Firstline Schools

Phillis Wheatley Community School

Phillis Wheatley
Charter School


Pre-K – 8


8:30am – 4:15pm


2300 Dumaine Street

New Orleans, LA 70119

Front Office Phone

(504) 373-6205

Front Office Fax

(504) 488-4091

Wheatley Leadership

Diana Archuleta

School Director

Joshua Cella

Elementary School Principal

Ge’ron Tatum

Middle School Principal

Aaron Trant

Elementary School Assistant Principal

Aneesha Calloway

Middle School Assistant Principal

Nakia Sanders

Elementary School Dean of Students

Ahmad Shakir

Middle School Dean of Students

Mackenzie Peschka

Special Education Coordinator

Lauren Traub

RTI Coordinator

Danyl Jackson

School Operations Manager

Phillis Wheatley
Community School

#403 on the OneApp

For school-based transportation concerns, please contact Wheatley School Operations Manager, Danyl Jackson at (504) 373-6205.

Who We Are
Phillis Wheatley Community School is a public charter school located in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. We teach pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

At Phillis Wheatley Community School, we prepare all of our students to attend a college-predatory high school, graduate from a selective college, and contribute positively to their community.


“It’s not that I’m so smart… it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
– Albert Einstein
“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”
– Oprah Winfrey
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou
“Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.”
– Michael Jordan
“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.”
– Kenyan Proverb


Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans is a FirstLine signature program that changes the way children eat, learn, and live. As Wheatley settles into its brand new facility, ESYNOLA is working to build gardens to support garden-based science and culinary classes.

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Wheatley is a member of the New Orleans Charter School Athletic Association. Wheatley scholars in grades 5 through 8 can compete in flag football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and softball.


Wheatley offers scholars afterschool clubs including art, ballet, dance, debate, gardening and culinary arts classes, Girl Scouts, yoga, running clubs and track, robotics and mentoring through Each One Save One.


Lower School scholars take fruit-picking trips, visit an animal farm, and tour local museums. Scholars in grades 4 through 7 participate in end-of-the-year outdoor education field trips, ranging from canoing and hiking to wilderness skills and overnight camping. Our 8th grade scholars’ end-of-the-year experience focuses on high-school skills and college readiness. Eighth graders visit out-of-state colleges and participate in a five-week career prep program.