Elan Vital Montessori School, Inc.
- In the Fall of 2006, Elan Vital Montessori School opened its doors at 5228 Perkins Road as the first Montessori School in Baton Rouge dedicated to providing PK3 - 8th grade education.
- Ean Vital is an authentic Montessori environment where children develop a lifelong love of learning.
- Elan Vital is structured as a traditional not-for-profit private school with a mission of providing Montessori education for families in Baton Rouge. Elan Vital is the first Montessori School in Baton Rouge to offer extended day until 5:30pm for working parents. Additionally, Elan Vital offers enrichment programs to all Montessori students from Baton Rouge in the areas of music, art, and sports.
|School Type||Montessori School|
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||American Montessori Society (AMS)|
|Grades Offered||Grades Nursery/Preschool-5|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Total Students||64 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 21%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||4 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||20 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$6,900|
|Tuition Notes||Payment plans are available|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Katie-Lauren Guell|
|Admissions Associate||Molly Smith|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Rock Climbing, Soccer, SwimmingBaseball, Rock Climbing,|
- Our focus is on critical thinking skills, independent research, and in-depth study of subjects including advanced math and geometry, language, botany, zoology, animal care, geography, fine arts, dramatic arts, music, history, and entrepreneurship.
- Parents are encouraged to feel comfortable visiting, contributing, and sharing their talents with the children and the school as a whole.
- Toddler Program (18 Months - 3 Years)
- Early Childhood Primary Program (3-6 Years)
- Elementary Program (1st - 4th Grade)
- Dr. Maria Montessori characterized the 3 to 6 year-old child as possessing an extraordinary capacity, the ability to absorb information from his or her surroundings. Dr. Montessori named this quality "the absorbent mind." The child from 3 to 6 is a sensorial explorer, soaking up every aspect of the environment, including language and culture.Dr. Montessori recognized the motto of this young child to be "help me to do it myself." Development during this period focuses on learning to be independent. The corresponding education environment, then, should support this natural drive, enabling the child to become competent, and therefore confident.The Montessori approach embraces the full development of the youngster, addressing all aspects (physical, social, emotional, and cognitive) of the whole child.
- At Elan Vital, the elementary program rests on four pillars: The cultivation within our students of a passion for excellence in everything they do, both in and outside of school; The development of a strongly held set of universal values, which include self-respect, respect for others, honesty, integrity, responsibility, empathy, compassion, kindness, peacefulness, a sense of concern for others, warmth, and a love of community; The development of a global perspective and sense of international understanding; And a lifelong commitment to give something back through service to others who are in need.
- As in the primary program, we consider the whole child when preparing the learning environment and planning curricular activities. Through the environment and sequence of materials, thoughtful lessons, and teachers who live their innate love of learning, we nurture the continued development of the elementary student in four general ways: Intellectually, through the development of thinking abilities, clarification of our picture of the universe, and the development of discipline to maintain vibrant health. Emotionally, by learning to feel and express our complex and powerful emotions, fully and without fear and to respect and accept them in ourselves and in others. Equally important, students learn to harness their power and not let emotions control our lives unchecked. Physically,"by helping our students discover, understand and adopt the lifestyle habits most appropriate and beneficial for our bodies and minds. Among these are fresh air, pure water, exercise, sunlight, and proper diet. Spiritually, by proceeding on the premise that our world is a beautiful, positive, loving place, a setting that provides the potential for each person to lead a full, free, joyful, and healthy life. While we do not teach religion, nor advocate any particular belief system, we encourage students to explore questions raised by religious teachers and develop the spiritual side of their lives, which we define as the ability to find peace within and hear the small still inner voice that we all possess.
- We believe that when children are allowed to grow in an environment that is intellectually and artistically alive, warm and encouraging, they will spontaneously ask questions, investigate, create, and explore new ideas. Learning can, and should be, a relaxed, comfortable, natural process.
- The Montessori Approach to Reading, Composition, and Literature
- During the elementary years, we increasingly focus on the development of research and composition skills. Students write everyday, learning to organize increasingly complex ideas and information into well-written stories, poems, reports, plays, and student publications. Instead of insipid basal readers, children are introduced to first-rate children's books and fascinating works on science, history, geography, and the arts. Educators have long recognized that one of the reasons our country is becoming increasingly alliterate (knowing how to read but choosing not to) may be largely due to the boring texts they are taught to read with. Books provide vicarious experiences to spark the imaginations of elementary students.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Baton RougeGrades: K | 87 students
5064 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
- Baton RougeGrades: PK-5 | 286 students
445 Convention St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
- Baton RougeGrades: PK-8 | 521 students
8850 Goodwood Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
- Baton RougeGrades: NS-8 | 233 students
10925 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
- Denham SpringsGrades: K-6 | 342 students
7100 Amite Church Rd
Denham Springs, LA 70706
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