Living School

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

6003 Bullard Ave
New Orleans, LA 70128

Phone: (504) 218-4437
School Hours: 9:00 AM-3:50 PM
Geographic Area: Read Blvd East
Geographic Zone: Read Blvd East

Grades Served This Year: 9th
Grades Served Next Year: 9th - 10th

School Leadership

Principal: Stefin Pasternak
Board Chair: Dr. William "Mark" Lister.
Charter Organization: Contact school for more information
Authorizer: OPSB

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

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: #N/A
Renewal Year: Contact School for More Information
School Finder Page: Living School'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

Living School

Grades 9 - 10

Eligibility: Orleans Parish residents
Priority: Siblings of continuing students, all other applicants.

School Features

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

Transportation: Yes
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Features & Programs:
All students work to graduate with both an advanced trade certification, a living-wage job offer, college-acceptance, and the habits of a holistically healthy life.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Carpentry; Culinary Arts; Micro-Enterprise; Skilled Crafts; STEM

Team Sports / After School Activities:
Club Sports: Band

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:
Dental Services; Gifted And Talented Services; Health Screenings And Immunization Services; Occupational Therapy; Post-Graduation Support; Restorative Counseling and Approaches; School-Based Health Clinic

Special Education Model:
Full-inclusion for most students