Firstline Schools
  • 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:

PK-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

FirstLine Live Oak:

PK-8th Grade - Uptown - #201

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.


Ashe Students Bring Their Love of Reading to the Garden

For the second year in a row, students at Arthur Ashe Charter School got to enjoy the fall weather in the garden while growing their love of reading. Students in grades K-2 grab their favorite autumn focused book, and head to the garden with their teacher to read aloud in this special space.

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Community Partners Support FirstLine in Wake of Hurricane Ida

In the wake of Hurricane Ida, many of us saw our neighborhoods and communities come together to help one another recover and rebuild. At FirstLine, we’re lucky to have amazing community partners who wanted to support our families and staff as we all recovered from the storm. 

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