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Audubon Charter School

French and Montessori Education, Inc. 
Steven Corbett, CEO
Serving Grades: (PK3-8) with separate French School and Montessori School programs 
Lower School (PK3-3)Mellissa “Missy” Forcier, Principal 
428 Broadway Street, NOLA 70118 
(504) 324-7100 
Upper School (4-8), Adrienne Collopy, Principal  
1111 Milan St., NOLA 70115 
(504) 324-7110 
Serving Grades: (PK3-4) featuring a Montessori School program in a Bilingual environment 
Gentilly Campus (PK-4), Dr. David LaViscount, Principal  
4720 Painters St., New Orleans, LA 70122 
(504) 309-9434 
School Application and Website:
Audubon Schools are dedicated to the development of creative, constructive and disciplined learners. This objective is achieved through uniquely innovative educational programs. Each program encapsulates those best practices established in educational research, such as conceptualization through hands-on learning and academic study through a foreign language.  Our flagship Montessori program is an Associate Member of the American Montessori Society and our French School program is one of only (3) three AEFE accredited programs in the city.  Our Gentilly program, which was founded in 2016 as an open access, hybrid model of our flagship programs, has grown to be one of the most highly sought-after programs in the city year after year since its inception.  All our unique and innovative programs are committed to providing a world class learning experience for children. 

Benjamin Franklin Elem School

Grades: (PK-8)

A Legacy of Excellence School
CEO and Founder: Charlotte L. Matthew
Elementary School (PK – 5th):
Principal:  Nichelle Logan Jones
1116 Jefferson Avenue
New Orleans,  LA 70115

Middle School (6 – 8th):
Principal:  Patrice W. Joseph
401 Nashville Ave.
New Orleans LA 70115
(504) 359-7722
Vision: Accelerating the learning of all students through data driven inquiry, reflective teaching, and powerful learning.
Mission: BFE will educate children to excel academically and individually.

Benjamin Franklin High School

Grades: (9-12)

CEO/Principal: Dr. Patrick Widhalm, Head of School

2001 Leon C. Simon Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122

(504) 286-2600

School Application and Website:

Benjamin Franklin High School, located on the campus of the University of New Orleans, was founded in 1957 and has consistently ranked as a “top public high school in the nation” by U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, and Business Week. Ben Franklin has the highest School Performance Score in Louisiana, making it the #1 academically ranked school in the state, in addition to consistently having the most National Merit Semifinalists in Louisiana.

Discovery Schools

Grades: K-12


CEO/Principal: Patty Glaser

Maine Campus (K-4)
2504 Maine Ave., Metairie, La 70003

Vintage Campus (5-7)
201 Vintage Dr., Kenner, La 70065

Loyola Campus (8-12)
3837 Loyola Dr., Kenner, La 70065
School Application and Website:
Kenner Discovery opened in August of 2013 educating 420 students. Kenner Discovery has since grown to educate over 2,400 students in grades K-12. Discovery Schools provide a rigorous learning environment where students achieve academically, develop intellectual curiosity, and practice environmental responsibility while exploring health and science topics and careers. Discovery’s focus on health sciences allows us to “home grow” future healthcare professionals and healthy citizens for the community.


Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
Grades: K-4
2012 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121


School Application and Website:
Dr. John Ochsner Discovery opened in August of 2020 serving grades K-4 at an interim location at 2012 Jefferson Highway. The school will move into a brand new, world-class campus on the John Martyn site at 1108 Shrewsbury Road in August 2021. The new campus will allow the school to serve 742 students in grades Pre-K-8 by 2023. Dr. John Ochsner Discovery replicates the demonstrated success of Kenner Discovery, founded in 2013. Discovery Schools provide a rigorous learning environment where students achieve academically, develop intellectual curiosity, and practice environmental responsibility while exploring health and science topics and careers. Discovery’s focus on health sciences allows us to “home grow” future healthcare professionals and healthy citizens for the community.

Einstein Charter Schools

Grades: (PK-12)

CEO: Mrs. Ashley Daniels-Hall, M. Ed, Interim Chief Executive Officer

Sherwood Forest Elementary Principal: Ashley Daniels
Village de l’Est Elementary Principal: Danielle Vappie
Einstein Middle School Principal: Trinekia Melancon
Sarah T. Reed High School Co-Principals: D’Lacie Monk, Jose Torres

Einstein Charter School at Village de l’Est (PK-5th)
5316 Michoud Blvd – Extension
New Orleans, LA 70129
(504) 324-7450

Einstein Charter Middle at Sarah T. Reed (6-8th)
Einstein Charter High at Sarah T. Reed (9-12th)
5316 Michoud Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70129
Middle: (504) 503-0470
High: (504) 503-0749

 Einstein Charter School at Sherwood Forest (PK-5th)
4801 Maid Marion Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70128
(504) 503-0110

School Application and Website:

Einstein’s mission and vision is to nurture students to be academically STRONG as well as socially and emotionally resilient. 

Einstein uses Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) to encourage a safe school environment. Students do not learn best under “no excuse” discipline rules, so we use PBIS for constant messaging that students are safe, responsible, respectful, and ready to learn. Mentoring students works much better than suspending young learners! Our effective and regular positive interventions are bolstered with on-site school psychologists, inclusive multicultural programming, and universal ELL teaching strategies.

Hynes Charter Schools

Hynes … Quality education and shaping leaders for a changing world.  

CEO: Dr. Michelle Douglas 


Application: or apply here

  • Hynes Charter School Lakeview (Grades: PK-8th):
    990 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
    (504) 324-7160 

Principal: Anne Kramer 

Hynes-Lakeview is an A-rated public charter school serving students in Pre-Kindergarten to eighth grade from the Lakeview area and other neighborhoods in New Orleans. 

  • Hynes Charter School UNO (K-1st):
    6101 Chatham Dr., New Orleans, LA 70122
    (504) 359-7700 

Principal: Brittany Smith 

Strategically created to meet the demands of enrollment from the original campus, Hynes-UNO was formed with a corporate partnership with the University of New Orleans. It is a slow-growing campus that will serve students in grades Kindergarten to second in the 2021-22 school year, with the intent to grow to eighth.  

  • Hynes Charter School Coghill at Parkview (K-8th):
    4617 Mirabeau Ave., New Orleans, LA 70126
    (504) 373-6237

Principal: Tarynesa  “Terri” Williams

HCSC has a growth plan in place that has been intentionally cultivated through our expansion and replication efforts to model the success of our other two programs (Lakeview and UNO). HCSC will operate Mary D. Coghill K-8 Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year, collaborating closely with NOLA-PS to ensure a successful transition year. 

HCSC provides a warm, joyful, and collaborative environment where teachers, leaders, and students thrive. We are especially proud of 

  • Our legacy of success. 

We are deeply committed to furthering the success of our students and offer them the world-class education they deserve. In addition to rigorous traditional academic programs, Hynes offers French immersion education, gifted courses, talented programs, music classes, and numerous extracurricular activities to provide a balanced school experience. 

  • Our family-like culture 

Intentionally building strong relationships with our community, we are deeply committed to creating an environment where all students, families – and colleagues – feel supported.  

  • Our Balance between Instructional Structure and Autonomy for all Educators 

We know that our teachers bring their own unique expertise and understand their context well. Therefore, we offer peer-based professional learning communities to enhance collaboration, build supportive relationships, and further teachers’ professional development. 


Hynes Charter School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. 

International High School of NO

Grades: (9-12)

Adierah Berger, CEO
Jenny Carreno Principal

727 Carondelet St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: 504-613-5703

School Application and Website:

The International High School of New Orleans is Louisiana’s only open enrollment public school to offer French and Spanish immersion programs. The world language program at IHS includes Spanish, French, Mandarin and Arabic courses. A full college preparatory curriculum is complemented by an Authorized International Baccalaureate Programme, Advanced Placement and Bard Dual Enrollment courses. IHS works hard to foster a diverse community of learners through rigorous academic programs that promote an understanding of business, multicultural awareness, and foreign language fluency, while preparing our students to succeed in a global economy.

International School of Louisiana

Grades: (K-8)

Head of School/Executive Director: Melanie Tennyson

Dixon Campus (K-2nd):
4040 Eagle Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 934-4875

Uptown Campus (3rd-8th):
1400 Camp St., New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 654-1088

Westbank Campus (K-5th):
502 Olivier St., New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 274-4571


School Application and Website:

Celebrating over a decade as a charter school, the International School of Louisiana is the only Louisiana school to be named a “Charter School of the Year” by the Center for Education Reform. With a mission to provide a challenging education emphasizing French and Spanish language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility, ISL was the first public school in the state to offer language instruction in Mandarin Chinese. Located in the New Orleans’ Lower Garden District and old Algiers on the westbank, the school boasts a new multi-language libraries and computer labs.

Morris Jeff Community School

Grades: (PK-11)

Principal: Patricia Perkins

Lopez Campus (PK-8th)
211 S. Lopez, New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 373-6258

Clark Campus (9-11th)
1301 N. Derbigny, New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 355-0210


Morris Jeff Community School, an open-admissions Recovery School District charter, is an elementary, community school whose grassroots approach to educational reform has created one of the most racially and economically diverse public schools in New Orleans. Morris Jeff’s mission is to offer an education that is a source of freedom and possibility for children, permitting them to develop their talents fully, become effective citizens in our democracy, and attain the foundation they need to excel at high school, college, and beyond. Morris Jeff Community School is a candidate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School (International Baccalaureate). Located on Rendon Street before Hurricane Katrina, the students, faculty and parents are thrilled to have the opportunity to re-imagine and re-create a school named in honor of Morris F. X. Jeff, Sr., one of the city’s most dedicated children’s advocates. The name of this school includes a key term…community…which is central to our mission. A community genuinely focuses on education of children and supports them in all aspects of their development.

NO Charter Science and Mathematics High School

Grades: (9-12)

Principal: Dr. Monique Cola

5625 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone: 504-324-7061
School Application and Website:

“Sci High” is remarkable for its open-admissions policy and its success with providing students with a high quality education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Sci High was awarded the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation’s Class Nobel School of Distinction Award for its academic efforts. Students engage in summer internships, gain working knowledge of robotics, and work toward an IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) License via upper-level technology classes. Sci High features small class sizes in an encouraging, respectful and responsive academically rigorous public school setting.

Robert Russa Moton Charter School

Grades: (PK-8)

CEO:  John McCrary
8550 Curran Boulevard – New Orleans, LA 70127
Phone: (504) 245-4400
Vision: Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge are the Keys to Success.
Mission: The mission of Robert Russa Moton Charter School, in partnership with families and the community, is to create a learning environment that fosters kindness, curiosity, and encourages our students to be lifelong learners.

The Willow School (formerly known as Lusher Charter)

Grades: (K-12)

Interim CEO: Nicolette London
High School Principal: Ronda Moore
Middle School Principal: Kendra Henry
Elementary School Principal: Jan Rice

Willow Campus (K-5th):
7315 Willow St., New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 862-5110

Freret Campus (6-12th):
5624 Freret St., New Orleans, LA
(504) 304-3966

School Application and Website:

The Willow School, a National Blue Ribbon School in partnership with Tulane University, offers a unique program that inspires imagination and intellectual curiosity. The Willow Schools’ renowned academic program engages students and challenges them to think critically, analytically and creatively. The Willow School has a unique curriculum founded on a concept of arts integration which weaves the arts into all of our classes. The school has a rigorous academic program, with accompanying higher expectations. The Class of 2020 received in excess of $37 million in scholarship and merit aid awards, including: 4 Posse Scholars and multiple Louisiana Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) Awards.  This class was accepted into 140 different colleges and universities in 31 states and two countries.

Warren Easton High School

Grades: (9-12)

CEO/Principal: Mervin Jackson

3019 Canal St., New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: 504-324-7400

School Website:

Job Postings: Warren Easton Charter High School Openings

Warren Easton is proud to be the first public high school established for inner-city families in Louisiana and continues today to provide a comprehensive education for the students of New Orleans. Warren Easton develops a strong sense of responsibility, respect, and courtesy in each student and keeps each one engaged with a rigorous and relevant curriculum. Easton boasts strong business/ technological and arts/science education opportunities for all students, a high graduation rate, and a dropout rate of less than one percent.

Young Audiences Charter Schools

Principal: Brandon House

Grades (k-12)
  • Burmaster Campus (6th-12th)
    1000 Burmaster St, Gretna, LA 70053
  • Kate Middleton Campus (1st-5th)
    1407 Virgil St, Gretna, LA 70053
  • Harvey Kindergarten Campus (PreK-K)
    3400 6th St, Harvey, LA 70058


At Young Audiences Charter School at Kate Middleton, our arts-integration curriculum reflects recent research from the arts education field that provides significant evidence of the value of the arts in the learning process. In our school, teachers and administrators work to create and support a culture of high expectations that allows every student to reach their greatest potential, providing a creative, nurturing, and challenging academic environment to encourage students’ individual learning and empower them to take their place in today’s innovative and entrepreneurial economy.

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