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: St. Bernard Area
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. 

Below we display school performance information.  Due to COVID-19, It is important to note that this performance information reflects student performance data gathered during the 2018 school year.  We encourage you to use all of the information available on this page and by contacting the school to learn more about how the school can meet your family’s needs.

Letter Grade: C
SPS: 60.5
Renewal Year: 2020-2021
School Finder Page: School Report Card for KIPP Believe


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: 01/29/2021

KIPP Believe

Grade(s) K-8

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) 70122, 70124, 70126 (West), 70148 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:
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:
Community Partnerships, Dental Services, Group Counseling, Health Screenings And Immunization Services, Occupational Therapy Club Sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: routinely in Spanish, upon request in Vietnamese | Translation Available: full-time in Spanish, remotely in Vietnamese, remotely in French, remotely in Mandarin Chinese, remotely in Korean, remotely in Portuguese

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