Notification Dates

1st-12th Grade: February 13, 2020 reply by February 20, 2020

Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten: March 12, 2020 reply by March 19, 2020

How to Apply

List of 3 items.

  • Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

    • Complete application – $75 fee (non-refundable).
    • In-house screening, scheduled and administered by Admissions staff.
    • Observation of applicant at current school for Pre-K and K applicants.
    • Teacher recommendations.
    • School visit.
  • Second through Fourth Grades

    • Complete application – $75 fee (non-refundable).
    • Transcript from current school.
    • Intellectual assessment (WISC-IV administered by a child psychologist) for non-ISAS applicants.
    • Teacher recommendations.
    • School visit.
  • Fifth through Twelfth Grades

    • Complete application – $75 fee (non-refundable).
    • 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 27, 2020 may not be processed in time for the February 13 notification date. For Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten placement, completed application files received after February 17, 2020 may not be processed in time for the March 12 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 that McGehee has to offer, we invite you to call our Admissions office to schedule a private tour or visit one of our Open Houses.

Catherine Cresson, PhD, Science Faculty Member

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      McGehee from a faculty member's perspective.

Admissions Events

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  • Oct

    Lower School Open House

    A chance for prospective parents of PK-4th Grade girls to learn about our Lower School. We will have a 30 minute program followed by an optional 15 minute question and answer session with our Head of Lower School. 
  • Oct

    Middle School and Upper School Evening Open House

    A chance for prospective parents of 5-12th Grade girls to learn about our Middle and Upper School. This will be an in person event by appointment to visit with some of our faculty and students and tour our campus.
    Main Building, 2343 Prytania Street
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Contact Admissions Team

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  • Photo of Julee LaPorte

    Julee LaPorte 

    Director of Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Shannon Menge

    Shannon Menge 

    Middle & Upper School Admissions, Admissions Coordinator
  • Photo of Megan Wills

    Megan Wills 

    Lower School Admissions
  • Photo of Melissa Toups

    Melissa Toups 

    Little Gate Admissions
2343 Prytania Street
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.