Welcome to the Arts

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.
  • 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

    Katherine Antis 

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

    Michelle Haysley 

    Middle School and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher/ Upper School Advisor
  • Photo of Lisette Overby

    Lisette Overby 

    Lower School Visual Arts Teacher
    (504) 849-3125
  • Photo of Steven Donnelly

    Steven Donnelly 

    Art Department, Metals
  • Photo of Lauren Lemmler

    Lauren Lemmler 

    Lower School Music Teacher
  • Photo of Sean Patterson

    Sean Patterson 

    Middle and Upper School Drama Specialist, Middle School DEI Co-Facilitator
    (504) 840-3989
  • Photo of Pam Skehan

    Pam Skehan 

    Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Jennifer Waller

    Jennifer Waller 

    Visual Arts Teacher
  • Photo of Meredith Hotard

    Meredith Hotard 

    Choir Director
  • Photo of Linda Reno

    Linda Reno 

  • Photo of Ross Turner

    Ross Turner 

    Woodworking Instructor
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.