All International School of Louisiana Buildings and Offices will have HALF Day dismissal on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Dixon and Westbank Campus dismissal is at 12pm and Uptown Campus dismissal is at 12:30pm. PLEASE NOTE: For the safety of our students and staff, it is imperative that students are picked up at dismissal. Due to Mardi Gras Parade routes and traffic, access in and out of the buildings is restricted and staff will not be available to supervise students who are not picked up at the campus.

All International School of Louisiana Buildings and Offices will be CLOSED Friday, February 21 through Wednesday, February 26, 2020 for Mardi Gras and Thursday, February 27 and Friday, February 28, 2020 for Staff Professional Development. Our faculty and staff will be unavailable during this time. Offices and buildings will reopen on Monday, March 2, 2020 when classes resume. We will return calls and emails as soon as possible within 48 hours of our return.


The International School of Louisiana (ISL) was founded in 2000 as a single public charter school open to any child in the State of Louisiana. Still the only school of its kind in the state, ISL embraces the culture of New Orleans through a language immersion program that values the ethnic diversity of this historically significant region. Like the region itself, ISL blends traditions of both the French and the Spanish to create an incomparable educational experience.

Language immersion, however, is only one aspect of education at ISL. Multilingualism is merely the first step to acquiring an education that is global. ISL is committed to breaking down barriers in public education by teaching children to embrace diversity in their community. ISL is dedicated to providing all of its students with a unique and high-quality education and to helping young people develop not only as students, but also as community leaders and global citizens.

At ISL, we believe that people are not defined by the circumstances of their birth, but rather by the choices they make to cross borders: geographic, cultural, linguistic, racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and cognitive. In doing so, children and adults have the opportunity to create an alternative way of living in the world.

At ISL we believe that speaking multiple languages allows one to exist in multiple worlds, privileging multiple perspectives over a singular reality, developing the flexible and responsive cognition that allows one to make sense of the world in meaningful ways, synthesizing information and giving rise to new ways of thinking.


NOLA.com’s July 2018 report:

16 New Orleans schools that beat Louisiana’s average LEAP score

For more about ISL’s academic data and statistics visit:

The State of Louisiana Website- School Finder Webpage