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Our Mission & Values

New Orleans College Prep's mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond. Our vision is to establish public schools of excellence - “private schools for free” - for at-risk and underserved children in New Orleans. Pre-Katrina, only 1 in 10 public high school students graduated from college. NOCP is on a mission to turn those statistics around and ensure ALL of our children have an opportunity to succeed in college and beyond.
We believe in values-based education focused on excellence, caring, respect, perseverance, responsibility, and joy.


We support and look out for each other


We set ambitious goals and stay hungry for new challenges


We are kind to each other and act professionally


We work hard and never give up


We look to ourselves to solve problems


We love what we do and celebrate our successes