Isidore Newman School
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|Isidore Newman School|
Discimus Agere Agendo
We learn to do by doing
|1903 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70115
|Type||Private, College-prep, Day|
|Head of school||Dale Smith|
|Grades||PK – 12|
|Number of students||919 (2008)|
|Average class size||15|
|Student to teacher ratio||7:1|
|Campus size||11 acres (4.5 ha)|
|School colour(s)||Kelly Green, White|
|Accreditation||NAIS – ISAS
|Original school name, Isidore Newman Manual Training School, was changed to its current name in 1931|
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 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
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.
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.
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
- 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
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Jonathan Pretus, musician, The Breton Sound, previously Cowboy Mouth
- 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. Was selected 12th overall in the 2014 NFL draft by the New York Giants, and is now teammates with other notable Newman School alumnus, Eli Manning. Won the 2014 AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Award.
- Jeremy Bleich, a pitcher for the New York Yankees minor league system.
- Harry Connick Jr., singer, actor, composer and pianist; among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States (did not graduate from Newman).
- Randall Couch, historian, Tulane University.
- 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.
- Judd Harris, singer, former American Idol contestant.
- Walter Isaacson, Historian, former editor of Time magazine, chairman and CEO of Cable News Network, president of the Aspen Institute.
- Leslie Jacobs, award-winning 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; The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game; and 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, noted 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, was a U.S. Department of Labor attorney from 1939 until 1972, arguing numerous cases before the 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 Myers, Professor of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.
- Mark Plotkin, renowned 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, is a 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.
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- Gatorade National Player of the Year#Basketball
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- "Andre Brown Moore papers". Tulane University. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
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- "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.
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- "John Minor Wisdom". Notable Names database.com. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
- Konigsmark, Anne Rochell. Isidore Newman School: One Hundred Years, 2004 (ISBN 0-9747959-0-9).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Isidore Newman School.|
- Isidore Newman School official website
- Isidore Newman School Archives in the LOUISiana Digital Library (in collaboration with the University of New Orleans)