Main Round match results will be available by April 30, 2024.

K-12 Eligibility Criteria Schools

Applying to schools with Eligibility Criteria

Any student who is interested in enrolling at a school with eligibility criteria during Main Round must first meet requirements to qualify for enrollment. There are 10 schools with eligibility criteria: 4 schools with academic eligibility criteria, 5 schools with foreign language eligibility criteria, and 1 school with open house eligibility criteria. See the list below. 

Students who are interested in enrolling in one of these schools should complete the school's linked form below to start the next steps to complete the eligibility requirements. Families will be asked to complete testing, attend an open house, and/or submit documentation through the school’s linked form below. Schools use this information to determine whether your child is eligible to attend. Schools and NOLA-PS will communicate with families about an applicant’s eligibility this winter.  

Families must take two steps to apply to one of the 10 schools with eligibility criteria. Families can complete these two next steps in any order:  

  1. Between 11/28/23 - 1/19/24: Complete a NOLA-PS Main Round application through the Parent Portal and list all schools your student is interested in attending.  

  1. Starting 10/2/23 - 1/26/24 (opening date will vary by school, please see below for specifics): Complete the school’s linked form below to share documentation and schedule next steps to determine the applicant’s eligibility. Please Note: Families must schedule testing prior to the posted testing dates on each school’s website. Do not wait for the last minute to complete these requirements!  

Students who rank a school with eligibility criteria on their NOLA-PS application and who met the eligibility criteria of the school by the deadline will be considered for admission at that school during the Main Round match. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria OR do not rank a school with eligibility criteria will not be considered for admission at a school with eligibility criteria. Families will receive their Main Round school placement by April 30, 2024.  

Eligible students who are not assigned a seat during Main Round will be added to the waitlist (for Audubon Uptown, Lake Forest, or Willow) or maintained in a pool of eligible applicants (all other schools).  

  • Academic Eligibility Criteria: Students must pass an academic proficiency test and submit additional information to be eligible. 
Audubon Uptown Montessori (grades 3-8)

Admissions Portal for Test Registration is now open. Visit the school's website for more details. 
Applicants to kindergarten, first grade, and second grade do not need to meet eligibility requirements. Simply list the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.


Ben Franklin High School (grades 9-11) 

Admissions Portal for Test Registration is now open. Visit the school's website for more details.  


Lake Forest Elementary (grades K-8) 

Admissions Portal for Test Registration is now open. Visit the school's website for more details.   


The Willow School (grades K-12) 

Admissions Portal for Test Registration is now open. Visit the school's website for more details.   

 
  • Language Eligibility Criteria: Students must demonstrate proficiency in French or Spanish to be eligible. 
Audubon Uptown French (grades 1-8) 

Admissions Portal for Test Registration is now open. Visit the school's website for more details. 
Applicants to kindergarten do not need to meet eligibility requirements. Simply list the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.


Hynes Lakeview French (grades 1-5) 

List the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.
School will reach out with next steps for testing, there is no additional form needed at this time.
Applicants to kindergarten do not need to meet eligibility requirements. Simply list the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.


Hynes UNO French (grades 1-4) 

List the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.
School will reach out with next steps for testing, there is no additional form needed at this time.
Applicants to kindergarten do not need to meet eligibility requirements. Simply list the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.


International School of Louisiana - French and Spanish (grades 2-8)

List the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.
School will reach out with next steps for testing, there is no additional form needed at this time. Testing will take place in January 2024. 
Applicants to kindergarten and first grade do not need to meet eligibility requirements. Simply list the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.


Lycee Francais de la Nouvelle Orleans (grades 1-12) 

List the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.
School will reach out with next steps for testing, there is no additional form needed at this time. Testing will take place in January 2024. 
Applicants to kindergarten do not need to meet eligibility requirements. Simply list the school on your NOLA-PS application and your child will be considered.

 
  • Open House Eligibility Criteria: Students and parent/guardians must attend an open house to be eligible. 
New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy (NOMMA)

To express interest, CLICK HERE for English or CLICK HERE for Español.
Families can find out more about Open House and admissions information on the NOMMA website.