Programs – Belle Academy

A young man sitting in a classroom reading a braille document.

The Bell Academy is a highly structured program that focuses on teaching children from the ages of 4 to 12, who are visually impaired or blind important life skills. The program is designed to help children succeed in life by teaching them how to read and write braille, as well as how to navigate the world around them. The curriculum is tailored to the individual needs of each child to ensure that they receive the best possible education.

In-person NFB of Montana BELL Academy

The National Federation of the Blind of Montana offers an NFB BELL Academy in Missoula, during the summer months. Registration is $25 per child. Each day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements will vary for lunch. Parents will need to drop off and pick up their child each day. Transportation will be provided for field trips. Please contact Robert Jaquiss for more information.

In-Home NFB of Montana BELL Academy

Don’t live near a participating program? Our NFB In-Home Edition is a virtual option for those who may not be able to participate in person.

For more information, contact:

Robert Jaquiss – NFB of Montana Bell Academy Coordinator
Phone: (406) 334:5088
Email: rjaquiss@nfbofmt.org