Pierre A. Capdau Charter School at Avery Alexander Elementary

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

5800 St Roch Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

Phone: 504-872-9257
School Hours: 7:30 AM-3:30 PM
Geographic Area: Gentilly / Lakeview
Geographic Zone: 5

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 8th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 8th


School Leadership

Principal: Edward Brown
Board Chair: Mr. Raphael Gang
Charter Organization: New Beginnings Schools Foundation
Authorizer: OPSB

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
New Beginnings Schools Foundation exemplifies academic excellence by preparing our graduates to be innovators, leaders, and productive contributors to a global society.

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: 51.8
Renewal Year: Winter 2020-2021
School Finder Page: Capdau'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

Pierre A. Capdau Charter School

Grade(s) K

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Applicants who currently attend PK4 at Capdau @ Winn's Discovery Center, (2) then Siblings, (3) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70122, 70124, 70148, 70126 (West), for up to 50% of available seats, (4) then All other applicants

Grade(s) 1-8

Eligibility: New Orleans Residents
Priority: (1) Siblings, (2) then Applicants who reside in zip codes 70122, 70124, 70148, 70126 (West), for up to 50% of available seats, (3) 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:
Capdau C.A.R.E.S. (community academics resources education and support)

Jumpstart Pathways:
Jumpstart is only offered for programs with grades 9-12

Team Sports / After School Activities:
LHSAA: Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Restorative Counseling and ApproachesClub Sports: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, football, outdoor track & field, soccer, volleyball

Language Support:
Interpretation Available: routinely in Spanish | Translation Available: full-time in Spanish

Student Support Services:
Pierre A. Capdau Charter School

Special Education Model:
Inclusion, accommodations provided as needed