The Willow Supplemental Admissions Form for the 2024-2025 school year is now open!

Complete your application for The Willow School between November 1, 2023 and January 19, 2024.

Getting Started on the Road to The Willow School

Thank you for your interest in The Willow School! We are looking forward to meeting your family through the admissions process for the 2024-2025 school year. If you have any questions, please reach out to our admissions team.


Understanding the Application Process

All public schools in New Orleans, including Willow School, participate in the NOLA-PS Common Application Process (NCAP). Our school, along with four other public schools in Orleans Parish, has academic admissions criteria that require a supplemental application and an admissions exam. This process is essential to evaluate the readiness of applicants for our rigorous program and is reflected in a matrix score. We recommend attending our open houses or taking a tour to learn more about the programs we offer. We encourage you to submit your application, and we look forward to reviewing it.

For the 2024-2025 Main Round, all applicants must:

Supporting documentation can be submitted through the SAF, or turned in via email or in person after the SAF has been submitted. Documents can be scanned and uploaded through the Supplemental Application Form (SAF), emailed to the admissions team, or submitted in person to the admissions office at the middle school campus (5625 Loyola Avenue) between 8:30am and 4:00 pm or by appointment.

Understanding Matrix Calculations

The Willow School has a rigorous academic program, with accompanying higher expectations. Acceptance to The Willow School is determined by the applicant’s total matrix score, which is calculated as described below.

The matrix score is a sum of points from Math Assessment (all grades) + Reading Assessment (all grades) + Arts Interest Form completion (all grades) + Curriculum Meeting/Questionnaire (K-1 only) OR GPA (grades 2-12 only).

Learn more about the matrix calculations on the matrix page.

Family Support

If you need help with any parts of the admissions process, or have questions, please reach out to our admissions team. We are looking forward to getting to know your child through the application process.

For Grades K - 4: Email or call 504-324-7318

For Grades 5-12: Email or call 504-304-3961

If you need help completing the NOLA-PS application or SAF, in person support and computer assistance is available by appointment. Please contact the admissions office by email or phone to schedule a time to come into our admissions office at the middle school campus (5625 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70115).

Why Willow?

The Willow School's renowned academic program engages students and challenges them to think critically, analytically, and creatively. A National Blue Ribbon School, The Willow School has mastered the art of balancing a rigorous academic program, with accompanying higher expectations, and student well-being.

Our unique curriculum is founded on the concept of arts integration. 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.

An Orleans Parish public school, The Willow School maintains an "A" rating with the Louisiana Department of Education and serves more than 2,000 students on three campuses.

The Willow School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, ethnic group, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.