Welcome to LePort Montessori School Irvine Woodbridge!

We invite you to discover our wonderful, nurturing Montessori programs for toddlers and preschool-aged children. Our neighborhood preschool is housed in a small, home-like building, with a warm, welcoming feel. We are conveniently located next to the Irvine Woodbridge shopping center, on Lake Road, between Alton and Barranca.

As our authentic Montessori program has been around for over ten years, your child will benefit from stable, mixed-age classrooms communities, led by a highly-trained, nurturing, teaching staff. All of our head teachers have completed the most rigorous, year-long AMI Montessori certification, and most have been with us for many years.

Our parent community is a group of active and engaged families from our local neighborhood who bring with them a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. Most importantly, though, they share a common aspiration of offering their children the best start in life by choosing an educational environment, not just traditional daycare!

LePort Montessori
Irvine Woodbridge
26 Lake Road
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 336-1346

Upcoming Open House and Parent Info Events


Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for your interest in our Montessori preschool. I have been active in the Montessori community in Orange County for over forty years, and I look forward to sharing with you my passion for the education of young children assisting them in their personal growth and development as individuals.

At our school, we aspire to create a warm atmosphere where children and parents alike feel welcome, respected and nurtured: At our school, each staff member knows every child’s name; parents have easy access to teachers who are available after the end of the school day, in person, via email or phone; and our full-time administrative team—Rose, Christina and I—are here to help you with the every-day challenges of parenting a toddler or preschooler in today’s busy world.

Lucia Tompkins
Head of School

Quick Facts

  • Programs for children ages 18 months – kindergarten.
  • Authentic Montessori led by Montessori-trained head teachers.
  • Extremely caring and experienced assistant teachers and staff.
  • A convenient location for commuting and local parents of Irvine.
  • Secured campus with a single front office entry with a keypad door lock.
  • 1:6 ratio for toddlers, 1:12 ratio for preschool/kindergarten.
  • 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 open house, schedule a tour, or visit our school to speak with us in person.

Our Saturday Open House and Info Sessions allow you to explore our classrooms and playgrounds with your whole family. You can also meet the 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.

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 and 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.