Southern Magnolia Montessori School

Southern Magnolia Montessori School


Residents who live within the town limits can once again participate in the Abita Christmas Lights Contest! This contest is run and sponsored by local residents and business owners. Prize offerings are donated by our business owners.

Come by and visit the Town's light display nightly at the Abita Springs Trailhead Museum, the trace in downtown Abita and also Town Hall. Don't forget to visit the Christmas Village display in the museum.

Please join in the fun and help us Light up Abita Springs. Information can be found at their page:

Thank you all of our businesses for helping to inspire residents to get involved in bringing holiday spirit to Abita:

Maple Street Bakery in Abita Springs, louisiana Artigue's Abita Market Dragonfly Cafe Abita Brew Pub Abita Chiropractic Abita Mystery House Southern Magnolia Montessori School

The Town of Abita Springs is hosting a free health fair one week from today on August 1st, 2021 at the Trailhead Park from 11am until 3pm during the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market. Music, food, fun for the kids in the splash pad or playground, vendors and a health fair to help raise awareness and raise health!

This is a free community event with partners from many different organizations including:

The Juicery
St. Tammany Health System
Christel Malinski, MD, FAAD Dermatology
Love On A Leash
Covington Family YMCA
Youth Service Bureau
Cribs for Kids® National Infant Safe Sleep Initiative
Be SMART For Kids
Gastroenterology Group AMC
The Blood Center
Northshore Food Bank
St. Tammany Parish Library
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - St. Tammany
Start Corporation

These organizations will be providing education and services including:

*Samples of cancer fighting nutritional juice
*Be Well Bus with health screenings
*Skin cancer spot checks
*Certified Animal Therapy
*Healthy living programs for families
*Child Advocacy, delinquency intervention, youth substance abuse intervention
*Safe sleeping for infants education
*Safe gun ownership education
*Colorectal screening education
*Blood donation appointments
*Food drive collection site
*COVID vaccines first dose

We would also like to thank some of the sponsors who donated for the prize raffle:

Vera’s Seafood Abita
BZM Cuts
Abita Brew Pub
The Juicery
SELA Promotions
The Blood Center
Southern Magnolia Montessori School
Honey's Snoball Shack of Abita
Attic to Awesome
Silver Fox Woodworking

Please contact Town Hall if your business would like to sponsor the raffle through prize donation at 985-892-0711. Thank you to Barb and Wally Borries for organizing this event.

Holly St from Railroad Ave to Main St and Main St from Higgway 36 to the park will be closed to through traffic. Please be considerate when parking in town. There is lots of parking near Town Hall or behind Mama D's Pizza. Don't block driveways or park on grass.

A lot of changes with school due to the pandemic has forced a lot of families to look into alternative options for their children. We are thrilled that this sweet school is supporting the community, showing its students what it means to really wrap their arms around the food insecure in our area.

In quaint, historic Abita Springs, three century-old schoolhouses host three mixed-age classes--a unique and beautiful setting for a rich educational experience! Southern Magnolia Montessori Schoolassists students aged 3 - 12 in reaching their fullest potential and developing independence, inner discipline, and a love of learning. SMMS is accredited through the Louisiana Montessori Association and is approved by the Louisiana Department of Education.

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Educating primary and elementary students with Montessori-certified directors and teachers.

Operating as usual


Happy birthday Ms. Brandi!


Happy birthday to Mrs. Michelle!


We received some wonderful feedback this week. Often, we are asked how the students transition after Montessori school. This message was such a treat to receive! We are so proud!


The kids will be so excited to see their new kitchen tomorrow! A huge thank you to Mrs. Amanda for always making the time to bring joy and smiles to the children’s faces!

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 09/02/2023

The children increase their dexterity and increase confidence by completing specific activities.

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 08/19/2023

The children continue their quest for knowledge through everything from cooking to geometry!

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 08/11/2023

It has been an exciting first week back to school!


Parent Orientation Friday!


Getting ready for a fantastic school year! Thank you to Mrs. Amanda, for all her hard work sanding tables in our primary building.

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 06/13/2023

It is never too early to start preparing for an exciting new year! Thank you to Ms. Brandi for all her hard work!


The SMMS kindergarten class of 2023!


The primary class made a fruit salad for their snack!


Happy birthday Mrs. Erin!

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 04/24/2023

Parent’s Day was fun and exciting for all!


Mr. Ethan entertained the students by dressing up as Euclid, the “father of geometry.”

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 04/08/2023

Projects with Peeps, egg hunts, and fun activities as far as the eye can see!


Phase 2 of the new play equipment is a huge hit!


Phase 1 of the new play equipment
is a new swing set on the primary playground!


We had a great time at the zoo on Friday!

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 03/10/2023

It has been a busy couple of weeks in the primary classroom!

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 02/16/2023

Primary students try pushing a wall to settle their nervous system.

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 02/16/2023

Senior elementary show their creativity through origami and building ancient monuments.


The students in the junior elementary class enjoyed their lessons on an animal near and dear to our hearts!
Happy Groundhog’s Day!


Happy birthday Mrs. Rachel!

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 01/21/2023

Primary students practice skills that will enable their adult selves to follow through with functional tasks successfully.


MLK Day is Monday.
School is closed.

Photos from Southern Magnolia Montessori School's post 01/06/2023

A celebration of the first Montessori environment was celebrated today. The children enjoyed dressing up as their favorite historical figures and presenting a report to the class.


A busy week of holiday fun was had by all! Enjoy the holidays!


Happy birthday Mrs. Tina!

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Videos (show all)

Senior elementary students wrote happiness instructions to their future selves.
Post-PE meditation at our town park 😊
Practical Life for Big Kids!
Student launches potatoes with help from his dad. 😊
Community in the Montessori Environment 💚
Someone was lucky enough to get a Christmas bonus this morning!
These two kindergarteners are learning about verbs by independently reading cards with different verbs printed on them a...
Early morning before care isn’t so bad when you have a baby grand to practice your craft.
Junior elementary students are loving their Fall-themed science experiments! They made “elephant toothpaste,” which comb...
Pendulum painting today!
Senior elementary students earned $415 through their free enterprise project, Montessori Market. Today they realize the ...
When there are three schoolhouses spread out across two blocks of town and you have  to get the kids to yoga and afterca...




72074 Live Oak Street
Abita Springs, LA

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm
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