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Private and parochial schools in the New Orleans area offer opportunities that challenge and nurture students as they progress through each stage of schooling. Students at area private schools benefit from low student-to-teacher ratios and high-quality, certified teachers. Many private school in New Orleans offer field athletic teams that win state athletic titles or offer Advanced Placement courses that prepare students for college. Several private schools also incorporate the use of groundbreaking technology in the classroom, such as an ultramodern campus “idea lab” modeled on a Stanford University prototype.

Parents can choose from private and parochial schools that embrace a variety of educational philosophies, religions and traditions, including numerous Roman Catholic all-boy and all-girl academies. In addition, Southeast Louisiana is home to a number of independent schools without a specific religious affiliation, providing additional private school options for students in the area.  

  • Academy of the Sacred Heart

    Academy of the Sacred Heart is a pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade, all-girls parochial school in Uptown New Orleans. The curriculum is comprehensive, challenging and hands-on for students in all grades. >>

  • Jesuit High School

    The curriculum at the all-boys 8th-through-12th-grade Jesuit High School in New Orleans is designed to prepare students for the future with strong academics and diverse electives. Upon enrollment at Jesuit, students follow one of three academic pathways — a traditional accelerated, alternate accelerated, or college-preparatory track — with each one presenting challenging coursework. >>

  • Metairie Park Country Day School

    Independent and private Metairie Park Country Day School in suburban Jefferson Parish enrolls children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Multi-grade classrooms, small class sizes and Teach Each Other (TEO) discussion-focused learning in higher grades reflect Metairie Park’s progressive teaching philosophy. >>

  • St. Martin’s Episcopal School

    St. Martin’s Episcopal School in Metairie is a pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade independent, college preparatory school. Students at St. Martin benefit from the school’s "idea lab," which allows them to sketch concepts on walls covered in dry-erase paint. >>

  • Stuart Hall School for Boys

    Stuart Hall School for Boys is an independent, Roman Catholic school educating pre-kindergarten-through-7th-grade students. Located on Carrollton Avenue in Uptown New Orleans, Stuart combines religious instruction, school tradition and character development with an emphasis on academics. >>