News Release: 4/23/2019

April 23, 2019
St. Thérèse Academy for Exceptional Learners
Request for Advisory Board Members
April 2019
What is St. Therese Academy?
Ensuring the accessibility of Catholic education for all families is a priority for the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Over the past several years the Archdiocese has made great strides in increasing services offered to exceptional learners. It is a highlight of our educational ministry in light of the many challenges we face. We are excited to announce the formation of a new school dedicated to educating children with exceptional needs and learning differences through a personalized educational platform.  As we begin a new chapter, we are bringing fresh energy to create an innovative model that will give New Orleans area parents a new option in Catholic education.

Who do we serve?
A St. Thérèse Academy student is one with exceptional needs and/or learning differences who prefers to learn in an exclusive educational setting. Our students learn to recognize their own gifts and talents to grow spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and emotionally in an environment that supports their individual needs and fosters dignity and respect for all. Our students are not identified by a disability but rather celebrated as a unique child of God and encouraged through personalized instruction and assessment to cultivate their gifts towards success.
All students at St. Thérèse Academy will require an individual evaluation and/or a diagnosis of an educational exceptionalism.

Where is St. Therese Academy?
8617 W Metairie Ave, Metairie, LA 70003 between David Drive and Williams Blvd.
What are the requirements to serve on the Advisory Board?
St. Thérèse Academy seeks to build an Advisory Board composed of local business leaders and parents. The goal of the board would be to advise on policy, planning both short and long term and to help fundraising and development efforts. Meetings will take place the last Tuesday of each month at 6pm beginning in June 2019 on campus and will shift to bimonthly meetings in June 2020. 

St. Thérèse Academy hopes to recruit an initial 11 member advisory board and form committees in the first year. Committees shall meet every 8 weeks.

How do I join the Advisory Board?
Please submit a short letter of interest and CV to:
Nicole Alvarez
Director of Advancement
Holy Rosary School
Nicole Alvarez, Director of Advancement
(504) 866-7916