Dufrocq Montessori Magnet Elementary

330 S. 19th Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Applications accepted:  Grades PK3-Kindergarten

The Dufrocq School is proud to offer the Montessori philosophy of learning where students learn through hands-on experience, investigation, and research. Students tend to become absorbed in their work which creates an incredibly peaceful atmosphere. Our Montessori students develop self-discipline, an internal sense of purpose and motivation to excel.

The classroom atmosphere focuses on respect and appreciation for individual strengths. Montessori teachers direct the students as they develop into inquisitive, independent learners who desire to learn and have a strong sense of community responsibility.

The primary goal of our Montessori program is to help the child reach full potential in all areas of life. Activities promoting the development of social skills, emotional growth and physical coordination allow the child to experience the joy of learning while building self-esteem. The basis of our curriculum is the Montessori Method while also addressing standards and benchmarks in Louisiana's Comprehensive Curriculum.

The Dufrocq School is also a MicroSociety® community, a mini-society created within the school reflecting components of a real society. Students create their own businesses and establish functional governmental agencies. These may include a bank, a court system, craft shops, a nail spa, a governing-body and more.

The purpose of the MicroSociety is to provide an authentic learning environment, where teachers integrate the curriculum into a dynamic, learning community.

Students with prior Montessori experience can apply for grades 1-5. 

Academic Requirement: None Required