Audubon To Open New School In Gentilly

The A-rated Audubon Charter School will open a new school, Audubon Gentilly, in Fall 2018. Located at the former Gentilly Terrace Elementary Campus, 4721 Painters St. in Gentilly, Audubon Gentilly will combine the current Audubon Charter School’s Montessori and French immersion curricula into a new Montessori French Immersion model.

The Audubon expansion is approved by the Orleans Parish School Board as a replication program with open admissions, prioritizing students residing in OPSB Catchment Zone #5, which includes the Gentilly and Lakeview areas.

“We are pleased and excited that we will be able to bring the unique Audubon experience to another great neighborhood in New Orleans,” said CEO Latoye Brown. “The demand for Audubon’s programs far exceeds the capacity of our current Uptown campuses. We had demonstrated need for an expanded program in the area.”

Audubon Gentilly will add one grade level per year until reaching maximum capacity by 2025 with students in grades Pre-K(3) – 8. The Montessori French Language Immersion Model will be the only program of its kind in the State of Louisiana. Students will receive instruction from both a Montessori Lead Teacher and a French speaking Co-Teacher with materials in both English and French.

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