Lake Forest Charter School Moves Into Brand New Building
NEW ORLEANS – Lake Forest Charter School students are moving into their brand new, state-of-the-art campus in New Orleans East today, Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 11110 Lake Forest Blvd., at 9:00 a.m.
The new school cost approximately $34 million to build and is located in the Lake Forest Estates neighborhood. The school is 134,000 square feet with six connected buildings and expansive atriums. Among the school’s amenities are three science labs, a soundproof performance center, an art classroom with a kiln room and a modern Gymnasium.
Founded in 1988 as Lake Forest Montessori School in New Orleans East, the school was inundated by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters and the subsequent levee failures. Because the original campus was uninhabitable, the school has occupied Gaudet Elementary School facility at 12000 Hayne Blvd.
Lake Forest Charter School is an “A” rated National Blue Ribbon School and National Title I Distinguished School, and is one of the highest performing schools in the State of Louisiana and the first recipient of the LSU Ag Center’s School of Character.
Lake Forest reps said the school provides a nurturing environment for children from diverse backgrounds, facilitating maximum student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural and creative arts and ultimately enhancing each student's ability to become a global, contributing citizen.