Thank you to the parent who brought to our attention the security concerns with clipboards outside the building. In the past, clipboards were hung outside the building during morning drop-off and the mid-day and afternoon main pickup periods. During this time, a staff members is generally outside the building near the clipboards, greeting parents and welcoming children to school. Nevertheless, going forward, we are relocating the clipboards inside the office during drop-off and pick-up periods as well. We hope this addresses this parents concern. As for foreign language: starting September 2012, we are offering full Spanish immersion Montessori toddler and preschool programs for children ages 18 months - 6 years. To our knowledge, this is the only Montessori immersion preschool program in all of Orange County, and we are very excited to enable our young students to become fluent in a foreign language at a time when it is basically effortless for them.
September 01, 2012
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I am SO glad that we made the decision to go with LePort! It feels like we have joined a community. The school offers workshops on how to be a better and more effective parent. They hand out literature on parenting techniques and ideas for tools at home to improve the success of the Montessori lifestyle. We saw a change in our daughter immediately, when she was just 2 years old, and continue to see positive results in her, and love seeing how she has blossomed into a more confident and independent child, now at 4 years old. Miss Hattery was great as a toddler, and we are very impressed with Ms. Ferdinandus in the Primary class. She is kind but firm, and creates the structure and boundaries that our “spirited” daughter needs. We will be sad to have to leave her when it’s time for kindergarden! She knows many different approaches with children and figures out which is most suitable for each child's personality and learning methods. We love that the teachers nurture and guide, but don't hover, and they treat her as a small grown-up instead of an incapable child that needs help with everything. The teachers have excellent communication, and everyone in the staff is always friendly and happy to field my many questions. We also we love that it is a multicultural atmosphere, and that there are so many opportunities and events for parents to get involved and meet each other. Such a sense of community here, and we are so privileged to be able to be part of it! Would highly recommend! This is a five-star school all of the way!
My son is 4 years old and in the primary program in Ms Satyani's class. She is a wonderful and caring teacher. She understands him and provides a safe space for him to be himself where he can excel academically and socially. She is also great with the parents- she is very responsive and flexible. We are grateful to have her as his teacher. The staff is also very friendly and helpful.
Our son started Leport School when he was 2 years old in a toddler program with Ms. Hattery. He has been in a primary class with Ms. Satyani for one and a haft year now. He is very happy and we are pleased to see his progression. Ms. Satyani is very compassion about teaching and caring for little children. He has learnt so much as a 4 year old kid. He practices sounds, writing, doing simple calculation, and reading. Ms. Satyani always keep us updated how he is doing at school. We are planning to have him complete 3 years in primary class with Ms. Satyani. Leport-Huntington Beach school is always a friendly safety environment for children at all ages. Thank you so much for all the staff, the head of school and especially Ms. Satyani for such an excellent work.
Our family has attended LePort Huntington Harbor since 2011 and we couldn't be happier with the educational experience. Currently our older daughter is in second grade. Her teacher, Ms. Dhanani, is an experienced compassionate Montessori teacher with expertise through 6th grade. This is important to us as it allows our daughter to progress through material at her pace and not be limited to traditional "second grade" work. Our younger daughter is in the Spanish immersion tract with Ms. Gaxiola. She loves going to school and after 3 years in the program is functionally conversant in Spanish. We plan on keeping our children with LePort through 6th grade as I can't imagine a more perfect educational experience for our family.
Our son is currently in Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bodinayake's Primary class. He loves going to school every day and has really thrived under the careful nurturing of his teachers. Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Bodinayake make a great team, and their amazing chemistry as colleagues helps to create a calm and harmonious energy in the classroom. They are both extremely caring, warm, and engaged with each of their students. I feel very fortunate that our son has such wonderful teachers!
The administration is also amazing with Mrs. Asghar doing a fantastic job leading and growing the school. Everyone in the front office is friendly and ready to help you with anything you need. In addition, the group of genuine and kind families that Leport has attracted, really makes it feel like a close community of friends. I am very happy that my son attends this school and am very grateful to all of the teachers and staff that make this school truly top-notch.
Our son started at Lepprt in an infant class when he was 5 months old and has now moved up to the Toddler class. We love the school, love his teachers, and have always felt that he was safe and secure here. The hours are convenient for working parents, the school takes security seriously and we are kept up to date with school issues and activities via the school facebook page, emails and daily notices at check-in and pick up. We did not pick Leport specifically for the Montessori method, but we now see how our son is thriving here and learning so much. I am constantly amazed at what he does or says, and I know that his teachers are committed to helping him develop into an independent and confident child.
Our little daughter started at LePort school two years ago when she was two years old. She loves the staff, the staff loves her so we love this school...
On our first visit at the school, we were immediately seduced by the multicultural environment created by its staff and its students. We really like the values that it brings to our daughter.
Her teacher, Mrs Ferdinandus, is a very experienced Montessori teacher who has made a huge impact in teaching respect, discipline, good manners and self-confidence to our daughter while developing her academically.
Our girl is born in a French speaking home and after joining the LePort school she became very quickly fluent in English which was a big deal for us!
The LePort school also organises numerous activities where the parents are invited to join on the weekdays or the weekend (birthday celebration, Halloween parade, tacos Saturday...). It has been a good place for us to become friends with other parents.
As anxious parents, we have found a school that do a very good job in educating our child!
My 2 year old is inot Mrs. Hawkins' class and I could tell be happier. His receptive and expressI've language skills have exploded and he is talking non stop. Mrs. Hawkins is warm, nurturing and fosters a rich learning environment.