Welcome to

Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori School

JJ Legacy School serves children 16 months through age 6 in our tuition-based preschool program, and students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade in our free, public charter school.


About Dr. Josie

Our namesake is such a deserving champion and pioneer, a true hero in the fight for civil rights and educational freedom through literacy. 


JJ Legacy Summer Program
My Choice of Weapons to HealMy Community

Welcome to JJ Legacy's Summer Program - Sankofa In Me!

This Summer's Theme is based on the value of Sankofa, looking to the past to guide our future. Our ancestor Gordon Parks, who chose to use his camera as his choice of weapon to heal his community is the inspiration for this year's Summer Program. Scholars will be encouraged to lean into their gifts and talents and interests to live out their purpose and focus on their choice of weapons' to heal their community! 

We are excited to offer a summer program at JJ Legacy. Students will have the opportunity to learn new things and strengthen current academic skills as well as engage in Enrichment Activities. Some of the enrichments we are planning include, art, drumming, dance, photography, gardening, quilting, music, chess, physical fitness, and MORE!!! 

This is a 4-week program from June 28th - July 23rd, with scholars & staff off on July 5th.


The program will run Monday - Friday 9 am - 2 pm.


Transportation and meals will be provided. 


Children who have not attended JJ Legacy are welcome to attend too!

Our community FINALE Presentation will be on July 23rd!

Please fill out and submit this registration form to hold your child's spot! If we are blessed to have more than one of your scholars, please fill out this survey for each child. 

Available spots are limited!


Please click on the link below to register!



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5140 Fremont Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55430, USA


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JJ Legacy relies on support from the community through donations.