Newman at a Glance

We are grateful and appreciative for your interest in Isidore Newman School. As we begin our 113th school year, we are proud of our long legacy of academic excellence and excited to share the Newman experience with you.

Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Last year, we also opened our Green Trees Early Childhood Village for children ages six weeks to four years old. We are located in the heart of Uptown New Orleans blocks away from Tulane and Loyola University. With a current enrollment of just over 1,000 students, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. Our School enjoys a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.

At Newman we believe that the most fundamental element in teaching and learning is the relationship between student and teacher. We recruit nationally to attract the most talented educators. Our students engage and thrive at Newman because our teachers challenge them and care deeply about them as scholars and people. Essential to our school culture at Newman are high expectations in all endeavors and all areas of the School.

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While we are hopeful that our website is helpful to you, we believe that the best way to learn about our School is to spend time with us on our eleven-and-a-half acre campus. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a visit.


Dale M. Smith
Head of School
Facts and Figures

Total Enrollment (Pre-K-12): 1055

Lower School: 434
Middle School: 253
Upper School: 368
+ Green Trees: 169

Total Faculty: 208
Lower School: 76
Middle School: 38
Upper School: 58
Green Trees: 36

Student/Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Lower School: 6:1
Middle School: 6:1
Upper School: 6:1
Green Trees: 5:1

Financial Aid:
21% of families receive Financial Aid
Total Financial Aid awarded: $2.1 million

Student Body:
55% Male 45% Female

Students of Color (self-reported): 19.3%

Average Class Size: 15

Average Teaching Experience: 15 years

Advanced Degrees: More than 42 percent of Newman teachers hold advanced degrees

Alumni: Approximately 6,700