Archdiocese of New Orleans 1000 Howard Ave., Suite 400, New Orleans 504-596-3023 | WhyCatholicSchools.org In our New Orleans Catholic schools, it is our Catholic identity that sets us apart from the rest. Our concentration on educating the whole child, spiritually, academically and morally is the ultimate advantage. Every school wants to provide a quality […]
The Cabildo, enveloped in a flurry of red and gold, Spanish music, cuisine and even period costumes, transported 500 patrons back to Spanish Colonial Louisiana at the exclusive viewing of “Recovered Memories” before it opened the next day to the general public. Guests were treated to a magnificent 7,000 square foot exhibition on all three […]
What is now known as the Falstaff Brewery Building on Gravier Street near South Broad Street was originally built in 1911 by the National Brewing Company. Ownership changed hands a few times over the following 25 years until St. Louis-based Falstaff Brewing Corp bought the brewery for just over $500,000 in 1936. In two years […]
Carlos Sanchez, John Melton, Jackie Case and David Fennelly at Raphael Village’s seventh annual “Soraparu Soiree” in March at the historic Bond Bakery building in the Irish Channel. Over 300 guests attended the event and were treated to food from local restaurants, a silent auction, a raffle and music. Rita Gue, Leah Melton and Floyd […]
Tell us about Poydras Home’s new acquisition? Erin: Poydras Home is reaching deeper into the Greater New Orleans area to fulfill the diverse care needs of even more seniors with the acquisition of an in-home, sitter companion services company: Home Care Solutions. Tell us about the need you see for this in the community? Erin: […]
How did Cherry Blow Dry Bar start? Cherry Blow Dry Bar launched in 2013, providing glam styling services at affordable prices. Since then, the following has grown, transforming the original concept of blowout styling into a wildly popular membership model. We wanted to bring Cherry Blow Dry Bar to service people in the New Orleans […]
“My most rewarding volunteer experience so far has been helping to improve literacy by providing access to books through my work with Little Free Libraries for the Mississippi Delta,” says Camille Patton, a senior at Isidore Newman School. Patton’s love of reading allowed her to spread that joy through Free Libraries in the Gulf South. […]
Inspired by the organization’s devotion to public service, Damon Burns became the President and CEO of the Finance Authority of New Orleans about two years ago. Since that time, he has furthered the organization’s mission to provide a better quality of life for all residents of the Crescent City. A housing and development finance agency, […]
Jessica Elizabeth Carvin was enjoying a lovely evening in New York’s West Village when she met Joseph Albert Luchenta. Just 10 months later, while she was visiting for Mardi Gras, Joseph asked if they could stop by Jessica’s family church, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in downtown New Orleans, to light a candle for her father and […]
It all started a week before the Fourth of July when my sister and brother-in-law, Marianne and Alan Mumford, asked us to go with them to Puerto Vallarta – off-season! We made the reservations and were on the plane three days later. Their house is in Old Town, one block from the Catholic Church on […]
SEPTEMBER 8 32nd annual “Role Model Awards Gala” Benefits: Young Leadership Council Event Info.: This annual gala will honor 15 exemplary New Orleanians and their contributions to the community while raising funds for the YLC’s volunteer-led community service projects and leadership development curriculum. Tickets: $200 and up/Ticket; $3,000 and up/Table Location: The Orpheum […]
From a home design standpoint, kitchens and bathrooms are two of the most fun rooms – there’s a lot at play in these two areas, where form and function are quite interconnected. As humans, we need a place to prepare food and we also need a comfortable space for grooming. While satisfying those basic needs is […]
We are all obsessed with style – from stylish celebrities to style blogs, stylish shopping services and more. However, true style cannot be bought or borrowed. Genuinely stylish people look amazing all the time, no matter what they’re doing, if they’re dressed up or dressed down, their confidence shines through. Each one of the […]
Donning their best “cowboy casual,” equestrian enthusiasts at the 13th annual “Tails But No Black Tie” were treated to an elegant evening filled with spectacular horseback riding with proceeds donated to Equest Farm in New Orleans City Park. Attendees arriving on the grounds were transported to a country estate and greeted by the magnificent participating […]
We at Renaissance Publishing are thrilled to support Bastion and our wounded warriors for the third year at our fifth annual “Wine, Dine & Design!” Thanks to our cover movers and shakers: Betsy Laborde, President and Founder of Monarch Blue Consulting, LLC; Dr. Eric Laborde, Vice Chair of Urology at Ochsner Health System; James Michalopoulos, […]
The annual “Guardian Angel Award Gala” celebrated two of its most impactful and passionate volunteers as Guardian Angels: Maryam Bahman and Angie Bowlin. Both awardees have made significant contributions to Project Lazarus through their tireless advocacy and commitment to this mission. Co-Founder Fr. Paul Desrosiers opened the program with an invocation and dedicated the night […]
In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness month, proceeds from “Dvash: a Celebration of Modern Israeli Cuisine” directly benefited JFS mental health services, which are made affordable through a sliding-fee scale based on income. JFS mental health services include counseling, case management, senior services and teen suicide prevention training. The name of the event, […]
City Year’s recognizable emblem and signature red – the color of the jackets that AmeriCorps members wear while tutoring and mentoring students – could be seen throughout Messina’s at the Terminal on April 25 for the organization’s benefit party, “School House Rock.” Many of the guests even wore red in support of the AmeriCorps members […]
The Roosevelt Hotel Waldorf Astoria Ballroom provided an elegant setting for the “On the Move Luncheon,” which leverages support for the National MS Society. The fundraiser supports the organization’s mission to empower communities with the knowledge, inspiration and relentless resolve to end Multiple Sclerosis. The 2018 luncheon raised over $82,000. Allison Gouaux served as the […]
“Art & Soul,” presented by the The James P. Raymond Jr. Foundation, raised $315,000 for The NOCCA Institute and its programs for NOCCA students, faculty and the community. Whimsical springtime décor, including colorful floral arrangements with birds and flowers, created a festive scene. Jesse McBride Presents The Next Generation provided music at the Patron Party, […]
The “Business Hall of Fame Gala” recognized six local businessmen and women who have made significant contributions to the community and to the success of their professions. To begin the evening, 25 attending members of the Business Hall of Fame were introduced in procession style by class year. The 2018 Laureates honored were: Ray Brandt, […]
Dress for Success, the organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing tools of support and professional attire, hosted its ninth annual “Suits and Salads Luncheon” at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Client of the Year Daviauna Morrell gave a testimonial followed by a fashion show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue, which included […]
Over 4,000 attendees at the 41st “Whitney Zoo-To-Do” enjoyed a memorable evening of fine dining and dancing on the picturesque grounds of Audubon Zoo. The theme of this year’s gala was “Celebrate Lions: The Roar Returns!” in honor of the zoo’s new lion exhibit under construction, made possible through a generous donation by Joy and […]
In 2015, chef Jarred Zeringue and Matthew Moreland, a New Orleans attorney, purchased Wayne Jacob’s Smokehouse & Restaurant (WJS), a heritage business in Laplace, Louisiana. The smokehouse had been passed down through generations of the Nolan family, producing artisan-smoked meats and fresh sausage they ultimately shipped worldwide. Zeringue’s family owned a farm on River Road […]
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While summer “vacation” for many people means heading to the beach or some far-off place, summer camp and other obligations can make getting away more challenging than we would like. Yet, in our own backyard – well, maybe our back bayou – going about an hour out of New Orleans to Chauvin, Louisiana (pronounced show-van) can take […]
When I moved here over two decades ago and started learning my way around, the city was described to me as a “checkerboard” of good and bad neighborhoods. I’m fairly confident this was a warning, but I actually found the checkerboard to be one of the more fascinating characteristics of my new home. I still […]
I am writing while my son takes a nap, which is pretty much the only time I can sit quietly and focus on one thing for more than three minutes. I don’t mind it as much as I thought I would though, because the deficit of quiet working time has been more than filled by […]
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In our New Orleans Catholic schools, it is our Catholic identity that sets us apart from the rest. Our concentration on educating the whole child, spiritually, academically and morally is the ultimate advantage. Every school wants to provide a quality education, but our Catholic schools are doing just that and more. From a young age, Catholic schools instill in students the importance of leading a values-based, spiritually strong life. Learn more about why we have faith in Catholic schools at NolaCatholicSchools.org.
Early & Primary
Ecole Bilingue De La Nouvelle-Orléans
821 General Pershing St., New Orleans
504-896-4500 | EBNola.net
Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is the only private French school in New Orleans that’s accredited by the French Ministry of Education and State of Louisiana, providing multilingual education for 18-month-old students to grade 8. Since its founding in 1998, Ecole Bilingue’s mission has been to provide a strong and distinctive bilingual education for children in New Orleans by combining the best of French and American academics.
Holy Name of Jesus School
Established in 1891, Holy Name of Jesus School is located in the Uptown area of New Orleans. It is a Roman Catholic, co-educational school for Pre-K3 through grade 7. The philosophy of Holy Name centers on teaching children confidence, compassion and integrity while achieving academic excellence and maintaining the Catholic faith in an inclusive community. For 127 years, the traditions and charisms of the Jesuit Fathers and the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas have guided this mission of educating the whole child, both academically and spiritually.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with over 60 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 18 months through Grade 8, offering 10+ years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on the Decade of Childhood. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics and library skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports and community service round out St. Andrew’s program. Come see their students and teachers in action at an upcoming Open House (October 25 at 9 a.m.: Cottage; November 15 at 9 a.m.: Pre-K-Grade 4; December 6 at 4 p.m.: Middle School Preview) or call for a personal tour.
Stuart Hall School for Boys
Stuart Hall School for Boys, “Where Good Boys Become Great Men,” is an independent, ISAS school offering a Catholic education to students Pre-K3 through grade 7. It is the mission of the faculty and staff to work with parents to help each child build a foundation for life centered on a love for learning, a desire to help others and a commitment to Gospel Values. Stuart Hall School for Boys is open to all qualified boys, regardless of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin. Open House for Middle School is October 2 at 6:30 p.m. and for the Pre-School/Lower School October 24 at 8:30 a.m.
Trinity Episcopal School
Trinity is an early childhood through grade 8 coeducational school located in the Garden District. 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. Open Houses for Pre-K through grade 8 will take place at 9 a.m. on October 12 and January 11.
Kehoe-France Southshore School
At Kehoe-France School, children are nurtured in a warm and welcoming environment. With small class sizes in a secure and picturesque environment, their degreed and certified staff encourage students to explore their curiosities. As a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme, Kehoe-France is focused on providing an inquiry-based approach to learning. Their students are actively engaged in their development, education, and activities. They 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. Their facilities are newly renovated with more improvements to come. All are invited to come tour the campus and take those first steps onto the path to success.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college prep school for girls, toddler through Grade 12. Since 1867, the school has remained committed to values of faith, intellectual advancement, social awareness, the building of community and personal growth. Come see how their girls are truly inspired to change the world. Personal tours for ages 1-grade 12. Call 269-1213 for details.
Louise S. McGehee School
With over 106 years of excellence in education, Louise S. McGehee School is an all-girls college preparatory school for grades Pre-K through grade 12. This year McGehee has new leadership with Dr. Kimberly Field-Marvin as Headmistress. McGehee is a school for girls that focuses on the individual student and fosters a lifelong love of learning. In addition to rigorous academics and competitive athletics, honor, service and leadership are at the core of the McGehee experience. Learn more about McGehee Leading Women at one of the school’s Admission Open Houses, October 4, 6-7:30 p.m. for grades 5-12 and 8:30-10 a.m., October 11 and 18 for Pre-K through grade 12. Call 561-1224 to schedule a private tour.
Metairie Park Country Day
Metairie Park Country Day School is a co-ed, 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. Its use of advanced technology and expansive, rigorous curriculum opens the world to its students. Attend an Open House: Pre-K, October 25 at 6:30 p.m.; grades 6-12, November 14 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Martin’s Episcopal
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory school for students from ages 8 weeks through grade 12. St. Martin’s prepares students to thrive in college and in life. Families are encouraged to tour the school’s 18-acre campus at Open House on Saturday, October 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Guided personal tours are conducted Tuesdays–Thursdays by admission representatives. Please call 504-736-9917 or email email@example.com to arrange your personal tour. Inquire online at StMSaints.com/admission.
St. Michael Special School
For over 52 years, St. Michael School has educated students age 6 through adulthood with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The school uniquely provides for the development of the whole child – academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Under the leadership of President/Principal Tish Sauerhoff and with the support of the local community, the school currently serves over 200 students from 37 regional zip codes. Come and experience all that St. Michael has to offer at an open house on October 18 or February 7, 9-11 a.m. Sign up for a tour at StMichaelSpecialSchool.com/admissions or call 504-524-7285.
2635 State St., New Orleans
504-866-5292 | UAnola.org
Serving Toddler 2 through 12th grade, Ursuline Academy has the distinction of being both the oldest Catholic school and the oldest, continuously-operating school for girls in the nation. Ursuline’s educational approach combines tradition and innovation and is validated by its dedication to the moral, spiritual, intellectual and social growth of each student. The academy’s strong musical, visual and performing arts are matched by the excellence of STEM. High School Open House (grades 8-12) is Thursday, October 25, 4-6 p.m. High School Spend A Days start in September. Elementary Open House (Toddler 2 through grade 7) is Friday, October 26, 8:30-10 a.m.
Benjamin Franklin High School
2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, New Orleans
504-286-2610 | BFHSLA.org
Benjamin Franklin High School, New Orleans’ most outstanding public charter school, has been preparing students for success through academic achievement since it was founded in 1957. In 2018, Franklin was ranked the No. 1 high school in Louisiana by US World and News Report and in the top 100 best high schools in the country. Franklin has been repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon School and recently won the National Green Ribbon Award. The school has produced many Presidential and National Merit Scholars. The Franklin Class of 2018 boasts 193 graduates receiving 709 college acceptances in 38 states and six countries.
Cabrini High School
Cabrini High School, located on Bayou St. John, is a place where young girls find themselves and grow into successful, talented and driven women. At Cabrini High School, we do not only educate the minds, but also the hearts of our students. Cabrini students excel in a learning environment that features small class sizes and individualized attention, an experienced, caring and certified staff and academic rigor with support for students’ varied abilities. Cabrini develops young women who live the core values of respect, excellence and service. Find friendship. Find faith. Find your future. Find yourself at Cabrini!
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