The International High School of New Orleans (IHSNO) is a public, college preparatory charter school located in the Central Business District open to all Louisiana residents.

IHSNO was the first high school in New Orleans offering students the opportunity to participate in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). The IBDP is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities for its ability to encourage students to think broadly, beyond the boundaries of their communities, and to develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a global economy. Students in the IBDP are more likely to get university acceptance, qualify for scholarships, and succeed in their post-secondary educational endeavors. Through the IBDP, IHSNO students gain excellent breadth and depth of knowledge, excel in their academic subjects, and thrive intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

World Languages

IHSNO offers foreign language courses in Arabic, Chinese-Mandarin, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Learning a second language provides our students with countless benefits. The study of a world language prepares our students to participate in a multilingual environment that values other cultures, gain a better understanding of today’s complex, internationally interdependent world.

Intercultural Appreciation

At IHSNO, our students understand the significance of cultural difference and similarities amongst people, as our own experiences, values and cultural background guides how we behave and see the world.

IHSNO Graduation Requirements

Students at IHSNO follow the diploma path as set by the state of Louisiana. Students who follow
the school advised curriculum will graduate in 4 years with 32 credits and will meet the TOPS Eligibility Requirements.

4 credits English

4 credits Math

4 credits Science

4 credits Social Studies

4 credits World Language

0.5 credit Health

1.5 credits Physical Education

2 credits Fine Arts

International Baccalaureate Diploma Classes

• Language and Literature: English III, English IV

• Language Acquisition: Arabic, French, Mandarin, Spanish

• Individuals and Societies: History of the Americas, World History

• Sciences: Environmental Systems and Societies

• Mathematics and Computer Sciences: Math Studies

• The Arts: Art, Film Studies

• Theory of Knowledge

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Students may enroll in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to undertake an intensive and rigorous two-year course of study in their junior and senior years. Students complete prerequisites in grades 9 and 10 in order to pursue IB Diploma in grades 11 and 12.

Concurrent Enrollment Programs

Students may enroll concurrently at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), Delgado, Bard Early College as well as other local universities.

Foreign Exchange Programs

Through the PAX and AYA programs, IHSNO accepts students from other countries. Additionally, IHSNO hosts groups of students from Denmark. Through the Globetrotters Club, IHSNO students have the opportunity to travel to different countries during the spring for about a week learn about other cultures and languages. The Globetrotters have visited Peru, Spain, France, Italy, and China in previous years. They will visit London, Paris, Florence and Rome this year.


IHSNO is a Type 2 Charter School that reports directly to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) and the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE). In 2011, IHSNO was designated an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) world school. IHSNO is also a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling and the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling.


Bard College, Bates College, Clark Atlanta University, Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Elaine P. Nunez Community College, French International Baccalaureate, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Louisiana – Lafayette, University of Louisiana – Monroe, Louisiana State University, Loyola University, New Orleans, McNeese State University, Morehouse College, University of New Orleans, Nicholls, State University, North Carolina A & T State University, Paul Mitchell, Semester at Sea (University of Virginia), Southern Louisiana University, Southern University, Southern University New Orleans, University of Tampa, Tulane University, United States Marine Corps, University of West Georgia, Xavier University of Louisiana.

Acts 837 and 677: Student Privacy

For more information about the International High School of New Orleans commitment to protect student data please visit: http://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/data-center/protecting-student-privacy

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

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Public Records Requests:

Please send to publicrecords@ihsnola.org, or mail\hand deliver to 727 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Asbestos Management Plans:

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) requires annual notification to the building occupants (students, their parents, employees and visiting workers) regarding our existing Asbestos Management Plans. If you are interested in seeing the Asbestos Management Plan, you can make an appointment with the Director of Facilities by calling (504) 613-5712 or emailing facilities.request@ihsnola.org.