Bricolage Academy

School address information is accurate as of the 2017-2018 school year.   

2426 Esplanade Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-539-4505
School Hours: 8:20 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2

Grades Served This Year: K - 4th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 5th
First Day: Contact school for more information
Last Day: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: Michele Murphey (PK - 4) Antigua Wilbern (5th)
Board Chair: Alan Philipson
Charter Organization: Bricolage Academy
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Bricolage Academy advances educational equity by preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be innovators who change the world.

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: B
SPS: 97.5
Renewal Year: Winter 2017-2018
School Finder Page: Bricolage's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2017 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: 02/22/2019

Bricolage Academy

Grade(s) PK4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents who meet income requirements and/or have a current IEP, and who will turn 4 yrs by September 30, 2018.
Priority: (1) Applicants with an IEP, (2) then Siblings, (3) then Children of current Bricolage staff, (4) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70112, 70119, for up to 50% of available seats, (5) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-5

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Students who qualify as economically disadvantaged based on financial need, for up to 33% of available seats, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70112, 70119, for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

School Features

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

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Innovation curriculum

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: baseball, First Tee Golf, Girls On The Run, rugby

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: routinely in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese, upon request in French, upon request in Mandarin Chinese, upon request in Afrikaans, upon request in Bengali, upon request in Haitian-Creole, upon request in Korean, upon request in Portuguese

Student Support Services:
ESL Services provided as needed.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion approach for students with mild to moderate disabilities, program for students with moderate to severe needs.