IMG_2024Small Class Size to ensure individual attention for all students.

High Academic Standards – Students are presented a challenging, current curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of students.

Parental Involvement – The involvement of the family in the educational experience is valued and encouraged. Our Parents' Club activities and events promote meaningful school experiences for our students.

Exceptional Faculty – Teachers in Kindergarten – 7th grade are certified and have expertise in the area they teach.  View the entire faculty here.


2017 State Social Studies Fair winners

 State Social Studies Fair winners

-Cedarwood students are annually identified as Duke University TIP and MAP Scholars (scoring in the top 5% in the nation on SAT's).

-Due to their academic experience, Cedarwood graduates have an opportunity to be placed in Honors and AP classes in high school.

-Cedarwood's 7th grade graduates are some of the highest performing high school and college students.

-Cedarwood's  Alumni Seniors receive more than $1 million dollars annually in scholarships to colleges and universities across the country.


  • Six Cedarwood graduates were named Valedictorians and one Salutitorian was named of their high school graduating classes.
  • A Cedarwood first grader was chosen, out of an estimated 230,000 entries, as the Louisiana State Winner in the 2019-2020 Zaner Bloser hand writing competition.   
  • Cedarwood students consistently receive top awards at the Regional and State Social Studies Fairs.
  • Cedarwood students have won top awards at the Louisiana Private School Student of the Year Competitions.
  • Through the school's technology programs, students have designed award winning websites——-and more…

At the end of each school year, students in 4th-7th grade are recognized for academic achievements at the Middle School Awards Ceremony. Special Recognition is given to students who place at the Regional and State Social Studies Fairs and who qualify as Duke University TIP scholars.

International Challenge Award

The Mitsuishi Family arrived at Cedarwood School in April of 2002. Aki was just 4 years old and Miyuki was in the 4th grade. Aki did not speak English and Miyuki, while understanding some English, spoke little.

To follow is a personal narrative written by Seiji Mitsuishi (the father of Miyuki and Aki Mitsuishi) as he reflected about his family's experience at Cedarwood. It was written just prior to his family moving back to Japan. (January 2006)


The Mitsuishi Family set up the International Challenge Award


Looking back at our children's education over the past four years I can't help but to compare it to my own educational experiences in Japan, Brazil, and Boston (at Harvard). The educational environment at Cedarwood School is one of the best I have seen anywhere. I wish I could have spent my own elementary school days here!

The hurdle for all non-English language background students is a tough one, but it is well worth overcoming. The success of my children was made possible due to the wonderful teachers here at Cedarwood School. We value the relationship that has been fostered at Cedarwood and even though we are moving back to Japan, we plan to continue our relationship with Cedarwood and plan to interact with the many bright students here.

If you, as parents, really want to expand your children's potential for the future, we truly recommend Cedarwood School.

To continue the relationship we value so much at Cedarwood School, our family has set up a special award to be given annually to a middle school student who joined Cedarwood with little or no English background, displays significant progress in his or her English skills, is an active participant in the school's annual International Festival, and is active in extracurricular activities. The student will be selected by middle school teachers and administration and will be awarded at the end of the school year. The student will be honored with a certificate and a $40 savings bond (established thru a $1000 donation to continue this award) and will receive recognition on the school's website.

The name of this special award is the "The Miyuki and Aki Mitsuishi Award for International Challenge."

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