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Click here to view Ms. Melissa’s Preschool Dance Program from December 16th!

Click here to view Ms. Melissa’s Elementary Dance Program from December 16th! 

To view Room 6’s Alphabet Play and Room 7’s play Dragon Trouble, please check out our Instagram @montessoriofladeraranch! 

A Child Centered Curriculum

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

Upcoming Events for December!

Spirit Week is coming! Each day during the week of December 14th through December 18th, we will be celebrating the holidays with the following themed days: 

Monday 12/14 : Holiday Sweater or Shirt Day

Tuesday 12/15 : Holiday Hat or Headband Day

Wednesday 12/16 : MOLR Shirt Day

Thursday 12/17 : Holiday Madness 

Friday 12/18 : Pajama and Movie Day

Plan ahead for Winter Recess!

Winter Recess this year will be from Monday, December 21st 2020 to Friday, January 1st 2021!
If you are thinking that you will need daycare during this time, please note we will be open the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of both weeks from 8:00am – 4:30pm.
Please fill out a green sign up form located on the holiday table outside of our front doors. This will need to be turned back in to Montessori with payment by Friday, December 11th.

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