After years of planning, Bricolage Academy opened its doors Monday morning at Touro Synagogue on St. Charles Avenue for the first day of its first school year.
“Today is a new beginning for everyone at Bricolage Academy,” school leader Josh Densen wrote in an email to supporters. “For two years, teachers, staff and supporters have worked hard to launch a new kind of school – one that advances educational equity and creates innovators who change the world.”
Densen, a former KIPP principal in New York who worked at the Achievement Network in New Orleans before joining the 4.0 Schools think tank in preparation to launch Bricoloage, spent last Thursday test riding the school’s bus, which will carry 35 of its 73 kindergarten students, according to a report by Dennis Persica of The Lens. The engineering- and innovation-themed charter school will add a grade each year as it grows, Densen has said.