How to Apply

(for the 2021-22 academic year)

To be assured of timely processing, applications should be submitted as early in the fall as possible.

In accordance with other independent schools in the area, Newman will begin to notify applicants to Grades 1-12 of their admission decisions on February 25, 2021. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the notification date is March 18, 2021. Green Trees Early Childhood Village applicants will be notified at the end of January, 2021.

We will continue to accept applications throughout the year; however, waiting pools are sometimes established after these first notification dates. Please feel free to call with any questions about timing or process.

Applications for different grades will have slightly different processes. See below for details.

Please note: Due to current health and safety protocols and policies, tours, visits, and observations may be replaced with remote and/or virtual processes. If you’d like to schedule a virtual tour or learn more about division-specific information sessions, please call our office: 504-896-6323.

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  • Green Trees

    We have completed our first round of admission for the fall of 2021-22 school year. We welcome additional applications, but at this time all new applicants will be placed in our wait pool.
    Questions? Please contact Admission Associate Missy Sutherlin at MissySutherlin@newmanschool.org or 504.896.6344.

    For children 6 weeks to 4 years old (turning 4 after August 31)
    Apply Now

    *Please note: Due to current health and safety protocols and policies, tours, visits, and observations may be replaced with remote and/or virtual processes.
  • Pre-K & K

    Applicant should turn 4 by August 31, 2021 for Pre-K, and 5 by August 31, 2021 for K.
    • Application - $100 fee (non-refundable). This includes the $50 application fee and a $50 fee for a Developmental Screening scheduled by Newman.  
    • Parent questionnaire.
    • Teacher recommendation from current school. (Request will be sent by Newman. Release form required.)
    • Observation at current school, if permitted.*
    • Children may be asked to visit Newman for a morning/play date, if permitted.*
    • Tour of Pre-K, if permitted.*
    Questions? Please contact Arden Barnett, Assistant Director of Pre-K/K Admission, for more information, at ArdenBarnett@newmanschool.org or 504.896.6348.

    Apply Now

    *Please note: Due to current health and safety protocols and policies, tours, visits, and observations may be replaced with remote and/or virtual processes.
  • Grades 1-4

    • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
    • Full day classroom visit, if permitted.*
    • Teacher recommendation/transcripts from current school. (Request will be sent by Newman. Release form required.)
    • Admission testing scheduled by Newman during classroom visit, or remotely.*
    • Intellectual Assessment administered by a child psychologist – see list of recommended psychologists. Fees vary.

    Apply Now

    *Please note: Due to current health and safety protocols and policies, tours, visits, and observations may be replaced with remote and/or virtual processes. 
  • Grades 5-12

    • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
    • Half-day school visit, if permitted.* (Please contact Newman to schedule visit.)
    • Admission testing - Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). This year, Newman will host two testing dates: January 9, 2021 and February 6, 2021; however, you may take the test at another location and have the score forwarded to us. Our school code is: 192045. We will also offer additional small group testing on an as-needed basis after the dates. There will be a $125 fee payable to Educational Records Bureau at time of test registration. This fee is not to be paid to Newman School. You may register online at: www.erblearn.org/parents/admission/isee, or you can register by mail with a registration form that will be provided at your request to Newman’s Admission Office, 504-896-6323. ISAS schools will share testing results at your request.
    • Students graduating from their current New Orleans ISAS school will not be required to take the ISEE. A writing sample and some additional academic assessments will be required.
    • Teacher recommendation/transcripts from current school. (Request will be sent by Newman. Release form required.)
    • Grades 6-12 – Applicant interview, writing sample, and academic assessments. (This will be scheduled by Newman and the applicant family.)

    Apply Now

    *Please note: Due to current health and safety protocols and policies, tours, visits, and observations may be replaced with remote and/or virtual processes.

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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,
co-educational,
non-denominational day
school in New Orleans for
early childhood through 12th grade