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The Bayou District's master plan includes the unification of education, recreation, and residential opportunities to form a healthy New Orleans community. As a result of this unique model, Columbia Parc and its community support services partner Kingsley House are committed to providing Columbia Parc residents and its surrounding community neighbors with the best possible information regarding quality local schools.

Enrollment for 2012-2013
Recovery School District officials describe new central enrollment system

Education at a Glance
Browse through local schools in our area that we believe are good options to meet the needs of your family and children.

Take our Education Survey
To help us best determine the needs of our community residents, we have compiled a short survey that will help us position resources for our kids and families.

Educare Coming to Columbia Parc
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Early Learning (Pre-K)
Kingsley House is offering two temporary facilities to accommodate Pre-K children prior to the opening of the permanent Educare New Orleans site in the Bayou District. Educare of New Orleans expected opening is January 2013. Please monitor for details.


Elementary & Middle School
The Bayou District Foundation has partnered with Akili Academy to create plans for a permanent K-8 facility within the Bayou District footprint in the next few years. As a testament to Akili’s dedicated staff and rigorous academic regime, they ranked #1 in RSD iLeap testing for the 2011-2012 year! Columbia Parc residents are encouraged to consider sending their children to Akili Academy at their current off-site campus located at 1700 Pratt Drive, New Orleans, LA 70122, less than 1.5 miles from the Bayou District. Please visit their website for more information:


High School
McDonogh 35 High School is slated to move from its current Treme location to the Phillips/Waters school site on Milton St., 3 blocks to the west of Columbia Parc at the Bayou District by 2013.