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Montessori Schools of Irvine - University, Village, Westpark, Northwood

Teacher Education

Training ProgramsUniversity Montessori Teacher Training Program at UC Irvine is the only Montessori preparation program which offers college credit from a public university that is recognized both in Montessori Schools......

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2020-21 Calendar

CalendarSchool Calendar and Activity Guide for the School Year of 2020 - 2021. Includes Holidays and parent conferences....


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Focus on Leadership

Cheryll RuszatCheryll Ruszat grew up with a very clear mission - to teach - and she has been doing just that for nearly 40 years! Her passion? Montessori Education. Cheryll found Montessori education.......

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Welcome... to the Montessori Schools of Irvine!

More than childcare...  Early Childhood Education at its Finest

Thank you for your interest in the Montessori Schools of Irvine. Established in 1976, our local and National reputation for quality has allowed us to continue providing preschool education and child care for more than four decades! In fact, many of our previous children are now parents who have enrolled their own children in our programs!

Our Mission
Montessori Schools of Irvine exist to provide the highest quality of
early childhood education and care available - anywhere.

All of our schools have repeatedly met the standards of excellence required by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs (NAEYC) and are FULLY ACCREDITED. Our certificate numbers are proudly shown on each site page. We are also affiliate members of the American Montessori Society which requires our Early Childhood staff to be Montessori Certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE). This is just one more example of our school’s exceptional standards.

Montessori Schools of Irvine programs are based on the strong foundation of early childhood education created by Dr. Maria Montessori. This method recognizes that children are born with an "absorbent mind" the natural ability to learn by spontaneously absorbing knowledge from their environment. Based on this respect and understanding of the child, the authentic Montessori environment encourages the child to explore and learn.

Montessori Schools of Irvine Educational and Entertaining Classes

What they discover is an enriched world of beauty, peace, and interesting activity to promote learning the natural way. This environment along with extraordinary teaching staff is why so many children from the Montessori Schools of Irvine demonstrate exceptional capabilities in life.

Our Montessori teachers are chosen for their loving, respectful attitudes towards the children as well as their highly respected credentials, skills and talents. Favorable teacher-child ratios ensure the very best experiences for your child. Our staff is also a stable family of dedicated professionals with our core staff average being more than seven years and our directors, decades. Each of our parents receives personal attention with daily interaction with classroom teachers as well as our school directors – they are the people who greet you at our front door!

We invite you to come and compare us with other schools as you seek the best for your child.

Come and compare by taking a personal tour with our school director. She will take you into our program so that you can see children and teachers interacting during actual day to day activities, and answer any questions you may have. Personal tours for visitors are scheduled Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. Appointments are not necessary.

Please feel free to call the office at the school of your choice should you have any further questions. We look forward to the privilege of sharing in your child's early childhood learning experiences. (Please note: Placement is limited by license capacity, thus Montessori Schools of Irvine maintain a waiting list at each school. There is no charge for placement on the waiting list.)