Welcome to LePort School Irvine Spectrum!

As one of LePort’s largest schools, we offer programs for infants all the way through eighth grade. It’s perfect if you are looking for a place where your child can feel at home for many years. We are conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum, just minutes from where the I-5 and I-405 merge.

Our unique education model starts with authentic Montessori for infants through eighth grade. Our Montessori programs are the most authentic, which means they deliver the outstanding results Montessori is known for. For the upper grades, our unique Knowledge for Life curriculum combines rigorous, advanced academics with a joyful learning approach, so you don’t have to choose one or the other.

We currently occupy two buildings in Technology Park, Building A is termed North Campus, and Building H is termed South Campus. Both are surrounded by beautiful play areas with plenty of space for children to run and be active.

North Campus provides programs for toddlers through eighth grade. South Campus provides programs for infants through kindergarten with a Spanish Immersion option.

LePort School Irvine Spectrum
irvinespectrum@leportschools.com

North Campus:
1 Technology Drive, Bldg. A
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 544-1047

South Campus:
1 Technology Drive, Bldg. H, Ste. 100
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 544-8859

Upcoming Open House and Parent Info Events

Dear Family,

Thank you for your interest in our school. Our Irvine Spectrum campus occupies two buildings, and we are very excited about our growing community. Many parents who join our school do so because they are committed to a high-quality educational experience for their children, from infants through eighth grade. I encourage you to read more about our programs, watch our videos to see our classrooms in action, and peruse through our photos to get a full picture of what we offer. When you are ready to see our school, please call me. I would be happy to schedule a tour for you and answer any questions you may have. I look forward to hopefully meeting you soon.

Jennifer Greaux
Admissions Director

Quick Facts

  • Programs for infants, toddlers, preschool/kindergarten, 1st – 8th grades.
  • Low ratios 1:3 for infants, 1:6 for toddlers, 1:12 for preschool through 3rd grade.
  • English language or Spanish immersion Montessori programs available.
  • Authentic Montessori classrooms, led by Montessori-trained head teachers.
  • Extremely caring and experienced teachers who love helping children grow and learn.
  • Teachers who are subject matter experts in elementary and junior high.
  • Engaging enrichment programs in the afternoons, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
  • A convenient location near the Irvine Spectrum with lots of parking.

Discover LePort School Irvine Spectrum

How to Get Started

There are many ways you can learn more about our wonderful school. Attend an upcoming event, schedule a tour, or visit our school to speak with us in person.

Our events offer a great way to learn more details about our programs as you are considering different options for your child. Most information sessions are held on weeknights to make it convenient to attend for working parents. Our Saturday Open House events allow you to explore our classrooms and playgrounds with your whole family. You can also meet the teachers and get your questions answered. We also offer Saturday info sessions on occasion.

When you are ready to take a closer look at our classrooms, contact us to schedule a tour. We’ll be happy to show you your programs of interest and answer any questions you may have.

You may also explore our website for more info about our programs and educational philosophy. Read our blog posts for insightful, researched-based articles about early childhood parenting.

If you fill out the form below, we’ll send you a few emails that answer questions we know are on your mind—from what your child’s day at LePort would look like to how to ease separation anxiety. You will also be entered on our interest list and will receive emails about upcoming events.

Why Montessori for infants and toddlers?

Better Than Childcare: Montessori for Infants & Toddlers

A child’s early years are a time of great sensitivity to bonding in order to establish trust in the world, as well as language, order, sensorial impressions, and development of coordinated movement, both fine- and gross-motor.

In our Infant environment there are special mobiles and images to stimulate brain development, as well as a variety of tactile objects for children to explore. Because this is the period when infants learn to roll over, slither, sit, crawl and potentially walk, the room has many opportunities for movement.

Your toddler has a once in a lifetime opportunity to absorb information from the environment, like a sponge. That’s why Montessori for toddlers is more than just childcare: we provide a toddler with the ideal environment to make the most of this irreplaceable period of time.

He is especially sensitive to order – and we build on that interest to establish good habits that last a lifetime. He is also able to absorb language from his environment – learning even big words easily and with pleasure – and becomes happier as he learns the words to express his needs, rather than needing to resort to crying or tantrums. Most surprisingly, he is eager to learn to take care of himself, to become independent – and we guide him to learn how to do things by himself, thereby developing his budding sense of self-efficacy.

Montessori for Infants = Optimal Development

Each of our Infant rooms reflects the child’s development of movement, independence, and capacity for active exploration. Because an infant’s brain is wired for language acquisition, our environments offer rich opportunities for babies to learn through plenty of reading, singing, sign language and a running dialogue as your child’s caregivers explain the events of your child’s day. Our respect for each child shows in how we engage him or her in each care-giving opportunity, rather than merely doing things to the child.

There are striking differences between a Montessori Infant environment and other, more traditional care settings: our babies do not spend their active time in playpens, jumpers, walkers or other containers. Instead, in our Infant rooms you will see…

  • many soft floor mats and bolsters on which babies can move freely.
  • mirrors positioned close to the floor to stimulate tummy time and self-discovery.
  • low bars mounted to the wall and soft furniture for children to pull themselves up onto.
  • an abundance of Boppy-style pillows for infants to climb over and prop themselves onto.

For the older infants, where crawling and newly walking babies have their hands free for exploration, you will see…

  • low shelving with materials for fine-motor development and cause/effect, such as puzzles, rings on a post, and containers to open and close.
  • opportunities for purposeful water play.
  • a stair with low steps and a railing to practice climbing up and down.
  • pull and push toys to promote gross motor movement.

All of our environments have several special features that also set them apart from typical day care settings:

  • We support breastfeeding! Our Infant rooms welcome mothers who would like to nurse their baby during midday visits.
  • We use low tables and chairs, instead of high chairs, for snacks and solid meals. We believe this provides young children with a valuable first experience at gaining independence with self-feeding.
  • Ours are tranquil environments where a designated nap space ensures quality rest when babies need it.

Montessori for Toddlers = Optimal Early Learning

Enrolling your child in a Montessori toddler program, rather than at a childcare center, has many benefits. Here are just a few for you to consider:

A positive toilet learning experience.
Done the Montessori way, almost all children can be diaper free before their third birthday. Sign up for our newsletter on the form at the right to discover how we work together to facilitate this developmental milestone!

Fewer toddler struggles.
Montessori toddlers learn how to actually do things by themselves, making family meals more fun, and getting out of the house easier.

A child who learns to play happily by himself.
Montessori toddlers learn to play independently. You may be surprised how your 2-year-old can occupy himself happily, without your constant attention, no harmful TV needed!

A huge spurt in language capability.
Many parents report that their children’s vocabulary increased dramatically within a few months of joining our program. Better language skill = more fun interactions with your child, and fewer tantrums caused by not being understood!

Why LePort for 1st – 8th Grades?

Integrated, Applied Knowledge
In LePort’s Montessori Elementary program, learning is about the world, not mere words. Children acquire Knowledge for Life—real knowledge that they remember for life (not just the next test) and that they can apply to live their lives well.

Individualization and Authentic Motivation
With mixed-age classrooms and a 1:12 ratio, we individualize instruction to your child. Lessons happen in small ability-based groups, with few all-class lectures. Children have time at school to practice and apply skills, while teachers are there to help. This allows children to do most of their work at school—leaving afternoons free from homework, and letting you be a parent, not a tutor or disciplinarian.

Executive Functioning
Beyond raw intelligence, the key drivers of a child’s success in school and in life are self-discipline, the ability to focus and sustain attention over long periods despite distractions, time management, and organizational skills. Montessori Elementary excels at developing these executive functioning skills.

Mature Social Skills
Elementary children are social beings. They are intensely interested in questions of fairness, and thrive in environments that encourage collaboration and leadership.

At LePort, our goal is to equip students with Knowledge for Life—integrated, understood knowledge that guides their actions as they chart the unique course of their lives. Our junior high students have much opportunity to reflect on who they are. For what use is knowledge when there is no purpose to it? This reflection and self-awareness germinates both in class
and in their lives at school more broadly. In literature discussions, they reflect on the choices characters make; they discuss whom they might want to befriend from that novel, and who inspires them. Through practical projects—from teaching physical education to younger students and organizing the school color competitions, to running a business, such as a school store, by doing everything from managing inventory to budgeting and marketing—they have opportunities to experience a range of career options. Our teachers—who often have known students for years!—help them reflect and introspect on these experiences. Our graduates actively work out who they are as young adults and what purpose they want to pursue in their lives.

With their well-developed minds from the elementary years, our junior high students are eager and able to integrate their knowledge into a coherent framework. We help them discover causality in all subjects, whether it is discovering the key theories in science, understanding the principles behind the American Revolution, or building upon their math background as they apply algebra to solve real-life problems. Because their knowledge is solidly anchored in observations, these integrations are real to them: they have explanatory power, instead of just being empty textbook words to be recited for tests.

Discover the benefits of Spanish Immersion Montessori

Hear parents explain why they choose to give the gift of bilingualism–and get a glimpse into Spanish immersion Montessori classrooms at several LePort Montessori schools.

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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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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.