How to Apply

(for the 2024-25 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 22, 2024. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the notification date is March 19, 2024. Green Trees Early Childhood Village applicants will be notified at the end of January, 2024.

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.

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  • Green Trees

    For children 6 weeks to 4 years old (turning 4 after August 31, 2025).
    The Application for the 2025-26 school year will be posted in August. 
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    Questions? Please contact Caroline Jacobson, Admissions Associate for Green Trees, for more information at or 504.896.6344.
  • Pre-K & K

    Applicant should turn 4 by August 31, 2023 for Pre-K, and 5 by August 31, 2023 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.
    • Children may be asked to visit Newman for a morning/play date.
    • Tour of Pre-K (register here).
    Questions? Please contact Arden Barnett, Assistant Director of Pre-K/K Admission, for more information, at or 504.896.6348.

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  • Grades 1-4

    • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
    • Teacher recommendation/transcripts from current school. (Request will be sent by Newman. Release form required.)
    • Intellectual Assessment administered by a child psychologist – see list of recommended psychologists. Fees vary.
    • After your application is processed, Newman will contact you to schedule a classroom visit and admission assessment. 
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  • Grades 5-12

    • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
    • School visit: please sign up on our website or contact Newman Admission. 
    • Admission testing – Students may submit standardized testing scores from the ISEE, SSAT or ERB/CTP tests. If the applicant is currently enrolled in an NAIS/ISAS school, we will accept recent testing from their school. Newman will host the ISEE test on campus; however, you may take any of these tests at another location and have your score forwarded to us. (Our school code is: 192045.) You may register online for the ISEE using these directions. Please call or email us if you have questions about testing requirements or registration. 
    • 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.) 
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Frequently Asked Questions

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