How to Apply

Notification Dates

1st-12th Grade: February 19, 2019 reply by February 26, 2019

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten: March 19, 2019 reply by March 26, 2019

How to Apply

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  • General Procedures (all grades)

    • Complete application – $50 fee (non-refundable).
    • Teacher recommendation(s) from current school.
    • Classroom visits.
  • Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

    • Intellectual assessment (WPPSI-IV) administered by a child psychologist. Fees vary. Click here to see list of testers.
    • Observation of applicant at current school for Pre-K and K applicants.
    • Teacher recommendations.
    • School visit.
  • Second through Fourth Grades

    • Evaluations at McGehee.
    • Transcripts from current school.
    • Intellectual assessment (WISC-IV administered by a child psychologist) for non-ISAS applicants. Click here to see a list of testers.
    • Teacher recommendations.
    • School visit.
  • Fifth through Twelfth Grades

    • Applicants for grades 5-12 from non-ISAS schools are required to take an independent school entrance test. To schedule this test, please visit
    • Transcript from current school.
    • Teacher recommendations.
    • School visit.

    To be assured of timely processing and priority placementcompleted applications and all supporting materials* should be submitted as early in the fall as possible. For 1st through 12th placement, completed application files received after January 28, 2019  may not be processed in time for the February 19 notification date. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten placement, completed application files received after February 25, 2019 may not be processed in time for the March 19 notification date.

    School records are often requested after the completion of the first semester, but please be sure to turn in your transcript release form as soon as possible. 
In considering candidates to join McGehee’s wonderfully talented and diverse student body, the committee carefully reviews each student’s portfolio.  We look for evidence that she will benefit academically and socially by attending McGehee, and that in return, the entire community will benefit from her unique contribution.

To experience all McGehee has to offer, we invite you to call our Admission office for tour schedules or for a private tour of our Garden District campus.

Catherine Cresson, PhD, Science Faculty Member

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Contact Admissions Team

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New Orleans, LA 70130
Louise S. McGehee School is a private independent all-girls school for Pre-K through grade 12 and open to all qualified girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.