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Prospective Families

Who We Are:

The Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori School (LJJM) s a K-6 public charter school and includes a tuition-based Preschool in North Minneapolis with a mission to provide an excellent, equitable Montessori education to an intentionally diverse student body, with the promising vision of co-leaders Tonicia and Jamal Abdur Salaam, educational social justice leaders and anti-racist warriors.


Now Enrolling

Pre-K through Grade 6.

Join the Legacy! Ask us how we're different from the rest.


If you have questions about enrollment, please email or call 612-302-3410.  

Fast Facts

Staff Reflect Students

We lead children in igniting curiosity and student-led learning to pursue equity and excellence, including experiences of teachers and administrators that look like them. 

Changing the Narrative

Our school's powerful pedagogy offers a full educational experience that honors the whole child in order to combat white supremacy in education.

Culturally Responsive

We incorporate pedagogy that embraces the needs and the brilliance of all students, specifically Students of Color.

Environmental Literacy

We have curriculum focused on environmental justice and decolonization that pushes our curriculum past traditional context.



Learn how JJ Legacy is responding to COVID-19.


Meet the Administration team.


About Us

Learn more about our school and our mission.

Enrollment Process and Forms

Apply today!

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