St., Metairie, (504) 455-8383; www.stannschool.org
Catholic/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1975
Principal: Susan Kropog
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 14:1
Total enrollment: 868
Tuition: $4,640-$4,995

St. Augustine's Episcopal Preschool
3412 Haring Road, Metairie, (504) 887-4801; www.staugustinesdayschool.weebly.com
Parochial/coed
Two years old-kindergarten
Founded: 1984
Principal: Joline LaCoste
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1, 2-year-olds; 8:1, 3-year-olds; 9:1, 4-year-olds
Total enrollment: 99
Tuition: $1,850-$3,500

St. Benilde School
1801 Division St., Metairie, (504) 833-9894; www.stbenilde.com
Catholic/coed
Preschool-seventh grade
Founded: 1968
Principal: John Downey
Average class size: 21
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 300
Tuition: $4,831

St. Catherine of Siena School
400 Codifer Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-1166; www.scsgators.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1926
Principal: Frances Dee Tarantino
Average class size: 18-24 preschool & kindergarten; 19-24 first-seventh grade
Student/teacher ratio: 12:1 preschool-second grade; 21:1 3rd-seventh grade
Total enrollment: 865
Tuition: $4,850-$5,000

St. Christopher School

3900 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 837-6871; www.stchristopherschool.org
Catholic/coed
Six weeks old-seventh grade
Founded: 1949
Principal: Ruth Meche
Average class size: 20-22
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1, 2-year-olds; 11:1, 3-year-olds; 9:1, 4-year-olds; 21:1, kindergarten- seventh grade
Total enrollment: 647
Tuition: $4,550

St. Clement of Rome School

3978 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-0386; www.scrschool.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1968
Principal: Roselyn K. Tindall
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 478
Tuition: $4,500

St. Edward the Confessor School
4901 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-6353; www.steddy.org
Parochial/coed
One year old-seventh grade
Founded: 1965
Principal: Thomas Becker
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 24:1
Total enrollment: 425
Tuition: $5,025

St. Francis Xavier School

215 Betz Place, Metairie, (504) 833-1471; www.stfrancisxavier.com
Catholic/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1926
Principal: Barbara Martin
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 11:1
Total enrollment: 465
Tuition: $4,600

St. Louis King of France School
1600 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-8224; www.slkfschool.com
Catholic/coed
Preschool-seventh grade
Founded: 1953
Principal: Pamela K. Schott
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 415
Tuition: $4,950-$9,000

St. Martin's Episcopal School

225 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 733-0353; www.stmsaints.com
Parochial/coed
Eight weeks old-12th grade
Founded: 1947
Principal: Merry Sorrells
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 540
Tuition: $9,700-$19,950

St. Mary Magdalen
6421 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 733-1433; www.smmcougars.org
Catholic/coed
Preschool-seventh grade
Founded: 1957
Principal: Kimberly Downes
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 300
Tuition: $4,450

click to enlarge Allison Stuart, a student at St. Mary's Dominican High School, practices her part as Victoria during a rehearsal for Cats to be presented at the school in April.
  • Allison Stuart, a student at St. Mary's Dominican High School, practices her part as Victoria during a rehearsal for Cats to be presented at the school in April.
St. Mary's Dominican High School
7701 Walmsley Ave., (504) 865-9401; www.stmarysdominican.org
Catholic/all girls
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1860
Principal: Carolyn Favre
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 900
Tuition: $8,735

St. Matthew the Apostle School
10021 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-4604; www.smaschool.net
Catholic/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1960
Principal: Dennis Panepinto
Average class size: 17
Student/teacher ratio: 11:1
Total enrollment: 437
Tuition: $4,450

St. Rita School
194 Ravan Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0744; www.stritaharahan.com
Catholic/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1953
Principal: Miriam Daniel
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 386
Tuition: $4,375

Victory Christian Academy
5708 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 733-5087; www.vcagators.net
Christian/coed
Three years old-eighth grade
Founded: 1984
Principal: Michelle Nichols
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 200
Tuition: $4,000

 


Jefferson Parish — West Bank

Allen Ellender School
4501 E. Ames Blvd., Marrero, (504) 341-9469; www.ellender.jpschools.org
Public/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 1971
Principal: Dawn Matherne
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1 preschool; 26:1 kindergarten-third grade; 33:1 fourth-eighth grade
Total enrollment: 567
Tuition: free

Archbishop Shaw High School
1000 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 340-6727; www.archbishopshaw.org
Catholic/boys
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1962
Principal: George Hebert
Average class size: 22
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1
Total enrollment: 400
Tuition: $7,800

Arden Cahill Academy
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, (504) 392-0902; www.ardencahillacademy.com
Private/coed
Infant-eighth grade
Founded: 1968
Principal: Mary Kevin Cahill
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 580
Tuition: $6,900

Christ the King School
2106 Deerfield Road, Terrytown, (504) 367-3601; www.ctkterrytown.org
Parochial/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1963
Principal: Michael Giambelluca
Average class size: 22
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1, 2-year-olds; 22:1, first-seventh grades
Total enrollment: 300
Tuition: $5,000

Concordia Lutheran School
6700 Westbank Expwy., Marrero, (504) 347-4155; www.clsmarrero.com
Parochial/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 1965
Principal: Jackie Daniilidis
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 16:1, preschool; 23:1, kindergarten; 25:1, first-eighth grades
Total enrollment: 237
Tuition: $4,100 and up

Elmwood Park Academy
1517 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-0217; www.elmwoodparkacademy.org
Private/coed
Three years old-eighth grade
Founded: 1973
Principal: Kenneth M. Loria
Average class size: 12-15
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 125
Tuition: $3,200-$3,800

Faith Presbyterian Preschool
2525 Apollo Ave., Harvey, (504) 368-2525
Presbyterian/coed
One-4 years old
Founded: 1984
Principal: Gay Scaffidi
Average class size: 12
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Total enrollment: 30
Tuition: $3,240

St. Cletus Catholic School
3610 Claire Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-3538; www.stcletus.com
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1978
Principal: Jill Grabert
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 16:1
Total enrollment: 510
Tuition: $4,475

Shirley T. Johnson/Gretna Park Elementary School
1130 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-1660; www.gretnapark.jpschools.org
Public/coed
Preschool-fifth grade
Founded: 1958
Principal: Nancia Sterling
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 24:1
Total enrollment: 676
Tuition: free

click to enlarge Terrytown Academy has been teaching children on the West Bank since 1969.
  • Terrytown Academy has been teaching children on the West Bank since 1969.
Terrytown Academy
1503 Carol Sue Ave., Gretna, (504) 392-3804
Private/coed
Three years old-eighth grade
Founded: 1969
Principal: Cindy West
Average class size: 19
Student/teacher ratio: 19:1
Total enrollment: 245
Tuition: $3,100-$3,600

Thomas Jefferson High School

17 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 363-4300; www.tjeff.jpschools.org
Public/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 2006
Principal: Gerard LeBlanc
Average class size: 30
Student/teacher ratio: 29:1
Total enrollment: 400
Tuition: free

Visitation of Our Lady
3520 Ames Blvd., Marrero, (504) 347-3377; www.school.vol.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1965
Principal: Carolyn A. Levet
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1
Total enrollment: 700
Tuition: $3,905

click to enlarge Students at Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna participate in an arts-integrated curriculum.
  • Students at Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna participate in an arts-integrated curriculum.
Young Audiences Charter School
1407 Virgil St., Gretna, (504) 523-3525; www.yacharterschool.org
Public/coed
Pre-k-fifth grade
Founded 2013
Average class size: 23
Student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Total enrollment: 500
Tuition: Free

 


Orleans Parish — East Bank

Academy of the Sacred Heart
4521 St. Charles Ave., (504) 891-1943; www.ashrosary.org
Catholic/girls
Two years old-12th grade
Founded: 1887
Principal: Sr. Melanie Guste
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Total enrollment: 741
Tuition: $5,705-$16,300

Arthur Ashe Charter School
1456 Gardena Drive, (504) 373-6267;
www.ashecharterschool.org
Charter/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2007
Principal: Sivi Domango, Ryan Bennett
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 726
Tuition: free

Benjamin Franklin Elementary Mathematics and Science School
1116 Jefferson Ave., (504) 304-3932; 401 Nashville Ave., (504) 359-7730; www.babyben.org
Public/coed
Pre-kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 1988
Principal: Charlotte L. Matthew
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 820
Tuition: free

Benjamin Franklin High School
2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 286-2600; www.bfhsla.org
Public/coed
Ninth-12th grades
Founded: 1957
Principal: Timothy G. Rusnak
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 17:1
Total enrollment: 880
Tuition: free

Bricolage Academy
4238 St. Charles Ave., (504) 539-4505; www.bricolagenola.com
Public/coed
Kindergarten-second grade
Founded: 2013
Principal: Josh Densen
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 150
Tuition: free

Brother Martin High School
4401 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 283-1561; www.brothermartin.com
Catholic/boys
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1869
Principal: Gregory Rando
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $8,590

Cabrini High School
1400 Moss St., (504) 482-1193; www.cabrinihigh.com
Catholic/girls
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1959
Principal: Yvonne Hrapmann
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 538
Tuition: $7,900

Christian Brothers School

8 Friederichs Ave., (504) 486-6770; www.cbs-no.org
Catholic/boys
Fifth-seventh grade
Founded: 1960
Principal: Joey M. Scaffidi
Average class size: 29
Student/teacher ratio: 19:1
Total enrollment: 347
Tuition: $6,600

Creative Learning Center of Louisiana

2432 Gen. Ogden St., (504) 975-7961; www.clcofla.org
Nonprofit/coed
Ten-21 years old
Founded: 2005
Principal: Sheila Ealey
Average class size: 8
Student/teacher ratio: 4:1
Total enrollment: 20
Tuition: $12,000

Cypress Academy
4238 St. Charles Ave., (504) 383-3337; www.cypressacademy.org
Charter/coed
Kindergarten
Founded: 2015
Principal: Bob Berk
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 12:1
Total enrollment: 100
Tuition: free

De La Salle High School

5300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-5717; www.delasallenola.com
Private/coed
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1949
Principal: Myles Seghers
Average class size: 21
Student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Total enrollment: 533
Tuition: $8,500

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle Orleans
821 Gen. Pershing St., (504) 896-4500; www.ebnola.com
Private/coed
18 months old-seventh grade
Founded: 1998
Principal: Pauline Dides
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Total enrollment: 236
Tuition: $10,700-$14,975

Edgar P. Harney/ Spirit of Excellence Academy Charter
2503 Willow St., (504) 373-6230; www.soeanola.com
Public/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2010
Principal: Eileen T. Williams
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 380
Tuition: free

Edward Hynes Charter School
990 Harrison Ave., (504) 483-6100; www.hynesschool.org
Public/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade (gifted pre-k)
Founded: 1952
Principal: Michelle B. Douglas
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 17:1
Total enrollment: 680
Tuition: free

Einstein Charter School
5100 Cannes St., (504) 324-7450; www.einsteincharter.org
Charter/coed
Pre-k-eighth grade
Founded: 2005
Principal: Shawn Toranto
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 990
Tuition: free

Fannie C. Williams Charter School

11755 Dwyer Road, (504) 373- 6228; www.fcwcs.org
Public/coed
Four years old-eighth grade
Founded: 2007
Principal: Kelly Batiste
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 603
Tuition: free

Gentilly Terrace Charter School

4720 Painters St., (504) 708-2053; www.newbeginningsnola.com/gentillyterrace
Public/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 2010
Principal: Edward Brown
Average class size: 24; 20, preschool
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1, preschool; 24:1 K-eighth
Total enrollment: 465
Tuition: free

Good Shepherd School
353 Baronne St., (504) 598-9399; www.thegoodshepherdschool.org
Parochial/coed
Kindergarten-seventh grade
Founded: 2001
Principal: Emily M. Paul
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Total enrollment: 96
Tuition: State voucher

click to enlarge Holy Cross School educates boys in the 
fifth grade through their senior year.
  • Holy Cross School educates boys in the fifth grade through their senior year.
Holy Cross School
5500 Paris Ave., (504) 942-3100; www.holycrosstigers.com
Parochial/boys
Fifth-12th grade
Founded: 1849
Principal: Benjamin D. Tolerico
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Tuition: 6,700-7,700

Holy Name of Jesus School
6325 Cromwell Place, (504) 861-1466; www.hnjschool.org
Catholic/coed
Preschool-seventh grade
Founded: 1891
Principal: Jessica Dwyer
Average class size: 22
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 555
Tuition: $6,000

International High School of New Orleans
727 Carondelet St., (504) 613-5703; www.ihsnola.org
Charter/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 2009
Principal: Sean Wilson
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 524
Tuition: free

JCC Nursery School and Pre-K
5342 St. Charles Ave., (504) 897-0143; www.nojcc.org
Private/coed
One year old-pre-kindergarten
Founded: 1948
Principal: Adrienne Shulman
Average class size: 10-20
Student/teacher ratio: 3:1-10:1
Total enrollment: 175
Tuition: $3,400-$7,250

Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School
1301 N. Derbigny St., (504) 373-6202;
www.clarkprep.org
Charter/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 1946
Principal: Reginald Coleman
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 428
Tuition: free

KIPP Believe Primary School
421 Burdette St., (504) 266-2050; www.kipp.org
Public/coed
Kindergarten-fourth grade
Founded: 2011
Principal: Sarah Beth Greenberg
Average class size: 27
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 532
Tuition: free

Lake Area New Tech Early College High School
6026 Paris Ave., (504) 267-8811; www.newbeginningsnola.net
Public/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 2008
Principal: Darren Lewis
Average class size: 28
Student/teacher ratio: 28:1
Total enrollment: 686
Tuition: free

Lake Forest Elementary Charter School
12000 Hayne Blvd., (504) 826-7140; www.lakeforestcharter.org
Public/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 2006
Principal: Mardele S. Early
Average class size: 19
Student/teacher ratio: 19:1
Total enrollment: 546
Tuition: free

Lakeview Presbyterian Weekday School
5915 Louis XIV St., (504) 488-2172; www.lpcno.org/weekdayschool.html
Parochial/coed
One-4 years old
Founded: 1951
Principal: Dale Davis
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Total enrollment: 82
Tuition: $3,091-$6,610

Langston Hughes Academy
3519 Trafalgar St., (504) 373- 6251; www.langstonhughesacademy.org
Charter/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2010
Principal: Franchesca Cain
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 847
Tuition: free

Life Without School
1631 Elysian Fields, (504) 208-2002; www.lifewithoutschool.org
Private/coed
Fifth grade-college
Founded: 2003
Principal: Anita Senentz
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 5
Tuition: $5,000-$10,000

Louise S. McGehee School
2343 Prytania St., (504) 561-1224; www.mcgeheeschool.com
Private/girls
Pre-kindergarten-12th grade
Founded: 1912
Principal: Eileen Powers
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 525
Tuition: $16,250 (average)

Lusher Charter School
5624 Freret St., (504) 304-3961; 7315 Willow St., (504) 862-5110; www.lusherschool.org
Charter/coed
Kindergarten-12th grade
Principal: Kathy Riedlinger
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 14:1
Total enrollment: 1,700
Tuition: free

Madeline's Kindermusik
2436 Valence St., (504) 717-1076; www.kindermusik.com/madelineskindermusik
Private/coed
Infant-six years old
Founded: 2010
Principal: Madeline Thibodeaux
Average class size: 8
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Total enrollment: n/a
Tuition: $960

McMillian's First Steps Community Development Corporation Academy
2601 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 822-1266; www.mcmilliansfirststeps.com
Private/coed
Infant-fifth grade
Founded: 1988
Principal: Linda McMillian
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1 preschool; 16:1 elementary
Total enrollment: 185
Tuition: $7,800

Medard H. Nelson Charter School

3121 St. Bernard Ave., (504) 943-1311; www.newbeginningsnola.net
Public/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 2005
Principal: Chauncey Nash
Average class size: 28; 20 preschool
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1, preschool; 28:1 other ages
Total enrollment: 490
Tuition: free

Morris Jeff Community School
211 S. Lopez St., (504) 373-6258;
www.morrisjeffschool.org
Charter/coed
Pre-k four year olds-fifth grade
Founded: 2010
Principal: Patricia Perkins
Average class size: 26
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 525
Tuition: free

click to enlarge Mount Carmel students on graduation day.
  • Mount Carmel students on graduation day.
Mount Carmel Academy
7027 Milne Blvd., (504) 288-7626; www.mcacubs.com
Catholic/girls
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1896
Principal: Beth Ann Simno
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: 9:1
Total enrollment: 1200
Tuition: $8,300

The NET Charter High School
1614 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 267-9060; www.thenetnola.org
Public/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 2011
Principal: Elizabeth Ostberg
Average class size: 12-15
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 150
Tuition: free

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts
2800 Chartres St., (504) 940-ARTS; www.nocca.com
Public/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 1973
Principal: Kyle Wedberg
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 650
Tuition: free

New Orleans Charter Science & Mathematics High School
5625 Loyola Ave., (504) 324-7061; www.noscihigh.org
Public/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 1993
Principals: Chana Benenson & Claire Jecklin
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 415
Tuition: free

Personal Care Nursery & Preschool
7741 Weaver Ave., (504) 241-2929
Private/coed
Six weeks-5 years old
Founded: 2001
Principal: Paula C. Neely
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 30
Tuition: $110-$120/week

Phillis Wheatley Community School
2300 Dumaine St., (504) 373- 6205; www.wheatleycommunityschool.org
Charter/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2010
Principal: Diana Archuleta
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 630
Tuition: free

Pierre A. Capdau Charter School
4621 Canal St., (504) 872-9257; www.newbeginningsnola.net
Public/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2004
Principal: Rulonda Green
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 406
Tuition: free

Raphael Academy

500 Soraparu St., (504) 524-5955; www.raphaelacademy.org
Private/coed
Sixth-12th grade
Founded: 2011
Principal: Jacqueline Case
Average class size: 7
Student/teacher ratio: 7:2
Total enrollment: 15
Tuition: $12,250-$12,750

Royal Castle Child Development Center
3800 Eagle St., (504) 488-1045; www.royalcastlecdc.com
Private/coed
Four years old
Founded: 1996
Principal: Pearlie B. Harris
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Total enrollment: 20
Tuition: $150/week, $660/month

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
8012 Oak St., (504) 866-6553; www.standrewsepiscopalschool.org
Parochial/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 1957
Principal: Mason Lecky
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Total enrollment: 190
Tuition: $12,747

St. Anthony of Padua
4601 Cleveland Ave., (504) 488-4426; www.stanthonyofpadua.net
Catholic/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1915
Principal: Sr. Ruth Angelette
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 9:2, 2-year-olds; 9:1, 3-year-olds-kindergarten; 14:1, first-seventh grades
Total enrollment: 157
Tuition: $5,000-$6,150

St. Augustine High School
2600 A.P. Tureaud Ave., (504) 944-2424; www.staugnola.org
Catholic/boys
Sixth-12th grade
Founded: 1951
Principal: Sean Goodwin
Average class size: 22
Student/teacher ratio: 22:1
Total enrollment: 660
Tuition: $7,000-$7,600

St. George's Episcopal School
923 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-5509; www.stgeorgesepiscopal.com
Private/coed
1 year old-eighth grade
Founded: 1969
Principal: Robert Eichberger
Average class size: 10-12
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Total enrollment: 400
Tuition: $10,000, preschool; $12,400-$19,200, pre-kindergarten- eighth grade

St. John Lutheran School

3937 Canal St., (504) 488-6641; www.sjlno.com
Parochial/coed
Preschool-seventh grade
Founded: 1854
Principal: Bethany Gonski
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 145
Tuition: $4,750

St. Mary's Academy
6905 Chef Menteur Blvd., (504) 245-0200; www.smaneworleans.com
Catholic/preschool 3-fifth grade, coed; sixth-12th grade, girls
Three years old-12th grade
Founded: 1867
Principal: Sr. Jennie Jones
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 700
Tuition: $5,000-6,200

St. Paul Lutheran School
2624 Burgundy St., (504) 947-1773; www.splno.com
Parochial/coed
Three years old-eighth grade
Founded: 1840
Principal: Jason Saltmarsh
Average class size: 17
Student/teacher ratio: 14:1
Total enrollment: 166
Tuition: $5,750

click to enlarge Students learn about food and cooking at St. Paul's Episcopal School.
  • Students learn about food and cooking at St. Paul's Episcopal School.
St. Paul's Episcopal School
6249 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-1319; www.stpauls-lakeview.org
Private/coed
Toddler-eighth grade
Founded: 1961
Private/coed
Toddler-eighth grade
Founded: 1961
Average class size: 13
Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Total enrollment: 269
Tuition: $11,589-$13,448

St. Pius X School
6600 Spanish Fort Blvd., (504) 282-2811; www.stpiusnola.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1953
Principal: Pamela W. Fulham
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 13:1
Total enrollment: 460
Tuition: $4,725-$5,575

St. Rita Catholic School
65 Fountainbleau Drive, (504) 866-1777; www.stritanola.org
Catholic/coed
4 years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1924
Principal: Karen Henderson
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1
Total enrollment: 215
Tuition: $4,500

St. Stephen Catholic School
1027 Napoleon Ave., (504) 891-1927
Catholic/coed
Four years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1852
Principal: Peggy LeBlanc
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 14:1
Total enrollment: 204
Tuition: $5,400

Samuel J. Green Charter School
2319 Valence St., (504) 304-3532; www.greencharterschool.org
Charter/coed
Kindergarten-eighth grade
Founded: 2006
Principal: Ava Lee
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 526
Tuition: free

Sophie B. Wright Charter School

1426 Napoleon Ave., (504) 304-3916; www.sophiewrightschool.com
Public/coed
Seventh-12th grade
Founded: 1910
Principal: Sharon L. Clark
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 16:1
Total enrollment: 500
Tuition: free

Stuart Hall School for Boys
2032 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1954; www.stuarthall.org
Private/boys
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1984
Principal: Kevin Avin
Average class size: 18
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Total enrollment: 340
Tuition: $10,900-$13,200

Trinity Episcopal School
1315 Jackson Ave., (504) 525-8661; www.trinitynola.com
Parochial/coed
Preschool-eighth grade
Founded: 1960
Principal: Rev. Gary Taylor
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1
Total enrollment: 382
Tuition: $13,260-$18,330

University Montessori

7508 Burthe St., (504) 865-1659; www.umsnola.org
Private/coed
Two years old-kindergarten
Founded: 1978
Principal: Teddi Locke
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 7:1-10:1
Total enrollment: 60
Tuition: $6,150-$11,000

Ursuline Academy
2635 State St., (504) 861-9150; www.ursulineneworleans.org
Catholic/girls
Two years old-12th grade
Founded: 1727
Principal: Kim Harper & Alice Bairnsfather
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: 9:1 elementary school; 11:1 high school
Total enrollment: 775
Tuition: $9,300

Waldorf School of New Orleans
517 Soraparu St. Suite 101, (504) 525-2420; www.waldorfnola.org
Private/coed
Nursery-eighth grade
Founded: 2000
Principal: Shana Hartmann
Average class size: 14
Student/teacher ratio: 14:1
Total enrollment: 87
Tuition: $4,500-$9,750

Warren Easton Charter High School
3019 Canal St., (504) 324-7400; www.warreneastoncharterhigh.org
Charter/coed
Ninth-12th grade
Founded: 1913
Principal: Alexina Medley
Average class size: 25
Student/teacher ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 992
Tuition: free

 



Orleans Parish — West Bank

St. Andrew the Apostle Roman Catholic School
3131 Eton St., (504) 394-4171; www.sasno.org
Catholic/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1953
Principal: Patience Clasen
Average class size: 20-25
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1 pre-school-kindergarten; 20:1 elementary school
Total enrollment: 475
Tuition: $4,825

click to enlarge Students at Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna participate in an arts-integrated curriculum.
  • Students at Young Audiences Charter School in Gretna participate in an arts-integrated curriculum.
Young Audiences Charter School
1407 Virgil St., Gretna, (504) 523-3525; www.yacharterschool.org
Public/coed
Pre-k-fifth grade
Founded 2013
Average class size: 23
Student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Total enrollment: 500
Tuition: Free

 



St. Bernard Parish

Gethsemane Lutheran Preschool
2825 Paris Road, Chalmette, (504) 279-1917; www.gethsemane-lutheran.org
Parochial/coed
Two-4 years old
Founded: 1950
Principal: Peggy L. Seago
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 102
Tuition: Starts at $1,200

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School
2305 Fenelon St., Chalmette, (504) 271-2953; www.olpsschool.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1954
Principal: Sharon Coll
Average class size: 24
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 375
Tuition: $4,200

 



St. John the Baptist Parish

St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
412 Fir St., LaPlace, (985) 652-6310; www.sja-school.com
Catholic/coed
Preschool-seventh grade
Founded: 1961
Principal: Jeffrey M. Montz
Average class size: 21
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 433
Tuition: $4,994-$5,962




St. Tammany Parish

Cedarwood School
607 Heavens Drive, Mandeville, (985) 845-7111; www.cedarwoodschool.com
Private/coed
Two years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1983
Principal: Kathryn S. LeBlanc
Average class size: 16
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 335
Tuition: $7,150-$8,395

Christ Episcopal School
80 Christwood Blvd., Covington, (985) 871-9902; www.christepiscopalschool.org
Parochial/coed
Pre-school-12th grade
Founded: 1984
Principal: John Morvant
Average class size: 20
Student/teacher ratio: 11:1
Total enrollment: 610
Tuition: $7,300-$11,075

Holy Trinity Lutheran School
1 N. Marigold Drive, Covington, (985) 892-6146; www.myholytrinity.org
Parochial/coed
18 months-4 years old
Founded: 1991
Principal: Debby Nelson
Average class size: 12
Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Total enrollment: 82
Tuition: $4,700

Kehoe-France Northshore
25 Patricia Drive, Covington, (985) 892-4415; www.kehoe-france.com
Private/coed
Eight weeks old-seventh grade
Founded: 1996
Principal: Brad Humphreys
Average class size: 15
Student/teacher ratio: 3:1, preschool; 18:1, elementary- middle school
Total enrollment: 228
Tuition: $6,990-$7,323

Our Lady of Lourdes School
345 Westchester Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-3230; www.ollonline.com
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1929
Principal: Robert Kiefer
Average class size: 22
Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Total enrollment: 427
Tuition: $4,375

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School
1050 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-4612; www.saintmm.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1966
Principal: Bobby Ohler
Average class size: 21
Student/teacher ratio: 21:1
Total enrollment: 650
Tuition: $4,320

St. Michael's Episcopal Education Center
4499 Sharp Road, Mandeville, (985) 626-5724; www.stmichaelspreschool.edu
Parochial/coed
Eighteen months-5 years old
Founded: 1997
Principal: Stacey G. Tavan
Average class size: 12
Student/teacher ratio: 4:1-7:1
Total enrollment: 170
Tuition: $4,700-$6,650

St. Paul's School
917 S. Jahncke Ave., Covington, (985) 892-3200; www.stpauls.com
Catholic/boys
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1911
Principal: Trevor Watkins & Br. Raymond Bulliard
Average class size: 23
Student-teach ratio: 25:1
Total enrollment: 850
Tuition: $7,800

St. Peter Catholic School
130 E. Temperance St., Covington, (985) 892-1831; www.stpetercov.org
Catholic/coed
Three years old-seventh grade
Founded: 1878
Principal: Michael Kraus
Average class size: 27
Student/teacher ratio: 20:1
Total enrollment: 798
Tuition: $4,585-$6,750

St. Scholastica Academy 122 S. Massachusetts St., Covington, (985) 892-2540; www.ssacad.org
Catholic/girls
Eighth-12th grade
Founded: 1903
Principal: Mary Kathryn Villere
Average class size: 19
Student/teacher ratio: 11:1
Total enrollment: 606
Tuition: $8.425

 


Mississippi

St. Stanislaus
304 S. Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, (228) 467-9057; www.ststan.com
Catholic/boys
Seventh-12th grade
Founded: 1854
Principal: Patrick McGrath
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 345
Tuition: $24,960

 


Colleges & Universities

Cameron College
2740 Canal St., (504) 821-5881; www.cameroncollege.com
Private/coed
Undergraduate
Founded: 1981
President: Eleanor Cameron

Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 283-8822; www.dillard.edu
Private/coed
Undergraduate
Founded: 1869
President: Walter Kimbrough

Loyola University New Orleans
6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-3240;
www.loyno.edu
Jesuit/coed
Undergraduate, graduate, doctorate, nursing
Founded: 1912
President: Kevin Wildes

Tulane University
6823 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-5000; www.tulane.edu
Private/coed
Undergraduate, graduate, professional
Founded: 1834
President: Michael A. Fitts

The University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 280-6000; www.uno.edu
Public/coed
Undergraduate, graduate, doctorate
Founded: 1958
President: Peter J. Fos

Xavier University
1 Drexel Drive, (504) 486-7411;
www.xula.edu
Private/coed
Undergraduate, professional
Founded: 1925
President: Norman C. Francis

 


Education Resources

Alliance Francaise
1519 Jackson Ave., (504) 568-0770; www.af-neworleans.org
Nonprofit/coed French language program
Eighteen months old-adult
Founded: 1984
Principal: Aurelie Champvert
Average class size: 8
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 400
Tuition: $160 for 10 weeks, children; $99-$370 adults

Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts
316 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-2992; 1111 Village Walk, Covington, (985) 590-4545; 2020 Dickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-3050; www.laapa.com
Private/coed
Beginning-advanced
Founded: 1978
Principals: Ryan P. and Wanda Cullen
Average class size: n/a
Student/teacher ratio: n/a
Total enrollment: 1,000
Tuition: Starts at $124 per month



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