Welcome to LePort School Irvine Westpark!

We invite you to discover our wonderful, nurturing Montessori programs for toddlers, preschoolers, and 1st-3rd grade students. Our campus is nestled in the Westpark neighborhood of Irvine, just off Harvard, between Main and Alton.

At LePort School Westpark, we offer more than a high-quality, authentic, Montessori program, we also offer convenient extended care hours (great for working parents!), enriching after-school programs, and even a daily hot lunch option.

Our beautiful classrooms boast high-quality furniture and Montessori materials, are full of natural light, and some even offer direct access to the outdoors, giving children the opportunity to enjoy both indoor and outdoor classroom space. Our teachers take great pride in making each room a unique, welcoming environment.

As our authentic Montessori school has been open for over five years, children benefit from stable, mixed-age classroom communities. In addition, as more than half of our preschool students stay with us for the Kindergarten year, our Primary classrooms have outstanding role models for younger students, and a great peer group for older ones.

All of our head teachers have completed the most rigorous, year-long AMI Montessori certification. We are proud that all of our head teachers and nearly all of our assistants have stayed with us year-over-year: quite an achievement in a preschool setting where staff turnover can be very high. If you are a dual-working family, and are looking for a place where your child will be nurtured and stimulated for an extended day, our campus provides it all!

LePort School
Irvine Westpark
1055 San Marino
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 777-5185

Upcoming Open House and Parent Info Events


I really hope you’ll contact us and come to visit our beautiful school! Over the years, I’ve worked as a teacher and administrator in many different Montessori environments—and our campus here at LePort is just the best!

I understand that choosing the right childcare or preschool is an immensely personal decision. That’s why I’d love to find the time to sit down with you, to listen to your concerns, and to give you a personalized tour of our classrooms and playgrounds.

I hope to meet you soon!

Elizabeth Darst
Head of School

Quick Facts

  • Programs for children ages 18 months – kindergarten, 1st – 3rd grades.
  • Authentic Montessori classrooms led by Montessori-trained head teachers.
  • Extremely caring and experienced assistant teachers and staff.
  • A convenient location in Irvine near Harvard and Main.
  • Secured campus with a single front office entry with a keypad door lock.
  • 1:6 ratio for toddlers, 1:12 ratio for preschool/kindergarten and 1st – 3rd grades.
  • Open 7am – 6pm, with half or full day schedules.
  • Financial aid available.

How to Get Started

If you are interested in our school, there are many ways you can learn more and see if it’s the right fit for your child and family. 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 about our programs as you are considering different options for your child. Most events are held on weekends to make it convenient to attend for working parents. Our Saturday Open Houses and info sessions allow you to explore our classrooms and playgrounds with your whole family. You can also meet teachers and staff and get all your questions answered.

If you are ready to take a closer look at our classroom environment in action, contact us to schedule a tour. Most tours are given in the morning since many of our students nap in the afternoons. Call us anytime and we’ll be happy to schedule a convenient time for you.

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 Toddlers?

Better Than Childcare: Montessori for 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.

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 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 Montessori Preschool?

LePort Montessori preschool offers an authentic Montessori program for children ages 3 – 6 years (preschool & kindergarten)

Montessori preschools offer children more than traditional, play-based preschools.

  • Highly qualified teachers (bachelor’s degrees + year-long AMI Montessori training)
  • Multi-age, family-like classroom communities
  • 3 years with one teacher = strong relationships and trust
  • A scientifically designed preschool curriculum
  • Beautifully prepared environments
  • Uninterrupted, child-let time to explore

Montessori preschool children learn more and grow into mature, socially skilled young people. They are more than prepared for elementary school!

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.

Stay in touch with LePort Montessori

Please fill out the form to receive additional info, as well as invitations for upcoming event. If you share your phone number, our admissions team will call to answer your questions or set up a tour.

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.