It is my pleasure to welcome you to Morris Jeff Community School. We are very happy at our new state of the art building at 211 South Lopez. We proudly honor the legacy of our namesake, Morris F.X. Jeff, one of our city’s most dedicated children’s advocates.

We are an authorized World School of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), the only elementary school in New Orleans with this designation. We have built a program of study that is both developmentally appropriate for young children and challenging to their growth as students. Our Primary Years Programme offers a rigorous curriculum that crosses disciplines and aligns with many of the Common Core State Standards for learning. We are a candidate school of the IBO, offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and hope to be fully authorized to deliver this program in 2017.

By 8th grade, our students will be able to communicate in at least two languages, English and Spanish, and be prepared for academic excellence in high school. I am very proud to announce that Morris Jeff Community School will expand its program to high school in 2017-18. More information is forthcoming on this development.

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 are prepared to contribute to our world in a powerful way. Our students 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 our children. Welcome to Morris Jeff Community School.

Patricia M. Perkins, Principal