Discover an authentic Montessori school in the heart of Emeryville.
Our preschool campus offers programs for infants (3 months) through kindergarten (6 years), where children experience an authentic Montessori environment. Our trained teachers have created beautifully prepared spaces. They, together with the assistant teachers and after school staff, are a passionate group of educators eager to make your child’s first school experience joyful and rewarding.
Our loft-like spacious preschool building, a converted former warehouse, features purpose-built classrooms, with child-height sinks, small toilets, bright windows and direct access to the outside from each classroom. In the back of the building, secured from the street via fencing and sturdy stores, children play on a natural play area, complete with grass, a sandbox, and a hill with a slide. A rooftop deck excites children with gardening boxes and a tricycle path. Infants have a cozy separate play area all their own. On rainy days, all children enjoy access to an indoor gross motor area, complete with climbing wall, which is also a great place for active after school programs, such as yoga and gymnastics.
For toddlers and preschool, you can choose between an English language Montessori program, or a Mandarin immersion program, where the entire Montessori experience is delivered in Mandarin Chinese. Infants experience a bilingual program (with both Mandarin-speaking and English-speaking staff). Whether you are an English monolingual, looking for a more global education, or a Chinese-speaker who wants to help your child to learn Chinese in a more joyful way, we invite you to discover Mandarin Montessori at LePort.