LePort Montessori School Encinitas

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten and a Spanish bilingual (toddler) and immersion (preschool) program

At LePort Montessori Encinitas children thrive in a beautiful, nurturing and authentic Montessori environment. When your family joins our school, you become part of a community that values a child’s joyful and natural development—a community that helps children become independent “can-do” young people. Our aim is to help children 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. By joining our school for the toddler, preschool and kindergarten years, you also have the option to continue in Montessori Elementary (1st – 6th grade) at our sister schools, LePort Montessori Carlsbad Village and LePort Montessori Solana Beach, where our graduates have preferential admission.

LePort Montessori Encinitas is conveniently located 5 minutes off the I5, via Encinitas Blvd. We are right next to the Encinitas fire station, across from the Encinitas Community Center. Our community of families are mostly from Encinitas and Carlsbad, with some joining us from Cardiff, San Marcos and other nearby communities. Our campus is nestled between a Catholic church/school, and the fire station—just a minute off Encinitas Blvd, yet very private. The school buildings surround a large playground, with many activities for physical and fine-motor development—from a hill with a slide, to wooden logs, sandboxes, a tricycle path, and several gardening boxes and beds.

Ms. Letty Rising, Head of School, and her team of passionate, nurturing teachers look forward to meeting you, 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. Ms. Rising is passionate about introducing families to the many benefits of an individualized, nurturing Montessori education, and dedicated to supporting her staff in delivering the best Montessori education possible. 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.

Explore our programs. Look at our photo gallery. Read our staff bios and parent reviews.
Then schedule a tour: seeing is believing!

LePort Montessori Encinitas
520 Balour Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Admissions: (760) 545-4430
General Office: (760) 632-1093
encinitas@leportschools.com

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 Bilingual for Toddlers • Spanish Immersion for Preschool/Kindergarten

Toddlers and preschoolers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a second language almost effortlessly. In the Spanish immersion Montessori classrooms for toddlers and preschool, both the Montessori-trained head teacher and the assistant teacher are fluent Spanish speakers, and speak solely in Spanish with the children from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm everyday.

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 Encinitas School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school through kindergarten: authentic Montessori from toddler daycare through kindergarten (ages 18 months – 6 years); preferential admissions to our sister schools’ Montessori elementary programs.
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to experience Montessori with your 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 off I5, at Encinitas Blvd: just a few minutes off I5, heading east on Encinitas Blvd, next to the Encinitas Fire Department and near the Encinitas Community Center.
  • Recently renovated classrooms with a full set of Montessori materials, many indoor plants, natural, soothing colors, and a brand new outdoor environment for our transitioning toddlers and young primary students.
  • Separate, age-appropriate playground spaces, with natural play elements, from a hill with a slide, to logs to balance on, to a climbing wall, as well as a tricycle path, sandbox, and several gardening boxes and beds
  • 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

School Photo Gallery

Discover LePort Montessori Encinitas

Staff Photos and Bios

Letty Rising
Head of School

Tiffany Scalas
Assistant Head of School

Iliana Gochicoa
Head Montessori Teacher (Infant)

Sonia Villegas
Head Montessori Teacher (Toddler)

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.