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Arden Cahill Academy

Private | PK-8 | 417 students


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Posted March 24, 2007

We have been at Cahill for over 14 years.Things have changed since.The classes were smaller and more personal. You get the feeling that there is always someone behind you who will jump in your spot.
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Posted March 1, 2007

My daughter attended Arden Cahill Academy from the time she was 14 months old until she graduated from there in 8th grade. I would not trade this education for anything! She is now a student at Dominican, which is very touch academically, and is doing great. The organizational skills ALONE were well worth it, not to mention their emphasis on public speaking! They were involved plays yearly, which were always phenomenol! They have a swim team that practice in their olympic sized swimming pool and an equestrian program. What an opportunity. The price you pay may be a bit higher than most schools but isn't it worth it? Your best education should begin in preschool years and that is what Cahill strives for -- the BEST education!
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Posted September 19, 2006

I attended Arden Cahill Academy from the age of two months old on to fourteen years old. I must say that would not trade anything for the experiences that I had at Cahill. The friends that i made are friends for life. We all still see eachother weekely. The education that I recieved from Cahill is the best that I have ever had. The teachers will not let you fail. They will push you to your fullest and I must say that I appreciate that the most. I am excelling in my classes in high school because of Cahill. I was in the top 10% of my class. Any child that has attended this school will tell you that it is the best years of their life. I still go to sporting and other functions at Cahill and see people that I went to school with. I highly recommend ACA! -Nicholas Mithun
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Posted April 7, 2006

This has been a great school for my daughter from age 2 months to 7 years old. We are sorry to leave it for another school in another state. I agree that it is pricey, but it is well worth it. The extracurricular activities are great and even the summer camp is wonderful. I would highly recommend.
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Posted December 4, 2005

We have been at Cahill for 7 years (ages 2-9) and it has been fantastic. Great academics balanced with many cultural and other activities. The homework load is a bit heavy, but the education is great and small class sizes add to the experience. While not cheap, its a great value compared to its peers across the river. Our only complaint is with the office staff, which is not always helpful or friendly.
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Posted August 18, 2005

Excellent academic programs, plus lots of extracurricular activites. High parent involvement / kids feel very connected to the school community. Infant care through 8th grade. Now that we've moved to Houston, I'm struggling to find any school that comes close to this caliber.
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Posted July 11, 2005

Both of my children attended ACA from pre 4 through 7th grade. The school's curriculum is excellent. They were well prepared for high school. My son was the valadictrian of his high school 8th grade class and made a 28 on the ACT as a 9th grader. My daughter starts high school this year and will no doubt excell. ACA is not perfect. No school is. This school is not meant for children with learning/behavior problems or who have parents who are not willing to help their children study. This school pushes each child to do their best. Extra-curricular activities are fantastic, drama, chorus, golf, tennis,football,voleyball, swimming, basketball, softball, baseball, crosscounty etc. -Susan
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Posted September 22, 2004

I have two kids attending Arden Cahill. I think this school is the best advantage any kid can acquire when just starting school. I was affraid when my kids first started school, I didn't think they would feel comfortable with the teachers and staff or the other kids. The staff and kids were great. My kids are sure of every thing they do and say. They are eager to learn and want to go to school. Their teaching methods are proving to be wonderful. My kids are proof. I think every kid should experience the Arden Cahill experience at least once in their life. Thanks for the sturdy foundation.The theatre has also taught my son not to be affraid to stand up in front of people and talk or perform.
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Ethnicity This school State average
White 41% 47%
Black 35% 45%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 1%
Hispanic 6% 4%
Two or more races 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Mary Kevin Cahill
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  • (504) 392-3813


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3101 Wall Boulevard
Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 392-0902


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