CA State License: #300606918, #300606919

Montessori Schools of Irvine were selected from a pool of over 100 applications to provide model child care on the UCI campus—the first public-private partnership of its kind. Chosen for our standards of excellence in all areas of our program, the architectural firm of LPA was then contracted and designed a model building that has won 2 architectural awards and set the standard for early childhood programs across the country.

University Montessori School is also the home of the University Montessori Teacher Education Program at UCI for becoming a Montessori credentialed professional for working with both infant/toddler and early childhood age groups. A special Adult Education wing provides a training venue that is offered through the UCI Division of Continuing Education and accredited nationally through MACTE/AMS.

Programs & Monthly Tuition Rates

  • All programs: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Enrollment includes: lunch, snack and complimentary childcare
  • Monthly tuition rates are set July-June.
Infants – 3 months to walking:
Toddlers – walking ‘til preschool:
Preschool – 2.9 yrs. to 5 yrs.:


  • Zuzanna & Raymond Slonena (Zofia (9))
    "My daughter started University Montessori when she was four months old; now she is in the third grade at Village Montessori. The Montessori Schools of Irvine have provided a nourishing, loving yet extremely stimulating academic environment. The teachers are excellent. Through their experience, passion, and enthusiasm they make their students super excited about learning and self-motivated. Each child learns at her/his own pace enabling each student to reach a full potential. The students excel in science, language, and art. Very importantly, the children are taught kindness, respect to others and nature, and responsibility. My daughter is always excited to go to school, to learn, work with teachers, and meet her friends. Throughout the years we have appreciated the School tremendously; we could not have chosen a better school for our daughter."
    Zuzanna & Raymond Slonena (Zofia (9))
  • Carolyn
    "From the Infant Room through Kindergarten, UMS creates a nurturing environment tailored to each child, academically, socially, emotionally, and culturally. Our child has thrived at UMS, developing a love and appreciation for math, science, art, and music, devouring books several grade levels up, mastering daily life skills, learning about other cultures and places, and making lifelong friends - all before completing Kindergarten! When you ask our child what her favorite activity is she will excitedly say, "School!" It's all thanks to UMS and we couldn't be happier to be part of this family."
  • Charlene
    "The Montessori Schools of Irvine are not just a group of schools, but a community. The Director and Founders have made it their purpose to not only support the Montessori mission, but to create an environment that also supports and engages the UCI community. As a UCI staff member and a mom, it has been such a pleasure leaving my child in an environment with people that care about more than just a developmental checklist but works with the community to create and develop initiatives that provide our children with a pathway to success."
  • Charlene and Marek
    "The Montessori Schools of Irvine are a local treasure. Richard and Cheryll have elevated the Montessori mission and created an educational sanctuary for our child to not only learn but thrive. The teachers care for our daughter as if she were their own and have been the best partners in cultivating her development."
    Charlene and Marek

Contact For Enrollment

Complete the short contact form below and our center director will get back with you to discuss your child’s enrollment: