Cypress Academy

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

4217 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-383-3337
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: 2

Grades Served This Year: K - 3rd
Grades Served Next Year: K - 4th
First Day: 08/10/2017
Last Day: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: Bob Berk
Board Chair: Lance Query
Charter Organization: Cypress Charter School Association
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
To provide a socioeconomically, racially, and culturally diverse community of learners an educational environment that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and intellectual risk-taking, so that the graduates may grow to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.

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. 

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year can be found below. For more information on school accountability, click here.

Letter Grade: Contact school for more information
SPS: Contact school for more information
Renewal Year: Winter 2019-2020


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

Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 02/23/2018

Cypress Academy

Grade(s) K-3

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Children of current Cypress Academy staff, (3) 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: No

Features & Programs:
21st century learning environment, early intervention for struggling readers, project-based learning

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information

Language Support:
Documents translated upon request into Spanish | Interpretation available part-time in Spanish and Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
ESL services provided as needed

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource/pull out model provided based on need