Elan Academy

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

709 Park Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: 504-619-9720
School Hours: 7:50 AM-3:50 PM
Geographic Area: Westbank
Geographic Zone: 7

Grades Served This Year: K - 2nd
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 3rd
First Day: 08/06/2018
Last Day: 05/24/2019


School Leadership

Principal: Melanie Askew
Board Chair: Darren Patin
Charter Organization: Elan Academy
Authorizer: OPSB LEA

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Through a classical curriculum, high quality instruction, and leadership development, Elan Academy Charter School ensures that all K-8 students have the foundation necessary to thrive in secondary school, succeed in college, and access lives of opportunity.

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: Unavailable
SPS: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Winter 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Elan'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

Elan 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 Elan staff, (4) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70114, 70131, for up to 50% of available seats, (5) then All other applicants

Grade(s) K-3

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70114, 70131, for up to 50% of available seats, (3) then All other applicants

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Classical curriculum, Latin, leadership development

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: Girls On The Run

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese | Translation Available: upon request in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese, upon request in French

Student Support Services:
Gifted And Talented Services

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, resource/pullout model provided based on need.