Isidore Newman School

1903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115

Founded by Isidore Newman, a noted financier and philanthropist, Isidore Newman Manual Training School opened in 1903. As the emphasis in curriculum gradually shifted from manual training to college preparation, the name of the institution was changed to Isidore Newman School. Located on an 11-acre campus in uptown New Orleans, Newman offers a challenging sequential curriculum addressing the humanities, the sciences and the fine arts. A focus on writing begins with exposure to various literary genres and techniques in the lower school, and all grade 9 students enroll in a writing seminar. Advanced Placement courses and independent study opportunities are available across the curriculum, and an interdisciplinary citizenship seminar is required of seniors. Computer instruction begins in kindergarten, and boys and girls in grades 6-12 use laptop computers both in class and while connecting to the schoolwide wireless network.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1903 Jefferson Ave, New Orleans, LA 70115
Telephone504-899-5641
Fax504-896-8597
Year Established1903
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorDale Smith
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment900
Day Students900
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