Esperanza Charter School

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

4407 S Carrolton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: (504) 373-6272
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:15 PM
Geographic Area: Mid-City
Geographic Zone: Mid-City

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

School Leadership

Principal: Nicole Saulny
Board Chair: James Swanson
Charter Organization: Choice Foundation
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of the Esperanza Charter School is to prepare its students for success in a college-preparatory high school in an atmosphere that challenges and supports each student to achieve his or her potential.

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: C
SPS: 64.9
Renewal Year: 2021-2022
School Finder Page: Esperanza's School Report Card


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

Esperanza Charter School

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) 70112, 70119 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: No
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Features & Programs:
Gifted & Talented, small group instruction

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Esperanza Charter SchoolClub Sports: Debate team

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish | Translation Available: Contact School for More Information

Student Support Services:
Full time Nurse and Social Worker

Special Education Model:
Inclusion and self-contained classrooms