2018 Best Private High Schools in the New Orleans AreaAbout this List

The 2018 Best Private High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. Data sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

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  1. Ursuline Academy High School

    • Private School
    • New Orleans, LA
    • 8-12
    • 51
    14 Best Private High Schools in New Orleans Area

    Niche User: The school's administration is very caring and devoted and they try their best to make high school a fun, educational, pleasant, and sufficiently preparatory experience. In agreement with other reviewers, the extracurricular options could use quite a bit of work and the pressure to be religious can be suffocating at times, but that's to be expected with a Catholic school. They are accommodating to students with disabilities (to a certain, degree, of course, and provided that the accommodations don't disrupt other students) and do an amazing job of genuinely caring about students' medical/special needs and, even better, their feelings and dignity. I do think the pressure/stress/workload can be significantly improved, but that's a problem I have with the American school system as a whole, not just this facility. The administration does well with making every student feel included, but unfortunately the same cannot be said for the students themselves. However, this, too, is to be expected with an all-girl high school.

    In sum, the teachers are (mostly) phenomenal, the administration is strict but caring, the religious aspect is admirable in theory but can be stifling/irritating in practice, the faculty and staff are friendly and accommodating, and the teachers and administration work hard to make Ursuline a second home for us, including concerted efforts to eradicate bullying/catty behavior and encourage a feeling of sisterhood and family amongst the students. The all-girl aspect has made the experience more comfortable and encouraged a more realistic view of female beauty standards, and there is an extremely tight-knit, intimate atmosphere that is pleasant and supportive.
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    • 417 Students
    • 12:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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