About Us

Mission, Values, and History

Mission Statement

Newman inspires individual growth and academic excellence within an inclusive community committed to strong relationships and high expectations.
Newman values each individual. 

Since 1903

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.

Core Values

Newman's Core Values are
  • Honesty
  • Kindness 
  • Respect 
  • Responsibility 


The Isidore Newman School Archives was established in 1994. It seeks to protect, preserve and display the history and traditions of the school. Memorabilia, publications and photographs are welcome. Contributions to support acquisitions and proper maintenance of the collection are appreciated.

For questions or ways to support, please contact Genie McCloskey
1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504.899.5641
Fax: 504.896.8597
Open 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday
An independent,
non-denominational day
school in New Orleans for
early childhood through 12th grade