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A Child Centered Curriculum

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

Upcoming Events for November!

  • Friday, November 6th : CLOSED for Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Wednesday, November 11th : CLOSED for Veteran’s Day

  • Friday, November 20th : Spirit Day – Animal Day!

  • Wednesday, November 25th to Friday, November 27th : CLOSED for Thanksgiving break

Laguna Food Pantry Food Drive!

Our food drive will run all the way until Tuesday, November 24th! Please help us help our community by donating non-perishable food items. We will be collecting items in boxes outside of our school so feel free to drop off any items that you think would help those in need.

Items the most needed are as follows :

Canned proteins (salmon, tuna, chicken, beans)
Breakfast cereals
Peanut butter / nut butters
Pasta and pasta sauces
Dried beans

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

Montessori of Ladera Ranch has decided to re-open on Friday, May 1st. Many of our families are still working and are in need of care and stability for their children. It is our intent and duty to continue to provide our support and services for our beloved families. The health and safety of our community is a shared responsibility and one that we take seriously.

Our school’s hours are 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Should you have any questions, please contact our School Director, Melissa Scott, at melissa@molrschool.com.

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

A Child-Centered Community

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.”

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year

Space is limited! Preschool, Toddler and Elementary Students