Akili Academy of New Orleans

School address information is accurate as of the 2019-2020 school year.   

3811 N Galvez St
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: (504) 355-4172
School Hours: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM
Geographic Area: Florida Area
Geographic Zone: Florida Area

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th


School Leadership

Principal: Allison Lowe
Board Chair: Robert Stefani
Charter Organization: Crescent City Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Akili Academy of New Orleans prepares scholars to excel in rigorous high schools, to succeed in college, and to strengthen their community-oriented character.

School Performance

Most New Orleans public schools are charter schools, public schools governed by non-profit boards. Each board is given a contract to operate their charter school for a number of years. When the contract is up for renewal, the Orleans Parish School Board or Louisiana Department of Education uses school performance to determine if the contract should be renewed. If the school hasn’t demonstrated acceptable performance, it may close at the end of the school year, or be taken over by a new non-profit board. 

Letter Grade: D
SPS: 57
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: Akili's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 can be found above. For more information on how school performance is measured, click here. For more information on school accountability, click here.


How to apply, who is eligible to attend, and what factors determine which students are assigned. For more info on priorities and how OneApp works, click here.

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

Akili Academy of New Orleans

Grade PK4

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP and who will turn 4 years old by September 30 of the year school begins.
Priority: Applicants with an IEP, siblings of continuing students, children of current school staff, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70116, 70117 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

Grades K - 8

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school for up to 25% of available seats, applicants who reside in ZIP code(s) 70116, 70117 for up to 25% of available seats, all other applicants.

School Features

Highlighted program offerings, transportation details, and other provided services.

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
High school credit and college prep courses, personalized learning, daily academic interventions, enrichment, athletics, extra-curricular clubs.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Akili Academy of New Orleans Club Sports; Enrichment program includes visual, dramatic and performing arts as well as drumline, dance, technology, and service learning.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish; remotely in Vietnamese; remotely in French; remotely in Mandarin Chinese; remotely in Afrikaans; remotely in Bengali; remotely in Haitian-Creole; remotely in Korean; remotely in Portuguese | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Small-group ESL services; Individualized plans and support

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships; Dental Services; Gifted And Talented Services; Group Counseling; Health Screenings And Immunization Services; Occupational Therapy; Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Services provided in regular education classroom (inclusion) and in pullout/resource setting based on student needs; gifted and talented services offered