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.

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  • 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.


FirstLine Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, each of our schools celebrated Black History Month with books, performances, creative displays in the […]

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2022 Big Chief Award Winners Named

On Friday, February 25th FirstLine Schools presented our annual Big Chief Awards. Since 2015 we have celebrated staff members who live out the FirstLine commitments and best reflect them in their daily service to their school communities. Each year we open nominations to our staff and this year we had over 100 nominations. The prior year’s Big Chief winners gather at a dinner to select the next group of Big Chiefs.

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