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Fulbright Montessori Academy

Private | PK-1 | 100 students


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Posted Friday, October 17, 2014

Fulbright Montessori Academy is a wonderful gem of a school. Our daughter attended for four years and now are son attends. The teachers and staff provide an exceptional balance of educating while in a safe and loving environment. The teachers and staff are like family to us. We love Fulbright!
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Posted October 10, 2014

Our son has been attending Fulbright since he was 2.5 years-old and is now in Kindergarten. The detail and attention provided by the teaching staff and administration is exceptional with reasonable class sizes. The children are permitted to progress at their own pace, meaning an inquisitive and eager child will really benefit from the program. Most of the other parents that I have spoken too are very involved in their child's education and the school activities. My only regret is that my son will have to move on after this year.
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Posted April 12, 2013

We sent our two kids here and they had a great time. We recently moved and our new school doesn't have the same friendly feel that Fulbright did. We miss it!
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Posted January 9, 2012

Our son was struggling in pre-k at a different local private school and not ready for kindergarten. Upon the recommendation of a friend, we were referred to Fullbright for their summer program before he began Kindergarten. In 7 weeks, he came out with reading and math skills and is at the top of his kindergarten class of 22 kids. We are thankful and grateful for Fullbright and wish we had known about Fullbright sooner so that our son could have spent all of his preschool years at Fullbright on not just a 7 week summer program.
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Posted February 24, 2011

This is a great school with very loving teachers who are knowledgeable in caring for children. The education is quality, and the community of family and parents are all great people that want the best education possible for their children with young minds. This is not a daycare at all. It is an educational institution with an outstanding curriculum. I would recommend this school to anyone that is looking for quality education for their toddlers and preschoolers.
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Posted January 8, 2009

I am very pleased with this preschool. The leadership and staff are very organized. They provide a curriculm that teaches the children without the children realizing they are learning. Very nice facility as well.
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Posted June 16, 2008

This is a fantastic school. We have had our son attending Fulbright for about 2.5 years. Under the schools guidance, the Montessori program, and Ms Udinni (sp?) as his teacher we have watched our son grow in so many ways. I would highly recommend this school to all.
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Posted October 25, 2007

WE LOVE THIS SCHOOL! Our daughter has attended since January 07. The teachers and staff are amazing, dedicated, loving and nurturing. They are also highly educated and qualified. The facility is bright, open and airy. The programs are top notch, and there are many extra curricular activities to choose from. The children are happy, active and well taken care of. This is not just a daycare, it is a school with curriculum and purpose. We can't say enough good things about this program. Highly recommend!
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Posted October 8, 2007

My son has been in Miss Edna's toddler pre-school program and enjoys it very much. Each faculty member knows his name and welcomes him everyday. He has progressed in his potty-training and talking tremendously. The school is remarkably clean and well-organized. The only downfall to the facility is the distance that we have to travel. It's location is a bit inconvenient, but overall, a great Montessori school.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 40% 26%
Asian or Pacific Islander 27% 11%
Two or more races 20% 3%
Hispanic 13% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School start time
  • 7:00 am
School end time
  • 6:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • Sally Heath
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian
  • Montessori
Fax number
  • (949) 273-4987


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20411 James Bay Circle
Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Phone: (949) 583-9292


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