Lusher Charter School is in partnership with Tulane University.

Lusher Charter School



Thank you for your interest in Lusher Charter School. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about Lusher’s highly recognized K-12 program.

Lusher has mastered the challenge of balancing a high academic program with student well-being. At the center of this balance is the school’s focus on student interests and talents. The school believes strongly in the power of combining both critical thinking skills and creativity to prepare its students for a successful academic future and to help them develop and grow into adulthood. All students from K-12 are offered a superior arts program that includes all of the art forms. Lusher also offers an outstanding athletic program in grades 6-12. With an excellent academic program that earns millions in scholarship funds for its graduates each year, Lusher has something special for every child, whether that be engineering, creative writing, violin, chess, football or dance.

A key tenet of Lusher culture is Project Pride, which emphasizes the core values of kindness, hard work, responsibility and respect. It is this understanding that has led to state recognition as a top performing school and as one of just two Louisiana Ashoka Changemaker schools. These schools create innovators of the future by building a culture of empathy. From their very first days in kindergarten, Lusher students learn that the number one rule is to be kind, and this core value is deeply embedded throughout the K-12 program.

Lusher Charter School has been designated a 2014-2016 Exemplary School by Arts Schools Network, the nation’s largest professional membership organization of specialized arts schools. Created to highlight a school’s commitment to excellence, this designation is presented to an Arts Schools Network member school in recognition of its efforts to evaluate strategically its purpose, operations, and educational programs. This honor signifies that Lusher Charter School has successfully completed a self-evaluation in the following areas: strengths, areas for improvement, consistency with school-wide or program purposes, aspirations, and future challenges.

Lusher students are engaged, inquisitive, creative and caring. Come visit us and learn how your child can benefit from our unmatched program.


Lower School Open House 
At this event, come meet Lusher staff and hear about our unique programming.

Willow Campus, 7315 Willow St. 
 Kindergarten – Saturday, November 14, 9:30 am
1st-5th Grade  – Friday, November 20, 1:30 pm 

Middle & High School Open House 
Attend our Open House where you will observe our students, our teachers and the strong bonds between them, which are at the foundation of a Lusher education.

Freret Campus, 5624 Freret St. 

6th-12th Grade – Thursday, November 19, 6:00pm
See Middle School (6th-8th Grade) or High School (9th-12th Grade) admissions page for a list of tour dates.  

Application Process Overview    

Lusher’s Lower School (K-5) admissions process is based on a two-part system: In-District (neighborhood) and Community (Orleans Parish residents). Lusher’s Middle School (6-8) and High School (9-12) students are admitted through the Community Application process only. All spots are based upon availability.

  • Lower School (K-5th Grade) first admits in-district applicants and siblings of Lower School students for Kindergarten. Remaining seats for K and grades 1 - 5 are filled by lottery with candidates who have applied through the Community or In-District Application process.

  • Lusher Middle School (6th-8th Grade) first admits current 5th grade Lusher students. Remaining seats are filled with candidates who have applied through the Community Application process.

  • Lusher High School (9th-12th Grade) first
  • admits current 8th grade Lusher students. Remaining seats are filled with candidates who have applied through the Community Application process

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2016-17 Application Deadline 

All applications are due by Noon on Friday, January 8, 2016. After that time, applications are considered late and will not be processed unless there are no qualified applicants on the waiting list. 


Lusher Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, disability, national or ethnic origin.