LePort Montessori School Lomita / South Bay

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering infant & toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten, and a Spanish immersion option

At LePort Montessori in Lomita, children thrive in an authentic, nurturing Montessori environment, and have the option of becoming bilingual in our Spanish-immersion preschool/kindergarten classroom. We welcome your entire family—from babies through preschoolers and kindergarten students. At our school, you’ll find a home away from home, a community of educators and fellow parents who believe in the goodness of the child, and the power of an individualized, respectful education. Our mission at LePort Montessori is to help children gain what we call Knowledge for Life: the essential knowledge, thinking skills and strength of character needed to flourish as joyous children today, and as successful adults tomorrow.

Our daycare and preschool is conveniently located on PCH, just off Crenshaw, and easy to reach from the South Bay communities of Torrance, Redondo Beach, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. In 2013, we totally renovated an old church building, creating bright, spacious Montessori classrooms for infant, toddlers, and preschool/kindergarten. Each light-filled classroom has direct access to one of our three separate play areas, and each has built-in, child-sized toilets and sinks. Children enjoy plenty of outside, active time on our three playgrounds, which offer a wide variety of activities, from grassy areas and gardens, to natural play elements like rope climbers and logs, to sand boxes and traditional play equipment.

Our Head of School, Marcia Clark, and her team look forward to showing you around your child’s future school, and helping you discover the life-changing value of a great Montessori education. As Montessori is not a trademarked term, Montessori schools vary widely in quality: some daycares and preschools use the name for marketing, without delivering on the promise of a great education. Mrs. Clark draws upon nearly three decades of experience leading Montessori programs in Santa Monica and the South Bay, and after seeing her own children grow up in Montessori (and now watching her first grandchild enjoy Montessori), she now looks forward to meeting with you and to helping you see if a high-quality Montessori education is right for your child and family.

Explore our programs. Look at our photo gallery. Read our staff bios and parent reviews. Then schedule a tour: seeing is believing!

LePort Montessori Lomita
2342 Pacific Coast Hwy
Lomita, CA 90717
Admissions: 310-341-7488
General Office: 310-530-5533
lomita@leportschools.com

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Contact us today to request a tour and to receive information about our programs and special offers.

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Give the Gift of Bilingualism

Spanish-Immersion for Preschool/Kindergarten

Preschoolers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a second language almost effortlessly. In the Spanish immersion Montessori classrooms for preschool and kindergarten, both the Montessori-trained head teacher and the assistant teacher are native Spanish speakers, and speak solely in Spanish with the children throughout the day.

Students receive Montessori lessons in Spanish, sing songs in Spanish, and learn to write and read in Spanish. The mixed-age Montessori communities are rich environments for natural language acquisition. You can give your child the gift of being bilingual—just by enrolling them in our Spanish immersion preschool!

See Spanish immersion in action and listen to why parents are thrilled with their children’s Spanish immersion experiences at LePort Montessori.

LePort Montessori Lomita / South Bay School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school to cover all early childhood needs: authentic Montessori from infant daycare through kindergarten (ages 3 months – 6 years)
  • Spanish immersion program: one preschool/kindergarten classroom (out of three) is a full immersion environment, where both the lead teacher and the assistant speak only in Spanish with the children.
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to try out Montessori with your infant or toddler.
  • Convenient hours: open 7 am – 6 pm, year-round, with half-day and 8:30 am – 3 pm options, as well as on-site, after-school activities, from yoga to soccer and music.
  • Convenient location on PCH just off Crenshaw: easy stop during work commutes from Torrance, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • A bright, fully renovated, clean facility: large classrooms with toilets and direct outside access, with a separate cottage for our infant daycare program.
  • Three separate, age-appropriate playground spaces: Direct access to a grassy area for infant daycare children, a natural playground for toddlers, and a large play area shaded by a signature tree, with play structures, sand boxes, gardens and tricycle paths for preschool/kindergarten
  • Accepting enrollments year-round (space permitting); tour now and enroll immediately or join the waitlist to secure enrollment for the next school year
  • Limited needs-based financial aid available
  • Montessori-trained head teachers in each classroom

Marcia Clark
Head of School

80% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 3; 90% by the age of five. Finding the right school for your child’s early education is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. As a former public school teacher, I was amazed to see the independence, confidence, and pure joy in my own two children from attending a Montessori school. As the Head of School, I am here to help. Let’s sit down with a cup of coffee so you can tell me your goals for your own children’s early education. Ask me as many questions as you want; I’ve been in your shoes! Let me show you our beautiful campus, explain the uniqueness of Montessori, and what authentic Montessori means, and why not all Montessori schools are authentic Montessori schools. I look forward to introducing you to our incredible teaching staff too.

Give us a call today to set up a time to meet with you. As we truly believe the importance of early childhood education is so great, I meet with only one family at a time. Let me help you decide if a LePort Montessori education is right for your child.

Discover LePort Montessori Lomita / South Bay

Staff Photos and Bios

Marcia Clark
Head of School

Claudia Sykes
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary, Spanish Immersion)

Annette Castillo
Head Montessori Teacher (Infant)

Lucy Joyce
Head Montessori Teacher (Toddler)

Schedule a Tour

Contact us today to request a tour and to receive information about our programs and special offers.

By providing us with your phone number, you consent to being contacted by LePort Montessori and/or its affiliated schools regarding their educational programs, whether such contact is by phone, autodialer, recorded message, or text. Please note: Your consent is not required as a condition of enrollment.

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By providing us with your phone number, you consent to being contacted by LePort Montessori and/or its affiliated schools regarding their educational programs, whether such contact is by phone, autodialer, recorded message, or text. Please note: Your consent is not required as a condition of enrollment.