LePort Montessori School Irvine Spectrum

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering programs from infants to middle school (ages 3 months – 8th grade), as well as a Spanish immersion program for Toddler and Preschool

LePort Montessori Irvine Spectrum is a vibrant Montessori community for the entire family. Join us when your child is young (as early as 3 months), and stay through Middle school, surrounded by educators who provide one consistent experience for your child, and a community of like-minded parents who embrace both excellent academics, and the opportunity for children to discover their interests, to enjoy learning, and to become independent, can-do young people.

At LePort Montessori our mission is to enable your child to 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 stay through the elementary years because they have discovered that the individualized, joyful learning experiences in Montessori 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 Irvine Spectrum is Orange County’s only private Montessori school offering authentic Montessori from infancy through middle school. Our programs run in two modern, fully updated buildings in an office park right by the 405/5 merge, minutes from the Irvine Spectrum. Each school offers age-specific outdoor play spaces; all classrooms are bright with large windows and are equipped with beautiful wooden furniture, a full set of high-quality Montessori learning materials, and are set up to create a warm, home-like feeling. All infant, toddler, and preschool classrooms have en suite bathrooms.

Dr. Eric Daniels, Head of School, and his 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. Not so at LePort! Our program-level directors, Ms. Rhonda Munro (elementary and middle school) and Ms. Jennifer Greaux (infant, toddler & preschool/kindergarten) are both experienced teachers, who hold certificates from AMI, the Association Montessori Internationale, and support our Montessori-trained Head Teachers to ensure that each child, in every classroom, receives the high quality, authentic Montessori education LePort is known for.

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 Spectrum
irvinespectrum@leportschools.com

North Campus:
1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A
Irvine, CA 92618
Admissions: 949-544-1047
General Office: 949-427-3968

South Campus:
1 Technology Drive, Bldg. H
Irvine, CA 92618
Admissions: 949-544-8859
General Office: 949-525-9922

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.

Give the Gift of Bilingualism

Spanish Immersion for Preschool/Kindergarten

Toddlers and preschoolers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to begin learning 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 8:00 am to 3:00 pm every day.

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.

LePort Montessori Irvine Spectrum School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school from infancy through middle school: authentic Montessori from infant daycare through middle school (ages 3 months – 14 years or 8th grade).
  • 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 dance to soccer and music.
  • Convenient location by the Irvine Spectrum: right off the 405/5 merge, easy to access from Irvine and surrounding communities in South and Central OC
  • A modern, clean school building: two buildings in an office park, built out as a school, with ensuite bathrooms for younger students, and large, bright classrooms
  • Separate, age-appropriate playground spaces, with tricycles, swings, climbing structures and gardening spaces for all ages
  • 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

Dr. Eric Daniels
Head of School

Dear Parents,

After over a decade teaching college students, I joined LePort knowing that Montessori education from the youngest ages builds a foundation for success in life. The journey from infancy to adulthood is a marvelous one, and I am excited to welcome you to the LePort Spectrum schools and to introduce you to our community. My interest in Montessori began when I first discovered it in college, and my commitment to it is renewed daily when I see the joyous faces and the intense concentration of the children in our classrooms. I consider myself lucky to be able to observe as our infants progress through the toddler and primary environments, enter elementary classrooms, and finish in our middle school.

From my experience as a college professor, I saw that young adults had vastly different levels of preparation for independence that I knew had its roots in their childhood experiences in and out of school. So many of the important skills that we hope our children acquire come from the carefully prepared environment in which they develop, which is a hallmark of the Montessori Method. Everything from the physical arrangement of the classrooms to the manipulative materials contained within them is purposeful and goal-directed. The freedom that the children experience gives them the room to investigate and experience the world first-hand, which grounds their knowledge in reality.

Choosing a school for your child is an important one that encompasses more than just the curriculum, the teachers, or the facilities. It is all of those things, but at the deepest level, it is about the whole community that surrounds what we do in a school. I invite you to visit our school and have the Spectrum team show you a Montessori classroom in action. I would also welcome you to our many parent events in the evenings and weekends where you can learn more about what we do.

I hope to see you soon.

School Photo Gallery

Discover LePort Montessori Irvine Spectrum

Staff Photos and Bios

Dr. Eric Daniels
Head of School

Rhonda Munro
Upper School Director

Jennifer Greaux
Lower School Director

Gabriela Del Valle
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary), Spanish Immersion

Jess Gagne
Head Montessori Teacher (Elementary)

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.