St. Benilde School

1801 Division Street
Metairie, LA 70001-0700
     Tel: (504)833-9894
Grades: NS - 7 | 300 students
St. Benilde School has been providing children with the best education grounded in Catholic faith and values since 1968.   SBS alumni continue to excel today, with many ranking at or near the top of their high school class each and every year.  We are a family of educators, parents, and students committed to forming servant leaders for the 21st century.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 7
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 300 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade St. Benilde School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 22 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,100
Tuition Notes The tuition cost varies depending upon the level the child enters. The cost listed is for the K-7 levels. The cost increases at the younger levels. Discounts are available for multiple children. Tuition assistance is available to all families based up
% on Financial Aid 5%
Average Financial Aid Grant $500
Acceptance Rate 95%
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Altar Servers, Brownies, Builders Club, Choir, Mary's Club, Math Club, Missions Club, Robotics, Science Club, Scouts, Student Council Altar Servers, Brownies, Builders Club, Choir, Mary's Club, Math Club, Missions Club, Robotics, Science Club, Scouts, Student Council,

School Notes:

Our Catholic School is committed to providing an educational foundation which focuses on spiritual, academic, physical and social development, so that our students will grow to know, love and serve God, family and community. The philosophy of St. Benilde School is based on the premise that our school shares in the great mission of the church to reveal Christ to the world. We recognize the dignity of each student as a unique individual, made in the image of god and destined for eternal life. As an educational community our intent is to enable our students, through a challenging curriculum, to reach their full potential as Christian individuals committed to serving God, family and community. In today's world of ever-changing technology, we strive to create an environment conducive to the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth of each student entrusted to our care. In the power of Christ, with Mary the Mother of God as our model, we endeavor to benefit from the past , to live the present to the fullest, and to prepare for the future.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Archbishop Rummel High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Archbishop Rummel High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Christopher (0.9 miles away)
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  • MetairieArchbishop Rummel High School
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    1901 Severn Ave
    MetairieLA 70001
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 744 students | Gr. 8-12                      
  • MetairieSt Christopher
      (Roman Catholic)
    3900 Derbigny St
    MetairieLA 70001
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.9 mi | 793 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • MetairieRidgewood Preparatory School
    201 Pasadena Avenue
    MetairieLA 70001
    1 mi | 332 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • MetairieLutheran High School Of Greater New Orleans
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    3864 17th St
    MetairieLA 70002
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1.4 mi | 56 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Metairie St. Edward The Confessor School
      (Roman Catholic)
    4901 W Metairie Avenue
    MetairieLA 70001
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.4 mi | 465 students | Gr. PK-8                      

School Reviews

9 months ago
My son is 4 years old and participated in the PreK-2 program as well as the PreK-3 program. We''ve been thouroughly impressed by the loving, caring environment that is present at St. Benilde. We have truly felt like part of a family there and plan for our son and any future children to go to St. Benilde through the 7th grade. The teachers treat the kids as they would their own. --Nicole Harris Spiller
- Posted by Parent
1 year ago
St. Benilde School provides the type of nurturing, loving family environment I want for my children. I have a child who is gifted and a child on the other end of the spectrum, and both receive the loving care they need to grow in faith, hope, and love. I highly recommend this school!
- Posted by Parent

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