About

Mission

The mission of IHS is to foster a diverse community of learners through rigorous academic programs that promote an understanding of business, multicultural awareness, and foreign language fluency, while preparing our students to succeed in a global economy.

Developing Leaders with International Perspectives

The International High School of New Orleans is Louisiana’s only charter school to offer a full college preparatory curriculum with a focus on international business studies, as well as both French and Spanish Immersion Classes. IHS is a Type-2 Charter School that is open to all Louisiana residents and operates under a charter granted by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

IHS promotes an understanding of business, multicultural awareness and foreign language fluency, but prior foreign language skills are not required to apply. We are currently one of the few schools in the United States offering Arabic and Mandarin, taught by a native speakers.   International High School is the only one of its kind for a public high school with language immersion and international business education in the New Orleans area.

The International High School of New Orleans is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The School does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The Head of School has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies.