In 1892, Mother Cabrini founded an orphanage in the New Orleans French Quarter. By 1905 it had become woefully inadequate. Through the generosity of Captain Salvatore Pizzati, she constructed a new orphanage on Esplanade Avenue. In 1959 the orphanage closed and the building became the home of Cabrini High School.
Today Cabrini High is a private, accredited college preparatory Catholic School for girls in grades eight through twelve. Its mission is to educate the minds and hearts of young women in the Catholic Cabrinian tradition nurturing and developing leaders of tomorrow by integrating the core values of respect, excellence, and service throughout the curriculum.
The Cabrini High curriculum encourages students of diverse races, creeds, nationalities, and socio-economic backgrounds to discover their God-given talents through a commitment to academic excellence, spiritual development, social growth, and an extensive service program. Cabrini High serves approximately 540 young women from throughout the New Orleans area.
Cabrini High School
1400 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119