Louise S. McGehee School was founded in 1912 as a college preparatory school for young women.
Located in the historic Garden District, McGehee currently enrolls 474 girls from Pre-K through 12th grade.The mission and the purpose of The Louise S. McGehee School is to provide a rigorous college preparatory education to girls in an inclusive environment that fosters self-esteem, encourages high personal standards, addresses individual student needs, and emphasizes active student participation in learning.
The program uses traditional and innovative teaching strategies to challenge students and to foster a commitment to lifelong learning.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 653 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Louise S. McGehee School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Louisiana for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1912

Student Body

Total Students
653 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Louise S. McGehee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
https://www.mcgeheeschool.com/page/admission/tuition--fees
Admissions Director
Julee LaPorte
Admissions Associate
Shannon Menge

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School Notes

  • Louise S. McGehee School was founded in 1912 as a collegepreparatory school for young women. Located in the historic Garden District, McGehee currently enrolls 474 girls from Pre-K through 12th grade.The mission and the purpose of The Louise S. McGehee School is to provide each girl with the foundation to realize her individual potential through a rigorous academic education guided by honor, service and leadership. In this dynamic, inclusive community, students develop lifelong learning skills through the use of critical and ethical thinking.
Profile last updated: 07/16/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked LA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 653 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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