McGehee School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the South West (ISAS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1912

Student Body

Total Students653 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade McGehee School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers63 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
5%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,000
Tuition Noteshttps://www.mcgeheeschool.com/page/admission/tuition--fees
Admissions DirectorJulee LaPorte
Admissions AssociateShannon Menge

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,

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 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.

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    1.8 miles
    1903 Jefferson Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    (504)896-6322
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    New Orleans, LA 70115
    (504)891-1943
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    756
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    6.2 miles
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    (504)288-7626
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    1250
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    (504)245-0318
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    652

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