Capital Campaign

Merci-03In 2016, we completed Ecole Bilingue’s first capital campaign with a comprehensive $1,420,000 to invest in renovations of and expansion our facilities for our students to better learn, explore, practice and perform, setting Ecole Bilingue apart from the other bilingual schools in the region.

We were able to renovate a former church rectory on General Pershing Street to house additional classroom space and expand our middle school with classrooms for reading, STEM, and a state-of-the-art science lab. We also created dedicated art and music rooms, several multipurpose rooms, and enhanced the staging and auditorium of the Elémentaire Building.

In 2019, Ecole Bilingue will once again expand its campus. We will now have a fourth building dedicated to excellence in French-American education! The CENTER FOR ARTS & ATHLETICS will be a state-of-the-art facility for literary, culinary, and visual arts. It will enhance our students’ education for years to come and feature a library, art studio, kitchen, and dining hall as well as a dedicated space for many types of athletic activities. Located directly on Magazine Street, it will strengthen our school’s status as an institution in the City of New Orleans.

With Capital Campaign: M.E.R.C.I. Beaucoup, we have set a goal of $800,000. We have already secured more than $300,000 in pledges from generous members of our community. We have $500,000 to go, and are asking for participation from all of our family and friends.

For more information about M.E.R.C.I. Beaucoup and how you can participate, please contact Ashley Manolakis, Director of Advancement at 504.896.4500 /

Click on the link below to make your donation today. Merci Beaucoup!


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Renderings of the Future Center for Arts & Athletics