Guild members sit together on the New Orleans streetcar

Guild members sit together on the New Orleans streetcar Movement exercises with Raphael Academy students Raphael Academy student smiles on the swing in the playground

That Good May Become

Supporting differently-abled people in becoming fully engaged in life and community.

Community Announcements

Join us for Raphael Village’s 7th Annual Tennis Fun-Raiser!

Friday, November 5th & Saturday, November 6th

On Friday spend the evening playing or watching fun competitive tennis while enjoying an array of appetizers and premium cocktails. On Saturday enjoy a fun-filled day of tennis, food and beverages, raffle and an auction beginning.

For tickets and more information visit: bidpal.net/rvtennis

Construction of the new Town Center is complete!

We have moved The Guild and our administrative offices into the Town Center at 530 Jackson Ave. Our ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday, October 20th officially inaugurating our new space!

Explore our school at the
November 13th Open House!

Stop by between 9am and 11am to chat with faculty about our Waldorf curriculum, learn more about our arts programming, and explore our campus.
RSVP at [email protected] or at 504-524-5955.

What is Raphael Village?

Raphael Village

Raphael Village is an Affiliate Member of the Camphill Association of North America. We are a non-profit organization comprised of three programs—Raphael Academy, The Guild, and The Hearth—that aid differently-abled individuals in leading purposeful and enriching lives. We provide educational, vocational, and social inclusion support for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We support our students’ and members’ unique unfolding so that they may be actively engaged in life and community.

Raphael Academy student smiles at his desk

Raphael Academy

Raphael Academy is a state-licensed school for Kindergarten through 12th grade students with developmental disabilities. We are the only Curative Waldorf-inspired school in New Orleans dedicated to understanding and nurturing the varied abilities of all our special needs students.

Guild member displays her completed weaving

The Guild

The Guild is a day program for differently-abled individuals aged eighteen and older. Our day program provides members with continued academic education, as well as the vocational, social, and life skills necessary to lead full and purposeful lives in our community.

Guild member smiles while gardeningGuild member smiles while gardening

The Hearth

The Hearth is our future network of residential homes where adults with disabilities and their caregivers will cooperatively live together in a life-sharing community. We expect The Hearth to have established its first home by 2023.