Picking the right school for your child is confusing and a long process! We hope that the 2018 New Orleans School Open House Guide makes that job easier for you as parents.
Some of the schools listed in this directory have paid for their placement.
Academy of Sacred Heart
Changing the world since 1867
The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls offering education and instructional services from pre-kindergarten school through grade 12. Little Hearts, our Early Learning Program for ages 1 through 3 year-old girls, is also a division of the school.
Founded in 1867 and affectionately known as the Rosary, the school has a long history that is rooted in the spiritual charism of the Society of the Sacred Heart whose mission is to “make known the love of God through the heart of Jesus.”
At Sacred Heart, we challenge our girls with an education attuned to the circumstances and times in which we live, and we express an exceptional spirit of love – for our traditions, our students and our community.
Customs and traditions that characterize Sacred Heart schools evolve over the years, but the vital force always remains the same: a deep personal love of God. This love inspires our students to share their gifts with others through lives of concern and service.
4521 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans
PH. (504) 891-1943
Mount Carmel Academy
You’re invited to Mount Carmel Academy’s Open House on Thursday, October 11 from 3 – 7 p.m. See everything Mount Carmel has to offer, meet our students and teachers, and tour our campus!
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 11 athletic teams.
7027 Milne Blvd, New Orleans, LA
PH. (504) 288-7626
Arden Cahill Academy
For a strong primary education combined with the unique qualities of an outdoor country environment minutes from downtown, consider Arden Cahill Academy. Nestled on a 12-acre tract of land along Bayou Fatma in Gretna, the campus provide state of the art classroom learning facilities in addition to an equestrian arena, stables, and petting farm that provide unique learning experiences outside of the traditional classroom environment.
The school focuses on cultural enrichment as one part of its primary education and tradition of academic excellence. Their STEM Lab, 300-seat theater, art studios, music rooms and foreign language programs ensure students’ abilities to excel in the arts, while a sports field, competition pool, gymnasium, and extra-curricular athletics allow students to excel in physical competition as well. Before and after school care are available and a specialized Infant Center accepts children as young as six weeks. The academy also hosts Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp.
For more information, please call 504-392-0902 or visit ardencahillacademy.com. Fall Open House is on November 13. Tours for infants through 7th grade are at 9 a.m., and 8th and 9th grade tours are at 1 p.m. Winter Open House is on January 17. Tours for infants through 7th grade are at 9 a.m., and 8th and 9th grade tours are at 1 p.m. Please join us!
3101 Wall Blvd. Gretna, La.
Archbishop Chapelle High School
Archbishop Chapelle High School is a leading private Catholic high school for girls in grades 8-12 offering exceptional academics alongside spiritual formation and leadership development. Chapelle inspires its students to learn, grow, and thrive as well-rounded young women ready to become leaders of tomorrow while always remembering our motto, Deus Providebit (God Will Provide). Since its establishment, Chapelle has become a model of academic excellence and innovation, attracting students from all over the New Orleans metropolitan area, Northshore and River Parishes. In addition to academic excellence, Chapelle’s welcoming family atmosphere and fervent school spirit keep students connected. Archbishop Chapelle High School’s priority is the religious education and spiritual development of its students. Chapelle students are challenged to deepen their faith, advance in the wisdom and truths of Catholicism and witness Catholicity in virtuous behavior. With technological advances on the horizon and Advanced Placement and Dual-Enrollment classes, Chapelle provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that is attuned to each student’s needs and prepares graduates to excel in college and their future careers. Chapelle prides itself on honoring its long-standing traditions while creating new ones that continue to strengthen the green and white legacy for future generations.
8800 Veterans Memorial Blvd
October Open Houses
Country Day Pre-k — October 26 at 6:30pm
Christian Brothers City Park Campus — October 15 at 6:30pm
Christian Brothers Canal St. Campus — October 22 at 6:30pm
Dominican — October 18 at 3pm
Holy Name of Jesus — October 25 from 4:30 -7pm
John Curtis Christian School — October 17 from 5:30-7pm
McGhee Prek-12th — October 11 and 18 at 8:30am
St. Andrew’s Cottage — October 28 at 9am
St. George’s Pre-K — October 25 from 8:30-10am
St. Martin’s Episcopal School — October 20 from 9:30-11:30am
St. Paul’s Episcopal School — October 18 from 9:30-11:30am
Stuart Hall Pre and Lower School — October 24 at 8:30am
Trinity Episcopal — October 12 at 9am
Ursuline Academy (Elementary School) — October 26 from 8:30-10am
Ursuline Academy (High School) — October 25 from 4-6pm
November Open Houses
Archbishop Rummel — November 13 at 6pm
Archbishop Shaw — November 13 from 6-8pm
Brother Martin — November 8 from 5-8pm
Country Day Grades 6-12 — November 14 at 6:30pm
De La Salle — November 6 from 4-7 pm
Isidore Newman Middle and Upper School — November 13 at 6pm
Jesuit — November 7 at 4:30pm
Little Gate at McGhee — November 1 at 8:30am
McGhee — November 18 from 8:30-10am
St. Andrew’s Prek-4th — November 18 at 9am
St. George’s Episcopal Preschool – 8th — November 8 from 8:30-10am
January Open Houses
Country Day K-2nd — January 10 at 8:30am
Country Day 3rd-5th — January 15 at 8:30am
Country Day 6th-12th — January 17 at 8:15am
Isidore Newman Middle and Upper School — January 23 at 9am
McGhee — January 10 and 17 at 8:30am
St. Georges Episcopal School Preschool – Grade 2 — January 17 from 5:30-6:30pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal School — January 24 from 10am-12:20pm and January 31 from 9:45-11:30am
Trinity Episcopal — January 11 at 9am
April Open Houses
St. Paul’s Episcopal School — April 2 from 9:30-11:30 am