Foundation Preparatory

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

3121 St Bernard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

Phone: 504-434-0521
School Hours: 7:20 AM-3:40 PM
Geographic Area: New Orleans East
Geographic Zone: 6

Grades Served This Year: K - 4th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 5th

School Leadership

Principal: Jovanni Ramos
Board Chair: Matthew Sherman
Charter Organization: Foundation Preparatory Charter School
Authorizer: OPSB LEA

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Through a rigorous curriculum, an achievement-oriented school culture, and a value-based character education, Foundation Preparatory Charter School equips all students for academic and life success.

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: 66.4
Renewal Year: Winter 2019-2020
School Finder Page: Foundation Prep's School Report Card

This school’s academic performance data and next renewal year as of November 2018 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

Foundation Preparatory Academy

Grade(s) K

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Applicants who currently attend PK4 at Foundation Prep @ Creative Kidz East, (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70127, 70128, and 70129, for up to 67% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) 1-4

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70127, 70128, and 70129, for up to 67% 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: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
Literacy Focused. Blended Learning. Small group instruction.

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact School for More Information

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: routinely in Spanish, routinely in Vietnamese | Translation Available: full-time in Spanish, full-time in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Foundation Preparatory Academy

Special Education Model:
Uses response to intervention (RTI) approach and small group instruction