Hynes Uno Charter

Construction begins for charter school on the University of New Orleans campus

April 4, 2023
The $28 million Hynes-UNO campus for grades K-8 is scheduled to open in 2024.

Hynes Charter Schools and the University of New Orleans (UNO) have broken ground on a $28 million K-8 building on the university campus.

Biz New Orleans reports that the Hynes-UNO Campus will have space for more than 900 students. Officials expect the building will be completed in fall 2024.

Hynes-UNO opened in 2019-20 and is temporarily housed in swing space at the former Jean Gordon school site until the new school is constructed.  Hynes-UNO now serves grades K-3rd grades, and plans call for it growing to a full K-8 school on the new campus.

The architect is Grace Hebert Curtis Architects, and the builder is Lemoine Construction.

The interiors of the new school are inspired by Hynes’ focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) and were designed to create an engaging setting for discovery and development. The campus will be situated between Ben Franklin High School and the University of New Orleans.

Hynes operates two other charter schools: the Hynes-Lakeview campus (PK3 – 8th) and the Hynes-Parkview campus (K-8th).


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