Living School

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

6003 Bullard Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70128

Phone: 504-410-5736
School Hours: Contact school for more information
Geographic Area: New Orleans East
Geographic Zone: 6

Grades Served This Year: Contact school for more information
Grades Served Next Year: 9th

School Leadership

Principal: Stefin Pasternak
Board Chair: Dr. William "Mark" Lister.
Charter Organization: Living School Charter
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
Living School cultivates equity by nurturing students to do work that improves their lives, communities, and environment through holistic health, citizenship, and entrepreneurship.

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: Unavailable
SPS: Unavailable
Renewal Year: Winter 2021-2022
School Finder Page:

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

Living School

Grade(s) 9

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) 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:
Learn by doing in a democratic school run by the students, families, and staff.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Culinary Arts, Agriculture, Micro-Enterprise

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Will be determined by the founding class.

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: upon request in Spanish; upon request in Vietnamese; upon request in French; upon request in Mandarin Chinese; upon request in Afrikaans; upon request in Bengali; upon request in Haitian-Creole; upon request in Korean; upon request in Portuguese

Student Support Services:
Holistic medical & family social supports

Special Education Model:
Full inclusion with a full-time certified special educator in every classroom