Message from our CEO

​Welcome to LFC, one of Louisiana’s premier schools providing rigorous and accelerated academic programming to students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.  


There is great joy and gratification in providing our students with a holistic, exceptional academic foundation that translates to high academic achievement and lifelong learning.  Serving as a beacon of light, hope, and promise to the New Orleans East community, our students are immersed in learning opportunities that challenge and develop their full potential while maintaining a healthy balance of their intellectual and emotional wellness.  


Various attributes of a college-bound culture are etched into the fabric of LFC’s instructional practices and structure.  Academic excellence is the top priority of all stakeholders.  Students' natural gifts and talents are cultivated through the integration of the arts, a strong focus on STEM, and the offering of multiple extracurricular activities.


Our entire school family believes that care, support, and high expectations lie at the nucleus of the school’s instructional program.  In partnership with our Eagle Families, the school instills in students an appreciation for high-quality education, supports them in building self-confidence, and positions them to boldly chase their dreams and goals.  More importantly, with a fundamental understanding of the importance of hard work and determination,​ LFC strives to awaken and nurture the genius in each of our Eagle students.


Working For Our Children.

Mardele S. Early,

Founding CEO


Lake Forest Elementary Charter School’s mission is to provide a nurturing environment for children from diverse backgrounds that facilitates maximum student achievement through a rigorous, accelerated academic program incorporating visual, cultural, and creative arts which will ultimately enhance each student’s ability to become a global, productive citizen.


  • Honesty 

  • Respect

  • Kindness

  • Resilience

  • Hard Work

  • Determination

  • Accountability



2007 - 2021

Orleans Parish School Board A Award for Top Achievement

2013 & 2021

U.S. Dept. of Education National Blue Ribbon

2009 & 2016

Title I Distinguished School


FitNOLA Platinum School Designation


Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership 

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