International School of Louisiana: Olivier Street Campus (Spanish)

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

502 Olivier St
New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: 504-274-4571
School Hours: 7:45 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Algiers Point
Geographic Zone: Algiers Point

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

School Leadership

Principal: Melanie Tennyson
Board Chair: Howard Rodgers IV
Charter Organization: ISL
Authorizer: BESE

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
The mission of the International School of Louisiana is to provide a challenging education emphasizing language immersion, international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility.

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: B
SPS: 84.2
Renewal Year: Winter 2023-2024

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
Applications Due: 01/15/2020

International School of Louisiana: Olivier Street Campus (Spanish)

Grade K

Eligibility: Louisiana residents
Priority: Applicants with a current IEP up to a percentage prescribed by LDOE, applicants who qualify as economically disadvantaged based on financial need for up to 63% of available seats, siblings of continuing students, applicants seeking to transfer from another ISL campus, all other applicants.

Grades 1 - 2

Eligibility: Louisiana residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants seeking to transfer from another ISL campus, all other applicants.

Grades 3 - 5

Eligibility: Louisiana residents who pass a language proficiency test
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, applicants seeking to transfer from another ISL campus, all other applicants.

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
Full Spanish immersion: all classes - including Kindergarten - are taught in Spanish

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: International School of Louisiana: Olivier StreetClub Sports: Partnership with Community Works for 21st Century Learning Center afterschool program, partnership with KIDsmART for arts education programs, other optional sports programs available after school.

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: full-time in Spanish; part-time in Vietnamese; full-time in French; part-time in Mandarin Chinese | Translation Available: ESL services provided as needed; Individualized plans and support

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships; Occupational Therapy; Restorative Counseling and Approaches

Special Education Model:
Inclusion model with pull-out services. Special Education Teacher, Nurse, Social Worker, Speech Therapist, and Education Services Coordinator. Other services contracted as needed.