Elan Academy

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

709 Park Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: 504-475-7454
School Hours: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Geographic Area: Westbank
Geographic Zone: 7

Grades Served This Year: K - 2nd
Grades Served Next Year: K - 3rd
First Day: 08/07/2017
Last Day: 05/25/2018


School Leadership

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

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. 

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 2022-2023


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

Elan Academy

Grade(s) K-2

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 Children of current Elan Academy staff, (4) then All other applicants

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Classical curriculum, classical languages (greek and latin), debate, computer coding, arts, leadership

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
First Tee Golf

Language Support:
Documents translated upon request into Spanish | Interpretation available full-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Full-time dean of students, gifted and talented services, instructional coach.

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