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    Late Summer Enrollment for The Willow School

    The Willow School is accepting applications for grades 5, 8 and 9 only.  

    The deadline to submit an application is noon, Tuesday, August 16. All required supporting documents are due by NOON, Wednesday, August 17. There can be no exceptions made to the deadlines.

    Please go here if this is your first time to complete Willow’s supplemental form. 

    If you completed the supplemental in a previous round – not just the OneAPP click here to reactivate your child’s application.  

    The Willow School is an Orleans Parish Public School; a child must be a legal resident of Orleans Parish to attend.

    Click here to view our 2020 Annual Publication for a full overview of Willow’s program (for the 2019 Annual, Click here)

    Admissions Overview

    “The combination of strong academics, the arts and athletics helps develop a community where the words ‘family’ and ‘kindness’ mean something. The strength of this community is multifaceted. It builds connections among parents, students and teachers. Its force is palpable at any school event.”

    — CEO Kathy Riedlinger

    “To me [Willow] is family and community. It’s a place to be challenged, be your best, and be lifted up and cheered. It’s a place for hard work and lots of fun. It’s a place for my children to plant roots and grow branches.”

    — Samantha Guichet, parent

    The Willow School, a National Blue Ribbon School in partnership with Tulane University, offers a unique program that inspires imagination and intellectual curiosity. Willow’s renowned academic program engages students and challenges them to think critically, analytically and creatively.

    Willow students are engaged, inquisitive, creative and caring.

    Willow has mastered the challenge of balancing a strong academic program with student well-being. At the center of this balance is the school’s focus on student interests and talents. Willow has a unique curriculum founded on a concept of arts integration which weaves the arts into all of our classes. The school has a rigorous academic program, with accompanying higher expectations.

    The school believes strongly in the power of combining critical thinking skills and creativity to prepare its students for a successful academic future and to help them develop and grow into adulthood. All students from K-12 are offered a superior arts program that includes all of the art forms. Willow also offers an outstanding athletic program in grades 5-12.

    With an excellent academic program that earns millions of dollars in scholarship funds for its graduates each year, Willow has something special for every child, whether that be engineering, creative writing, violin, chess, football or dance.

    Kindness, hard work, responsibility and respect

    A key tenet of Willow culture is Project Pride, which emphasizes the core values of kindness, hard work, responsibility and respect. From their very first days in kindergarten, Willow students learn that the number one rule is to be kind, and this core value is deeply embedded throughout the K-12 program.

    The Willow School was designated a 2018-2023 Exemplary School by Arts Schools Network, the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. This honor signifies that Willow has successfully completed a self-evaluation in the following areas: strengths, areas for improvement, consistency with school-wide or program purposes, aspirations and future challenges.

    Thank you for your interest in The Willow School. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about Willow’s highly recognized K-12 program.

    Come back frequently and visit us virtually to learn more about our unmatched program.