Alembic Community Development has partnered with Rose Community Development Corporation to develop the 47,300 square foot Rose Collaborative, a new cultural hub for the arts, education, and community in the iconic former St Rose de Lima church building and two schoolhouses on historic Bayou Road in New Orleans. Waldorf School of New Orleans is leasing the 23,000 square foot redeveloped schoolhouse as one of the anchor tenants along with Southern Rep Theater, which occupies the former Saint Rose de Lima church. After several years of leasing, we will become eligible to purchase the building.
The start of the 2019-20 school year marks our debut at the new campus. This is also the celebration of Waldorf Education's 100th Anniversary!
Bayou Road is one of the city’s oldest streets; it originally followed the historic portage between the Mississippi River and bayou out to the Gulf of Mexico. Today, Bayou Road sits at the crossroads of several of the city’s most culturally resonant neighborhoods. Following decades of disinvestment and decline, the “Belles of Bayou Road” business owners invested in storefronts when others saw only blight and vacancy, and more recently the public sector invested $900,000 in façade and infrastructure improvements towards supporting the burgeoning corridor. Bayou Road is now home to an eclectic mix of small businesses and the St Rose de Lima Church, a 1915 building that was de-consecrated following Hurricane Katrina, has been vacant for more than a decade, and is soon to become the home of Waldorf School of New Orleans
News About Our Main Campus at the Rose Collaborative