LePort Montessori School Emeryville
An authentic, nurturing Montessori school, offering infant and toddler daycare, preschool/kindergarten, and a Mandarin Chinese immersion option
At LePort Montessori Emeryville, children thrive in an authentic, nurturing Montessori environment. We welcome your entire family—from babies to toddlers through preschoolers and kindergarten students. We also offer a Mandarin Chinese immersion program in our toddler and preschool/kindergarten classrooms to foster bilingualism in children beginning at a young age. At our school, you’ll find a home away from home, a community of educators and fellow parents who believe in the goodness of the child, and the power of an individualized, respectful education. Our mission at LePort Montessori 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.
Our school is conveniently located in Emeryville, near many local businesses, and with easy access to the following major freeways: 80, 580 and 880. Many of our families commute from other East Bay communities and travel to San Francisco for work after dropping off their children. Opened in 2016, our school offers bright, spacious classrooms in an urban setting. Our two-story main school building is a completely remodeled warehouse, updated to the latest building codes while retaining its historic character. The infant cottage offers a separate space for our youngest students. Children enjoy several enticing play areas: a large yard securely surrounded by our building and walls, offering a variety of play structures; a rooftop playground with gardening boxes and a tricycle path; an indoor gross motor space with a built-in climbing wall.
Our team of passionate educators look forward to meeting you, showing you around our school, and sharing their passion for authentic 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. Not so at LePort! Our leadership team is committed to Montessori: our Head of School, Ms. Julia Neely, received her B.S. degree in Child Development from San Diego State University and specialized her training by obtaining her AMS Montessori Primary certification. She has been traveling on her Montessori journey for almost four decades and has been fortunate to see the practice applied in diverse settings, including both English and language immersion programs. Ms. Julia Neely, Ms. Amy Chang (Director of Admissions and Parent Experience) and their entire team look forward to meeting you!
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