Application Process

(for the 2017-18 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 16, 2017. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten, the notification date is March 16, 2017. 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. If you are interested in applying to Green Trees Early Childhood Village, click here.
Please Note: At this time, we expect Green Trees to be fully enrolled for the 2017-18 school year. Any additional applications for the 2017-18 school year will be added to our waiting pool.


Child should be 4 by August 31, 2017, for Pre-K, and 5 by August 31, 2017, 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.


  • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
  • Half-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.


    • Application - $50 fee (non-refundable).  
    • Half-day school visit. (Please contact Newman to schedule visit.)
    • Admission testing - Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) - Saturday, January 21, 2017 (deadline to avoid late registration fee is December 31, 2016). There will be a $100 fee payable to Educational Records Bureau at time of test registration. This fee is not to be paid to Newman School. You may register on-line 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. After January 21, admission testing may be arranged through Newman’s Admission Office.
    • Students graduating from their current New Orleans ISAS school will not be required to take the ISEE. A writing sample and some addition 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.)