LePort Montessori School Solana Beach

An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering infant and toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten and elementary school, as well as a Spanish immersion program

LePort Montessori Solana Beach welcomes your entire family: with programs from infants (as young as three months), through elementary school (6th grade), 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, and that the support of a community of like-minded families and passionate educators is invaluable in raising a happy, healthy child.

LePort Montessori Solana Beach is conveniently located just off the 5, a few blocks south of Loma Santa Fe Drive, right south of Loma Santa Fe Plaza. Our school building is purpose-built for the authentic Montessori education we offer; in fact, Dr. Maria Montessori’s son, Mario Montessori, acted as a consultant in the design of our school! Our preschool/kindergarten classrooms extend out from a central core, and have direct access to outdoor classroom extensions, where children can snack, receive lessons, work, and garden throughout the day, taking advantage of our nice San Diego climate. Beyond the classrooms, students enjoy a variety of outside spaces, from playgrounds tailored to each age group, to gardening areas. Elementary students also take advantage of our broader neighborhood: they walk to nearby parks, and use public transportation for Going Out excursions to many exciting destinations in our neighborhood, such as Balboa Park, and as far as downtown San Diego. Recently, the Upper Elementary group (4th-6th grade) participated in Nature’s Classroom: a 4-day camping excursion in the mountains of San Bernardino.

Ms. Shawn Edwards, Head of School, and Ms. Angela Kabel, Director of Admissions and Parent Experience, as well as their 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. Both Ms. Edwards and Ms. Kabel hold Montessori certificates from the Association Montessori Internationale, AMI (which offers consistently high-quality training), 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.

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

LePort Montessori Solana Beach
1010 Solana Drive
Del Mar, CA 92014
Admissions: (858) 207-6474
General Office: (858) 755-3232
solanabeach@leportschools.com

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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 Infants and 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 toddler and preschool, both the Montessori-trained head teacher and the assistant teacher are native Spanish speakers, and speak solely in Spanish with the children from 8:00 am to 3:00 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 Solana Beach School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school through elementary: authentic Montessori from infant daycare through elementary (ages 18 months – 12 years).
  • Parent & Child Montessori programs (four annual sessions, 6-8 weeks each) to try out Montessori with your baby or 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, between Solana Beach and Del Mar: minutes of I5, on the Loma Santa Fe exit; an easy drop-off for parents commuting on I5 to and from La Jolla and San Diego.
  • A purpose-built Montessori school: preschool classrooms with integrated outside classrooms space, with lots of windows and en-suite bathrooms; a separate elementary building for our older students, with community spaces for students, parents and the broader community
  • Separate, age-appropriate playground spaces, with tricycles, swings, climbing structures and gardening spaces for all ages
  • 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

Angela Kabel
Director of Admissions and Parent Experience

Welcome! I hope you’ll come to tour our school: just like we individualize our education for each student, I meet with each family individually. I want to get to know you—to understand your goals for your child’s education, to answer your questions, and to have the pleasure of introducing you to the amazing world of Montessori.

As a parent of two children who attend our school, and as a Montessori teacher myself, I am eager to share with you why I love our school. Our teachers are an amazing group, and our building is a peaceful, beautiful space that makes all of us happy to come to work and spend our days with the children entrusted in our care.

Whether you know that you want Montessori for your child, or whether you have no idea what Montessori is, please get in touch. I love meeting parents one-on-one, understanding what it is you are looking for in an education for your child, and helping you evaluate whether LePort Montessori is that special place and community you are looking for.

See you soon!

School Photo Gallery

Discover LePort Montessori Solana Beach

What LePort Montessori Solana Beach parents say: parent reviews & testimonials

Staff Photos and Bios

Shawn Edwards
Head of School

Angela Kabel
Director of Admissions and Parent Experience

Natalia Aja Maza
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary)

Pilar Bewley
Head Montessori Teacher (Elementary)

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.