• We Believe.

    New Orleans can be the first city in America where every child goes to a great school.

  • Our Mission:

    To create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans.

  • Our Approach:

    Educating the whole child - mind, body and spirit.

    We are committed to the social and emotional health of our students, nurtured through relationships with each other and caring adults. The FirstLine spirit shines through celebration, cultural production and common values.

  • Join Our Village.

    Apply for a career at FirstLine Schools today.

  • Join our Family.

    Enroll at a FirstLine school today.

  • Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

    Changing the way children eat, learn and live.




Samuel J. Green Charter School:

K-8th grade - Uptown - #303

Arthur Ashe Charter School:

K-8th grade - Gentilly - #504

Langston Hughes Academy:

PK 4 -8th grade - Gentilly - #405

Phillis Wheatley Community School:

PK 4 - 8th grade - Treme - #403

Joseph S. Clark Preparatory High School:

9-12th grade - Treme - #404

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

A Signature Program of FirstLine Schools

Educating The Whole Child



Students of strong MIND are able to succeed in rigorous academic classes because they have a strong foundation of basic skills combined with deep conceptual understanding, sharp critical thinking, and intellectual perseverance. They also exhibit curiosity, a love of learning, and creativity.



Students who are strong in BODY are physically fit, have healthy eating and sleeping habits, and value choices that lead to life-long health and well-being. Ideally this means that students engage in strenuous daily physical activity and understand the importance of good nutrition.



Students who are strong in SPIRIT exhibit self-confidence and compassion for others and value being part of a nurturing community. At FirstLine our students, parents, teachers and staff practice gratitude and caring along with achievement traits such as grit and conscientiousness.


Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations to the Clark Prep Class of 2017 and all our FirstLine Schools Graduates!

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Summer Program Dates

FirstLine Schools Summer Programming begins soon! Check the info below to make sure you’re prepared!

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The mission of FirstLine Schools is to create and inspire great open admissions public schools in New Orleans.

Our schools will prepare students for college and fulfilling careers by achieving the following primary objectives:

  • Ensuring college readiness so all of our students are on track to be academically prepared for success in college and in a college preparatory high school as demonstrated by achievement, aspiration, love of learning, and confidence
  • Providing a rich variety of experiences for our students to nurture character, health, and active citizenship
  • Developing the skillfulness of our staff
  • Building sustainable organizations that facilitate our long-term success