Updated! Open House & Activities Guide in New Orleans

Sponsored by Academy of the Sacred Heart

By Lauren Ungar, Assistant Publisher September 2, 2020

The Macaroni Kid New Orleans Open House and Activities Guide is sponsored by

Academy of the Sacred Heart  
Uptown New Orleans - Ages 1 through 12 Grade

Faith. Academics. Service. Community. Growth. The 5 goals of Sacred Heart have been the cornerstone of our educational foundation from the day we first opened our doors in 1867. They unite us in tradition. They define us in spirit. 

Now, we invite you to schedule a Personal or Virtual Tour to meet teachers, students and learn about the advantages of an all-girls, Sacred Heart education. Come see how our girls are truly inspired to change the world.

Open House Dates TBD

Schedule Your Personal Tour: 504.269.1213or by clicking here.

Jewish Community Day School  
Metairie - 2 Months through 6th Grade

Jewish Community Day School offers a challenging academic and Jewish Studies program for children in Preschool through 6th Grade. At JCDS, each child is seen and each child is valued. With the benefit of small classes and differentiated instruction, kids find themselves meeting challenges that they never before thought themselves capable of tackling. 

By learning about Jewish identity and history, by learning about each person’s duty to make the world a better place (Tikkun Olam), and by participating in a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, JCDS graduates become better critical thinkers, better advocates for themselves, and better advocates for others. 

Fall Virtual Open House Date: Sunday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m. 


Virtual and in-person tours are available by appointment.

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Uptown/Carrollton - Ages 12 months through Grade 8

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 63 years of experience in educating the mind, body and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 12 months through Grade 8, offering fourteen years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on Cherishing Childhood, Developing Character, and Cultivating Leaders.   St. Andrew’s offers an environment in which children develop confidence, achieve academic success, and embrace a lifelong love of learning. St. Andrew’s is unique not only for its intimate size – we are especially proud of our student-to-teacher ratio of 5-to-1 – but also for creating an educational environment in which every child is known and loved by experienced faculty and staff.  At St. Andrew’s we celebrate the remarkable growth that occurs during the formative years from 12 months to age 14, and we strive to build on each child’s individual strengths, interests and abilities while fostering teamwork within the greater School community. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by state-of-the-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics and information literacy skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports, and community service round out St. Andrew’s program.

Tours Available by Appointment Only
Virtual One-on-one Tours
In-Person Tours
Call: 504-866-6553

St. George’s Episcopal School 
Uptown New Orleans - Ages 1 - 8th Grade

St. George's is excited for you to see our program in action! St. George’s is hosting multiple events, as well as offering personal tours, throughout the school year. Call 504-891-5509 or click above to schedule your visit today.

Open House for Age 1 - 2nd grade
October 22, 2020 from 8:30 am - 10 a.m.
For more information please email

Open House for Age 1 - 8th grade
Saturday, November 14, 2020
8:30 am - 10 a.m.

For more information please email
Open House for Age 1 - 2nd grade
Saturday, January 9, 2021
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Personal tours are available throughout the year. To schedule, please fill out the tour form.

St. Mary's Dominican High School
Uptown New Orleans 8th - 12th grades

St. Mary’s Dominican High School, sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, is a Catholic college-preparatory program for young women rooted in the tradition of prayer, study, community, and service. With Jesus at the center, the Dominican community preaches the Word, radiates joy, advocates peace, promotes justice, seeks Truth, manifests Catholic values, and ministers to others.

NOVEMBER 12, 2020
For 6th – 8th grade students, there will be a modified, in-person event. Pre-Registration is required and space is limited.
For all prospective students, there will be an asynchronous virtual event. Pre-Registration is required.

DECEMBER 4, 2020
Sign up for a virtual Spend-a-Day experience! This event is asynchronous – your daughter will have access to our special webpage on the day of her visit and she will be able to enjoy her Spend-a-Day experience at any time.
Click here to register for virtual Spend-a-Days

November 17, 18, 19
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9
Private tours are currently limited to 7th and 8th grade prospective students and their parents. Private tours include an overview of the campus as well as information about applying to Dominican. Once you complete the request form, you will receive an email confirmation from the Recruitment Director. Click here for a request form.
Questions? Please contact us at or 504-865-9401 ext 5030.


NOLA Micro Schools  
Uptown New Orleans - PreK-4 through 11th Grade

NOLA Micro Schools is an affordable independent school powered by the unique passions, talents, and curiosities of its student body. Deeply connected to the city of New Orleans, the community-based school is a diverse educational environment where children learn in multi-aged studios through real-world projects and explorations. Visit an Open House to learn more about our learner-driven program. 

Click here for more information.

Challenge Island  
The world's #1 STEM/STEAM program! Challenge Island engages children in the engineering process through our:

STEM Events
Field Trips
After School Classes
Girl Scout Workshops
Corporate STEAMbuilding

All programs are now offered VIRTUALLY or In PERSON! Call 504-913-9451


Click here for more information!

Adventure Quest Laser Tag 
Clearview - All ages

Action packed fun for the kid in all of us! Blast your way through the ancient ruins in our 6,000 sq. ft laser tag area. Crash through the jungle on our bumper cars and explore the ancient temple during a round of mini golf.  Win big in our arcade with the latest arcade games and the classics you love. Get lost in our Adventure Maze. There's no better place for kids to have a day of fun than our school break camp.

Want to bring your closest friends and family on an expedition they’re sure to remember?  Let one of our Adventure Guides make sure your party is full of Adventure! 

Call us at 504-207-4444 or Check out our website for weekly specials and deals.

Young Rembrandts  
Greater New Orleans Area - 3.5 years through 12 years old

Young Rembrandts partners with local schools, day cares and community centers to bring weekly drawing lessons to kids aged 3 ½ to 12. Our weekly classes, taught using our step-by-step curriculum, help to develop fine motor skills, handwriting readiness and attention to detail. Children taught using our method develop increased patience, discipline and focus as well as a host of artistic skills such as art vocabulary and history, drawing and art skills, and expanded creativity, imagination and confidence. 

For 2020, we are currently offering the following options: 

1) In-Person after-school classes and other locations where permitted 

2) On-Demand classes: video lessons delivered weekly to your inbox to participate on your schedule 

3) Live Online classes: weekly interactive classes with a Young Rembrandts instructor. 

See our schedule and learn more about Young Rembrandts here.

Love’s Music Therapy
Love’s Music Therapy serves adults and children with or without special needs. Love's Music Therapy is excited to be offering specialized and accommodated Online Performance Arts Workshops and Individual Online Lessons in Piano, Dance, Voice and Guitar. In Person Lessons offered on a case by case basis.



Monday - Sing It Out,

Tuesday  - Relaxation & Mediation,

Wednesday  - Let’s Dance,

Thursday  - Instrument Safari,

Friday  - Story Telling

Click here for more information & to register


Piano, Dance, Guitar, and Voice

Please ask about our in person lessons on a case by case basis

6 specialized instructors and 4 disciplines



Serving adults and children with or without special needs.

Gotta Dance

Gotta Dance offers dance training in the latest styles and techniques. Classes available in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip Hop, and Lyrical. Classes are limited to no more than 10 students. As a non-competition studio, our focus is on providing a family atmosphere and take a sincere interest in the dance education of all students. Celebrating 18 years of sharing our passion and love for dance with our students. Beginner to advanced levels. Ages 2 1/2 through adult. Christmas performances and spring recital.  Accepting new students for the 2020/2021 dance year.  We are located at 4741 Sanford Street in Metairie.  

Contact us for more information at  Because sometimes you just GOTTA DANCE!

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More School and Activity Resources:

Jefferson Parish Public School information

Jefferson Parish Advance Studies Academies

Orleans Parish Public School Information - Enroll NOLA and One App

Visit our Calendar page for ongoing and virtual!