The mission of the Pelican Educational Foundation’s Board of Directors,
which operates Kenilworth, is to prepare students for academic success in their future educational pursuits and to equip them to be effective, responsible and productive citizens. Pelican’s educational philosophy is that the school exists for the welfare and dignity of the child. As such, Kenilworth is a student-centered school, and each child is recognized as a unique individual with unique interests, needs and abilities.
Pelican Educational Foundation is a local community-based, non-profit organization established in December 2005 that is dedicated to preparing students for academic success through enhanced learning of math, science and technology. This concept was developed through a workgroup comprised of professors from Louisiana State University, Southern University, Southeastern Louisiana University and Tulane University.
Pelican’s specific goals include: increasing student achievement, eliminating achievement gaps, improving dropout rates and completion rates, maintaining high promotion standards, increasing the number of students taking advanced placement exams, ensuring that special education students are appropriately served, increasing management efficiency, increasing emphasis on resources devoted to instruction, enhancing teacher quality, increasing parental involvement, and improving public support and confidence in the school by providing a safe and healthy learning environment.
Pelican schools have innovative programs that emphasize the integration of technology into curriculum and constructivist learning. Through cross-disciplinary education, Pelican encourages multiple intelligences digital arts. Web-based training, examination and monitoring is provided, and students are encouraged to collaborate with university professors and researchers to participate in national and international science competitions. Parental and community involvement in the classroom as well as in extracurricular activities, and improvement of parent-teacher relationship via home-visits are other key components of the Pelican education model.