Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies


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Welcome to Johnson School of International Studies

  • 2021-2022 School Choice applications begin December 1st!

    To find out more about Johnson K-8, please join us on January 13th or January 27th for an on-site tour at 5:30 p.m.

    Please call (941) 741-3344 or email JOHNSONCHOICE21@MANATEESCHOOLS.NET to reserve your spot.
    All families who would like to attend this in-person event MUST call or email to confirm a reservation.

    All enrollment is completed on-line through the School District of Manatee County's Focus Platform.  Please click on the link below and follow instructions.  Because Johnson K- 8 is an International Baccalaureate school, parents must select "Special Programs" when in Focus to select Johnson as an option.  After this is online application is completed, there is no additional paperwork needed.   Families will be notified of acceptance in January.  


    Mission Statement
    The mission of Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies is to inspire students to achieve academic excellence, embrace global diversity, and become lifelong learners.

    Vision Statement
    To be a premier International Baccalaureate Programme.

    About Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies
    Louise R. Johnson K-8 School of International Studies was authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization in July of 2009 to become an International Baccalaureate World School. As the only 100% choice school in Manatee County, we have a diverse population with an overall enrollment of 1000 students. Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the Primary Years Programme (K-5) challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.  The Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students in grades 6-8.  It provides a framework of learning, which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. The MYP emphasizes intellectual challenge, encouraging students to make connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real world.  We offer the structure, academic environment, and caring atmosphere to enable students to be successful. Each student is treated with respect and encouraged to reach his or her highest potential. With the assistance of our PTO, School Advisory Council, and numerous other parent volunteers, we will help our students to soar worldwide.

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