Our Purpose

Metairie Park Country Day School believes that creating a fully inclusive community is an ongoing process that is essential for optimal learning. We are cultivating a community based upon respect and empowerment of all individuals. Our School's commitment to fostering diversity does not simply reflect tolerance or accommodation, but rather a recognition of the ways in which all members of our community are enriched and strengthened when these principles are embraced.

In pursuit of this goal, our School community seeks to eliminate bias in school by addressing stereotypes, emphasizing similarities as well as differences, and encouraging awareness and enjoyment of multiple perspectives. The Country Day Board, administration, faculty, staff, parents, and students are committed to creating and maintaining a positive environment where the academic and social well-being of all students is affirmed.

Our Students Set the Standard

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  • Lower School Diversity In Practice

    For the Lower School student, we seek to instill a positive understanding of the uniqueness of each individual. We actively create an inclusive environment where students are comfortable to be and become themselves.
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  • Middle School Diversity in Practice

    In the Middle School we integrate diversity into our curriculum throughout our English, history, and foreign language classes and into our advisory program.
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  • Upper School Diversity in Practice

    Country Day values individuals whose differences include, but are not limited to, age, ethnicity, family structure, gender, learning style, physical ability, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.
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Please join the lower school for an informal gathering of adults who wish to facilitate connections between one another. Come and share your hopes and dreams for making our community an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive space. All lower school parents are invited!
 
Thursday, October 4th at 6:00 pm in the Lower School Atrium
Please RSVP to Ninnette Varisco, Lower School Facilitator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Our Faculty Lead the Way

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  • Faculty - In Practice - Professional Learning

    With the goal of improving our student academic, social-emotional, and overall learning experience at Country Day, our faculty and staff are reaching for the stars as they begin the 2018-2019 Professional Learning Program. 
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List of 3 members.

  • Ms. Betsy (Sharp) McGovern 

    Pre-K Co-Teacher (Redfish Room) and Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Loyola University - BA
    Tulane University - MEd
    2009
  • Mrs. Ninnette (Salomon) Varisco 

    Grades K-1-2 Lead Teacher (Room 2) and Lower School Facilitator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    Newcomb College - BA
    Tulane University - MEd
    1988
  • Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" Herman 

    Metairie Park Country Day School
    US Spanish Teacher, Upper School Facilitator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Sophomore Class F
    Middlebury College - BA
    Middlebury College - MA
    2013

Celebrating Diversity: A Place of Welcome

 
As part of the New Orleans chapter of the Anti-Defamation League's No Place For Hate contest, students were asked to imagine a world without hate and create an original work of poetry. The prompt asked them to either portray a time when they were newcomers who were welcomed to a new setting or to describe an action that they took to welcome a newcomer. Country Day had three winners, Paige, Eli, and Giana. They were recognized by ADL representatives, Jaymi Baum and Sherrie Goodman, at Morning Meeting on November 30th.
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.