LePort Montessori School Huntington Harbor

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering infant and toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten and elementary school, as well as a Spanish immersion program

LePort Montessori Huntington Harbor welcomes your entire family! With programs from infants (as young as three months), through elementary school (6th grade), your children can thrive at our school for many years. We would like to help your child 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. Many families choose our school because we are known for being a great preschool—and they stay through the elementary years, because they have discovered that the individualized, joyful learning experiences in our Montessori program are worth investing in, and that the support of a community of like-minded families and passionate educators is invaluable in raising a happy, healthy child.

LePort Montessori Huntington Harbor is a neighborhood school, bringing together families from Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Seal Beach, Westminster, and other nearby communities. Our brick school buildings are surrounded by open green spaces, allowing infants to go on strolls with their teachers, toddlers and preschoolers to run on grassy fields, and elementary school students to play ball and grow fruits, vegetables, and flowers in our large school garden. Our school has been in operation since 2000, and over the past 15 or so years, we have grown into a vibrant community of over 200 families who share a passion for children living an active life, becoming independent, can-do individuals, and acquiring strong academics skills in a joyful, engaging way.

Mrs. Fatima Asghar, Head of School, and Ms. Kristy Gump, Director of Admissions and Parent Experience, as well as their 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. Mrs. Asghar has been with our school since its founding, working her way up from Montessori-certified teacher to school leader, all the while creating a strong parent community and a warm, beautiful campus for our students and their families. Ms. Gump is not only passionate about Montessori; her own daughter has been attending the program since she was four months old. 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. The combination of well-trained, experienced teachers (all of our head teachers are trained by the Association Montessori Internationale, the gold standard in Montessori training), a full range of Montessori materials for each classroom, mixed-age classroom communities, and uninterrupted work periods, set our school apart.

LePort Montessori
Huntington Harbor
16081 Waikiki Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Admissions: 714-907-4672
General Office: 714-377-6035
huntingtonharbor@leportschools.com

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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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Give the Gift of Bilingualism

Spanish Immersion for Toddler and Preschool/Kindergarten; Spanish Enrichment in Elementary

Toddlers and preschoolers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a second language almost effortlessly. In the Spanish immersion Montessori classrooms for toddler and preschool, both the Montessori-trained head teacher and the assistant teacher are native Spanish speakers, and speak solely in Spanish with the children from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm everyday.

Students receive Montessori lessons in Spanish, sing songs in Spanish, and in preschool, 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.

Learn about the benefits of Montessori Elementary

With Montessori Elementary at LePort, children can continue in Montessori school from 1st – 6th grade. Watch this video and learn how different elementary school can and should be! Hear what parents say, and see what children experience:

  • Mixed-age classrooms—where working together in small groups and learning from and with each other is encouraged
  • Multi-sensory, sequenced, hands-on materials that allow children to learn joyfully—as against days spending much time on worksheets and textbooks
  • Individualized learning plans for each elementary-aged child, so children can proceed at an accelerated pace in their areas of strengths, and receive additional support in other areas
  • Practice time built into the school day, so you can enjoy family time at home (Instead of being a homework task master)
  • A welcoming, comfortable environment where children can move throughout the day, working at group or individual tables, on work rugs or on sofas, instead of sitting still at desks
  • Purposeful development of self-management skills—organization, problem solving, and mastering social conflicts

LePort Montessori Huntington Harbor School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school through elementary: authentic Montessori from infant daycare through elementary (ages 3 months – 12 years).
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to try out Montessori with your baby 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 soccer and yoga, to origami and Lego engineering.
  • A quiet neighborhood location near Huntington Beach Harbor in northern Huntington Beach. Nestled in a neighborhood, away from the bustle of our urban area, yet easy to reach via Edinger or Warner, and a block off Bolsa Chica.
  • A real school building: an attractive group of brick buildings, renovated to include en suite restrooms for toddler and preschool, for a school, not daycare, feeling.
  • Separate, age-appropriate playground spaces, including large grassy areas, half-court basketball courts, multiple play structures and sand boxes, as well as an attractive, large school garden.
  • 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

Kristy Gump
Director of Admissions and Parent Experience

Welcome! I hope you’ll come to tour our school: just like we individualize our education for each student, I meet with each family individually. I want to get to know you—to understand your goals for your child’s education, to answer your questions, and to have the pleasure of introducing you to the amazing world of Montessori.

As a parent of a preschool-age daughter who has been fortunate to attend our school since she was four months old, I am eager to share with you why I love our school. Our teachers are amazing: I am just warmed by their ability to treasure each child, and to connect with us parents. As a passionate gardener, I am delighted to see the children learn about growing fruit and vegetables—and seeing the elementary children in particular flex their entrepreneurial muscle in selling their produce to our school community.

Whether you know that you want Montessori for your child, or whether you have no idea what Montessori is, please get in touch. I love meeting parents one-on-one, understanding what it is you are looking for in an education for your child, and helping you evaluate whether LePort Montessori is that special place and community you are looking for.

See you soon!

School Photo Gallery

Staff Photos and Bios

Fatima Asghar
Head of School

Kristy Gump
Director of Admissions and Parent Experience

Emmy Zappa
Head Montessori Teacher (Infant)

Veronica Jaramillo
Head Montessori Teacher (Toddler), Spanish Immersion

Jillian Wright
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary)

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.