Great Teachers

Our entire staff is dedicated to educating our students and seeing that our students actually learn.  Our teaching staff includes our teachers, the classroom assistants, and the specialized instructors.


Montessori of Ladera Ranch offers instruction for toddler, preschool, and elementary age students.  We follow the Montessori Method of teaching which has been scientifically proven and time-tested for over 100 years.


Answers to questions about our school and the Montessori approach, which is designed to assist the child in acquiring the social skills and self-confidence which are needed to fulfill the child’s own potential.

Allowing children to experience the joy of learning at an early age

A Child Centered Curriculm

“Instruction becomes a living thing. Instead of being illustrated, it is brought to life.” — Maria Montessori

Parent/Teacher Unity (PTU)

Montessori of Ladera Ranch PTU is an independent group designed for our parents and is not part of the public school PTA.

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"To assist a child we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely." - Maria Montessori

A Child-Centered Community

Dates to remember

Montessori of Ladera Ranch was established in January 2002 to follow the teachings and principles of Maria Montessori through well prepared environments that meet the needs and challenges of all children.

We strive for academic excellence through practical exercises in the areas of Language, Math, Geography, Science, Sensorial Activities and Practical Life. We commit to instilling in the child a natural and ongoing curiosity toward the world around them and create a true love of learning that will stay with the child throughout life. We strive to promote social graces and caring for each other and the world around them. To meet the needs of each child’s individual spirit, we allow them the freedom to explore, make mistakes, question and grow at a pace comfortable to the child. Our mission is to create a physical environment that allows a child to feel a sense of belonging, to feel safe and secure, to develop and strengthen their self-esteem. Finally, to hold firm to the words of Maria Montessori herself, “The education of the very young child does not prepare him for school, but for life.”

Winter Recess Signups Due

Start date: November 6, 2018

End date: December 14, 2018

If you are interested in our Winter Recess Daycare please turn in your requests by Friday, December 14.

Spark of Love

Start date: December 3, 2018

End date: December 21, 2018

Monday, December 3rd – Friday, December 21st – Spark of Love is such a fun time. We collect toys for our local firehouse to give to those families in need. All toys must be unwrapped and new. Children will hand their toys over to the fireman in their comfy pajamas.

Holiday Boutique

Start date: December 10, 2018

End date: December 14, 2018

Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 14 – Come shop around with our local vendors throughout the day. If you are interested in selling during this time please call us at (949) 218 – 6990.

Spirit Week

Start date: December 17, 2018

End date: December 21, 2018

Monday, December 17 – Friday, December 21 – Spirit Week

Monday  – Holiday sweater/shirt
Tuesday – Holiday headband/hat
Wednesday – MOLR shirt day
Thursday – Holiday finest aka Fancy Pants Day (falls on Potluck and Music Show)
Friday – Pajama/movie day

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-2019 School Year

Space is limited! Preschool, Toddler and Elementary Students