A Letter From the Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Morris Jeff Community School. We are thrilled to be housed in our brand new school facility at 211 South Lopez Street. This year marks our 6th year of operation, now with grades Pre-K (4 year olds) through 7th grade. We proudly honor the legacy of our namesake, Morris F.X. Jeff, one of our city’s most dedicated children’s advocates.

We are a World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for grades PK-5 and a candidate school of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) grades 6-10. Currently, Morris Jeff is the only elementary school in Louisiana with the IBO World School designation. We have built a program of study that is both developmentally appropriate for young children and challenging to their growth as students. The PYP and MYP offer a rigorous curriculum that crosses disciplines and aligns with Common Core State Standards for learning.

We are proud to announce that we will be growing our school into high school grades, adding one grade each year, and ultimately offering the Diploma Years Programme to our 11th grade students by year 2019-2020. I am also happy to announce that we are adding a 4th section of Pre-K next school year, making a new total of 80 four-year olds enrolled annually.

The name of our school includes a key term – “community” – which is central to our mission for educating children. We believe that when a community genuinely focuses on the education of children and supports them in all aspects of their development, we contribute to producing engaged, talented, creative and caring young people who will be prepared to contribute to our democracy in a powerful way. Our children will be prepared to be tomorrow’s leaders. We are responsible to give them the support and guidance that will enable them to be productive and successful contributors to our community.

I am excited to work together with each of you as we continue to build a strong community around the children of Morris Jeff. Welcome to Morris Jeff Community School. My door is always open, and I invite you to visit often.