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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, under-served 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.

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Safety During Mardi Gras Season

The NewIMG_7118 Orleans Crime Prevention Unit made a very special visit to The Good Shepherd School to teach the students about safety habits and help prepare them for the Mardi Gras season. Officer Cornelius, along with his partners,Officer Cook and Officer Valencia, first met with the 4th-7th grade students to explain the importance of safety with guns and drugs. The students then had the opportunity to ask the officers questions. After meeting with the older students, the officers had the the kindergarten through 3rd grade students gather in the room to await their special crime fighting guest. Officer Cook had the students shout as loud as they could, “McGruff come in!”.     

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A New Shepherd is appointed at The Good Shepherd School

After three years of faithful service to the school by Brother Lawrence Huck, S.J., The Good Shepherd School has appointed a new Shepherd to begin leadership for the 2016-17 school year.  Thomas G. Moran, Jr. has been selected as president of the New Orleans-based Nativity Mission School [The Good Shepherd School].moran-t

Moran, a native New Orleanian and Jesuit High School alumnus, earned his BBA in accounting from Loyola University and began his professional career at Deloitte, a national accounting firm.  Subsequent to his time as a CPA, Moran obtained a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Our Lady of Holy Cross College and served in various school leadership roles throughout the Archdiocese of New Orleans for 17 years.  He has also held executive level leadership roles of Internal Audit Director and Chief Financial Officer.  He continues to serve as a consultant to leading business owners and executives and serves on several boards in the New Orleans area.   Moran has deep roots with the school’s founder, the late Fr. Harry Tompson, S.J., and a genuine appreciation of the school’s legacy and mission. Continue Reading →

GSS Student is a 2015 LFC Feature “Success Story”

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7th Grader, Jalen’s story is one of overcoming tremendous odds.  Her academic performance and progress at GSS has gained her recognition by the LFC (Louisiana Federation for Children) as one of only 4 (out of over 7,000) students in the Louisiana Scholarship Program to be featured in their “Success Stories.”  A full video package of Jalen’s story will be coming soon.  Way to go, Jalen…we are so proud of you!!!