On Base School

Families that live in military housing aboard the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse or the Village at Federal City may enroll their elementary aged children at Belle Chasse Academy. Belle Chasse Academy is part of the local school system, serves grades K through 8 and is aboard the base. Busing is available to and from the Village at Federal City.

Military families that do not live on base may enroll their children at Belle Chasse Academy as space allows. Please contact the school for additional information.

Off-Base Schools

There are several different types of schools available in the New Orleans area, consisting of either public or private schools.

Unlike some areas of the country, your address may or may not determine what public school your child will or can attend; it will vary depending upon the Parish in which you reside. For example, in Orleans Parish, families have the option of choosing from a variety of public and charter schools regardless of where the school is located. Transportation is often an issue and must be considered when deciding which school to attend.

Of note is the establishment of the high school New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy (NOMMA), which is a public, type-2 charter school that is affiliated with the military. It is located immediately adjacent to the Marine Corps Support Facility.

For additional information, please contact the School Liaison Office at NAS JRB Belle Chasse at 504-678-3452. Other information can be found at the links below:
Louisiana Department of Education
Orleans Parish School Board
Plaquemines Parish School Board
Jefferson Parish School Board
St Tammany Parish School Board
St Charles Parish School Board

Great* (school evaluation site, both public and private)

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