Welcome to IDEA Southern Louisiana

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Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We will grow to 12 schools in 2020, serving students in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.



We have a total of 3,000 students between our academy and college prep campuses in grades K through 5 & 6 - 7. We will grow to serve grades K-12 when fully scaled.



Since IDEA's first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.

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    Personalized Learning
    Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 

    Expert Teachers
    Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.

    Family Partnership
    Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

    Work at IDEA

    We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in Southern Louisiana. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

    View open positions in our East Baton Rouge and New Orleans schools.

    IDEA Southern Louisiana in the News

    Regional Leadership

    Kenneth Campbell

    Executive Director, Southern Louisiana


    Monica Jackson

    Regional Director of Operations, Southern Louisiana


    William Murphy

    Vice President of Schools, Southern Louisiana