Important Dates

2021-2022 Academic Year - Important Dates

Wednesday, August 11 - Tuesday, August 17
Faculty/Staff Workshops

Wednesday, August 18
Orientations / First Day of School

Monday, September 6
Labor Day

Tuesday, September 7
Rosh Hashanah

Thursday, September 16
Yom Kippur

Monday, October 11
Professional Learning Day

Wednesday, November 24 - Friday, November 26
Thanksgiving Break

Monday, December 20 - Friday, December 31 
Winter Break

Monday, January 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, February 28 - Friday, March 4
Mardi Gras Break

Monday, March 21
Professional Learning Day

Monday, April 11 - Monday, April 18
Spring Break

Saturday, May 28
Graduation

Monday, May 29 - Wednesday, May 31
Faculty/Staff Workshops

Country Day News

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  • A Balanced Education

    From my classroom perch on Founder’s Terrace, I have the pleasure to see our lower school cohorts at play. What I have surmised about these operations is that there are definitive rules, rituals, and practices at work with room for a bit of whimsy. As the late Dutch historian Johan Huizinga commented “All play means something,” and what I am witnessing is a repose from the banality of modern existence, an alternative reality going back to the primordial self that we deeply need.
  • Head of School Rob Hereford Begins First Day at Country Day!

    Head of School Rob Hereford celebrated his first day at Country Day on July 1! Mr. Hereford is Metairie Park Country Day School’s 10th Head of School. 
  • Open to the Public: Civil Discourse Speaker Series Presentation

    Open Inquiry in Pursuit of Truth
    Wednesday, June 9th @ 6:15 p.m. CT
  • Middle and Upper School French Awards

    Congratulations to our students on their accomplishments in the foreign languages!
  • Middle and Upper School Spanish Awards

    Congratulations to our students on their accomplishments in the foreign languages!
  • 2020-2021 Academic Awards

  • Ogden Virtual Field Trip

    First through fifth-grade students participated in their second field trip in our series of Ogden Museum virtual field trips. The students learned about Clementine Hunter and participated in an art activity. Then, thanks to generosity of the Weinmann family, they were able to view six unique works by Ms. Hunter that the Weinmann family arranged to display in the Lower School Atrium. Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students also participated in an Ogden virtual field trip focused on the book Matthew’s Dream. 
  • Shannon Barrilleaux to serve on SACAC 2021 Board

    Mrs. Barrilleaux will serve on the #SACAC2021 Board as National College Fairs Co-Chair. SACAC or The Southern Association for College Admission Counseling is a non-profit membership association promoting high professional standards in the college admission process. We are proud to see one of our own leading the way in College Counseling on and off campus!
  • Woodworking Wonders

    At first glance it might appear that our students are showing off fine works from an antique or furniture store, however, these are all pieces they created in woodworking class. 
  • Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

    In 1963, thirteen-year-old Lynda Blackmon heard Dr. Martin Luther King speak in Selma, Alabama. She was inspired by his message to become actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement and “to fight discrimination non-violently, with steady, loving, confrontation.” Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom, a musical and documentary viewed by our Middle and Upper School students, tells her true story. 
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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.

Notice of Non-DiscriminationBased on receipt of federal financial assistance through a Paycheck Protection Program loan administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) under the CAREs Act, the School acknowledges its obligation to prohibit discrimination, harassment, or retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, citizenship status, genetic information, handicap or disability in admissions, access, employment, tuition assistance, educational policies, or other school-administered student and employee programs and activities.  Questions regarding the School’s compliance with the application and administration of the School’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed Mike McGuire, Athletic Director (Title IX), mike_mcguire@mpcds.com, 504-849-3190, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Jen Sciortino, Director of Academic Excellence (Section 504), jen_sciortino@mpcds.com, 504-838-3304, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005; Bonnie LaGraize, Chief Financial Officer (Title IX and Section 504), bonnie_lagraize@mpcds.com, 504-849-3106, 300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005, or to the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or to the SBA.  Please refer to the School’s SBA Non-Discrimination Compliance Policy on the School’s website for information on how to file complaints with OCR or the SBA.

This notice will remain in effect until the School has satisfied and paid off the SBA Paycheck Protection Loan.