IDEA Oscar Dunn

Proudly serving the students and familes of New Orleans.

Who we are

IDEA Oscar Dunn sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.

  • 2019 Year Founded
  • 522 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 9 22-23 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Oscar Dunn is located at:

IDEA Oscar Dunn, 12000 Hayne Blvd New Orleans, LA 70128

12000 Hayne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70128
(504) 356-6730


IDEA's Special Education Program

The Special Programs team provides resources, training, and support for all campuses that service students who are English Language Learners (ELL) and/or receive 504, Homebound, Dyslexia, or Special Education services. Additionally, we provide resources, training, and support for the Response to Intervention (RtI) process and for campuses that service students who receive a specialized remedial curriculum for additional academic support.

Special Programs at IDEA Oscar Dunn

Campus Leaders

Ivory Clark

Principal, IDEA Oscar Dunn Academy

Ivory Clark has always held the belief that education is the great equalizer. Ms. Clark currently serves as the Principal of IDEA Oscar Dunn Academy. Prior to her current role, Ms. Clark was a Principal in Residence at IDEA Oscar Dunn.

She has served as an assistant principal, instructional manager, and curriculum and assessment writer for the Louisiana Department of Education and local New Orleans public schools. Ms. Clark served as a classroom teacher for six years, teaching students in grades 3rd-8th. Ms. Clark earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, and her Masters Degree in Teaching at Xavier University of New Orleans. She is grateful for the opportunity to work alongside students and families this year.

Merisa Marsh

Principal, IDEA Oscar Dunn College Prep

Marlon Stewart

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Oscar Dunn

IDEA's 2022-23 Student Application is now live!

We are excited to announce we are accepting applications for schools across Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Cincinnati. Follow the button below to get the latest and greatest information about our application process, grade levels, and how to find a campus near you.