Every Day at Atonement

Our classes start at 8:30am.  Our 5th and 6th graders take turns doing announcements and leading the school in prayer.  All our students have religion class, or bible time in their classrooms, and on Wednesdays at 8:45am we come together as a community for weekly chapel.  The younger students attend chapel with their chapel buddy.  Families are always invited to attend chapel!  Each grade level has Spanish or French, computer lab/technology, library time, art and physical education each week, too.  Hot lunch is provided by Piccadilly (for $3.50) and students all have the opportunity to move around and get some fresh air during recess.  Students may be involved in some of our music related activities during the day, also -- chimes and choir.  Our school day ends at 3:30pm with a very efficient car line which is helped tremendously by our middle school students serving as "safety patrol" officers.

School Hours:  8:30am - 3:30pm

Extended Day Care:  7:00am - 8:10am and 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Half Day Preschool Hours:  8:30am - 11:45am

Our Classes - 

A Typical Day & Grade Level Highlights

We are passionate about giving students and families personalized attention and care, all while maintaining a superb educational climate and creating memorable experiences for all.   Parents are encouraged to volunteer, join us for field trips and attend events such as Fish Fry, Spaghetti Dinner, and more.  Each grade level brings with it unique and fun adventures for our students!

Atonement Preschool

3 Year Old Program

  • "Fishing"
  • Painting
  • Bicycles
  • Pajama Day
  • Preschool Mardi Gras Parade
  • Water Day

Atonement Preschool

4 Year Old Program

  • Learn to play with bells with Dr. Janet Neumann
  • Field trips to the library and firehouse
  • Activities with 8th grade buddies
  • Preschool Mardi Gras parade
  • Pajama Day
  • Skyzone Field Trip at the end of the year

Atonement Elementary


  • In the "BIG" building
  • Smart Boards
  • Chimes
  • Field Trips
  • Chapel in the Gym
  • Soccer
  • PE, Spanish, Library & Computer Lab
  • Daisies
  • Kindergarten Graduation

Atonement Elementary

First Grade

  • Crazy Hair Day
  • 100 Day Celebration
  • Science Experiments
  • Boy Scouts & Daises
  • Book Buddies
  • Chapel Leaders
  • Pizza Making at The Pizza Shoppe
  • Independent, Small Group and Large Group Reading

Atonement Elementary

Second Grade

  • Cursive Handwriting
  • Read Chapter Books
  • Positive Puffs
  • Hands on Science
  • Interactive Videos and Lessons on the Smart Board
  • Lego Centers

Atonement Elementary

Third Grade

  • Move Upstairs
  • Assignment Books
  • Earn Homework Passes & Mystery Treats
  • Track & Field
  • Recess on the Field
  • Morning Snacks

Atonement Elementary

Fourth Grade

  • Play Handbells
  • 1st Year as Chapel Buddy Leader
  • Track & Field
  • 4-5 Field Trips
  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts

Atonement Elementary

Fifth Grade

  • Participate in all sports teams
  • Last year of Elementary School
  • Attend the Upper School Dance
  • Visit NOMA and City Park
  • Use Chromebooks a lot more

Atonement Middle School

Sixth Grade

  • Class Pets
  • Look at minerals & rocks
  • Design an earthquake proof building
  • Thanksgiving on the Bayou
  • Science Fair
  • Crusader Choir
  • Band

Atonement Middle School

Seventh Grade

  • Tubing/Ship Island Field Trip
  • National World War II Museum Field Trip
  • Senior Athletics
  • Post-Civil War Studies
  • Multiple Science & History projects
  • Science Fair
  • Confirmation Class

Atonement Middle School

Eighth Grade

  • High School Credit in English, Science and Algebra
  • Special T-Shirts & Sweatshirts
  • Run the Fall Festival
  • Thanksgiving Feast
  • Science Fair
  • French Quarter Field Trip
  • 8th Grade Camp Out
  • Graduation

Auxiliary Classes


Art Class at Atonement allows students to express themselves through various media such as paints, clay, pen and ink, pastels and markers.  Students gain a wide perspective of art styles from the old masters to today's modern designers, both artistically and socially.  In addition, ART IS FUN!

Auxiliary Classes


Our Elementary & Middle School Technology classes are designed to assist students to become competent, responsible Digital Citizens with projects/assignments designed for their grade level.  Using primarily Google programs, they learn proper keyboard skills/commands to help them write effectively and design written documents.  They create and use slide presentations, spreadsheets, charts/graphs, create/edit an image, design objects, illustrations and diagrams.  We study online safety, cyber bullying, social networking, plagiarism, how to conduct effective and accurate searches, as well as learn computer terms and Internet History.  We explore numerous educational websites, introduce coding & collaborate with other classes to perform STEM activities which help students develop and improve problem solving skills, logic and creativity.  K-8 students have their own Google account and use Google Classrooms.  K-4 use classrooms  chromebooks, while 5-8 use personal chromebooks.

Chromebook/Technology Contract 2020-21

Auxiliary Classes

Physical Education (PE)

Our goal for physical education is to develop motor skills, physical fitness and sportsmanship through calisthenics, activities and games.

Auxiliary Classes

General Music

We teach the fundamental elements of melody, harmony, rhythm and form providing a learning environment for students to develop musical knowledge, skills and understanding.  Music activities include a variety of opportunities for students to sing, play instruments, move to music, listen and analyze, learn musical notation, create & compose, perform, read, write and study the history of music.

Auxiliary Classes

Foreign  Language

Learning a second language provides many benefits including improved listening, speaking, reading/writing skills and cultural awareness with emphasis on communication.  We offer Spanish K-8.  By studying the cultures and learning essentials of the language, it strengthens their cognitive skills, supports the native language of students and reinforces English grammar.  We use interactive notebooks, videos, books, websites, songs, games, projects and activities that motivate to appreciate the cultures and succeed in the fundamental communication of the language.