English Turn residents have a large selection of schools from which to choose for their children. There are public, private and parochial schools, many of which are near English Turn.
Education for their children is a big factor in the home buyer’s decision on what house to buy. New Orleans hasn’t always had a reputation for fine schools but all that has changed. One only has to study the news to learn that people all over the United States are talking about the dramatic changes made to New Orleans schools and the fine results those changes are producing.
After Katrina, New Orleans was faced with the massive restoration of all the schools. The good news is that they saw an opportunity to rebuild everything anew. No longer did they have to do things as they had always been done, but they could create schools that would work much better than the old ones. In many cases the city embraced the charter school system. Today charter schools in New Orleans are a great success and New Orleans, now, is the model that all states are hoping to emulate.
- Eisenhower Elementary (PreK-grade 7): On the West Bank
3700 Tall Pines Drive, New Orleans, 398-7125
- Karr (grades 8-12): On the West Bank
3332 Huntlee Drive, New Orleans, 398-7115
- Ben Franklin (grades 8-12): On the East Bank
5951 Patton Street, New Orleans, 286-2600
- Private Elementary Schools
- Arden Cahill (nursery - grade 8): On the West Bank
3101 Wall Blvd., Gretna, 392-0902
- Stuart Hall (nursery - grade 7): On the East Bank
2032 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, 861-1954
Private Schools Grades PreK - 12
Country Day: On the East Bank
300 Park Rd., Metairie, 837-5204
Isidore Newman: On the East Bank
1903 Jefferson Ave., New Orleans, 899-5641
Louise S. McGehee: All Girl School: On the East Bank
2343 Prytania St., New Orleans, 561-1224
Parochial Elementary Schools
Calvary Baptist (PreK-grade 7): On the West Bank
2401 General DeGaulle Dr., Algiers, 367-6465
Christian Brothers (PreK - grade 7): All Boy School: On the East Bank
City Park, New Orleans, 488-2802
St. Andrew the Apostle (PreK - grade 8): On the West Bank
3101 Eaton St., Algiers, 394-4171
St. Andrew Episcopal (PreK-grade 6): On the East Bank
8012 Oak St., New Orleans, 861-3743
St. Georges Episcopal (PreK-grade 8): On the East Bank
923 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, 891-5509
Trinity (PreK - grade 8): On the East Bank
1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, 525-8661
Parochial Middle & Secondary Schools
Archbishop Blenk (grades 8-12): All girl school: On the West Bank
17 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, 367-2626
Brother Martin (grades 8-12): All boy school: On the East Bank
4401 Elysian Fields Ave., New Orleans, 283-1561
Cabrini (grades 8-12): All girl school: On the East Bank
1400 Moss Street, New Orleans, 482-1193
De La Salle (grades 8-12): On the East Bank
5300 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 895-5717
Dominican (grades 8-12): All girl school: On the East Bank
7701 Walmsley, New Orleans, 865-9401
Holy Cross (grades 5-12): All boy school: On the East Bank
4950 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, 942-3100
Jesuit (grades 8-12): All boy school: On the East Bank
4133 Banks Street, New Orleans, 486-6631
Lutheran High (grades 9-12): On the East Bank
3864 17th Street, Metairie, 455-4062
Mount Carmel (grades 8-12): All girl school: On the East Bank
2027 Milne Blvd., New Orleans, 288-7626
Sacred Heart (nursery-grade 12): All girl school: On the East Bank
4521 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans, 891-1943
St. Martin's Episcopal (PreK-grade 12): On the East Bank
5309 Airline Hwy., New Orleans, 733-0353
Ursuline (PreK-grade 12): All girl school: On the East Bank
2653 State St., New Orleans, 861-9150
Fourteen Individual Communities make up English Turn, all of them tucked securely behind gated limited access entrances. Each community varies in location, views, lot sizes, and amenities. All offer a sense of privacy and community spirit as you drive through the quiet streets and see children playing freely among green lawns, flowering gardens, and graceful cypress and oaks
For residents of all ages English Turn has parks and playgrounds, a butterfly garden, Tot Lots, a country club with golf, tennis swimming and dining. The community loves gardens and if you do too, there is a garden club to share the fun.
For a healthy lifestyle, there is a picturesque, mile-long, wooded walking trail with exercise stations along the way.
You will find this sanctuary an easy place to call home.
History of English Turn
The Frenchman LaSalle discovered for the French the area on the Mississippi River called Orleans. When they returned to settle the area they discovered a British ship in the Mississippi River with the same intentions of establishing a foothold along the Mississippi. Jean Baptiste Bienville, brother of Pierre Iberville, lied to the British that the French had built a large fort just upriver and were waiting for them. The British not wanting such a confrontation, turned their ship around and left.
From then on that spot of the imaginary fort has been known as English Turn.