Laguna Niguel Montessori Center

Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #1 - Learning to read is key to a successful academic career. We make it fun.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #2 - Elementary students think "ouside the box". Montessori students love to learn!
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #3 - Classrooms are large, spacious and light filled. Come tour and see the Montessori difference for yourself!
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #4 - Our school has 12,000 sq. ft. of classroom space and over 10,000 sq. ft. outdoors. We offer a gardening area as well for the students.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #5 - Children are given the opportunity to explore practical life areas. Balance is an important part of the growth process and the Montessori Method does a wonderful job of incorporating academics, social awareness and grace and courtesy. Our goal is to have well rounded citizens of the planet.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #6 - Our extremely multi-cultural school offers lessons from around the world taught by those who have grown up there. Parents and visitors are abundant and an important part of the community that is Laguna Niguel Montessori Center.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #7 - Our multi-sensory approach to learning meets the needs of all children. Montessori has taught STEM before it was popular! We teach the "operations" of math, not just simple rote memorization. Can you imagine geometry concepts introduced in preschool? Yes, we do that! Oh, and it happens to be FUN.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #8 - Getting outside the classroom is always fun and works in conjunction with our unit of study. Elementary students are given the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom once a month.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #9 - Friends made early are friends for life!
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #10 - Our wonderful administrator...hello Ms. Athana!
  • Laguna Niguel Montessori provides Montessori education for children from the ages of 2 thru 7.
  • Our school offers a challenging and enriched Montessori curriculum.
  • Our goal at Laguna Niguel Montessori is to allow children the freedom to explore and develop a true love of learning, which they will keep with them long after leaving our school.
  • Safety, warmth and nurturing, in addition to the Montessori philosophy, are priorities of the school.
  • The mission of Laguna Niguel Montessori Center is to provide a Montessori education through highly qualified teachers and a thoughtfully prepared environment that meets the social, physical and analytic thinking skills of all students.
  • Our students develop a keen sense of social awareness as well as a desire for a lifetime of learning.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-2
Year Founded1994
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students98 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries depending on schedule chosen.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAthana Howard

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  • Laguna Niguel
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