Kehoe-France Northshore is an independent, non-denominational, coeducational school accredited through the state of Louisiana, Cognia, and NIPSA (National Independent Private Schools Association). We are an International Baccalaureate World School authorized in the Primary Years Program and are currently pursuing authorization in the Middle Years Program. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to a high quality, challenging, international education that we believe is important for our students.
Kehoe-France Northshore is open to students from 8 weeks old through 7th grade, which includes early childhood, preschool, elementary and middle school.
Now in our 26th year in St. Tammany Parish, Kehoe-France maintains a serene and wholesome environment that draws many families from the surrounding area in which to raise and educate their children. Uniquely, Kehoe-France Northshore is a privately owned school that was founded and continues to operate without the aid of fund-raising drives and only on the tuition and fees of the students.
At Kehoe-France, importance is placed on developing social skills and building character among our students. Our purpose is to develop the child intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially. It is in a child's formative years that a love for learning develops, and Kehoe-France offers the opportunity to embrace and enjoy that adventure. We are a family community committed to academic excellence. Through the close cooperation of parents, faculty and administration, we foster a nurturing environment, developing the individual potential and ability of each child. We encourage enthusiasm for learning, confidence in pursuing school tasks independently and respect for others while working cooperatively. These tools are what help prepare the Kehoe-France student for high school, college and life beyond.
Our seasoned teachers and support staff have been an integral part in providing our students the necessary preparation to be successful. All teachers are certified and degreed and continue their education by participating in 25 plus Professional Development hours annually. More than half of our staff have over 10 years tenure with Kehoe-France which constitutes their commitment to our school's mission and continued support to meet our goal of educating the whole child.
Our curriculum continues to evolve as student’s learning needs are discovered and addressed. The Creative Curriculum for infants through three-year-olds offers developmentally appropriate support for active learning and promotes a child’s progress in all developmental areas. In our preschool, elementary and middle school we provide a high quality education through the International Baccalaureate model. The curriculum includes the integration of technology resources such as Chromebooks, iPads, computers, projection devices and robotics to enhance the student’s learning experience.
Enrichments play a big role in the development of our students. The arts guide all students to find meaning and purpose in their pursuit of visual and/or performing arts. At a very young age, through our music and drama classes, students learn to perform on stage and our visual arts classes help develop the student’s creative works which are proudly displayed throughout our school. Foreign language study contributes to brain development and improves cognitive skills and academic performance. We begin teaching Spanish to our two-year-olds and continue it through 7th grade. Other enrichments include Guidance classes led by our School Counselor, Library, Physical Education, MakerSpace and STEM/Technology.
Kehoe-France Northshore offers many extracurricular activities of which any child can find their interest. Athletic teams such as flag football, volleyball, cross country, swimming, basketball, track and field, golf, tennis and cheerleading help develop a well-rounded child, promoting good sportsmanship and self-discipline. Our Outdoor Education Program offers the opportunity for students to learn in an outdoor environment, develop leadership and team-building skills, and become aware of the world around them.
As we follow our mission, we continue to share our vision of educating the whole child. To confirm our successes we continue to monitor achievements of our alumni which gives our school family a great sense of pride and accomplishment. This school pride continues to resonate throughout our community with the hope of attracting new students for generations to come.