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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 infant (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. Built under the careful consultation of Maria Montessori’s own son, Mario Montessori, it offers the perfect balance of academic opportunity, freedom to explore, and site security desired by parents, educators, and administrators alike.

Under the watchful eye of Montessori expert and Head of School Stephanie McReynolds, our faculty is constantly challenged to expand its own educational breadth so that our young students can eagerly experience the residual advantages of top-tier training, community-based priorities, and fresh perspectives. Solana Beach students have full access to the entire range of Montessori materials, guided by experts who seek no higher agenda than to place the child first. When Maria Montessori implored her adherents to “give the child the universe,” she meant offering a comprehensive curriculum designed to allow each student to pursue every avenue of healthy education to which a young person should aspire.

When you visit LePort Montessori Solana Beach, you will witness, first-hand, students immersing themselves in the Five Areas of the Montessori classroom, collaborating on projects in numerous settings, and engaging in happy conversation with their peers. Whether in the classroom, outside at play, tending to flower or vegetable gardens, or traveling on a field trip, they are steadily developing into caring, mature, and strong young persons. Perhaps this is why so many families decide to remain at Solana Beach through elementary school before seamlessly transitioning to the next level.

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.

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

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 every day.

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.

Learn about the benefits of Montessori Elementary

With Montessori Elementary at LePort, children can continue in Montessori school from 1st – 6th grade. Watch this video and learn how different elementary school can and should be! Hear what parents say, and see what children experience:

  • Mixed-age classrooms—where working together in small groups and learning from and with each other is encouraged
  • Multi-sensory, sequenced, hands-on materials that allow children to learn joyfully—as against days spending much time on worksheets and textbooks
  • Individualized learning plans for each elementary-aged child, so children can proceed at an accelerated pace in their areas of strengths, and receive additional support in other areas
  • Practice time built into the school day, so you can enjoy family time at home (Instead of being a homework task master)
  • A welcoming, comfortable environment where children can move throughout the day, working at group or individual tables, on work rugs or on sofas, instead of sitting still at desks
  • Purposeful development of self-management skills—organization, problem solving, and mastering social conflicts

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

Stephanie McReynolds
Head of School

Welcome to beautiful Solana Beach, where great families meet great educational opportunities at LePort Montessori!

Have you asked yourself lately what it is you want from your child’s early educational experience? If you are considering a Montessori education investment, you can expect an individualized approach to learning, where your child will enjoy a tailor-made experience from his or her earliest years right through completion of our Elementary program. Our program builds independence through support of the child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development. We strive to “follow the child” as each experience establishes a strong self-efficacy.

Our teachers are more akin to classroom guides, carefully crafting daily activities and engaging work, all the while observing each student’s progress in every area of the Montessori curriculum. The prepared environment, which extends beyond the classroom to outdoor experiences as well, offers a wealth of fun and challenging “jobs” for each and every child — each and every day. Students eagerly anticipate the beginning of each school day, knowing that something new and exciting lies on the morning horizon.

The Solana Beach campus was designed with your child in mind. Here, students will work in comfortable, clean, and organized spaces indoors, and open, fun domains outdoors where they can seamlessly transition to additional educational and inviting options. Safety is a high priority here, and our teacher-to-student ratio reflects our commitment to maintaining “watchful eyes” over our precious children.

I would love the opportunity to meet you, show you our Montessori environments and didactic materials as we discuss the Montessori pedagogy, which will allow you to see for yourself the commitment LePort Montessori Solana Beach is making toward creating a top-tier learning environment for children of all ages. Thank you for considering our school. We would be honored to partner with you.

School Photo Gallery

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.