The mission of the Plessy School is to develop students who think critically and act responsibly as citizens.
The Plessy School’s arts-integrated, project-based curriculum provides a stimulating environment that insists on academic excellence in a developmentally appropriate setting. At Plessy, we want our students to mature into whole, healthy people who are confident about their gifts and their place in the world as citizens, who have keen minds and compassionate hearts and who contribute to a world that needs them. We are committed to an academic program that emphasizes academic excellence, creativity and a passion for life-long learning.
Plessy is a school that:
sets the stage for all students to excel academically;
fosters critical and creative thinking;
teaches students about the importance of citizenship and community engagement;
has hallways that reflect the same diversity we see on our sidewalks;
is rooted in the St. Roch, Bywater, St. Claude, Marigny and French Quarter neighborhoods;
attracts dedicated educators by creating a professional environment in which teachers can develop their full potential;
draws on the resources of a community eager to help;
recognizes the importance of meaningful engagement with parents; and
serves as a focal point for the community and has a sense of place