Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School offers a challenging, comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum from Pre-K through 12th grade, with Green Trees Childhood Village enrolling children ages six weeks to four years. With a commitment to the school’s mission, Newman inspires individual growth and academic excellence within an inclusive environment committed to strong relationships and high expectations.
Philanthropist Isidore Newman established the School over a century ago to educate children from the nearby Jewish Orphans’ Home and those living in the adjacent neighborhood. Now educating more than 1,200 students from our youngest students in Green Trees to our seniors, Newman fosters an engaging learning environment for high-achieving, strongly motivated students. In keeping with its founding principles, Newman remains committed to providing an exceptional education to the city’s best and brightest students, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.
At Newman we value inquiry and curiosity in the service of life-long learning. With a passionate, experienced faculty and a rich and challenging curriculum, Newman provides an environment that propels students to achieve their full potential. With a full range of course choices, including 17 Advanced Placement courses, along with honors courses and independent study, academics at Newman provide the foundation for success. Nearly one-fifth of Newman students have received National Merit recognition in the past five years, and Newman counts three Rhodes scholars among its alumni.
Serving as the only accredited co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, a Newman education encourages critical and independent thinking, leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, and provides superior guidance and support for high achieving students and families.
Newman’s 11-acre campus in historic Uptown New Orleans comprises academic and extracurricular spaces interspersed with playgrounds, green spaces, a turfed athletic field, and two gymnasiums. The recently restored fieldhouse, two libraries, a state of the art performing arts building, and art galleries, which showcase both student and professional artists in residence works, are also accessible to students. Within these spaces, plays are performed, award winning literary magazines are produced, debates are held, more than 108 state athletics championships have been earned, and a wide array of clubs addressing the interests of our diverse student body are established.
A Newman education encourages critical and independent thinking, leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, and provides superior guidance and support for high achieving students and families.