St. Benedict the Moor School

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

5010 Piety Drive
New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: (504) 288-2745
School Hours: Contact school for more information
Geographic Area: Gentilly Woods
Geographic Zone: Gentilly Woods

Grades Served This Year: PK4 - 4th
Grades Served Next Year: PK4 - 4th

School Leadership

Principal: Drue Dumas
Board Chair: Not applicable
Charter Organization: Not applicable
Authorizer: Louisiana Scholarship Program

Mission Statement / Programmatic Model:
St. Benedict the Moor School is a Catholic faith community comprised of students, parents, faculty, administrators, board members, and supporters. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of students whose skills, resources, and experiences may be discontinuous with the expectations of traditional schools. The school is committed to providing an innovative, alternative educational and social environment, within the context of the Catholic faith, to promote success for its students.

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


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Application Process: OneApp
Applications Due: 01/31/2020

St. Benedict the Moor School

Grades PK4 -4

Eligibility: Contact school for more information

School Features

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

Transportation: No
Before Care: Yes
After Care: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: No

Features & Programs:
St. Benedict the Moor is a "Service Learning" school. Students in all grades learn about the needs of the community. They form partnership with local organizations/businesses to help address those needs in the community.

Jumpstart Pathways:
Contact school for more information

Team Sports / After School Activities:

Language Support:
English Only

Student Support Services:
Not Available

Special Education Model:
Not Available