The start of the new year offers a reset, a time to plan ahead for the coming year. For many families, that entails planning for the upcoming school year as well. Laying the foundation for your child’s future success is a top priority for all local schools, which offer unique approaches to learning and to developing community among students. From developing skills to instilling spiritual values, area institutions provide opportunities for growth in all aspects of a student’s life.

Early Learning

Trinity Episcopal School
1315 Jackson Ave., New Orleans
504-525-8661 |

Trinity Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent day school serving students age 15 months through Eighth Grade. The school’s talented and experienced faculty are committed to educating students in a nurturing environment dedicated to the ideals of: Gentle, Generous, Truthful, Kind and Brave. Trinity’s mission is to build confident, resilient upstanders on a foundation of academic excellence, moral responsibility and faith, who are prepared to make a positive difference in the world. Email for more information and to schedule your virtual or in-person tour.

Stuart Hall School for Boys
2032 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans
504-861-5384 |

Stuart Hall School for Boys’ mission is to live the words of Catholic educator, Janet Erskine Stuart, RSJC: “Education is formation, not just information.” Faculty and staff work with parents to help each child build a foundation for a life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others and a commitment to Gospel values. Stuart Hall School is the only Catholic, independent, school in Greater New Orleans educating boys in a traditional, elementary school configuration (PK3-7th). Through faith, honor, leadership and scholarship, Stuart Hall builds future community leaders who have an unselfish commitment to serving others. It truly is a school “Where Good Boys Become Great Men.” 

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
8012 Oak St., New Orleans
504-861-3743 |

Founded in 1957, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a co-educational, independent school serving children 12 months-Grade 8. It is New Orleans’ oldest Episcopal School with 64 years of educating the mind, body and spirit of each child. Students build things at St. Andrew’s – a rocket for science class, a set for a school play, friendships – while building upon lessons learned. Teachers aim to build confidence in each child because belief in themselves means a strong foundation for their future. St. Andrew’s will nurture your child’s love of learning while increasing their self-esteem, leadership skills and social skills. Schedule a tour to see what makes St. Andrew’s so special. 

Higher Education

University of Holy Cross
4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans
504-394-7714 |

A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 1,200 students. With 154 faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience on an active campus where they’re encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Counseling, Healthcare and Arts & Sciences.