Isidore Newman School is a private, nondenominational, co-educational college preparatory school located on an 11-acre (45,000 m 2) campus in the Uptown section of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jeré Longman of
described Isidore Newman as "one of Louisiana’s elite private schools". The New York Times 
History [ edit ]
Isidore Newman School was founded in 1903 by Isidore Newman, a New Orleans philanthropist and founder of the
Maison Blanche department store chain. It opened its doors the following year as the Isidore Newman Manual Training School (the name was changed in 1931). 
The school buildings suffered damage due to wind,
and flooding caused by 2005's  Hurricane Katrina and was closed for two months. It reopened in January 2006, and by October 2006 enrollment fully recovered.  
Academics [ edit ]
Newman offers comprehensive education for students in grades
pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, organized into Lower, Middle and Upper schools. 
The school is a member of the
Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and the National Association of Independent Schools.
The school also offers four foreign languages, including Honors and/or
AP classes in each language: French I-V, Spanish I-V, Latin I-V, and Chinese I-IV
The Second Honor Roll GPA must be a 3.33, and First Honor Roll must be a 3.67.
Athletics [ edit ]
Newman's athletic teams compete in the
Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The school fields teams for a number of sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball.
Newman holds 89 State Championships as of April 2016.
The largest building on campus is the Cotonio Palaestra.
Billy Fitzgerald, veteran science teacher and baseball and basketball coach at Newman and the school's athletic director, was the subject of a profile by alumnus
Michael Lewis entitled Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life (2005; ISBN 0-393-06091-8).
In May 2010,
ESPN.com ranked Newman at the top of a survey of which high schools produce the best NFL players—even though the school had at the time only produced three NFL players—because of the success of the Manning brothers. 
Enrollment [ edit ]
Newman currently has a student body of 1,005 and a faculty of 172, with an average class size of 15 students per class. Newman has 430 students in its lower school, 221 in its middle school and 354 in its upper school.
Tuition [ edit ]
The average cost of tuition per student per year is $17,947 for grades Pre-K through 5th and $21,798 for grades 6th through 12th.
Principals and Heads of School [ edit ]
James Addicott, Principal, 1904-1908.
Clarence C. Henson, Principal, 1908-1947.
Eddie Kalin, Principal, 1948-1964.
William Cunningham, Headmaster, 1964-1976.
Theodore Cotonio, Headmaster, 1976-1986.
Michael Lacopo, Headmaster, 1987-1993.
Scott McLeod, Headmaster, 1993-2005.
Woody Price, Head of School, 2005-2007.
T.J. Locke, Head of School, 2007–2013.
Dale Smith, Head of School, 2013–Present
Notable alumni [ edit ]
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Walter Inglis Anderson, 20th-century painter, sculptor, and writer. 
Conrad Appel, Metairie industrialist and Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate since 2008. 
Bryan Batt, Broadway stage, film and television actor; co-star of AMC series . Mad Men 
Odell Beckham, Jr. 3rd team AP All-American and 2013 Paul Hornung Award winner as a wide receiver at LSU. Selected 12th overall in the 2014 NFL draft by the New York Giants, and now teammates with other notable Newman School alumnus, Eli Manning. Won 2014 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
Jeremy Bleich, baseball player 
Omar Douglas, NFL wide receiver for the New York Giants, Big Ten Conference receiving record holder. 
Donald Ensenat, former United States Chief of Protocol and US Ambassador to Brunei.
Stephen Godchaux, television writer and co-executive producer of Showtime's Dead Like Me, which includes many references to Newman and New Orleans.  Jonathan Gottsegen, two-time general counsel and Chief Legal Officer for large private and public companies. Previously, general counsel for
United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE – URI) and currently Chief Legal Officer for BrightView GP, a commercial development and landscaping company and holding of Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts and MSD Capital. 
Walter Isaacson, historian, former editor of magazine, chairman and CEO of Time Cable News Network, president of the Aspen Institute. 
Leslie Jacobs, education reform advocate, business executive and philanthropist. 
Corey Johnson, actor, , United 93 The Bourne Ultimatum, The Last Days of Lehman Brothers.
Michael Lewis, author of best-selling non-fiction works including ; Liar's Poker ; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life; ; and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game . The Big Short 
Randy Livingston, professional basketball player and 1993 Gatorade National High School Basketball Player of the Year. 
John C. Lovell, Olympic sailor, silver medalist in Tornado class at 2004 Summer Olympics. 
Ed Miller, poker authority and author of three best-selling books on the subject.
Cooper Manning, former football player, oil and stock trader. Eldest son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning. 
Eli Manning, quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League and MVP of Super Bowl XLII and XLVI. Youngest son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning. 
Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos of the National Football League, and MVP of Super Bowl XLI. Middle son of NFL quarterback Archie Manning. 
Bessie Margolin, U.S. Department of Labor attorney from 1939 until 1972, arguing cases before Supreme Court.
Chris Mooney, journalist and author of the New York Times Best Seller The Republican War on Science
A. Brown Moore, businessman and member of the New Orleans City Council from 1950 to 1957; candidate for lieutenant governor in 1956 
Brad A. Myers, Professor of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University. 
Mark Plotkin, ethnobotanist and advocate for tropical rainforest conservation. 
Christopher Rice, best-selling author of A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, and Light Before Day; son of author Anne Rice. 
Rilan, pop singer, actor, starred in final season of TV Series Glee. 
Monk Simons, elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963 after playing for Tulane University. 
Bruce Spizer, author of books about The Beatles. 
Sean Tuohy, former professional basketball player, broadcaster for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association, father of football player Michael Oher. 
Mo Willems, animator, children's book author. 
Mary Louise Wilson, Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning American stage, film and television actress. 
John Minor Wisdom, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 
References [ edit ]
^ "Isidore Newman School Archives". OCLC.
^ a b c Longman, Jeré (2006-10-24). "Homecoming Is a Victory, by Any Definition". The New York Times . Retrieved . 2016-12-03 - Print: page D1, New York edition, "Homecoming Is a Victory, by Any Definition."
^ "NOLA History: 6 New Orleans Schools of Historic Interest". GoNOLA.com. 2014-09-08 . Retrieved . 2016-10-03
^ "ISIDORE NEWMAN SCHOOL vs. J. EVERETT EAVES, INC. AND WESTPORT INSURANCE CORPORATION" (PDF). Louisiana Supreme Court. July 6, 2010.
^ "Isidore Newman School ~ Newman at a Glance". www.newmanschool.org . Retrieved . 2016-10-03
^ Matt Winkeljohn, "Manning brothers lift Isidore Newman", ESPN.com, May 11, 2010.
^ "Walter Inglis Anderson" . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Senator Conrad Appel - District 9". Louisiana State Senate . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Bryan Batt '81 Named Recipient of 2009 Distinguished Alumnus Award". Newman School . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Writer and Newman Alumnus Stephen Godchaux Delivers the Bernard Hirsch Herman Memorial Lecture". Newman School . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Jonathan M. Gottsegen: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com . Retrieved . 2017-02-07
^ "The man who won Steve Jobs' trust". CNN Money . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Newman Distinguished Alumna 2013: Leslie Rosenthal Jacobs '77". Newman School . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "The man who won Steve Jobs' trust". CNN Money . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ Gatorade National Player of the Year#Basketball
^ "John Lovell, Jr & John Lovell, III 2006-2007". NASBA Center for the Public Trust . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Manning brothers lift Isidore Newman". ESPN . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Eli Manning had Super sense of future while still in high school". NY Daily News . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Peyton Manning". databaseFootball.com . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Andre Brown Moore papers". Tulane University . Retrieved . February 17, 2015
^ "Newman News" (PDF). Newman School . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Walda Barnett Besthoff '54 and Sydney J. Besthoff III '45, Mark J. Plotkin '73". Isidore Newman School . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "VJ Books presents Christopher Rice!". VJ Books . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ Parker, Nancy. "Local musician turns 'different' into success". Fox 8 Live. Frankly Media and Raycom Media . Retrieved . 26 May 2016
^ "Claude "Little Monk" Simons". Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame . Retrieved . 2013-04-09
^ "Bruce Spizer". beatle.net . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Sean Tuohy Net Worth". Get Net Worth . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Publishing Success is Child's Play for Mo Willems '86". Newman School . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "Newman Annual Report 2007-2008" (PDF). newmanschool.org . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
^ "John Minor Wisdom". Notable Names database.com . Retrieved . April 8, 2013
Further reading [ edit ]
Konigsmark, Anne Rochell.
Isidore Newman School: One Hundred Years, 2004 ( ISBN 0-9747959-0-9).
External links [ edit ]