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. Fiona Ho, fell in love with LePort Montessori when she enrolled her own children as a pioneer parent in our first Mandarin immersion program in Irvine several years ago. Upon moving to the Bay Area, she is excited to be able to lead a great Montessori school herself, one where teachers are Montessori trained, where children thrive in well-equipped, mixed-age classrooms, and experience the uninterrupted, child-led activities characteristic of authentic Montessori programs. Ms. Ho, Ms. Amy Chang (Director of Admissions and Parent Experience) and their entire team look forward to meeting you!

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

LePort Montessori Emeryville
1450 63rd Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Admissions: 510-984-6889
General Office: 510-250-3792
emeryville@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.

Programs Offered

Infant and Toddler Daycare, Preschool / Kindergarten, Mandarin Immersion

Give the Gift of Bilingualism

Mandarin Chinese immersion for Preschool / Kindergarten

Toddlers and preschoolers have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn a second language almost effortlessly. In the Mandarin Chinese immersion Montessori classrooms for toddler and preschool, both the Montessori-trained head teacher and the assistant teacher are native or bilingual Mandarin Chinese speakers, and speak solely in Chinese with the children from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm every day.

Students receive Montessori lessons in Chinese, sing songs in Chinese, and (in preschool) learn to write and read in Chinese, using both phonetics and Chinese characters. 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 Mandarin Chinese immersion preschool!

See Chinese immersion in action and listen to why parents are thrilled with their children’s Mandarin Chinese immersion experiences at LePort Montessori.

LePort Montessori Emeryville School and Admissions Quick Facts

  • One school for the entire family: authentic Montessori from infant daycare through kindergarten (ages 3 months – 6 years)
  • Mandarin immersion programs: two toddler classrooms (out of four) and two preschool/kindergarten classrooms (out of four) are full immersion environments, where both the lead teacher and the assistant speak only in Mandarin with the children.
  • Convenient year-round program and working parent friendly hours: open 7 am – 6 pm, with a 3 pm pick-up option, and daily onsite after school enrichment programs, from kung fu to music and cooking.
  • Convenient location in Emeryville. Near many local business, and a convenient stop for families commuting from the East Bay to Oakland or San Francisco.
  • An urban, safe setting: our school building is a completely renovated warehouse plus cottage, with safe key-coded access, and a play yard enclosed all around, in addition to a rooftop play area, and an indoor gross motor space.
  • 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 each classroom

Fiona Ho
Head of School

Dear Family,

Thank you for your interest in LePort Montessori. As the Head of School, I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful and diverse community of parents, children, teachers and admin staff.

I am a parent of two young Montessori students who were previously enrolled at LePort Montessori Irvine Mandarin. The quality of education my children received at LePort convinced me to take on the Head of School role in Emeryville to bring high-quality Montessori education to ever more students.

If you have not already done so, please call us to set up a tour, or press the request info tab on the right. We look forward to meeting you and your children and help you decide if a LePort Montessori education and/or Mandarin immersion program is right for your family.

School Photo Gallery

Discover LePort Montessori Emeryville

Staff Photos and Bios

Fiona Ho
Head of School

Amy Chang
Director of Admissions and Parent Experience

Veronica Zheng
Head Montessori Teacher (Toddler)

Phoebe Liang
Head Montessori Teacher (Primary), Mandarin Immersion

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.