New Harmony High School is a public open-enrollment Type 2 charter high school located in New Orleans. New Harmony opened August 2018 with 9th grade, and will add one grade per year until it is a 9-12 program with approximately 360 students. During the 2021-2022 school year, New Harmony High School will serve approximately 270 students across 9th-12th grade.
We have a diverse student body with students from across the region including Jefferson, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Orleans parishes. Students enroll through EnrollNOLA’s centralized OneApp system. As of Spring 2021, approximately 71% of our students identify as a Black or Latinx, and approximately 20% are students with IEPs. Approximately 74% of our families qualify as economically disadvantaged.
Our staff is diverse in background and experience as well. We have life-long educators, career-changers with industry experience, and teachers who are new to the profession. We are a small but rapidly growing organization that fosters and necessitates cross-functional collaboration. As of spring of 2021, our staff is approximately 74/23/3% female/male/non-binary, and approximately 47% Black or Latinx.
New Harmony High School educates diverse problem solvers rooted in their communities and informed by a greater social and environmental context.
New Harmony High School empowers each student to actively direct their own learning. As our name suggests, students will work to find new harmonies in order to restore balance that has been lost in our coastal communities, finding new ways of sustaining ourselves in an uncertain future.
Learning at New Harmony happens through the lens of social justice and the impacts of climate change. Each student works on relevant, rigorous projects, and engages with the community through mission-aligned experiential field trips, service-learning projects, and internships--working alongside teachers/advisors and mentors on real problems.
Students graduate as individuals who practice resilience and understand ecology – the interconnectedness of people, land, air, and water. They are prepared for college, career, and beyond, knowing they have already made a significant impact here in Louisiana.