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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300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.

Country Day accepts qualified students without regard to race, color, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national or ethnic origin.