KIPP Believe

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

3815 St. Bernard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

Phone: 504-266-2050
School Hours: 7:25 AM-4:15 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly / Lakeview
Geographic Zone: 5

Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: Contact school for more information

School Leadership

Principal: Rachael Parker (K-4) & Sorby Grant (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 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. 

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
Applications Due: 05/31/2019

KIPP Believe

Grade(s) K-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside within a half-mile of the school, for up to 25% of available seats, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70122, 70124, 70148, 70126 (West) for up to 25% of available seats, (4) 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:
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:
Club Sports: baseball; basketball; football; soccer; volleyball

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: routinely in Spanish; upon request in Vietnamese

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