About Us

The Willow School, formerly Lusher Charter School, is a Kindergarten through 12th-grade New Orleans Public Charter School located in uptown New Orleans and operated by the non-profit Advocates for Arts-Based Education Corporation.

For the past several decades, The Willow School has been in the vanguard of innovative and successful educational institutions in Louisiana. Using a collaborative site-based leadership structure, The Willow School faculty has implemented cutting-edge reforms in arts-based education, monitored and integrated the latest developments in neurological and brain research, designed positive discipline programs to build a strong school culture, and implemented a research-based systematic approach to literacy and numeracy instruction.

Its strong academic, arts and athletics programs allow students to explore and develop their talents while preparing for a college education.

The Willow School Strategic Plan

The Willow School’s success is due to the school’s commitment to dreamevolve and improve. In 2019, members of The Willow School community worked in partnership with Bloom Planning to create a strategic plan that includes three-year initiatives driven by a ten-year vision. The roadmap to the school’s future plans is defined through the Willow School Pathways to Success below.