Our Mission

Through a classical curriculum, high-quality instruction, and leadership development, Élan Academy Charter School ensures that all students have the foundation necessary to thrive in secondary school, succeed in college, and access lives of opportunity.

Welcome to Élan Academy

Élan Academy is a free public college preparatory charter school, Élan Academy Charter School currently educates prek4 through sixth grade. We will grow one-grade level at a time to eventually educate pre-kindergarten through grade eight students in New Orleans, LA.

Our Model

We maximize individualization and propel early technology literacy through rich and frequent blended learning. We stand firm on three concepts - grammar, logic, rhetoric - and three components – structured learning, Great Books, spoken language. Our 21st century approach to learning, joined with a classical curriculum, provides an innovative and powerful option for preparing students with the foundation necessary for lives of opportunity.

We Believe

  • 21st Century Learning is Central to a Life of Opportunity
  • College Preparation Begins in Kindergarten
  • Classical Curriculum Propels Literacy
  • Joy and Structure Create a Strong Culture of Achievement
  • Leadership Development Builds Character
  • Data Drives Decisions
  • Every Minute Matters
  • Family and Community Partnerships are Essential
  • Excellent Teachers Produce Stellar Results
Preparing students for lives of opportunity.

Our Results

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Our Curriculum

Curriculum at Élan

Élan Academy combines the effectiveness of a classical education with 21st century needs to create a unique academic program.  Our classical approach cultivates virtue and wisdom through truth, beauty, and goodness.

As a liberal arts school, we ensure our scholars are developed to think critically. The Latin word "libertas" means "freedom." Our mission is designed for students to have the foundations to create their own destiny. Our scholars become open-minded, conscious of their opinions and judgements, value themselves, and are aware of their actions.

In addition to our liberal arts focus, our students engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programming to prepare them for the evolution of technology careers.

As we thrive in the heart of truth and goodness, our students partake in social-emotional learning lessons along with a leadership development curriculum.

The Trivium at Élan

With a classical approach, we remain true to the art of the Trivium. Trivium refers to the three foundational liberal arts: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. At Élan Academy, we believe that the Trivium not only illustrates the the cycle of learning, but that the three phases of the Trivium also correspond to the stages of child development.

As a kindergarten through eighth grade school, we focus on the grammar and logic stages of development.

The Grammar School

The first stage of the classical Trivium, the Grammar phase, takes advantage of the young student’s great natural ability to absorb large amounts of material, whether math facts, rules of phonics, principles of science, or another language.

The Logic School

The second stage of the Trivium, known as the logic or dialectic phase, leverages the logical stage of brain development reflected in the students interest in cause-effect, analysis, and reasoning to teach students critical thinking. Here, students are ready to take the information they learned in the School of Grammar and make logical connections among them as they assess the importance of the academic content, question and analyze it, and seek truth.

School of Grammar

The school for grammar focuses heavily on memorization as this is the age students naturally absorb information.Our scholars learn songs, rhymes, chants and recite facts with relative ease. They are eager to memorize so we challenge them by providing substantial subject matter for them to commit to memory. They learn the rules of phonics, spelling and grammar; the facts of history and geography; the vocabulary and grammar of world languages; and the foundations of science and mathematics.

School of Logic

In the School of Logic, students continue to advance in skill areas and to accumulate knowledge; however, more focus is placed on developing analytical thinking skills and the capacity for abstract thought. The logic stage is also known as the “dialectic” stage because there is more of a give-and-take conversation between students and instructors. Instructors will build upon the Socratic method of guided questions to help students learn to reason, develop conclusions, and discover relationships between fields of knowledge.

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