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Welcome to Good Shepherd School

Opened in 2001 as part of the vision of the late Fr. Harry Tompson, S.J., the Good Shepherd School provides an excellent education, paid for by benefactors, in a safe and nurturing environment to at-risk, underserved children in New Orleans. The effect of this exceptional academic opportunity is to empower these children by providing them with the tools to break away from the cycle of poverty into which they are born.

Dancing with the Stars, the Good Shepherd Way was a resounding success!

The Good Shepherd School held its annual fundraiser on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel.

Dancing with the Stars, the Good Shepherd Way was a resounding success!

Nine teams competed for the Mirror Ball Trophy.

The winner, based on the number of votes received, was State Rep. Helena Moreno and her partner, Mr. Harold Prestenburg, CEO of Intrepid Stone.

Br. Larry Huck, S.J., Good Shepherd School President, and Kristi Coleman, Fox 8 reporter, were voted  Fan Favorites.

We gratefully acknowledge our sponsors, dancers, and choreographers for their commitment to the mission of Good Shepherd School.

Continue reading to see a slideshow of all the action at the event.

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Dancing with the Stars – The Good Shepherd Way

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The Good Shepherd School is pleased to announce our fall fundraiser, “Dancing With The Stars, The Good Shepherd Way.” It will be our first venture into this new arena of fundraising. Our event will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014, in the Grande Ballroom of the Marriott Canal Street Hotel.


For information on how to purchase sponsorships, vote as a sponsor, or purchase single tickets, please click here.

If you have any questions, please call 504.598.9399, or by email We look forward to hearing from you.

Celebrating the first of many achievements with the GSS Kindergarteners Graduation

On May 23, 2014 the Kindergarten class experienced their first momentous occasion in their lives as graduates. As you looked around there were many smiling happy faces.

This school year the students learned not only how to read and write, but the importance of love, respect for themselves and others, the true value of friendships, and the importance of building their community. Most importantly, they learned to love learning, which is a lifelong skill that will help them flourish in every aspect of their lives, and the very future of our nation.

The students gave excellent performances through song, and showcased their many talents through dance. Ms. Riley, Ms. Kaci, Miss H., and Ms. Katherine all did an excellent job with the kindergarten students preparing them to hop into first grade!

GSS Family welcomes seven students to the Catholic Faith

On Monday, May 19, 2014, the GSS family welcomed seven students to the Catholic faith. Five students were welcomed through the Sacrament of Baptism: 5th graders Niyla Carr and Brian Ridgley, 4th grader Daquan Smith, and kindergarteners Za’Naia Journee and Chance Smith. Two students were formally received into the Church but had been previously Baptized: 2nd grader Takiera Augustin, 1st grader Tia Augustin.DSC_1017

The students and their families prepared for the sacrament through Religion classes throughout the year and a workshop with Fr. Frank Reale, SJ, the pastor of Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church (ICC). The entire GSS family gathered at ICC for this celebration of new life and gathered around the Baptismal font in the back of the church to pray for and with the newly baptized Christians. Mr. Ryan led the community in music and Mr. Matt assisted in the ritual taking the GSS Religion program out of the classroom and bringing it to life in the Church. The event ended with a nice reception with cake and punch for all GSS students and the newly baptized students’ families.

On Tuesday May 27th the GSS Family attended Mass held at Immaculate Conception Church during its regular noon Mass. Associate Pastor, Fr. Raul Navarro, SJ prepared them for confession, heard their confessions, and gave first communion. The students receiving their first communion were: 5th grader Niyla Carr, 4th grader Daquan Smith, and 2nd grader Takiera Augustin.

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