School Spirit Fall 2021

September 1, 2021

Atonement Lutheran School

Atonement Lutheran School was founded in 1960 with one objective in mind: “To impact lives through Christ” by providing an excellent Christian education and loving environment to families in the metro New Orleans area.

Atonement is a place where families can grow together in all facets of life. We are small enough to give parents and children the attention they deserve, but have the faculty, staff, and facilities to provide a great education and school life experience. From the littlest three year olds on their first days of school, to the eighth graders working toward graduation, Atonement is a place where the teachers, faculty, and staff are committed to working for the good of every student. We are passionate about giving students and families personalized attention and care all while maintaining a superb educational climate and creating memorable experiences for all. I continue to hear feedback from area high schools, saying that our students are amongst the most, if not the best, prepared in their student populations.

We also offer many opportunities for our children to be involved in extracurricular activities, including a year-round sports program, scouting, talent shows, and a robust music program that has several choirs across grade levels, a band, and performs a spring musical every year.

6500 Riverside Dr., Metairie, 504.887.0225,

Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans

Pierre-Loïc Denichou, Head of School and Chevalier of the Order of the Academic Palms

Founded in 1998, Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is a private, French immersion school with experienced faculty from all over the world, a diverse student body, and the best of French and American academics.

Now serving close to 400 students from 18 months to 8th grade, Ecole Bilingue is Louisiana’s only private school accredited by both the French government and the State of Louisiana. The mission of Ecole Bilingue is to develop globally literate students through a rigorous bilingual French-American curriculum set in a nurturing and multicultural community. We guide our students to excel academically, foster their curiosity, and prepare them to become creative and innovative contributors to the world.

Ecole Bilingue is set up on the principle that the best way to ensure academic excellence is through a variety of proven teaching methods in a nurturing and vibrant environment. Our growing campus includes science and STEM labs, an art studio, culinary space, student gardens, a large green space and multiple playgrounds.

With extensive experience in curriculum development, teacher training, and education research, Head of School Pierre-Loïc has strategically elevated the quality of education at the school and continues to enhance the academics, strengthen the community, and embrace the diverse culture at Ecole Bilingue. Prior to Ecole Bilingue, Pierre-Loïc worked at Lycée International de Los Angeles and taught elementary school at a French school in Bolivia.

Ecole Bilingue is affiliated with several leading global educational networks, including the AEFE, NAIS, AFSA, and Mission Laïque Française. Ecole Bilingue is now working towards an ISAS accreditation.

812 General Pershing St., 504.896.4500,

Kehoe-France School

At Kehoe-France School, serving children 8 weeks-Grade 7, children are nurtured in a warm and welcoming environment. With small class sizes in a secure and picturesque 14-acre environment, our degreed and certified staff encourage students to explore their curiosities. 

As an International Baccalaureate World School in the Primary Years Program and candidate for the Middle Years Program, Kehoe-France is focused on providing an inquiry-based approach to learning. Our students are actively engaged in their development, education, and activities. We focus not only on the academic fundamentals, but also a child’s physical health and wellness through classes and clubs, and a commitment to service as a school community. Our facilities are newly renovated with more improvements to come. Private tours are given daily upon request. We invite everyone to come tour with us and take those first steps onto the path to success.

720 Elise Ave., Metairie, 504.733.0472,

Metairie Park Country Day School

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. The use of advanced technology and our expansive, rigorous curriculum opens the world to our students. Visit an Admission Open House or email for a private tour. Upcoming Open Houses are Pre-K, October 21 at 6 p.m. and Grades 6-12, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. Additional visit opportunities are available on

300 Park Road, Metairie, 504.837.5204,

St. John Lutheran School

St. John Lutheran School, founded in 1854, is one of the best-kept secrets in Mid City!  Located on Canal Street, this parochial school chose the theme “Love Your Neighbor” for the 2021 – 2022 school year.  St. John actively and intentionally teaches their students to love their neighbor by having compassion, patience, forgiveness and respect for others.  We encourage integrity, teach empathy and expect kindness.  

Head of School, Bethany Gonski, counsels students and teaches them how to be self-empowered people who know they have the ability to make choices that will be beneficial to themselves while not harming others.  Rev. Perry Sukstorf leads weekly chapel services and encourages students to grow their faith in God while the dedicated teaching staff works to drive students to excellence in their academics.  

St. John Lutheran is small enough to know each child as an individual but big enough to provide each with an excellent education.

3937 Canal St., 504.488.6641,

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