KIPP Believe

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

Grades K-4 Campus

3815 St. Bernard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

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

School Leadership

Principal: Rachael Parker (K-4) & Monica Boudouin (5-8)
Board Chair: Larry Washington
Charter Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
At KIPP Believe, we empower our young scholars with knowledge and community support, while cultivating strong character and values. Our scholars gain tools to become advocates in order to become respectful leaders who succeed in ending generational poverty within their community. KIPP Believe creates a school environment where all children are safe 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. 

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 62.7
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: KIPP Believe'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

KIPP Believe

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: We are updating eligibility and priority information for 2020-21 application cycle. Please check back soon.
Priority: Check back soon.

School Features

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

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

Features & Programs:
College prep with focus on character and academics

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: KIPP BelieveClub Sports: Grades K-4: no extracurriculars. Grades 5-8: Concert / Jazz Band, Running Club, Cheerleading, Future Leaders Club, Majorettes, Dance Club, Flag Team

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

Student Support Services:
Community Partnerships, Dental Services, Group Counseling, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Occupational Therapy

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