LePort Montessori School Irvine Orchard Hills

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering toddler daycare and preschool/kindergarten, conveniently located to Irvine, Tustin, Orange, Anaheim & Santa Ana

At LePort Montessori Irvine Orchard Hills children thrive in a beautiful, nurturing and authentic Montessori environment. When your family joins our school, you become part of a community that values a child’s joyful and natural development—a community that helps children become independent “can-do” young people. Our aim 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. By joining our school for the toddler, preschool and kindergarten years, you also have the option to continue in Montessori Elementary and Middle School (1st – 8th grade) at our sister schools, LePort Montessori Irvine Westpark and LePort Montessori Irvine Spectrum, where our graduates have preferential admission.

LePort Montessori Irvine Orchard Hills is conveniently located in the Irvine Orchard Hills Shopping Center, just minutes off the 261 toll road or the 5, via Culver. Our families come from the surrounding neighborhoods in Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Orange, Anaheim and Santa Ana. Our brick school building (fully rebuilt for our school purposes when we opened in 2012) offers students a cozy experience in bright classrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Each of our five classrooms is equipped with a full set of high-quality Montessori learning materials, and set up as a welcoming, beautiful and calm environment for the children. Our play area invites both active play, where tricycles, climbing nets and swing beckon, and opportunities for creative play and gardening. Surrounded by a brick wall, students have privacy, and keypad protected entry offers security.

Ms. Amy Kwong, Head of School, and her team of passionate, nurturing teachers look forward to meeting you, 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. Ms. Kwong has been with LePort since June 2008, starting out as a Toddler teacher (she holds a certificate from the Association Montessori Internationale, the gold standard in Montessori teacher training), and has been Head of School since 2013. Ms. Kwong is passionate about introducing families to the many benefits of an individualized, nurturing Montessori education, and dedicated to supporting her staff in delivering the best Montessori education possible. The combination of well-trained, experienced teachers, an investment in a full range of Montessori materials for each classroom, and a commitment to mixed-age classroom communities and extended, uninterrupted work periods, set our school apart.

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

LePort Montessori
Irvine Orchard Hills
3983 Portola Parkway
Irvine, CA 92602
Admissions: 949-544-1049
General office: 949-427-3969
irvineorchardhills@leportschools.com

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.

Programs Offered

Toddler Daycare, Preschool / Kindergarten

LePort Montessori Irvine Orchard Hills school and admissions quick facts:

  • One school through kindergarten: authentic Montessori from toddler daycare through kindergarten (ages 24 months – 6 years); preferential admissions to our sister schools’ Montessori elementary programs
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to try out Montessori with your toddler
  • Convenient hours: open 7 am – 6 pm, year-round, with half-day and 8:00 am – 3 pm options, as well as on-site, after-school activities, such as art, music, and dance.
  • Convenient location in Irvine’s Orchard Hills Village: easy to reach for families from Irvine and the surrounding communities of Tustin, North Tustin, Orange, Santa Ana and Anaheim, via the 261 toll road and the 5. A convenient one-stop with the stores located in the Irvine Orchard Hills Shopping Center.
  • A bright, recently renovated, clean facility: large classrooms with big windows, and direct outside access.
  • A large, engaging walled-in playground, featuring a variety of play equipment (climbing structure, swings, sandbox and more), as well as a gardening bed for each classroom
  • Accepting enrollments year-round (space permitting); tour now and join the waitlist to secure enrollment for future school years
  • Limited needs-based financial aid available
  • AMI Montessori-trained head teachers in each classroom

Amy Kwong
Head of School

Dear Parents,

What a wonderful journey you are embarking on as you select the right preschool for your child! As a mother of two children who attend the LePort Spectrum school—I can relate to all the questions you must be considering as you make this important decision for your family. I really look forward to meeting you, and invite you to ask me all kinds of questions, both about our program, and about how to choose the right daycare or preschool in general.

As a parent of two children who attend LePort (one in Primary and one in Upper Elementary at our Irvine Spectrum sister school), I see the benefits of this beautiful educational approach every day. I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to meet with you, to show you our school, and to share my enthusiasm for our Montessori education with you.

Discover LePort Montessori Orchard Hills

School Photo Gallery

Staff Photos and Bios

Amy Kwong
Head of School

Wendy DeCosta
Business Manager

Alex Matemate
Head Montessori Teacher (Toddler)

Chiho Saito
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.