Admission

FAQs

FAQs

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  • Is my child old enough to attend Little Gate?

    Children must turn one on or before August 31st to enter Little Gate.
  • What is the first step in applying?

    The first step is applying online. Click here for the online application. Once you have applied you will automatically be placed in our waiting pool and will receive emails about important upcoming events.
  • Is there an application fee?

    There is a $50 nonrefundable fee that you must pay when you apply online.  The fee will continue to roll over with your application each year that your child is eligible for enrollment.
  • When should I apply?

    It’s never too early to apply to Little Gate.  It’s always a good idea to fill out the online application at least one year prior to your desired entry date.  Contracts are typically offered 6 months before the start of each school year.
  • Is Little Gate co-ed?

    Yes! Little Gate maintains a ratio of 1/3 boys.
  • When can I tour Little Gate?

    Tours of Little Gate are offered on weekday mornings from October-May.  We recommend you tour our facility the year prior to your child entering the program.
  • Should I bring my child with me on the tour?

    No. We highly recommend a parents only tour. This personal tour time is an important time for parents to learn all about our program and thoughtfully ask questions that they have.
  • Does attending Little Gate guarantee acceptance to McGehee for my daughter?

    While attending Little Gate is a meaningful way of joining the McGehee family, prior to entry into the “big school,” Pre-K through 12, we do require each child go through the McGehee Admissions process. Click here for detailed information about applying to Pre-K.
  • Does Little Gate offer financial assistance?

    Little Gate does not offer financial aid.  We do allow for families to pay monthly through an automatic bank draft. Click here to learn more about program options and fees.
  • What are the hours at Little Gate?

    Little Gate offers a variety of part time and full time programs, and the hours will vary depending on which program you choose.  As a general rule of thumb, all children may begin their day at Little Gate as early as 7:30am.  Part time programs end at 11:30am and full time programs end at 3:00pm.  Aftercare is offered until 5:30pm at the rate of $9/hour.
  • Are uniforms required at Little Gate?

    Yes.  All students are required to wear a uniform at Little Gate. Families may purchase uniform jumpers and jon jons from Inka's.  Little Gate t-shirts can also be worn and are available for purchase in the Little Gate office.
  • Do you offer summer or holiday camps at Little Gate?

    We follow the McGehee School calendar and are closed during holidays. Little Gate Summer Camp is available to currently enrolled students that have completed one year of our program.  Our Summer Camp offers extended hours, much like those offered during the school year.

Contact the Admissions Team

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McGehee's Little Gate
1538 Philip Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
504-523-9911
littlegate@mcgeheeschool.com
Little Gate is a co-ed pre-school open to all qualified boys and girls regardless of race, religion, national or ethnic origin.