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Saint Philip Neri Catholic School


6600 Kawanee Ave
Metairie, LA 70003


St. Philip Neri cares for children from 6 weeks old through 7th grade; preparing them the entire way for their next big step… high school. St. Philip Neri meets and exceeds all state educational benchmarks while enriching the mind, body, and spirit of each student. SPN offers everything from a high ability track to partnerships with Catapult and outside service providers to allow students to learn and grow at their pace. Each year, our student acceptance rate into high schools of first choice is at or near 100%. St. Philip Neri also boasts numerous high school scholarship recipients and alumni Valedictorians, Salutatorians, and National Merit Scholars.

SPN makes sure there is a healthy mixture of traditional and modern learning. We understand technology is a necessity in our student’s learning process, but should not be the only form of instruction our students receive. All classrooms are equipped with smart boards and, starting in our Kindergarten classes, have mobile computer labs stocked with touchscreen Chromebooks. Our middle school program has a rent-to-own Chromebook program allowing students to use technology and hard-copy books daily in the classrooms. Pre-Kindergarten 3 through 7th grade attend an Enrichment Class every day. Enrichment classes consist of music, Spanish, art, library, and physical education. Students receive instruction on all of these subjects in the classroom, but enrichment classes allow a space for cross-curriculum engagement. It is also not uncommon to see students chalking spelling words on the balcony or sitting on a picnic bench with their Chromebook.

Our students learn through play and we offer an array of flexible seating options for all grade levels. This allows our students to feel more comfortable in their surroundings and ultimately have a better learning experience.

FAITH FORMATION: Student Liturgical Ministry (Altar Servers & Lectors), Choir

Our Victorious Vikings – Students are encouraged to get up and get moving with our extensive athletic program that allows students to participate in everything from Cheerleading to swimming. At St. Philip Neri, social development is crucial to educating the whole student. Our School has many extracurricular activities including: Student Council, Scouting, Academic Games, Drama, Guitar Lessons, and Academic Games. St. Philip Neri is known for their vibrant and involved school and parish community. Parents are encouraged to get involved in our school and community organizations.

St. Philip Neri is the only Catholic school in the area that offers “in-house” tuition financing. Our families can select from 3 different payment plans that deal directly with St. Philip with low interest rates; there is no bank involved.