4040 Eagle Street
New Orleans, LA 70118

Welcome to our ISL-Dixon Campus

OPENING SOON: This campus will open its doors in August 2017

Calendar (Year at a glance) 2017-18


  • January 2, 2017: Important Announcement from Head of School- International School of Louisiana Acquires New Campus “In-demand language immersion school expands to meet growing student population at former Bethune site.” Click here to read more.
  • For Admissions information, please visit our ISL Admissions Page

 About our Campus:

Our Dixon Campus is located in the Dixon neighborhood at 4040 Eagles St., New Orleans LA, 70118. It is one block off Airline Hwy., two blocks off the Jefferson/Orleans parish line, and nestled in between Old Metairie and Mid-City.

This facility includes two outdoor play areas, outdoor seating areas, a spacious cafeteria and stage where our students can enjoy recreational activities, gather for assemblies and Arts performances, and our community and parents participate in our events. For more information about our ISL Curriculum, please click here.

  • Grades offered at this campus: Kindergarten through 2nd grade (starting August 2017)
  • Target languages offered at this campus: French and Spanish
  • Opening Soon: This campus will open its doors in August 2017



Below please find the 2017-18 School Year Start Times:

      • Dixon Campus: 

        • Carpool will begin at 7:45am
        • Classroom Instruction will begin at 8:00am
        • Dismissal: 3:30pm (except Wednesday 2:30pm early dismissal)

To access the Year at a Glance Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year, Click Here

Press Release: January 2, 2016


Contact: Karla Marie Cochran (504) 252-2816 kcochran@isl-edu.org or Heather Harper (504) 897-6110/ hharper@h2nola.com

 International School of Louisiana Acquires New Campus

In-demand language immersion school expands to meet growing student population at former Bethune site

The International School of Louisiana (ISL), an “A” rated language immersion school, is pleased to announce that it will expand its campuses to include the former Mary McLeod Bethune Campus at 4040 Eagle Street in New Orleans- a campus building that became available when Bethune Elementary relocated its campus to Humanity Street.

ISL plans to make the campus an Early Childhood concentrated facility for grades K-2, housing up to 400 students. ISL currently has three other campuses Uptown, the Westbank and Jefferson, as well as a temporary campus in Mid-City.

The Orleans Parish School Board approved the move in December and the ISL Board will vote to approve the lease at a special Board of Trustees meeting this January. The move to the Bethune campus will help the school address its need to accommodate a growing student population and provide accessible facilities to its greater New Orleans student body.

“We are thrilled to acquire this beautiful, historical campus for our younger children to learn and thrive,” said ISL Head of School Melanie Tennyson. “Our goal is to educate as many students in the greater New Orleans area as possible, and accommodate our growing list of applicants.”

In Orleans Parish, ISL plans to house grades 3-8 at its Camp Street location Uptown and K-5 at its Olivier Street campus on the Westbank.

The former Bethune building, now the ISL Mid-City/Dixon campus is an historical building designed by famed architect E.A. Christy with generous green spaces and playgrounds with two separate play yards.  The campus has close proximity to I-10, where Old Metairie meets Mid-City, right at the Jefferson/Orleans parish line, off Airline Highway.

“We are happy to be part of the Dixon neighborhood and look forward to building a strong community presence,” said Tennyson. “ISL places an emphasis on community involvement and we know our diverse body of students and staff will only add to an already vibrant area.”

The International School of Louisiana is the only tuition-free, multi-language immersion school in Louisiana.  ISL is an “A” rated School by the Department of Education and was named a National “Charter School of the Year” by the Center for Education Reform. It is a State-Certified World Language Immersion School and received the School Award for Exemplary Education of Young Men of Color by the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color. Students at ISL are introduced to the world’s rich cultural heritage through a rigorous and expansive education taught in French or Spanish.  With its emphasis on international awareness, the celebration of diversity and community responsibility, ISL’s unique curriculum strengthens basic academic skills as it prepares students for success in today’s worldwide marketplace. Learn more at www.isl-edu.org