One of the most critical decisions New Orleans parents must make is where to send their children to school. To make the search and decision process smoother and easier many area schools are set to welcome hundreds of families to a series of open houses throughout the educational community. Here is a schedule of upcoming open houses:

Algiers Charter School
4480 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, Suite 200
New Orleans
504.393.0928 (Fax)www.algierscharterschools.orgAlgiers Charter Schools Association, founded in 2005.  Nine schools serving students from grades K-12.  Call today about remaining openings for the 2007-2008 school year.

Algiers Technology School
6501 Berkley Drive
New Orleans
504.433.7134www.algierscharterschools.orgAlgiers Technology Academy … building capacity and creating opportunity.

Arden Cahill Academy
3101 Wall Boulevard
504.392.0902www.ardencahillacademy.comFounded in 1968, it is the purpose of Arden Cahill Academy to create a wholesome setting for learning, where each student may grow and mature intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and morally. Arden Cahill Academy offers a co-educational environment rooted in academic excellence and cultural enrichment for children 2 months – 8th grade. Please call for a tour of our 12-acre campus.

Academy of the Secred Heart
4521 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans The Academy of the Sacred Heart is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for girls, nursery through grade 12. It is the only area Catholic girls’ school that is a member of the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Network of Sacred Heart Schools and the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools.

Archbishop Chapelle High School
8800 Veterans Boulevard
Metairie Archbishop Chapelle High School, a nationally recognized leader in the education of young women in grades 8 through 12, prepares its students spiritually, academically and socially for college and career success. Chapelle offers a challenging academic program, a competitive sports program and an excellent fine arts program. For more information or to schedule a tour of our campus, please call the Admissions Office.

Brother Martin High School
4401 Elysian Fields Avenue
New Orleans
504.283.1561www.brothermartin.comBrother Martin will hold its Open House on Thursday, November 8th from 6-9 p.m. Student directed tours will showcase the newly completed state-of-the-art Meyer Science and Mathematics Building and all other academic and athletic facilities. Visit our Web site for information on Crusader Discovery Day on September 14th and School Day Tours.

Cabrini High School
1400 Moss Street
New Orleans
504.482.1193www.cabrinihigh.comCabrini High School: private, fully accredited, all girls, grades 8 – 12. Selective admission, small classes, intimate environment where young ladies know each other and every teacher knows every student.  College preparatory, award-winning science program, championship laden athletics produce the complete woman prepared for college and life. Cabrini in historic Faubourg St. John on scenic Bayou St. John.
Open House: October 4

Christian Brothers School
8 Friederichs Avenue – City Park
New Orleans can meet members of the faculty, administration and student and parent bodies. The school will also provide tours of the campus and allow guests to become familiar with the admissions process, curricular and extra-curricular activities. Group presentations will be repeated several times throughout the evening, and refreshments will be provided at the end of the tour. Date and Time: Thursday, October 18, 7p.m.

De La Salle High School
5300 Saint Charles Avenue
New Orleans
504.895.5717www.delasallenola.comDe La Salle High School offers Advanced Placement courses in English, social studies and science as part of its Honors curriculum. Learn more about the outstanding academic programs and wide variety of sports and extracurricular activities by calling Admissions Director Tom Waguespack at 895.5717. Open House is on Sunday, Nov. 4 from 6p.m.-8p.m tour the school, meet the outstanding faculty and learn more about our course offerings.

Ecole Classique

5236 Glendale Street
504.887.3507www.ecoleclassique.comEcole Classique – “The Family School” – Smaller Classes, More Attention, Better Results.
Two Year Olds-12th Grade.
Founded by Sal Federico, Ecole Classique has offered a college prep education to area students for over 50 years. Ecole Believes that all students can succeed when offered the opportunity to learn in a small, caring environment. Also, the Freeman Learning Center offers the same quality education to students with language learning differences.

Holy Cross School
5500 Paris Avenue
New Orleans
504.942.3100www.holycrosstigers.comcontact@holycrosstigers.comHoly Cross School educates boys, grades 5-12, from the entire metro New Orleans area. Our college preparatory curriculum challenges students, providing a foundation for educating the whole man. The Holy Cross philosophy is that education is a balance between heart and mind, between faith and knowledge. Throughout our 150 years of excellence in education, it is through the zeal of our young men that will continue to be what sets us apart.

Holy Rosary High School
3368 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans
504.464.HRHSwww.hra-hrhs.orgHoly Rosary High School offers hands-on learning, so you can touch it and remember it; cross-curricula learning so you can connect to the world around you; alternative assessments, so you can discover your learning style; and small classes so you can receive individual attention – all in a Catholic, co-educational setting.  Holy Rosary helps you believe in yourself, feel important and succeed academically. Open House is November 7. Call for more information.

Isidore Newman School

1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans
504.896.6323www.newmanschool.orgFounded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is committed to the intellectual, ethical, emotional and physical development of each student. Newman offers a challenging, comprehensive and sequential curriculum from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, one which encourages creativity, critical and independent thinking, and different ways of learning.

Louise S. McGehee
2343 Prytania Street
New Orleans S. McGehee School is an all girls’ non-sectarian school located in the historic Garden District. Founded in 1912, McGehee is building on a century of excellence in education. McGehee prepares each student for her individual journey amidst a climate of innovation rooted in tradition. Here, girls fill every role; student body president, math whiz, sports star and valedictorian.
Open House Dates and Times: Oct. 18, Nov. 1, 15; Dec. 6, Jan. 10, 24: 8:30-10a.m.; Oct. 4, Jan. 17: 4:30–6:30p.m.

Metairie Park Country Day School
300 Park Road
504.837.0015 (Fax)
Country Day isn’t progressive or traditional, experimental or conservative. We are a little of each of these. We are what works. With high academic standards and an innovative approach, our goal is to teach students to think creatively and independently, preparing them to achieve in the world of the 21st century. Please call for a personal tour.

Mount Carmel Academy
7027 Milne Blvd.
New Orleans Interested elementary school parents and girls, applying for 8th or 9th grade, are invited to attend Mount Carmel’s Open House, Thursday, October 11, 3p.m.-7:30p.m. The school’s mission is to provide young women the opportunity to develop their God-given talents through a variety of academic and co-curricular programs and to guide and encourage young women to develop zeal for their faith along with a commitment to prayer and service.

Our Lady of Holy Cross College
4123 Woodland Drive
New Orleans
504.394.7744www.olhcc.eduOur Lady of Holy Cross College is a coeducational, Catholic college, offering undergraduate and graduate programs. Our 1,250 students receive an education that combines academic quality, personal attention from faculty, and opportunities to build workplace skills through internships, clinical experiences, and community service. The largest programs are in Business, Education, Nursing and Allied Health, Counseling and Theology.
Open House:  Monday, November 5, 5p.m.-9p.m.

St. Scholastica Academy

122 South Massachusetts Street
985.892.2540, ext. 132www.ssacad.comssa@ssacad.comChoosing the right school is a decision for the whole family.  St. Scholastica Academy administration, faculty and staff looks forward to meeting with you. Our Open House offers an overview of our challenging, comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum and outstanding extra-curricular activities. Guided tours will be conducted by our student hosts and refreshments served. All Girls High School in Grades 8-12. Open House: Sunday, November 4, 1p.m.

St. Cletus

3610 Claire Avenue
504.366.3538www.stcletuscolts.comSt. Cletus School, located in Gretna, provides a challenging, Catholic, Christian education while fostering the development of spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social needs of each student.   Offering co-educational classes in grades PreK4 through 8th, we strive to nurture students to become life-long learners and faith-filled contributing members of society. Open House will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2008 from 10a.m.-12:30p.m.

St. George’s
Episcopal School
923 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans
504.891.5509www.stgeorgesepiscopal.comSt. George’s is a private, coed, independent school for students from nursery through eighth grade. Established in 1969, St. George’s is distinguished by its qualified faculty and low student-to-teacher ratio and offers a family-like atmosphere of love and concern tailored to the individual. Newly renovated and expanded, the historic campus is conveniently located on Napoleon Avenue, between Magazine and Camp streets. 

St. John Lutheran School
3937 Canal Street
New Orleans
504.488.6641  www.sjlno.comsjlc1@bellsouth.netSt. John Lutheran School has a 154 year history in the city of New Orleans. Its newly renovated classroom building houses pre-kindergarten classes for three and four year olds, as well as kindergarten through second grade.  Classes will be added each year to reach grade 8. St. John utilizes innovative teaching strategies and small class size to ensure successful, engaged learning. Tours available on Tuesdays from 9a.m.-2p.m.

St. Martin’s Episcopal School
5309 Airline Drive
504.736.9917  www.stmsaints.comSt. Martin’s Episcopal School invites you to an Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 9a.m.  For 60 years, St. Martin’s, a co-educational age 18 mos.-grade 12 independent school, has offered extraordinary education in a family environment with small class sizes and a wide array of academic and extracurricular programs. Call for information or to schedule a personal tour.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School
6249 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans
504.488.1319www.stpauls-lakeview.orgSt. Paul’s Episcopal School announces new programs for 2007-2008.  Little Saints Learning Center, a  pre-academic  program for three- year-olds, offers a school readiness program including Spanish, music and art to further academic, social and emotional development plus activities for physical growth. Full and half day options available. Afternoons at St. Paul’s provides community-wide after-school activities. Classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth graders include Spanish, study skills, chess, art, music, tutoring and more.

St. Stanislaus College
304 S. Beach Boulevard
Bay St. Louis, MS
228.467.9057 ext. 226www.ststan.comSt. Stanislaus College is Catholic residency and day school for young men in grades six through twelve located in Bay St. Louis, Miss. The school fosters character formation and integrates faith development within a curriculum that is primarily college preparatory. Prospective students and their families can schedule campus tours by contacting the SSC Admissions Office.

Stuart Hall
School for Boys
2032 S. Carrollton Avenue
New Orleans
504.861.1954www.stuarthall.orgStuart Hall School for Boys is an independent school offering education to students nursery through seventh grade. The faculty and staff are dedicated to working 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. Please call the admission director for more information.

Trinity Episcopal School
1315 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans
504.525.8661trinitynola.comOpen Houses are scheduled for Fridays at 8:45 am on the following dates: October 19, November 2, November 16, 2007 and January 4, 2008. Visit or contact Susie DeRussy in Admission with any additional questions.  Join us for a ‘Fabulous Friday’ at Trinity Episcopal School.

Ursuline Academy
2635 State Street
New Orleans

Ursuline Academy, founded in 1727, is a Catholic school for girls offering a strong educational environment from early childhood through a college preparatory secondary program. Ursuline fosters spiritual formation, academic excellence, and a life-long commitment to Serviam: I will serve. The Academy values the uniqueness of the individual, nurtures the whole person and develops leaders of confidence and compassion. Toddler-2 through 12th Grade. Open House: October 28, 2007, 2p.m.-4p.m.