KIPP Leadership

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

2300 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: (504) 308-3359
School Hours: 7:45 AM-4:15 PM, W: 1:15 PM Dismissal
Geographic Area: Marigny
Geographic Zone: Marigny

Grades Served This Year: K - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: K - 8th

School Leadership

Principal: K-4: Jenni Seckel; 5-8: Amber Mills
Board Chair: Larry Washington
Charter Organization: KIPP New Orleans Schools
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
KIPP Leadership Primary seeks to empower children with the academic and character skills they need to succeed in heart, mind, body, and spirit. KIPP Leadership Academy seeks to provide students with rigorous education and leadership development to prepare them for high school, college, and a competitive world. Our scholars have the academic foundation, leadership, and social intelligence to positively impact the community.

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: D
SPS: 59
Renewal Year: 2023-2024
School Finder Page: KIPP Leadership's School Report Card


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: 01/31/2020

KIPP Leadership

Grades 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) 70116, 70117 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:
LHSAA Club Sports: Marching band, theater, violin, art, basketball, tackle football, cheer, flags, volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: remotely in Spanish; remotely in Vietnamese; remotely in French; remotely in Mandarin Chinese; remotely in Afrikaans; remotely in Bengali; remotely in Haitian-Creole; 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:
Services provided using inclusion and self-contained settings based on student needs