The Country Day curriculum is a balanced exploration of the math-sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Students can choose to participate in a wide variety of art programs from visual arts to music to drama.

Year in Review Highlights

2021 Highlights in the Arts
  • A 2020 chain crafted collaboratively by students in the metals studio. 
  • Messages of kindness and hope stenciled on the sidewalks around campus by upper school students. 
  • Elegant, glossy black keepsake boxes produced by middle schoolers in the woodworking studio. 
  • Upper School artists’ Abstract Self-Portraits displayed in the library that represent their personalities, followed by more traditional digital renderings of themselves using Google Drawings and Adobe Photoshop. 
  • Bucket drumming added to lower schoolers’ musical repertoire. 
  • Pandemic Photographs as documented by photography students. 
  • Monster Mugs and “mugshots” were created by ceramics students and shared around campus.

“Just go for it! Country Day has so many fabulous offerings outside of the classroom- music, art, athletics, drama… it is possible for students to excel academically and participate in extracurriculars at this highest level…” - Music Department Chair, Katie Antis


List of 11 members.

  • Photo of Katherine Antis

    Mrs. Katherine Antis 

    Arts Department Chair, Middle and Upper School Band & Orchestra Director
    (504) 849-3126
    James Madison University - BM
  • Photo of Michelle Haysley

    Mrs.  Michelle Haysley 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Middle School and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher/ Upper School Advisor
  • Photo of Barry Kaiser

    Mr. Barry Kaiser 

    MS & US Photography
    Southern Illinois University - BSA
  • Photo of Lisette Overby

    Mrs. Lisette Overby 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Lower School Visual Arts Teacher
    (504) 849-3125
    Tulane University - BS
  • Photo of Steven Donnelly

    Mr. Steven Donnelly 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Art Department, Metals
  • Photo of William Edwards

    William Edwards 

    Upper School / Middle School Woodworking
  • Photo of Lauren Lemmler

    Ms. Lauren Lemmler 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Lower School Music Teacher
    Loyola University New Orleans - Bachelor
    Mannes College of Music, NYC - Masters
  • Photo of Sean Patterson

    Mr. Sean Patterson 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Middle and Upper School Drama Specialist, MIddle School DEI Co-Facilitator
    (504) 840-3989
    New York University - Master of Fine Arts
    University of New Orleans - Master of Fine Arts
    University of New Orleans - Bachelor of Arts
  • Photo of Pam Skehan

    Pam Skehan 

  • Photo of Jennifer Waller

    Mrs. Jennifer Waller 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Visual Arts Teacher
  • Meredith Hotard 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    Choir Director

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