Fatima Lawson, Principal

998 Selby Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55104

(651) 293-8720 | Get Directions

Principal/School Name

360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Dr. Fatima Lawson

  • Welcome to J.J. Hill site! We are very glad that you are thinking about us and are interested in partnering with us to make this school a great place to learn and work. As the new principal of J.J. Hill, I come to this school with a wealth of experiences in specialized programs like immersion, alternative education and multicultural education, including strategies to make our youngest students succeed in a warm and welcoming learning environment. Our team of dedicated professionals are also very excited to serve you and your child(ren) again this year, and are very much looking forward to yet another very productive year with you.

    This year, just like any other year, J.J. Hill will continue to seek the best possible ways to meet each child’s educational needs, doing what works despite resource limitations to help each student become successful and ready for the next grade level. In so doing, we strive to make J.J. Hill one of the best schools that there is, not only in the Montessori World, but all over the country. As you may already know, at the core of Maria Montessori’s philosophy is to teach the children how to connect in peace with everyone. We must extend that philosophy in our interactions with everyone, adults and children alike and wherever we can! Thank you for the opportunity to serve and have a great school year!