Rob Hereford is Country Day's Tenth Head of School and Prior Upper School Principal

Welcome to Metairie Park Country Day School, a non-sectarian coeducational Pre-K-12 school located on 15 acres in beautiful Metairie, Louisiana, minutes away from New Orleans. “Country Day,” as we call it, is a joyful place filled with thoughtful, passionate adults united in creating a supportive and challenging community for young people.

We understand that children learn best in an environment that is both academically demanding and appropriately supportive, so we have carefully created a rigorous academic program in the context of a committed and caring community. We encourage independence, foster critical thinking, and train our students to open their minds to limitless possibilities.

We are also a proud school community, conscious of our long-standing traditions, our appetite for innovation, and our collegiality. Specific traditions like family-style dining, multi-age classrooms, and our Faculty Fellows program emblematize our community traits, as do many other features of our school.

It is my sincere hope that you come to visit us on campus and see our efforts to live our mission and actualize our values.

Rob Hereford
Head of School
    • Pictured: 2023-2024 Board of Trustees

2023-2024 Board of Trustees

Mrs. Jennifer Heebe

Mrs. Robyn Schwarz


Mr. Paxton White '95

Mrs. Yvette Jones
Mr. Christian Blessey '85
Mrs. Dathel Georges '86 

Mrs. Dollie Gill
Parents' Association Board President

Dr. Nihal Godiwala

Mr. Rob Hereford
Head of School

Dr. Suma Jain 
Mr. Jonathan Katz '98

Mr. John Little '62
Alumni Board President

Mrs. Tara Luparello

Mr. Malcolm Meyer '94
Mr. John Morton '81

Mr. Jim Rogers
Dads’ Club President

Ms. Amelia Sherman '05
Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees

Mr. Jake Weinstock '09

Dr. LaTresha White

Mr. Marc Whitener

Mr. William Wolf '99