We will learn, achieve and succeed!
Dr. Maria Montessori
About Our School
At Belfair Montessori Magnet School, we are committed to providing children in Pre-K through 8th grade with a quality education in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. We are glad you have taken the time to learn about us. Please revisit our site regularly, as we make frequent updates throughout the school year.
The Montessori philosophy of education is unique, innovative, and students are self-motivated. If you choose Belfair Montessori Magnet, your entire family can stay at one school until they are ready to transition into high school. The Montessori philosophy utilizes a hands-on approach to learning. This means the more a student can touch materials related to a particular skill, the more it is embedded in their mind. The hands help connect the information to the mind. Dr. Maria Montessori said it best, “The hands are the instruments of man’s Intelligence.” We believe this is the best approach to learning. The students will exceed, go beyond, and surpass well above your greatest expectations. So, our goal is to help every child achieve greatness in life. The Montessori program is one of the best kept secrets in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
We love what we do, and we are so glad YOU have chosen to be a part of it! If you have not had a chance to visit our school, we encourage you to come by or volunteer any time. Together we can achieve great things!
To educate the whole child–academically, socially, emotionally, and physically—developing successful and productive citizens for a diverse and changing world
An authentic public Montessori school committed to educating the whole child.
1. Individualized curriculum
2. Hands-on learning with beautiful Montessori materials
3. Creating/preparing lifelong learners
4. Teaching principles of peace and well-being
5. Preparing resourceful citizens in a democratic and rapidly changing
6. Supporting parents as partners in education
7. A school of choice and excellence
We will learn, achieve and succeed!
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LEAP 2025 Assessment: Week of April 20-24 for students in 5th – 8th grade. These students will be administered the test on the computer.
LEAP 2025 Assessment: Week of April 27-May 1 for students in 3rd & 4th grade. These students will be administered the test on paper-and-pencil.
If you have any questions about the LEAP 2025 Assessment, please speak with the school’s counselor, Mrs. Johnson, at (225) 356-6191 or email@example.com.
For questions about transportation for the 2019-2020 school year, please call the Transportation Hotline at (225) 226-3660.
A 2016 & 2020 NATIONAL MAGNET SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION
A 2018 & 2019 NATIONAL MAGNET SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE
Belfair Montessori Magnet School has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence and School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme.
NATIONAL CERTIFIED MAGNET SCHOOL
Belfair Montessori Magnet School has been named a nationally certified magnet school by Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. Belfair Montessori successfully complete a rigorous nine month evaluation process and demonstrate through evidence, reflection and strategic action that it has established the best practices entailed in the Magnet School Standards of Excellence.
To become nationally certified, Belfair Montessori Magnet School submitted a
detailed application and participated in a rigorous evaluation conducted by the National Institute for Magnet School Leadership (NIMSL). The application process required the school to submit evidence demonstrating how it met each of the multiple indicators within the Standards of Excellence. This included providing specific examples of how the school is promoting school diversity, closing the achievement gap, integrating a theme-based curriculum throughout the school, and encouraging parent and community involvement.
March’s Calendar of Events
March 4: Schoolwork Packets go home
March 10: Spring Pictures (students may wear Free Dress if they are purchasing pictures)
March 11: Hand Washing Lesson – Montessori Prek/K Students
March 12: End of the 3rd Nine Weeks Marking Period
March 13: PBIS Wear Green Day (Invitation ONLY)
March 17: 3rd Nine Weeks Report Cards go home
March 18: Early Dismissal Day (Teacher In-service) – 12:45 p.m.
March 18: Schoolwork Packets go home
March 18: Math LEAP 360 Interim #2 Assessment (3rd-8th grade)
March 19: Free Dress Day – $1 Donation (sponsored by Montessori 123)
March 26: LEAP 2025 Parent Meeting for students in 3rd-8th grade – 8:45 a.m.
March 31: Free Dress Day – $1 Donation (sponsored by Middle School)
April’s Calendar of Events
April 1: Schoolwork Packets go home (1st-5th grade)
April 6-10: Scholastic Book Fair
April 8: Last Day of After-school Tutoring for 5th-8th grade students (it will continue for students in 3rd & 4th grade)
April 9: Free Dress Day – $1 Donation (sponsored by Montessori 123)
April 10-17: Spring Break (No School)
April 22: Last Day of After-school Tutoring for 3rd & 4th grade students
Apirl 20-24: LEAP 2025 Assessment (5th – 8th grade ONLY)
April: 27: Progress Reports go home (K-8th grade)
April 27-May 1: LEAP 2025 Assessment (3rd & 4th grade ONLY)
April 29: Schoolwork Packets go home (1st-5th grade)
Student Progress Center
JCampus Student Progress Center (SPC) is a system that allows parents to view their student’s school information. It is the system that will replace Home Access Center (last year’s parent access center).
Student Progress Center (SPC) updates student data activity as it happens, enabling students and parents to track progress and prepare for success.
Catch up on your child’s homework, check discipline, get teacher comments, see school announcements, owed fees, and so much more.
If you are a parent or guardian, see all of your children from one screen, one login – anytime, anywhere.
- View your personal graduation plan
- Multiple Language Options
- Mobile Access
- View Attendance
4451 Fairfields Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70802 • Telephone: 225.356.6191 • Fax: 225.355.8418 • Principal Jamar Jackson