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PK-6
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Fullerton, CA
Students enrolled: 100
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1700 West Valencia Drive
Fullerton, CA 92833

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(714) 871-2311
(714) 773-1532
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September 25, 2014
Our daughter was placed in the most wonderful, caring, loving, smart and beautiful teacher Mrs. Mullen's class. We felt from the beginning that we do not have to worry about our child's education. Mrs. Mullen's teaching method was phenomenon. Our daughter spent two wonderful years with her and I personally would like to say KUDOS for your hard work. We do not have enough to say about you Mrs. Mullen, you are an Angel sent from GOD. Mrs. Martinez, my every day to go to person, it could be over the phone or in her office; she is the most loving and caring person. Thank you so much for the care you are giving us. Currently, our daughter is in Ms. Cynthia's class. Thank you Ms. Cynthia for giving an outstanding education and care to our daughter. We are looking forward for few more years with you and I can not wait to see the greatest accomplishment of my daughter. Dr. Chen, thank you so much for your great effort to accommodate this great school with your full brilliant ideas, your everyday participation, your attention towards details, and your care and your support to our children. These show how Super Great Principal you are. Very Proud Parents Selam & Zek

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
My son has been at Arborland for 2 years. Absolutely the best decision we have ever made. My son loves his preschool teacher and it's a totally family atmosphere. He's learning something new everyday and he has grown so much. We love the school!!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
My son has attended this school since the fall 20012 and entered at a Kinder in a pre-k though kinder classroom. We searched for a long time for the right school for him due to a language disorder he has that impacts his learning style and social interactions. We were looking for a positive learning environment that embraced each child's unique traits without setting limits on their potential. Arborland's classroom is individualized to play to the child's strength and positive discipline is used to teach the student about respect and responsibility. My child is thriving at this school and I couldn't be happier. Not all Montessori schools are created equal and all have a different interpretation of the Montessori philosophy. I feel that this school's interpretation is as true to the words of Marie Montessori who believed the education of children should follow the child's natural psychological/mental development and the child's natural thirst for learning. If considering a Montessori education for your child, I strongly suggest you visit a few for observation so that you can understand what makes Arblorland so special.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2012
My children attended Arborland at Fullerton for summer school 2012. My son(7th-grade) and daughter(3th-grade) enjoyed themselves at classes and activities. I could find my children to be more confident, cheerful and academically well-educated. The principal of Arborland,Dr.Chen, is always willing to listen to the children and their parents, and tries to help them by continued effort.. Every teacher and faculty member of Arborland loved the children and tried to their best what they were doing. I must say that Arborland Montessori Education Center is the perfect place for the children who want to be more self-motivated, confident and try to achieve their goal in cooperation with their friends.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2012
It's been a great learning environment for my kids. My children have become self-motivated, self-diciplined and quite organized with the help of this school. I only wish they would teach beyond 6th grade.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
My daughter attended to this school during July August 2012. There were 12 students in the class. She thoroughly enjoyed both the class time and leisure time at the school. The principal went out of her way to help my daughter when I asked. The staff was very helpful too.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2012
My daughter attended Arborland for 1.5 years. It was a great school initially when she was almost 3 years old. They were not able to attend to her as well when she was 4 years old. Since she was doing her work at a much higher level than others in her class, the teacher spent most of her time focusing on the other children. There were 24 children in my daughter's class with a few special needs children, and only one teacher and a teacher's assistant. In the afternoon, they would teach the children with all the ones under 4 sleeping in cots in the same room. I don't see this as a good learning environment. Also, I feel the teacher had her hand's full and had little time to help the advanced student. I moved my child, and at 5 years old she is now reading at a second grade level (Amelia Bedilia & Magic Tree House are her favorite books to read). Thank you for doing a great job when she was 2 and 3 yrs old. I was very disappointed with her learning experience after she turned four. Also, too much time taken from the class time that learning should have been taking place for Int'l Culture Day, I believe my daughter had a great teacher who was given way too many students.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
I full recommend this school to any parent. My son is attending Arborland now. His teacher is Mrs.Currey. She has done wonders with him. Arborland provides a loving, caring, and nurturing learning environment. for all students. Signed him up for another year!! Thank you! DEAN H.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
This school is just the best... Today was International Culture Day and all the children did a wonderful job. You can tell the staff at Arborland really care about the children. Lastly, the front office ladies are always so sweet and helpful I just love them.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2012
I highly recommend any parent to send their children to Arborland. The staff care so much about each child, whether it's the office staff or the kitchen staff. I've worked at Arborland for 5 years and I feel very lucky to work with the staff and the wonderful children that attend. I continue to be amazed at the high standards held and how the children continue to reach them. I attended elementary public school and I wish Arborland would have been an option for my education.

- submitted by a teacher
November 15, 2011
This school continues to amaze me and what it has done for my child! It isn't just about the academics, but teaches to the whole child - self discipline, organization, treating others with respect, thinking through consequences of one's actions, respect for different cultures - all in addition to the high academic standards. The hands on learning, educational field trips, the teacher dedication - why would anyone want to go anywhere else?

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2011
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires" William Arthur Ward The Montessori teachers' goal is always to inspire and ignite the child's imagination to research, explore, think outside the box, make new discoveries and learn new things. This is what makes Arborland Montessori Children's Academy such a special school. All the teachers strive to inspire the child.

- submitted by a teacher
August 05, 2011
Elementary teacher student ratio is 12 to1. Teachers are awesome. Kids can learn at their own pace but the do teach one grade level higher compare to public school so everyone is learning much more. Cost is so much lower than Fairmont. If you're looking for small private school, I highly recommend Arborland.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
Arborland does not only teach what a child needs to know academically to succeed but they also teach life skills. I attended this school from Pre-K to 6th grade. The school has definitely grown but the atmosphere is still a small loving family. Everyone knows everyone's name and no matter how long it has been since you last visited, you are still considered family. Arborland teaches with ways I think helped me to be able to adapt to a situation no matter what is happening. The teachers there are beyond what a teacher is considered. They care about you. Not only how you learn but how you are in your everyday life. Arborland will always be a part of me and my family. Without Arborland and the teachers I wouldn't be who I am today.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2011
Arborland has been a great place to work. I am also very fortunate to have my son attend there as well. He is going to be entering the fourth grade next year. I want to thank his prior teachers , he is fully prepared for the upper elementary. Arborland is a school where parents can feel good about the education and care their children are receiving.

- submitted by a teacher
June 18, 2011
All the staff members at Arborland are great. They all work hard and teach every child uniquely as an individual. Teachers at Arborland never teach for the sake of teaching. Instead, they strive to make a difference in every child's life and education. Looking back at my own childhood years, I would have loved to come to school at Arborland. Learning would have been more exciting. It's a great school to send your child to. This school is worth the visit.

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2011
I really enjoy this school its great especially the way they teach how fast the children learn to read and write at such a young age sooner than the public school system. i went to public school all my life and i wish my parents would of taken me here. Its great!

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2011
Prior to enrolling our daughter Arborland, we conducted an extensive search for a school that would provide the best overall learning environment. Arborland has far exceeded our expectations. Our daughter entered Arborland at 4 1/2 years of age and having no prior school experience. The dedicated and highly talented teachers and staff at Arborland have created such a nuturing, motivating and individualized learning environment, and our daughter has flourished as a result. We were so pleased with our daughter's first year at Arborland, that we enrolled her younger brother into the Pre-K program- and he loves it! The principal, teachers and staff are visible, accessible and very engaged. It is evident that the primary goal is to ensure the school provides a strong foundation for its children, but also a comfortable and familial-like environment for the parents and families of the children. We would recommend Arborland to anyone who is seeking a program that promotes a wonderful balance of advanced learning, confidence, leadership, social graces and respect.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2011
I heard from several friends about Arborland when I was looking for the best school for my child. The Arborland provides best environment and newest materials for learning. The teacher fully understands chlid's stengths and weaknesses with relationship and daily close observation. The principal , staff, teacher are wonderful. I don't worry about my son at school because they guide and care like one of my family members does. I rate the Arborland is two-thumbs up.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2011
I LOVE ARBORLAND!!! I am currently an eighth grader at Parks Junior High School. My 9 years at Arborland has established an excellent foundation for me! As a 7th grader, I was taking Advanced Algebra and advanced choir with 8th graders. I was also in the GATE program. This year, in addition to maintaining a 4.0 GPA, I was elected as our school s student body secretary and recently crowned as Miss Fullerton Outstanding Teen First Runner Up. I believe education is a preparation for life. I thank Arborland for providing me with excellent academic, leadership and public speaking skills. Arborland gave all of their students opportunities to perform on stage multiple times a year. My performance experience has helped me to win the top interview award in this year s Miss Fullerton Outstanding Teen competition. I continue to take vocal, piano, and dance lessons at Arborland Academy of the Arts. I love Arborland and look forward to continuing its alumni s excellence tradition!!!

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2011
I have been with Arborland for 9 years. I am happy to say the staff is like a second family. All the teacher's are also caring and loving to their students and have good relationships with the parents. Arborland is a great school to start your child's academic and social foundation that will carry he/she through for the rest of their lives.

- submitted by a teacher
January 07, 2011
We have our children attending the Valencia campus. We are very impress by the dedication and care that teachers provide to their students. My older one surprises us once awhile with his understanding of academic areas for example he tells our pediatrician that he likes geometry for the first grader. I say that he knows the word but does not understand the meaning so the doctor asks him what it is. His response is the study of angles and relationships. He nails it. The second one in pre-school also surprises us everyday with the improvement in writing and reading. Our hats are off to the teachers and their staff. Like any other private school. The school administers are not very pleasant to deal with but sharing the notes with other private schools parents in the area. They are much kinder and professional. We hope that you would visit the school because teaching staff and their assistance are very professional and caring.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
The Arborland principal, staff, and teachers are great! My child loves coming to school every day and has progressed so much once she started attending. The curriculum, teacher ratio, activities, and child care options are excellent. This school exposes the children to a more well-rounded and balanced school environment while carefully addressing the child's maturity and educational progression at their level. Excellent school and activity center!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Dr. Chen is very interested in making sure the child has a loving and education type environment. I am so proud to be working here and hope that I will continue to grow in my knowledge with children. This school is very loving and it feels like a home away from home. The families love to spend more time with the other families and I constantly witness lifelong friendships and relationships being formed. Many of my previous students come back to visit saying how much they miss Arborland and how fun and educating it all was. I hope that you can come check it out for yourself. Truly a great School.

- submitted by a teacher
September 17, 2010
I love the small class size Arborland offers. When you walk into a public school, there are at least 30 children in the room with 1 teacher. My son's class has 20 children with 2 teachers. All the teachers are very friendly and caring at Arborland. Every child gets so much attention. My son loves his teachers. They not only teach him. They also make time to chat with him and understand him. Because he loves his teachers, he wants to do the very best he can to impress them. We are just so happy that our son excels in every subject area.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2010
Arborland gave me too many near and dear memories to list, so I'll wrap this up by saying "thank you" to the entire staff who contributed SO much to my happiness and joy that I share in life today. Arborland have prepared me to take on the world and for that, I am truly gracious.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2010
I started Arborland when I was 3 years old and graduated from the elementary program. Arborland helped me a lot as a child. My parents enrolled me at Arborland because they knew that I would get a lot of individual attention and a nurturing environment that would help me grow. I had no trouble adjusting to public junior high school and found that academics were relatively easy. Because my academic foundations were well-built at Arborland, I was always on the honor roll in junior high and was also accepted into the GATE program. My strong academic foundations carried me through high school where I graduated at the top 5% of my class and completed the International Baccalaureate Program. I was very excited to go to Cornell University and graduate with a degree in Biology! Thank you Arborland!!

- submitted by a community member
August 27, 2010
Arborland is a wonderful school for children to grow academically, socially, emotionally and physical. Children are treated with respect, and learning is fun!!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 24, 2010
I have been an employ at Arborland for 4 years now, and I love everything about it. The children amaze me everyday with something they learned in the classroom. Arborland is full of wonderful children, staff, teachers, and the principal is also wonderful. The principal cares about the school, children, and all the staff memebers, and it really shows, especially with all her wonderful shows/ recitals she puts on. I would highly recommend Arborland to any parent!

- submitted by a teacher
August 17, 2010
Arborland Montessori is a joy for my two children. It is a dream come true for every child as they learn, explore, grow & make friendships at their own pace. It is a true Montessori school by every definition of the word , " Montessori." From the dedicated principal to the teachers.. everybody pitches in their one hundred percent, a safe well prepared environment where children are encouraged, loved and motivated to aim for the stars. Submitted by Ifra Khoso

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2010
I want to thank Arborland for providing excellent education to my three children. They not only have graduated from the top universities in the nation, but also have been very successful in their careers. Arborland built great foundations for my children, especially developed their public speaking skills. My children are well educated, confident, and responsible. I have kept all the video tapes from their recitals and international cultural day performances. What a great memory we had at Arborland! It was the best investment we made for our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2010
I have two children that have attend Arborland since they were 18 months, they are now in second and fourth grade and I couldn t be happier. My children love to go to school and love to learn! They are also far above the state average in academics and more important to me they are well rounded socially. Great School!

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2010
this school is just excellent. it is clearly one of the best private schools ever established. I was once a student there, and It has helped me more than any other school

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2009
i feel the cericulum at my school is exelent. i love the school and am sad to leave after i graduate. the teachers give a large amount of personal teaching because the student - teacher ratio is so good. in 2009 my class of 30 students had 3 teachers.

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December 14, 2008
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no rating December 10, 2008
I am also a proud parent of two Arborland students. I stumbled upon Arborland two years ago while on a relentless quest for a preschool that included caring teachers, a safe environment and adequate academic preparation for elementary school. After visiting nearly every preschool in Fullerton and some in surrounding cities, I found Arborland. I honestly could not be more pleased with this school. My son is thriving in kindergarten. He adores his teacher and his friends and manages to complete a very large amount of work every day without a second thought. My daughter recently turned 3 and began a primary class with an equally wonderful teacher. The 4 year olds are reading and completing addition problems. The extracirricular activities are numerous and the school parties and holiday celebrations are grand. I feel great dropping my children off every morning.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
Arborland is an excellent school! Everyone gets individual attention. The education is very well-rounded and gave me a superior foundation for all my subjects. The main thing is that Arborland trains everyone extra well in public-speaking. With fewer students, everyone gets a chance to go onstage a few times a year. The best part of having fewer students is that you make friends that last a lifetime. There are many special events and educational/fun field trips. Arborland is a perfect school to start off ones education. :)

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2008
I am a proud parent of 2 Arborland students. My son just entered public school due to financial reasons, and I regret not being able to keep him at this wonderful school. My daughter, however, is still enrolled at Arborland. I am so glad that she is able to receive a great education, thanks to the ... Read more wonderful staff at this school. This school challenges the children just enough not to discourage them, whereas in public school, my son is not being challenged at all. It is a great start for young children to learn essential skills and academics in a fun and safe environment. The staff is friendly, and very commited to my children's needs. Sending children to Arborland is the best decision a parent can make.

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May 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 22, 2008
I am a proud parent of 2 Arborland students. My son just entered public school due to financial reasons, and I regret not being able to keep him at this wonderful school. My daughter, however, is still enrolled at Arborland. I am so glad that she is able to receive a great education, thanks to the wonderful staff at this school. This school challenges the children just enough not to discourage them, whereas in public school, my son is not being challenged at all. It is a great start for young children to learn essential skills and academics in a fun and safe environment. The staff is friendly, and very commited to my children's needs. Sending children to Arborland is the best decision a parent can make.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 27, 2007
I absolutely love Arblorland Montessori. I believe Arborland lays a great foundation for a child's growth by exposing him/her to various aspects of learning such as math, reading, science, art, geography, etc. They start children learning at an early age. My son started at age 2 1/2 and I am excited about my 2 1/2 year old daughter joining him in January. They also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities such as swimming, tennis, piano, karate, dance, etc. My son learned to swim and has been taking tennis lessons with Mr. Guy for about 8 months. I also love the annual Halloween parade, International Day in the spring, and the annual Christmas/holiday recital which is a big deal. These are the most well prepared, fearless, confident children and I believe Arborland has really helped mold them into that type of person. If I could give Arborland 6 stars, I would!

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June 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2005
A great school for those who like the montessori approach. The mix of age in the classroom associated with the teachers' support is great for developping outgoing children who tend to be advanced academically. The brand new buildings (with swimming pool and tennis) make it a great environnement for learning.

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May 18, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2004
My child has attended Arborland for 5 years. This school caters to each child's individual needs. Her teachers have all been loving and caring while still providing a high standard of education. My daughter is excited to go to school and is excited about learning. My daughter has had alot of medical issues that this school was still able to deal with effectively. Great all around education.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2003
Arborland Montessori Children's Academy is truly a great school. Children blossom at this school. They are are exposed to a wide range of subjects. The teachers focus on each child as an individual and each child progresses at their own pace. I really like the recitals, holiday celebrations and International Culture Day. Parents are encouraged to be involved in all aspects of their child's education.

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Arborland Montessori Children's Academy has two campuses, both of which are located in Fullerton. We are celebrating more than 20 years of academic excellence.

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Arborland Montessori School
1700 West Valencia Drive, Fullerton, CA  92833
(714) 871-2311
Last modified Arborland Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Arborland Montessori School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top