Laguna Niguel Montessori Center

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Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #1
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #2 - Learning to read is key to a successful academic career. We make it fun.
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #3 - Elementary students think "ouside the box". Montessori students love to learn!
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #4 - Classrooms are large, spacious and light filled. Come tour and see the Montessori difference for yourself!
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Photo #5 - 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 #6 - 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 #7 - 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 #8 - 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 #9 - 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 #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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 98 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-2
Year Founded
1994
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
98 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
63%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Laguna Niguel Montessori Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
$12,780 - $20,220 (Varies depending on the schedule chosen)
% on Financial Aid
5%
Admissions Director
Athana Howard

School Notes

A Montessori-Inspired Campus
Our campus is designed to accentuate the Montessori experience. We have specialized in Montessori education for more than 20 years and have a wealth of experience in creating a learning environment that is conducive for the type of experiential, self-directed learning that Dr. Maria Montessori advocated for during her lifetime.
Spacious and Sunny Classrooms
We have eight large, spacious classrooms that facilitate multi-age groups. All our classrooms are bathed in natural sunlight and colorized with earth tones to provide a soothing environment. a variety of Montessori materials stimulate young minds. Giving children an inspiring classroom environment naturally engages in self-directed learning, enabling them to develop into strong, independent thinkers. Our calming atmosphere also encourages peaceful cooperation with others, so that children build their social skills and learn how to work as a team.
Safe and Secure Playground
We apply this approach outdoors, as well. Our 10,000 square foot outdoor play area is designed to maximize safety and continue Montessori aesthetics. The outdoor area is covered with a rubber surface to prevent injuries and the playground objects, including slides and swing sets, are constructed with mostly natural wood and only a minimal amount of plastic. We also utilize earth tones for our playground to continue the soothing aesthetic style of our classrooms.Our beautiful playground is secured by a sturdy fence and our low student-teacher ratio ensures that children are always under a caring and watchful eye. At our school, your child`s safety and wellbeing are paramount.
Convenient Location
Our campus is in the Moulton Niguel Plaza, less than five minutes from State Route 73 and Interstate 5.

Student-Teacher Ratio:
  • Toddlers: 1:6
  • Primary: 1:12
  • Elementary: 1:12
Source: Verified school update

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When is the application deadline for Laguna Niguel Montessori Center?
The application deadline for Laguna Niguel Montessori Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-2
  • Enrollment: 98 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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