KIPP Believe

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

Grades K-4 Campus

421 Burdette St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-266-2050
School Hours: 7:25 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades 5-8 Campus

9330 Forshey St.
New Orleans, LA

Phone: 504-304-8857
School Hours: 7:15 AM-3:45 PM
Geographic Area: Uptown
Geographic Zone: 4

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th
First Day: 08/08/2016
Last Day: 05/26/2017

School Leadership

Principal: Sarah Beth Greenberg
Board Chair: Joseph Giarrusso, III
Charter Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Authorizer: RSD

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
At KIPP Believe, we empower our young scholars with academic knowledge and community support, while cultivating strong character and values. Our scholars gain tools to advocate for themselves, friends, and families, in order to become respectful leaders who ultimately succeed in ending generational poverty within their community. KIPP Believe creates a school environment where all children are safe, successful, and free to take risks in order to become their best selves.

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: C
SPS: 84.4
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021


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

KIPP Believe

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70115, 70118, 70125, for up to 50% 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:
Open-enrollment college prep with focus on character and academics

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

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Contact school for more information

Language Support:
Documents translated routinely into Spanish, upon request into Vietnamese | Interpretation available full-time in Spanish, by phone in Vietnamese

Student Support Services:
Full-time team members: clinical psychologist, nurse, social worker. Part-time speech pathologist. Network support team.

Special Education Model:
Inclusion model, required services provided in regular education setting to the extent possible