Foundation Preparatory Charter

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: 7:30 AM-3:15 PM
Geographic Area: Fairgrounds
Geographic Zone: Fairgrounds

Grades Served This Year: K - 5th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 6th

School Leadership

Principal: Jovanni Ramos-K-2nd grade principal/ Michele Murphey-3rd-5th grade principal
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: D
SPS: 56.6
Renewal Year: 2022-2023
School Finder Page: Foundation Prep'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

Foundation Preparatory Academy

Grades K - 6

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: 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:
LHSAA: Foundation Preparatory AcademyClub Sports: STEM (science, technology, engineering & math)

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

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships; Group Counseling; Health Screenings And Immunization Services; Restorative Counseling and Approaches

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