LePort Montessori School Irvine Westpark
An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten and elementary school, in a purpose-built school building
At LePort Montessori Irvine Westpark we welcome your entire family: with programs from toddlers (as young as 18 months), through elementary school, 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 stay through the elementary years, because they have discovered that the individualized, joyful learning experiences in Montessori are worth investing in, even in Irvine, which is known for its academically rigorous public schools.
LePort Montessori Westpark is conveniently located just off the 405, between the Jamboree and Culver exits, near the Irvine Civic Center. Many of our families walk to school from the Westpark area; others work in the Irvine Business Complex area just north of the school. Our purpose-built school building has recently been renovated. Bright classrooms with lots of windows and en-suite restrooms are equipped with a full range of Montessori materials, and most classrooms have direct access to the outside, allowing children to flow between air-conditioned inside work and gardening, art and other outside activities throughout the day. Play areas surround our school on three sides, providing children with the opportunity for active play—from tricycles to play structures, from ball games to gardening.
Mrs. Beth Darst, the Head of School, 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. Darst is an experienced Montessori teacher, and holds a Montessori certificate from the Association Montessori Internationale, as do all of the Head Teachers at our school. 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.
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