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Newport Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 20

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20221 Southwest Cypress Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 756-8855
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August 13, 2015
I pulled my children from this school because everything is a MESS! Who ever is in charge of this school, clearly doesn't know what they're doing. Every week there would be a new teacher in the class but I couldn't get to know them because they would be gone by the next week. Staff changes happen too often and doesn't give the children time to adjust and have a set routine. I observed in the booth of the 2 year old class and the kindergarten class and they're too many children for the amount of teachers in the class. The teachers are running around trying to get things in order while the kids are left alone and making messes. There are way to many kids in the two year class for very little teachers. I observed my child being left alone because there were other children that were crying and being attended to. So I found a wonderful montessori school in Irvine called Northwood Montessori and the staff there know what they're doing. The ratios are wonderful in the 2 year old class (1 to 4). There are 4 teachers with 16 students and now my child is able to have some type of attention. I am so thrilled to have left Newport Montessori. It's such a TERRIBLE school! Don't enroll your child here!

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March 25, 2015
My 4 & 2 tried this school. I think circus better describes it. The 1st day, I sat in the observation "deck" aka closet and watched my 2 year old because she was crying. This is not like her. Only 1 "lead" teacher and assistants that run around like puppets in my opinion, picking up "toys"/materials and wandering kids. My sweet daughter, on her first day, was left ALONE while the adults were running around like chickens trying to keep things in order. There was another girl, she cried the WHOLE day but she's a regular. The mom came to pick the daughter up and none of the adults even communicated how her day was. The 4 year old class had a new teacher. They do snack time 2 at a time......really? So kids that get there early have to wait. After i pulled my kids out, I decided to read the reviews. It's amazing to see that YEARS ago, parents made the similar complaints and observations. The director at the time was changing. When we found out, we asked, hey, are you leaving? Her response, "I'm the only director here." The following week, she was gone and the new director arrived. I feel the owner money minded. This review is my opinion.

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July 09, 2012
My niece is smart. She's not even in kindergarten yet, but largely in part to Newport Montessori School. She can read and she knows some basics about dance, art, music, and tennis. She aced her entrance exam into an honors program, she can give you a breakdown of every Disney film, and on some days she even gets to take field trips to the water park and Pink Berry.

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February 21, 2012
My two sons attended Newport Montessori. We found Newport Montessori to have the most dedicated and caring educators that we have had the privilege to encounter. From the first day I knew we made the right choice in selecting Newport Montessori for our boys. The curriculum is challenging enough to really push their expectations of what they are interested in. We have found that our youngest is quite the musician, he is really excited about learning more and our oldest is mesmerized with Botany and Art. We are happy with the great teachers as they are as caring and sweet to our children as they should be. We have had many days where the boys ask if they can stay longer. We were very lucky to find such an amazing preschool.

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March 06, 2010
The education is tailored to the child, so if your child is advanced, they will expose her/him to the next level of academics. In the higher level elementary program, the kids are exposed to half Montessori, half regular school program, to ease their transition to regular school system after completing Kindergarten/1st grade. Unlike other Montessori's, where there are teacher's aides, all the teachers are fully credentialed in Montessori methods as well having at least a Bachelor's degree.

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March 01, 2010
This school is one which allows the students (and the parents for that matter) to make the most of a great opportunity if they choose to. The teachers are approachable, professional, and deeply caring. My children have grown exponentially in their years there.

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October 28, 2007
To anyone anxious about to introduce their children to his or her first taste of academics, I would strongly recommend this institution. Not only is the exterior impressive, that which lies within is just as good. The teachers are a group of wonderful, caring women who managed to get through to my little hellion of a 4 year old. He has been challenged both mentally and physically than I ever would have thought possible. He actually tries to teach me the things he learned on that particular day. The establishment is in good condition, especially it's extremely impressive playground. To comment on the remarks about the owner: it is to be expected; she is an Italian New Yoker. While she did rub me the wrong way initially, I have come to understand that she is just as passionate about children, having 4 of her own, and that's good enough for me.

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October 22, 2007
My child started in Toddler Two and he has been going there for the past two years.The teachers in this school work according to the needs of the student. They are kind and hardworking. The entire enviroment of the school is positive and my child has grown immensely from this.

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February 20, 2007
My 3 year old enrolled a couple of months ago. It seemed like a great school at first until you realize the younger kids are lost and the teachers are so overwhelmed by the class size they can't possibly give individual attention. My son wanders around lost most of the time. The only great things are the observation room and the playground.

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November 18, 2006
My son is enrolled in this school and I highly recommend the school to anyone searching for academic excellence. The teachers are hardworking and dedicated in meeting the needs of each child and they work from the heart.

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October 08, 2006
I love this school. My child has been going there for about a year. She has grown in knowledge, emotionally and socially. The teachers are nurturing and authoritative when needed. It is a great, positive environment - except for the owner. The owner does not represent the schools quality.

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October 01, 2006
This is a great school, the environment is very clean and nurturing to the children .Our son is progressing not only academically but as well as socially, thank you very much to the wonderful, caring and attentive teachers.

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October 01, 2006
My son who is 3 years old just started in their preschool program. The class is very structured and they have excellent curriculum program. Teachers are very loving and approachable, its only been a month seen he started the school but I can see the changes in my son in terms of emotionally, socially and cognitive aspects. I highly recommend this school to those parents whose looking for great school.

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September 28, 2006
The teachers are great! They get the parents really involved with their child's progress. The school is located in a residential area which makes it very safe. Classrooms are very conducive to learning with divided subject areas. I highly recommend this school to your children

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September 27, 2006
Excellent experience! My son started Newport Montessori at the age of 18 months and graduated from Kindergarten in the year of 2004. Currently he attends one of the school in Irvine. He is qualified as a gifted child and his second grade teacher gives his montessori school all the credit. No matter what I say is not enough but Thank each and everyone. From the owner, director and all the teachers of Newport Montessori who left their impression on him. Thanks a million!

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October 27, 2005
This school is small and limited in the grades it serves. The elementary teacher is excellent, skilled, experienced and firm and kind. The other staff are kind and dedicated. The elementary program is a good mix of mainstream and self discovery. The parent body is not too interactive. The extracurricular programs are good. The cost is reasonable. They have field trips that are interesting and fun for the kids and parents. The owner is a bit brusque, but hey, she's from the Bronx or Queeens, it goes with the territory. If you do not take it personally she is fine. Overall I have found this to be quite a good school.

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August 29, 2005
Good environment but very strict aministrator.

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April 20, 2005
There are 2 great teachers at this school, however having to deal with the owner makes it not worth it. She is extremely difficult to deal with. She is unprofessional, unfriendly and completely unapproachable. She has berated her teachers in front of parents and children and shows no respect to them. The classrooms are never a comfortable temperature and parents are asked to provide snacks for the classroom. The front door is usually wide open and the teacher turn-over is high. I will, however, give the playground an A+ for the foam flooring. It is much cleaner and nicer than sand.

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March 30, 2005
Owner is very money-mined, emotional person. She is not professional at all, more like a gossip womon not a educator. Very less money have been invested on books, toys, and facility. Last winter, little kids have to sit on the cold floor for 5 days because teacher has to hand wash the rug. Teachers turn over rate are extremely high, my kids had some good teachers ,but they did not stay there very long. Kids are safe there, but academicly are not challeged. They teach kids some basic music, art work but not enough. There is no parents involvement, if you want to know how is your kids doing in school for a day, teacher only simply tell you OK. If you tell the owner your needs, she will tell you that she will take care of it in front of you, but she will not do it.

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March 23, 2004
I can't say enough about this school. I currently have a 1st grade son here. It is not only an acedemically challenging environment but a nuturing one. He has the ability to progress as fast or as slow as he wishes. Although there isn't a single subject that is slow at. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a school that not only has the self-paced benefits of montessori, but has the cirriculum of a traditional school as well plus a whole lot more.

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Newport Montessori School
20221 Southwest Cypress Street, Newport Beach, CA  92660
(949) 756-8855
Last modified Newport Montessori School is a Private school that serves grades K-1
Newport Montessori School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top