For more than a century, Isidore Newman School has fronted Jefferson Avenue in Uptown New Orleans. It began as just one building, and was founded to educate children living at the Jewish Orphans’ Home, which once stood at the corner of St. Charles and Jefferson Avenues. But from the beginning, the School’s benefactor, Isidore Newman, stipulated that neighborhood children could also attend. Newman quickly became one of the most revered and respected independent schools in the city. It remains so today.