Plessy School’s arts-integrated, project-based approach to curriculum provides a stimulating environment that insists on academic excellence in a developmentally appropriate setting. At Plessy, we want our students to mature into whole, healthy people who are confident about their gifts and their place in the world as citizens, who have keen minds and compassionate hearts and who contribute to a world that needs them. We are committed to an academic program that emphasizes academic excellence, creativity and a passion for life-long learning.
At Plessy we:
set the stage for all students to excel academically;
foster critical and creative thinking;
teach students about the importance of citizenship, social justice, and community engagement;
have hallways that reflect the same diversity we see on our sidewalks;
are rooted in the St. Roch, Bywater, St. Claude, Marigny, Tremé and French Quarter neighborhoods;
attract dedicated educators by creating a professional environment in which teachers can develop their full potential;
draw on the resources of a community eager to help;
recognize the importance of meaningful engagement with parents; and
serve as a focal point for the community and has a sense of place
At Plessy We Value:
Our Students: We offer children an opportunity for excellence holding that all children are creative and critical thinkers and have the potential to learn at the highest levels as they develop into life-long learners.
Our Families: Family participation in the life of the school is essential and takes many forms. The exchange of ideas between families and teachers is vital to development of a learning community. Families have the potential to bring vitality and richness to the school by contributing distinctive life experiences and wisdoms.
Our Teachers: We seek to attract and develop dedicated educators by creating a professional environment in which teachers can develop their full potential.
Our Community: Plessy serves all of Orleans Parish but are rooted in the Bywater, French Quarter, Marigny, St. Claude, St. Roche, and Treme neighborhoods and draws on the resources of our community who is eager to help. serves as a focal point for the community and has a sense of place.
Our Diversity: We aim for our hallways to reflect the diversity of the sidewalks of our neighborhoods. We see diversity as a powerful tool in a child’s education. Our aim is that students, teachers, and parents reflect the racial and cultural diversity of the area.
Our Impact: We believe that our students, families and staff are change agents and therefore emphasize the importance of citizenship and community engagement.