The Dufrocq School received a Magnet School of Distinction Award in May 2016.


Overview of the Montessori Program

Learning through experience is the foundation of the Montessori Learning Method, a nationally recognized education program.  The primary goal of the program is to help children reach their full potential socially, emotionally, and physically.


Overview of the Academic Magnet Program

The academic magnet program provides an academically challenging and enhanced curriculum that nurtures a genuine love for learning and develops the creative and intellectual abilities of our students.  The rigorous course offerings cultivate minds, develop character and prepare students for life.


Magnet Diversity Statement


The goal of The Dufrocq School is to ensure all students regardless of gender, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language ability, and academic needs will have equal access and opportunitites within the magnet programs.


What’s Happening in the Magnet Programs


Magnet Application Period – October 13, 2016 – December 5, 2016

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Call Mrs. Noi Mills at 225-383-4876 to schedule your appointment for a magnet program tour.  Tours will be concducted October 31st through January 31st between the hours of 9:00 and 11:00 AM.


Academic magnet screening for grades K through 5 will begin February 2017 and will continue until the first ten days of the 2016-2017 school year or until all seats are filled.


Magnet students performed a play entitled Big Bad Wolf vs Curly Pig by Dee Scallen on May 19, 2015.


Periodically, magnet students harvest produce from our Montessori gardens and host a market day for our parents and faculty.

For more information about what’s going on in the magnet programs at The Dufrocq School, visit our Facebook Page.


Artist George Rodrigue of Blue Dog Fame Painting with Children

Artist George Rodrigue painted “live” with pre-school children on Thursday February 24, 2011.  Forum 35 co-presented the school with an Arts Closet Kit.

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) advocates the importance of the visual arts in the development of our youth, encourages the use of art within curriculums, despite continuing state and federal cutbacks.  Rodrigue’s primary focus is to expose children to education in the visual arts in hopes of inspiring in others an early and on-going creative passion similar to his own.

GRFA gathers donations of art supplies and/or funds to purchase supplies as part of George’s Arts Closet to help teachers with limited budgets teach art.  Some kits are custom designed by educational professionals.


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The Dufrocq School’s MicroSociety

On July 8, 2018 our MicroSociety was given an award for being a 4 Star Microsociety School.

Students at The Dufrocq School have implemented an innovative educational opportunity called MicroSociety. This learning environment empowers students to create a “miniature society” inside the school, giving them an opportunity to apply their knowledge to real life experiences. Dufrocq students learned about how a society works, how government works for the people, and how a community operates. This knowledge helped students understand what is involved in making their school a community and prepared them to write a constitution for the Dufrocq MicroSociety. The students voted to name their society “Crawfish Bayou”.  Dufrocq micro money, which students will earn and spend, is called “Crawfish Cash”.


The Dufrocq faculty and staff have participated in a variety of activities that have enabled them to help students understand how to create a successful MicroSociety learning environment.  In preparation for launching this society, several faculty members attended the MicroSociety Annual Conference in Philadelphia and visited other MicroSociety Schools in Chula Vista, California and El Paso, Texas.


Consultants from the MicroSociety organization are working with administrators and faculty at The Dufrocq School to ensure the success of this innovative program.   If you want to know more about MicroSociety, you can find information at


2016-2017 Crawfish Bayou Elections


On October 13, 2016, the citizens of Crawfish Bayou, a small student-run community within The Dufrocq School, will hold their 2016 Crawfish Bayou Elections. The students will vote, using official voting booths provided by the Secretary of State Office, for a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Congressional representatives will be voted upon for Crawfish Congress via paper ballots.

Where Real World Meets Academics



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Meet and Greet – August 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM

1st Day of School – August 9, 2018

For PreK and K start dates, please see the staggered enrollment information page of our website.

Open House – August 21, 2018