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Gifted Academy

Established in 2019, the goal has been to lessen the gap in academic achievement for minority boys before they reach high school. The Academy's enrollment reflects 75 students grades 4 - 7 representing 15 different schools and 5 parishes. Participating students take part in reading and writing workshops, financial literacy activities, social skill development, test taking and time management strategy workshops, instruction in the games requiring critical thinking skills. 

 During the summer, students are engaged in a 3-week STEM-focused academic enrichment camp. We partner with STEM NOLA, LOOP NOLA and Ochsner Hospital to deliver an immersive and intensive summer program. Our program extends into the school year with activities geared to cultivate specific interests. Participants are also eligible for after-school academic assistance during the school year from St. Augustine faculty in an effort to support scholastic growth.

St. Augustine will conduct its Gifted Academy Program from June 3-28, 2024. The Program offers a 3-week, full day academic enrichment and leadership development experience for boys entering grades 4-7. Priority consideration will be given to students who have participated in previous St. Augustine summer programs. 

Inquire about the St. Augustine Gifted Academy for Boys

Are you interested in learning about the St. Augustine Gifted Academy for Boys? Complete the form below to learn more about:

  • Program application process.
  • Selection criteria.
  • Summer intensive schedule.
  • Overview of curriculum and activities.
  • Program partnerships.

Parents should plan to provide a copy of the most recent report card. 

St. Augustine recently launched a program for gifted and talented young men in grades 4-7. The academy is designed to provide academic experiences and enrichment opportunities that will benefit gifted and talented middle school boys.

For more information or to apply call 504-944-2424 or email:

Areah R. Bocage, Masters +30
St. Augustine Gifted Academy, Program Director
2600 A. P. Tureaud Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 944–2424 |