How to Apply

(for the 2020-21 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 13, 2020. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the notification date is March 12, 2020. Green Trees Early Childhood Village applicants will be notified at the end of January, 2020.

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

    Questions? Please contact Admission Associate Missy Sutherlin at or 504.896.6344.

    For children 6 weeks to 4 years old*
    *turning 4 after August 31

    Green Trees is currently at a wait pool status. All additional applications will be added to our wait pool.

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  • Pre-K & K

    Child should be 4 by August 31, 2020 for Pre-K, and 5 by August 31, 2020 for K.

    • Application - $100 fee (non-refundable). This includes the application and a Developmental Screening scheduled by Newman.  
    • 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.
    To register for a Pre-K & K group tour, please click here.

    Questions? Please contact Assistant Director of Pre-K/K Admission Arden Barnett at or 504.896.6348.

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  • Grades 1-4

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

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  • Grades 5-12

    • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
    • Half-day school visit. (Please contact Newman to schedule visit.)
    • Admission testing - Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE). 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:, 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.)

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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