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PK-3
Private
Huntington Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 168
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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16081 Waikiki Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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(714) 907-4672
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Map of Leport Schools - Huntington Harbor address.

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December 11, 2014
Our daughter has been at LePort, Huntington Harbor for over 1 year now in Ms. Almanza's infant room. I wrote our first review of the school after our daughter had been in the room for about six months, and wanted to write again now that she is getting ready to move up to the toddler room, so I can honestly say that this review is based on the sum totality of the infant program at Huntington Harbor. So, how does the school stack up after roughly 13 months of daily childcare? I have to say that my wife and I are both incredibly happy with the level of care, professionalism, and dedication exhibited by the staff and faculty at Leport. Ms. Almanza, Ms Pham, Ms Bourdages, Ms Akimoto and Ms Palmer are all amazing childcare professionals, and we both feel lucky that our daughter was able to learn from each of these women. If you are considering the infant program at LePort, I can honestly and unreservedly recommend it for any child. It is endlessly comforting to know that our daughter is as well cared for (and probably more stimulated) at Leport than she would be at home. Thanks once again to the infant staff at Leport Huntington Harbor.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
I am a parent of a 3 1/2 year old who started at Leport in the beginning of last summer. The school has exceed all expectations that my husband and I had. The teaching theories of Maria Montessori is carried out in both environment and teaching methods. The children exhibit a genuine example of Montessori children, which is kind, respectful of people and their environment. Academic subjects are thought through various applications. First, a presentation by the teacher, then modeling. The student applies what they have observed, and if they are challenged, they are able to provide hands on one-on-one assistance. Didactic teaching does not exist, which method only uses only words to explain. The breadth of learning is vast and takes inside and outside the classroom when possible. The children understand that the subjects are real and exist outside of theory on paper. They are self-reliant, and prepare snacks by themselves, select their learning materials and clean up after each activity with care. The classrooms are not cluttered with posters or learning materials. All of the learning materials are of high quality, wood, glass, etc. Thank you to Mrs. Ashgar and her staff!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
Last year, after touring several options in the HH area when our bright little one was just 18mos, we met the fine staff at LePort while touring their campus. We signed up for the waiting list and enrolled our 20 mo old baby earlier this year! It wasn't a cakewalk dropping off our little one for the first time. Since that first day a relationship with LePort has evolved for our child (and ourselves as parents) fostering an environment of learning, progression, citizenship, within an instituion who seem to genuinely care and are friendly. It truly is astonishing to see your little infant become an individual in a good school environment with decent, supportive people whose own children attend their school! Bless all of LePort staff (you know who you are, you shine in our books ) for your help with our Angie! See you all next year!!! Happy Holidays! God Bless!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2014
My son is in a toddler program K1 with head teacher Ms. Hattery and assistant teacher Ms. William. When we first toured the campus, we was very impressed with a friendly informative administrative staff and the school environment. After enrolling we was worry because the school does not allow bottle which my son needs for his sleeping time. Ms. Hattery has reassured us and yet he does not go to school with a bottle. It takes us 30 minutes to drive him to school, but it is worthy because my son is very happy every day. We know that he is in such a good care. We would like to thank Ms. Hattery has helped potty training him in just 2 weeks. We would recommend to every parents who believe in Montessori philosophy to give Leport school a try. We are very happy and pleased. Thank you and wish you continue to grow strong.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2014
My grandson attends Le Port School in Huntington Beach. He is seven months old and has attended since he was three and a half months old. My daughter, son-in-law and I could not be happier that they chose Le Port and that Ms. Zappa is his teacher. We have been very impressed with the home-school communication. Ms. Zappa keeps his routine consistent with the routine at home so he doesn't have two separate lives and routines. His parents know how his day at school went, his schedule and any special activities and interests. The teachers know how his night and morning have gone and anything new/or changes in his life. The teachers at Le Port, and especially Ms. Zappa seem genuinely interested in my grandson. They know his personality and have encouraged his physical and cognitive development. They offer suggestions for nurturing his development at home. They celebrate each milestone with his parents. The result is a happy, confident, independent infant who fearlessly explores his world.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2014
As parents that both work extended hours, it was important to us to find a daycare that provided an environment that would be like a second home to our son. We got very lucky that our son is not a crier. Unfortunately that meant that in his first day care he was often ignored while the teachers soothed the babies that made the most noise. And then he started to fall behind on milestones. I am SO grateful for LePort. I saw an immediate turn around with my son and his milestones after enrolling him at LePort. Within days I could see a difference in how excited he was to go to school and how happy and fulfilled he was when he would come home. Now, several months later, he is excelling in every way and is advanced for his age in many skills and milestones. His teachers are so attentive and he loves his head teacher Ms. Zappa. She is always full of good ideas on ways to help our son grow and to address concerns we are having about issues with sleep, eating, or anything else. We seek out and take her advice on many subjects we have encountered with our son. We couldn t be happier with his teachers. They genuinely love our son.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
I cannot say enough about how wonderful the infant program and Ms. Zappa have been for my son's development. He's become such a happy, independent, confident little man! This is one of the few infant programs out there that is actually designed for infants, not for convenience of adults. The walking children enjoy daily strolls at a luxuriously slow pace, where they examine rocks, snails, and flowers with glee. The young infants ride in a buggy, where teachers sing and talk to them during their walk. All infants eat at a low table (not a high chair) where they learn to use ceramic dishes and silverware, and drink from a glass. They nap on low cots, and simply stand up and walk (or crawl) back to class when they are rested - no crying for help to be lifted out of a crib. And the language development - wow! Not just "dog" and "cat", but "whale", "leaf", "squirrel"... I truly believe that my son would not be the same capable little person he's become if he'd been in a standard daycare or home with a sitter. Further, the transition up to the Spanish Immersion toddler room was gradual and seamless... and at 18 months he's already starting to use the toilet!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2014
We have two boys in LePort, one in the infant program and one in the toddler program, and we all love it very much. Every level is amazing.. The infant class is so wonderful. It's peaceful and the teachers are all very knowledgable about this delicate age. We are never worried leaving our little ones. They work do fun activities everyday, even with the babies. As they grow older new materials are added to encourage further learning. This is truly an amazing school! Another thing to mention is that the staff is always wonderful! Very friendly and extremely helpful.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2013
The Leport School in Huntington Harbor is Amazing!!! Our son is in second grade now and started at Leport in their Toddler program when he was 20 months old. Our daughter started at 18 months and will begin kindergarten next year. Dillon is now with Ms. Noorzad and Mr. Mazari in the Elementary program. They are both exceptional teachers! It is amazing how much he has learned. He is able to read and comprehend 5th grade level books and multiplies and divides at home for fun. He loves to learn and is constantly asking questions and researching topics that interest him on his own. Just the other day he was able to name all the countries in Africa while blind folded by feeling the shape. We are amazed each week at what our son knows and what he is able to do both academically and socially. Our daughter is in Mrs. Caruth's room, the same teacher our son had. She is also an incredible teacher. I have to admit, even though my husband and I are both teachers, we have not worked with our son or daughter at all academically. We spend our time together on outings and my son is busy playing club soccer. We owe everything to Leport. It has been the best investment we have ever made!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
I definitely recommend LePort. It is by far one of the best schools I have ever visited. I chose LePort for both my children- ages 3 and 10 months and could not be happier. They are learning so much every day. The infant program is fabulous. They really take a strong approach to education and help with all areas of a child's development. In the pre primary. kids are exposed to practical life as well as to all other subjects- math, geography, reading, etc. The school focuses mainly on education and learning through play. Children are taught how to behave, how to learn for the future and how to be exceptional individuals in today's world. I love the school and the effect that it has on my kids and our family. It requires involvement (both from the parents' side as well as the teachers) which is exactly what I was looking for in a school. Exceptional school with fabulous teachers - words cannot describe how happy I am to have found it and be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2013
When it came to choose a preschool for our 22 month old daughter, we took time to visit all Montessori schools around the area and finally chose Leport Huntington Harbor. We were skeptical and worried at first when enrolled her in a toddler program because the school did not encourage the use of pacifier and milk bottles (our daughter had to have a pacifier to fall asleep and only drank warm milk in a bottle). Surprisingly, only a few days after her first day of school, she no longer wanted or needed a pacifier and a few weeks later she started drinking cold milk right out of the fridge! We are so thankful that the teacher, Ms. Arzate and her assistant teacher, Mrs. Adly are both truly awesome and dedicated in teaching and training her to be independent with daily routines and also the potty training. They made our daughter's transition from home to school very easy and smooth. Now after 5 months, she loves to go to school every morning to see her teacher and friends. She has become more socialized with other children and communicated verbally more as we noticed. We are very happy and pleased.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
We sent our son here last summer, and I have to say we strongly dislike it.. First of all the reason we sent him here is because we saw great reviews, and they boast individual attention. Our son is advanced for his age, last summer he was 3.5, but read like a fifth grader. We were told that he would get the challenge he needed, and yet by the end of the summer we noticed his love reading and interest in math was gone. There was no spark in him and I felt strongly that his interests were weaned because of the whole experience at Leport. We spoke to at least two different teachers about his needs, the first time we were told that it wouldn't be a problem. They ignored our request and. I got frustrated and brought it up with another teacher. This time I was told to deal with the office, which gave me a bunch of paper work to fill out. Despite all this nothing changed by the end of the summer. The admin staff are horrendous to deal with and not friendly nor helpful at all. We asked if we could drop by, the woman picked up interrogated us for our reason and told us "no", even though they touted "open door policy."

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2013
Our child has been attending LePort school since January 2012. My wife and I have been very pleased with the program. In that short amount of time we've seen her grow tremendously. The teachers are very caring and keep a tight schedule. They are always providing us information on how to prepare for our day. They also have plenty of activities going on throughout the school year. When our child was ready to move up to the next level class, they invited us to take a tour of the new classroom. The staff and teachers at the school know our daughter well. We also met many of the parents and now I have some new friends for our daughter to play with too.. It's comforting to know that there is such a caring school looking out for our little one.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2013
This school has everything a parent would want for their child: a friendly, caring staff, clean classrooms, flexible hours/schedules, a great mix of academics and play, and stimulating/fun after school programs. My 4 year old is thriving and loves going to this school. This was not the case in his previous school where I felt I had to drag him in there. Mrs. Akyol is a fantastic teacher that makes learning fun and interesting. She is a true asset to the school.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
The LePort Spanish Immersion program has been an amazing experience for our family. I hesitated because I didn't want to "confuse" my daughter with a new language. I learned that at age three she is not learning Spanish INSTEAD of another subject; she is soaking it all in with every lesson. My daughter enrolled at LePort in July 2012, and I am so proud of her development. Her independence & confidence have sky rocketed. I am still amazed when she brings her plate to the sink after dinner, dresses herself for school and joins in to play with the neighborhood kids. She not only receives the Montessori component that fosters independence, but also incorporates caring about friends, teachers & her environment. Mrs. Del Valle & Mrs. Tryon are such kind & caring teachers that really know AND understand my child. I know that they care deeply about each student's education, but also (and just as important), their happiness. This sentiment is shared by all of the staff, and especially the Head of School, Ms. Asghar. They have a great team of teachers and administrators and I am so glad that my daughter and our family get to share in such an extraordinary community.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2013
I could not imagine a better place for my infant than LePort. Leaving your baby in someone else's care is such an emotionally charged decision. You are faced with physical logistics, but also your own fears about being away. In the 5 months that my child has been enrolled, we have BOTH learned so much. The teachers love and care about each baby and really know how to read them. They know the little intricacies about each child like how they like to be fed & held, and what types of activities they enjoy. The program instills confidence in the kids, even as young as the infant stage. It also gives the parents the confidence to know their child is getting the love & care they need while building their foundation for learning. It is evidenced every day at drop off when I kiss my little guy at the door and he gladly goes to his teacher & little friends. The room is a clean Montessori environment that is an infant wonderland. It has been eye opening to me to see what my baby is actually capable of doing. Walking into the classroom when he was 7 months old to see him sitting in a tiny chair next to his teacher at a tiny table eating his lunch a charming memory that I will always cherish!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2013
We have been extremely pleased with our decision to enroll our toddler in LePort. This campus does a great job of following the Montessori philosophy. Our son often refers to his "work". He has grown tremedously and has developed independence since starting with LePort. They were especially instrumental in helping us potty train our son and most importantly letting us know that he was in fact ready, we probably would have waited longer but when his teacher said he was ready we trusted her and she was right. We couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2013
I am very pleased with the Spanish Immersion program at the LePort Montessori Huntington Harbor campus. Mrs. Del Valle is patient and caring with her students. It is amazing to see how much Spanish the students, including my daughter, have absorbed since only September. They all understand what is being asked of them in Spanish, and I've witnessed students helping each other respond and ask questions in Spanish: this is mentoring within the classroom at its best! My 4 1/2 year old daughter is bringing home books and reading in Spanish and seems to be having loads of fun while learning. It is truly amazing to see their language skills blossoming alongside their confidence!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
I have very active, energetic boys and was not sure how they would assimilate to a Montessori environment and can now say this was the best decision my husband and I have made. We highly recommend LePort Schools and hope to keep our sons through elementary. My sons started at LePort Huntington Harbor just last spring (at 22 months and 46months) and they even attend their summer camp. I only wish we had enrolled my older when he was 2! My 2 year old has excelled so quickly and learned so much in such a short period of time that he continues to amaze me. They even potty trained him! My older son, who I felt was falling behind at his previous preschool is now learning much faster and will likely be reading this year. The teachers are wonderful, patient and caring. I have great open communication with the teachers and they take the time to even send pictures of them doing various activities throughout the week. I feel the administration and school director are just as caring and attentive to the students as the teachers. It is a very well run school with families who want to be a part of a community. This campus is very special as well, with a lot of open space and even a garden.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2012
The head of school Fatima is very sensative, accommodating and personable. School is in a quite place in Huntington Beach and classes have 12 to 1 ratio for classes except the toddler class where they have 6 to 1 ratio. Pro: One of the best in HB, children academically are developing based on mother's I spoke with. My child is in toddler class and I loved their personal touch to send pictures of our child while in class. The environment very friendly. Con: Security is low. Children's name accessible outside where anyone can check if a child is in school. For parents with sensative job, it could be problematic. A child could be easily removed. Their foreign language is not very strong and diverse while many schools are much ahead. Overall academically and activity side: A very good school

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2012
My daughter started going to LePort January 2012 when she was 3 years old. We looked at several preschools in the area and LePort really stood out. The children are so well behaved. The teachers are so caring and responsive. The school really communicates well and often with the parents. Starting in September, they are going to have a full immersion Spanish program and we are so excited that our daughter is going to be in it. I only wish I found LePort sooner.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
My son stared going to this school when he was 18 months old, he started out in Mrs Chungs class where she was able to guide him and I am greatful that she was his first teacher. She made me feel like my son was the most important child that was in her class. I was so impressed that not only did his teachers know my sons name but all the staff knew who he was and also knew my name. I loved the fact that they always said good morning to both of us by name. I have had my son in two montessori schools now and hands down this campus is wonderful. Welcoming, caring, comforting... Thank you for making me feel that my child was the most important child there.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
Our son has loved being in Mrs. Chung's Pre-primary class. She and Mrs. Barrios are great with him, teach him, care for him, and give him confidence. He has grown by leaps and bounds in the past 1.5 years in their classroom. Thank you Mrs. Chung.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
Both of my kids attend Leport in Huntington Beach and I couldn't be more happier to have found such a great school for them. My 4 year old started in their preprimary program with Mrs. Chung and now my 2.5 year old has her too. Mrs. Chung is an exceptional teacher who has taught, encouraged and motivated my kids in so many different areas. My 2.5 year old had a hard time when she started, but I received a phone call from Mrs. Chung almost every day for the first few weeks giving me updates and assuring me she was fine. I even received pictures of her doing work in class from their administrative staff which helped calm me. Mrs. Chung is very patient & encouraging. She has created such a safe and nurturing environment for her. We have noticed a huge growth and positive change since she started. Her confidence level has built up along with her interactions with the kids. Mrs. Chung has created such a great learning foundation for both of my kids. Mrs. Asghar who is the head of school knows most of the kids by name, which goes to show how much this campus cares, the level of dedication and how involved they are to creating such a wonderful learning environment for our kids.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2012
My youngest is currently in Mrs Chung's Pre-primary class and my oldest was also in her class. I love to hear from Mrs Chung each morning on his progression in class and projects that interest him. He is so independent and communicates so well for an almost 2.5 year old. I am blown away by the way he interacts with others and does things all on his own. Mrs Chung is an amazing teacher who not only motivates the children but us parents as well. She is very patient and always aware of each students needs. My son started at Leport when he was 18 months and I am so proud of how much he has grown. Such growth is only possible because of Mrs. Chung's persistence and compassionate demeanor. I love Leport HB and all the staff. Every teacher and staff member on campus is involved in always ensuring that our kids are learning in a safe and healthy environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
We were looking specifically for a Montessori school in the area for our child. Our son started at LePort School Huntington Harbor right before he turned 2 years of age. Under Mrs. Chung s teaching in pre-primary class, we witnessed such growth in his social, fine motor and language skills. He has developed a strong sense of independence, curiosity, and a joyful enthusiasm for learning. Our son is now in Primary Class with Ms. Heckendorn (who is also great) and is thriving. He is excited to go to school each day and continues develop successfully. The school is clean and well-equipped. They have also have a vegetable garden on campus, which is fun and educational for the kids. Mrs. Ashgar, the head teacher, is very present, patient, and responsive. Communication with parents is very good. Parents are updated weekly as to school events and announcements. We highly recommend Leport.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
My son started LePort when he was 19 mos old and he is now a little more than 2yrs old. At first, he cried when I dropped him off and it broke my heart but soon he was running to class to see his teachers and new friends. Ms. Hattery, Ms. Kamori, Ms. Chen along with the Day Care teachers, Ms. Alfonso, Ms. Lopez (and many other teachers) have created a wonderfully warm and caring environment for my son to grow emotionally and intellectually. He has bonded with his classmates and engages with the Montessori lessons. It's truly wonderful to know he is learning and growing in positive ways all day .

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2012
It's important to remember that the Montessori system does not work for every child. Our child did not excel in this school based on various factors. A major issue being the lack of disciplinary techniques. I don't think it's fair to 3-5 year olds to expect them to self-manage their own behavior. At that age they need strong guidelines and teachers who follow through consistently. Also, if you have a child with a very strong personality - this may not be the right school for them.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
We are so pleased that we chose LePort for our son! As a Montessori child myself and with a mom who owns a Montessori school in Northern CA, we had very high expectations. The teachers and staff have been wonderful and it's obvious that they have a passion for what they do.The school sends out a weekly email and is very good with communicating with the parents. It amazes me at the independence my 2 year old has gained over the past 7 months and how he has blossomed since being enrolled at LePort. I have nothing but great things to say about this school, and would highly recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2012
My 6 year old son has attended LePort Montessori Huntington Beach for a year, since we moved from out of state. I was very concerned about how he would transition into this Montessori school, but I was pleasantly surprised that he blended right in and has been thriving ever since. I am thrilled that he enjoys his time in the classroom and aftercare program. His individuality and natural curiosity are nurtured and encouraged by wonderful teachers who understand that learning should be a fun experience for children. My son is gaining an amazing scholastic foundation and he is also learning critical thinking, concentration, self-motivation and an understanding of teamwork and community involvement. He will carry these skills with him throughout his life, in education and into other spheres, and that is a comforting thought as a parent. To the fabulous LePort Huntington Beach teachers and staff - thank you!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2011
I am very grateful to have found LePort School. My daughter, who just turned 5, has been attending for only 4 months and I have seen a tremendous growth in her reading, math and verbal skills. Her teacher, Ms. Heckendorn is a wonderful, patient and caring individual who pays close attention to detail. She took the time to listen to all my concerns and works with my daughter to help her master the skills that I expect her to reach. The headmaster Ms. Asghar and her staff are a pleasure to work with; they are always available by phone, email or in person. The first week that my daughter started school I called the office several times to ask how she was doing and they were always happy to go to the classroom, check on her and report back to me. Additionally, the school offers many opportunities for parent involvement, they have a no sugar policy and have several extracurricular activities that are available after-school. My daughter is enrolled in ceramics and art, both of which she really enjoys. When I pick her up she usually doesn't want to leave.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2011
My three kids attend LePort at the Huntington Beach campus and I could not be thankful enough with the staff and teachers for their dedication on providing a nurturing and safe environment where my kids can learn and grow. I am so happy to see each and every day how exciting they are to start a new day of work. They have become more independent and successful and that feeling of confidence and satisfaction shows in every aspect.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2011
My daughter has been attending LePort Montessori since April of this year. She absolutely loves it. The children are engaged and the caregivers are nurturing. They focus on responsibility and care of the child's environment from an early age. Our daughter was always inquisitive and curious and LePort has been a great fit. I've had the opportunity recently to observe my daughter's class and I am impressed. Her room was fun, educational, and orderly. We couldn't say better things about their preprimary program.

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2011
My son went to two other Montessori before this one. This school is definitely the best one we have seen. My son loves his friends and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2011
"Since enrolling our son at LePort (he's been there for about a year now in Mrs. Chung s Pre Primary class), we have witnessed his cognitive skills and confidence grow dramatically. While we are busy at work, he is learning wonderful skills and behavior which he later demonstrates at home (he puts away the dishes and so much more!). Every day we drop him off, he is bursting with energy and excitement to be at school. All the staff members at LePort are very warm, friendly, and helpful. Mrs. Chung (primary teacher) and all her assistant teachers have wonderful attitudes and are so supportive of our son. We are so lucky to have found this school. We love LePort!"

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2011
We had visited Montessori schools for more than a year looking for the perfect fit for our daughter and had her enrolled in one for a few months only to realize that, like many of the others, it was not true to the Montessori philosophy. Our first visit to Le Porte Montessori in Huntington Beach was an experience for which we had been searching! The Director s compassion, professionalism, and dedication to the students was so evident and we knew that our daughter would just thrive in their care. We have been a Le Port Montessori family for 8 months and our first impression could not have been more correct. Before our eyes, our daughter is developing into an independent, confident, and compassionate human being and we know without a doubt that Le Porte is our partner in her growth and success.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2011
As an owner of a Montessori school in Roseville I was relegated to find a quality Montessori school in the Long Beach area for my grandson. After visiting 7 Montessori schools I was very disappointed at the quality and unfriendliness of the schools and staff . I looked further afield, and found LePort Montessori in Huntington Beach. What a difference, finally what I was looking for: a true Montessori school, with a warm, friendly and knowledgeable staff and classrooms filled with quality Montessori materials. They did not know my background and treated me with dignity and respect, explaining the Montessori Philosophy in a professional manner. They encouraged my questions and eagerly answered them. They are extremely accommodating to working parents and my grandson and his parents were able to visit on a Saturday. They too felt the same warmth and saw the qualities I had mentioned. Our grandson has immensely enjoyed his school since August 2011 and although he is 20 months old now is already very independent, social and has learned so much. Thank you LePort Montessori for upholding to true Montessori standards. Anne Binder

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2011
My two-year-old daughter and I took an 8-week session at LePort Montessori HB this past summer. It was fun, very educational and affordable. The session was 90 minutes with parent participation. Fatima Askar was our teacher for the session and she was wonderful. She was kind and patient with the children, teaching them important life lessons in such a gentle way. I can only speak for me as a parent, but she taught me as well...to slow down a bit more and reminded me to be even more present with my daughter. This school allows children to learn and grow in a safe environment, while having fun as well. I highly recommend LePort Montessori HB and my daughter and I have signed on for the Fall session.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2011
My daughter has been attending Leport Montessori for a little over a year now. We have been thrilled with her progress at school. She has learned to read with a great deal of fluency, she paints maps of continents, she works with hands-on materials to learn math, and so much more. Her teacher is nurturing and communicates often with us. I have all the confidence that she is being well cared for and that she is learning so much when she is at school. We have decided to keep her at Leport for Kindergarten even though our public school is highly rated. We were so pleased with Leport that we tried the Mommy and Me program for our youngest daughter over the summer. It was fantastic! What a great introduction to Montessori. She has just started attending the pre-primary classroom at Leport, and she is having great success. Thank you Leport!

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
My son was 20 months old when we enrolled in the Mommy and Me class. We learned so much from this experience. It was invaluable to observe, interact, and learn from the other mommy's and the teachers. He is talking more, becoming more independent, and exploring more. We were so pleased with results that we enrolled him for the Fall school

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
I highly recommend this school to all parents. The teachers and staff are so warm and caring. It is hard enough to have to drop your child off at school every morning, but I am always at ease once we arrive at school because I see how much our son loves and enjoys his teacher and classmates at Le Port and I know he is in great hands.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2011
My 2 1/2 yr old has been going to this school since May.....AND SHE LOVES IT !!!!!!! As parents, we are so glad we decided to put here in this school. My daughter has learned so much in the short period of time she's been here. The teachers are all great and really care for my daughter like their own. The school is very clean and run very professionally. They also keep the parents involved with father/mother days.I went to the father day with my daughter and we had a blast . You also get to talk with the teachers and get feedback on your child's progress/learning. Also the weekly E-Mails letting you know what's going on at the school is refreshing. Our daughter was previously at another Montessori and this one is SO MUCH BETTER. As a parent, you want to have a piece of mind that your daughter is learning and being taken care of. When we drop her off in the morning, we know that's what she's getting. I would definitely recommend this school to any parent looking for a great school for their child.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2011
My son attended leport HB since he was 2yrs. What makes Leport special is their respect for the individual. My son not only learned to respect his teachers but also his classmates. The parents there welcome us French and Peruvian as if we were born in the USA. I trust the Leport teachers with academics but also with good discipline. Leport encourages healthy eating habits and is super clean my child got sick only twice in 5 yrs. ALL the teachers are warm and most improtant of all sincere. I LOVE Leport. I wish it could expand to 8th grade soon.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2011
Our 7 year old daughter has attended the Huntington Beach campus of LePort Montessori for 4 years now. She started in a primary classroom learning academics, social skills, as well as independence and confidence. When our daughter reached the age of 5 , we determined with the school staff that she was ready to move to the elementary classroom. The elementary classroom is comprised of 6, 7 and 8 year olds, and the head teacher is Miss Bonazza. Miss Bonazza is an outstanding and gifted teacher, and she is the reason we make a long commute to the school each day. Every single day each child gets personalized attention and work. Miss Bonazza nurtures when needed, encourages during the challenges, and shares in each child s excitement with accomplished work. The older children are often given the opportunity to assist in teaching the younger children work which results in an ideal environment for each child to learn leadership skills. The combination of all of these positives is the fact that our daughter looks forward to going to school every day.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
My son has attended Le Port for 3 years. He spent his first year in the pre k program. By the end of this year he was reading the scholastic 3 letter word books. He knew all his colors, continents, and numbers to 100. He started his kindergarden year and exceeded all my expectations. Before the end of the fall semester his teacher and the school administrators approached us about moving him in to the elementary class after the winter break. He is leaving the school this year knowing how to write in cursive, having a strong understanding of geometry, long division, multiplication tables, and addition and subtraction. He is reading chapter books and has an understanding of the differences between nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives. I believe that Ms. Bonazza has given him an excellent foundation for his upcoming years of education. I highly recomend this school to anyone wanting to give their child a head start for their educational career. The entire staff does an exceptional job and truly cares about each and every student.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2011
Our daughter attended Le Port Schools as a first-grader this academic year. I am truly grateful for the support and effort her teacher and the school staff has put into my child's education. She has confidently developed new skills that will enable her to reach her future educational goals. Moreover, she demonstrates high self-esteem, social awareness and self-discipline. We are strong supporters of LePort's approach to education and recomend the school to every parent who is searching for an exceptional institution for their child.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
Two of my children have attended LePort Montessori Huntington Beach. One of my sons is currently enrolled in the lower elementary program. He loves going to school, and he loves his teacher (she is amazing!). My oldest son left LePort after third grade and is currently attending a local public school. Very little of what he has learned this year is new. Most of what he is being taught he learned in second and third grade at LePort. The academic program at LePort is exceptional. The only reason we left LePort is because the school does not currently extend beyond the third grade. The lower elementary program has prepared my kids for a bright academic future, and I'm looking forward to my toddler joining the LePort Montessori family.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
The quality of education and care at Leport Montessori in Huntington Beach is much beyond any other pre-school in HB that I have visited and heard about. Both our son (6) and daughter (3) started here at age 18 months. Our son recently transferred to KG at public school. The classrooms are calmer than other pre-school classrooms that I have seen and the children more engaged. Our son learned how to read and write at this pre-school and is so immensely proud of himself. And we are really impressed. At first I was worried that it might be too academic but I found that there is really no achievement pressure, no forcing kids to learn, no rewards, no punishments, no competition. This school is just a great example of how children do so much better when internally motivated as opposed to externally motivated. I wish they had a larger elementary program here like they have at Leport in Mission Viejo.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
I cannot say enough about LePort Montessori! Both my daughters cannot wait to go to school in the morning, and they are truly thriving. The staff and teachers are always available, courteous, nurturing, and friendly. They truly understand children and are able to tap into their potential and innate curiosity. My children are constantly exploring, engaged, thinking, and excited about learning. I don't believe there is anything better out there!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2011
My 2 1/2 year old loves this school. We have seen such a dramatic change in him since attending this school. One of the other reviews said that their child didn't know his alphabet by kindergarden, I have to say I don't think it is because of the school as my 2 year old already recognizes MANY of the letters of the alphabet and has only been there for 5 months. He is always coming home talking about another thing he has learned that blows my mind away! From knowing the calendar months to being potty trained in just 2 weeks. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because some of his teachers have changed in the short time of going there and I don't think this is very consistent for him. Other than that I love this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2010
When moving to California from Virginia, I searched high and low for a good montessori school for my children to attend. After many disappointments, I found LePort Montessori. The teachers are held to high Montessori Training Standards as well as day-to-day changes that happen in our child's lives. The environment is fun, outgoing, inviting and caring. You'll always feel like your child is the most important child there!!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
When I start to think about my child and leport school I cant help but to choke up a bit. I owe the world to the teachers and whole staff at Leport. We have been with Leport since my child was 18 months old. Immediatley the first thing they had to do was take her binky and get her potty trained. No binky to school, and the potty training started. Within 2 weeks she was ripping of her diaper off and sitting on the toilet. With all the obstacles of life, these teachers pay attention where sometimes as a parent you just cant. The beautiful staff is always smiling. My child can not wait to get to school everyday. She thrives on her 'work' at school. She is four and she reads to me! Thank you Leport for all you do!

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 01, 2009
This school is wonderful for enriching your childs overall view of the world. Class structure is based on individual interest in math, reading, writing, geography, history and science. It has been wonderful for our son

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
Our child attended LePort Montessori-HB for over a year until we moved from the area and the experience was all POSITIVE. The caring teachers and staff eased our shy child into the classroom and did a great job introducing her to a full montessori environment. She is now a confident and well-learned 4 year old who is excited about school and has easily transitioned into her new school. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
My daughter attended LePort HB from 18 months old in the toddler classroom to 5 years old in the primary classroom. She was reading, thinking, and computing above grade level through her entire time with the amazingly loving LePort teachers. My son has attended LePort since 18 months old and is currently a 4 year old who is counting angles and sides on plane shapes and naming phonemes in words. Both of my children learned to love school at LePort. The teachers (we love Mrs. Asghar and Mrs. Sakai) are exceptional. There are very few preschools where you will find such highly educated and able teachers. The tuition is not small, but it is comperable to other schools in the area - and the education and love your child will encounter at LePort is worth the price!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
Very disappointed. Although the teachers were kind and loving the administrative director was quite the opposite. I was more than disappointed to find that after two years of my child attending he could not name the letters of the alphabet. A very basic thing that I would expect him to know before entering Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2009
My sons has been at this school for 2 plus years now and at the age of 4 he is enjoying going to school and is reading, writting and doing math at a the level of a 1st grader. The fact that he want to go everyday is a testimony to the teachers. The entire staff gets it and they care about each child. I would rate this 6 stars if that were a choice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2009
My child has attended for over 3 years. Very good academic foundation. The individualized attention and teaching methods really fosters a child's innate curiosity and love of learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2009
The personalized attention my child receives at LePort is unbelievable. Her classroom teachers are incredibly dedicated and every teacher on campus knows her name! I am very impressed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2009
Le Port is an amazing school. It provides the warmth and comfort for your young children that a parent looks for when going to work all day. Coupled with that are the high standards of academic education they provide your children. My boys have been nurtured and taught; they love their teachers and have tons to talk about when they come home. I owe Le Port the world.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
Great school (HB location), great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
If you are looking for a small private school utilizing Montessori teaching methods this is it. Staff and teachers provide a nuturing environment, individual attention for each student and strong academics. The entire staff (including daycare assistants) is outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
This is an excellent school. My kids get a lot of personal attention from the teachers and caregivers. Their readings, writings, and mathematical skills exceed their age levels. They become more independent, confident and very friendly. The curriculum also help kids to develop their problem solving skills. Admin staffs are very friendly and helpful. No hot lunch program though. Parents will have to pack their kids lunch daily.

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Leport Schools - Huntington Harbor
16081 Waikiki Lane, Huntington Beach, CA  92649
(714) 907-4672
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Leport Schools - Huntington Harbor Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top