School History

The Montessori School of Baton Rouge was organized in 1964 by a group of community members interested in the Montessori Method. The group met for approximately one year on a weekly basis intent on hiring a directress and opening a Montessori school for Baton Rouge.

Miss Vera Cramer, a student of Dr. Maria Montessori and a native from Ceylon, was located and hired in August of 1965. The Catholic diocese supported the group’s efforts by giving $5,000 for the purchase of materials and travel expenses for Miss Cramer.

In 1966, the first class of six children began their work at St. Agnes until its closure. The Board of Directors, at that time, decided to become independent and open a school. The next location was on Napoleon Street. The school grew from six to sixty students. After a one-year merger with Trinity Episcopal Day School, the parents felt the best interest for the school would be to locate the school on its own again, so construction began in 1980 at the Wimbledon location.

Today the Montessori School of Baton Rouge is an early childhood, independent non-profit school enrolling 50 students ranging in age from 3 to 6 (pre-K through kindergarten). We are accredited through the State Department of Education with four certified Montessori teachers and two assistants committed to the children we serve. We remain at our Wimbledon location and have proudly contributed to the Baton Rouge community for over 40 years.