Education, Family Life

We’ve Got School Spirit, How ‘Bout You?

September 9, 2019

Archbishop Rummel High School
Marc Milano, President/Principal

Educating young men, grades 8th through 12th, in the Lasallian faith for over 55 years, we have established ourselves as a strong educational institution. While setting high standards in all of our college preparation courses, we also encourage each student to explore his interests through electives and activities.

“Seeing the success of our Raiders, as they grow to become compassionate, successful leaders, gives me the greatest fulfillment,” says President/Principal Marc Milano, an Archbishop Rummel alumnus of the class of 1990.

Our pre-professional courses in biomedical sciences, engineering, and law studies give students opportunities to explore professional industries and develop relationships with our alumni. “Touching hearts, teaching minds, and cultivating leaders” is not only our motto; it is the foundation we use to guide our decisions and actions. By touching hearts and teaching minds, we are cultivating future leaders who will impact the community for years to come.

1901 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504.834.5592

Arden Cahill Academy

Arden Cahill Academy is beginning a new chapter in the school’s 53-year history as it opens the much-awaited high school, welcoming the Class of 2023. An additional grade will be added over three successive years. The school’s faculty will now be able to guide and cultivate the young minds of students from infancy through high school.

A development team under the direction of Laura Bloom Martin, the high school principal, has designed a top notch college preparatory curriculum that will continue to uphold the school’s tradition of academic excellence and exposure to the arts in a wholesome and safe environment. Course selections will include honors, AP, and dual enrollment classes. ACT prep and college guidance will also be embedded in the program.

Call to schedule a campus tour, attend an upcoming open house or spend-a-day. Come and experience all that Arden Cahill Academy has to offer.

3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, 504.392.0902

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 each parent and child the attention they deserve, but have the faculty, staff, and facilities to provide a great education and school life experience. From the littlest 3s on their first days of school, to the 8th 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 

Beary Cherry Tree

Beary Cherry Tree is one of the most unique child development centers in the Greater New Orleans area serving infants, toddlers, 3- and 4-year-olds. We believe interactions matter.

Our center promotes positive relationships while guiding your children in their physical, mental, social, and emotional growth. Our staff implements research-based assessments and aligns our curriculum to meet the individual needs of our children while guiding them through each developmental stage of growth to set a strong foundation.

Beary Cherry Tree is family-owned and operated and has been for 43 years. Since opening in 1976, we have enjoyed growing with our families. Because of our high demand, we recently expanded, opening a fourth building allowing us to accommodate an additional 60 children. We are looking forward to new opportunities for engagement and interaction with our families!

3117 Lake Villa Dr., Metairie, 504.455.1950

Kehoe-France School

At Kehoe-France School, serving children 8 weeks through 7th grade, 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 our students to explore their curiosities.

As a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program and 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 our expansive athletics programs, exposure to the fine arts 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

Kinder Haus Montessori

In 1984, our founder, Pat Lacoste, opened Kinder Haus Montessori School in Metairie, followed by our Mandeville campus in 1996, with the vision of providing the highest quality care for young children. Now, as we begin our 36th school year, we celebrate the joys that Montessori has brought to thousands of children who have passed through our doors. We truly believe that Montessori is a gift for life.

We fully embrace the Montessori philosophy of education, allowing children to experience its lifelong benefits. The teaching methods focus on work that helps develop a child’s ability to concentrate, be self-motivated, self-directed, self-confident, and independent. Children learn to care for their own needs by helping with snack time and taking care of the environment. This fosters their natural desire to be independent and self-confident, which they take pride in. Children are encouraged to explore their environment and have the freedom to make choices. It’s also stimulating and child-oriented, a place where they can learn and explore without fear. Freedom within a structured environment helps develop a sense of order and purpose, which increases critical thinking skills, decision-making, understanding of natural consequences, and encourages creativity.

Kinder Haus introduces each child to academic foundations in math, science, language, and geography. Teachers give individual lessons to support the children socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. Children who come through our doors leave with compassion, independence, self-esteem, concentration, and a love for learning. We invite anyone eager to brighten their world to come visit.

5201 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 504.454.2424

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 12th grade, come to life with exciting and innovative approaches to teaching. The use of advanced technology and an expansive, rigorous curriculum opens the world to Country Day students, and faculty teaches them the importance of individual achievement through a depth of inquiry rather than a mere recitation of facts.

Visit an admission open house or email for a private tour. 

Upcoming open houses include Pre-K, October 24 at 6:30 pm; grades 6th–12th, November 21 at 6:30 pm; grades 3rd–5th, January 8 at 8:30 am; grades K–2nd, January 14 at 8:30 am; and grades 6th–12th, January 16 at 8:15 am.

300 Park Rd., Metairie, 504.837.5204

Academy of the Sacred Heart
Sr. Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ, Ph.D., Headmistress

The Academy of the Sacred Heart isn’t simply a place, or, even a school. For students, families, and alumnae, Sacred Heart is a rich experience of community and culture, a landmark of faith and learning, a pathway for growth and an adventure to savor for a lifetime. Etched across our arched portico, our name announces our enduring message, “Sacre Coeur” — the loving heart of Jesus.

The beauty of creation abounds among the graceful oaks and galleries of Sacred Heart. But what matters most is the beauty in our students — their joy in inquiry, their quest to explore the world and their compassion to influence its future. Designers. Scientists. Entrepreneurs. Leaders.

We boldly believe that “our girls will change the world” while equipping them with the knowledge, skills, and character required for leadership. At Sacred Heart, success is defined not only in terms of outcomes, but in demonstrated imagination, innovation, and collaboration — all critical competencies of the 21st century.

“Our school is a place for connecting with others in a network of over 150 Sacred Heart schools in 41 countries of the world. Entering through these gates as infants, and leaving as women, our students grow in confidence and become courageous Christ-centered leaders who change the world,” says Headmistress Sr. Melanie A. Guste, RSCJ, a Religious of the Sacred Heart who holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems and M.S. degrees in Educational Administration and Applied Spirituality.

4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 504.891.1943

Stuart Hall School For Boys
Dr. Jewel Reuter, Assistant Head of School

Stuart Hall School for Boys is excited to welcome Dr. Jewel Reuter as our new assistant head of school.

Dr. Jewel Reuter has more than 30 years of Catholic and independent school experience, having served at Jesuit High School as both teacher and science department chair, as well as working for the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Catholic Schools as a K-12 professional development consultant. Administratively, Dr. Reuter also served at the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge as associate head of school for institutional research, innovative learning, and strategic relations for four years and dean of curriculum and instruction for four years, working directly with students in grades pre-K3 through 12th.

Dr. Reuter is a person of great energy and strategic vision, while possessing the ability to be reflective and sensitive. Her strong intellect, listening skills, and commitment to mission will serve our School Community well. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Reuter to the Stuart Hall family.

2032 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, 504.861.1954

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

We are excited to announce that St. Paul’s Episcopal School’s STEM program was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from The Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation to enhance the school’s 4th through 6th grade robotics, engineering, and technology program.

Our school presently uses LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core sets for 3rd and 4th grades, which allows students to use LEGOS to build robots and program or code them to do basic functions such as turns and back and forth motions. The grant will allow the purchase of LEGO EV3 Comprehensive Solutions to be used for 5th and 6th grades. The EV3 is a higher level coding system that uses the LEGO blocks. In addition, WeDo 2.0 sets will be purchased.

STEM-related opportunities are added to the workforce each day. Our school finds it vital to develop a cutting-edge plan designed to monitor student learning taught through real-world projects in a hands-on, engaging process that will motivate, challenge, and inspire. The program will also help the various learning styles and academic levels of our students by moving them through an actual engineering project in which students rapidly comprehend the relevance of what they are learning.

STEM spirit abounds at St. Paul’s whether it is through our STEM night for lower school students or our award-winning Mindstorm Robotics team. Maybe a Minecraft Challenge course, or HTML website design, or CSS language for graphic enhancement, or Kodu game design are for your child. From the youngest student to our 8th graders, St. Paul’s offers STEM activities to challenge and to spark creativity.

6249 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, 504.488.1319

Ursuline Academy
Dr. Tracy Bonday, Head of High School

Through highly interactive experiences powered by STEM and the arts, Ursuline Academy of New Orleans develops tomorrow’s brightest independent thinkers, innovators, and community builders. Serving Toddler 1 through 12th grade, Ursuline Academy is the first all-girls Catholic school in the nation. Ursuline girls learn to think creatively, articulate their ideas confidently and compassionately, and solve problems collaboratively. The academy’s all-girls environment empowers students to challenge themselves, explore outside their comfort zones, and expand what they are capable of achieving. From the first female law professor at Loyola University New Orleans to a U.S. senator and a U.S. Army colonel, Ursuline women lead fearlessly.

Leading Ursuline’s high school division is Dr. Tracy Bonday. Dr. Bonday joins the Ursuline family from Iowa where she served as superintendent for the Diocese of Des Moines. Dr. Bonday holds a bachelor’s in business administration, a Juris Doctor, a master’s in science educational leadership, and a specialist in education: superintendent licensure.

In sharing her philosophy of Catholic education, Dr. Bonday feels strongly that “each student must be a person whose intellectual growth is balanced with spiritual, emotional, and social growth. Teachers must accompany each individual child to assure that each child achieves his/her God-given talent. The balance of faith, culture, and life within our school buildings requires staff who are willing to model their faith and teach the message of social justice found in the gospels.”

2635 State St., New Orleans, 504.861.9150

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