Many parents want their children to be educated in a Montessori school rather than a public school environment for a host of reasons. In Irvine, there are many Montessori schools to choose from, so finding not just the right school, but the right Montessori school can be daunting—especially if you just purchased a home for sale in Irvine. Here are a few top-rated Montessori schools to get your started.
With three convenient locations, including one central to downtown Irvine, this school has logistical benefits as well as a great reputation, low student-teacher ratio, and financial aid availability. All head teachers are AMI Montessori certified. Programs are available for children 18 months through 3rd grade and include half- and full-day schedules for parents whose work schedule precludes pick-up immediately after school.
University Montessori of Irvine
Located on the campus of University of California Irvine, University Montessori is the choice of many parents affiliated with the university. The facility has won two architectural awards, and programs are available to children from age 3 months through first grade. Parents are often particularly impressed by what their children learn about the sciences and math here, even from a very young age.
Great Foundations Montessori
For parents who are seeking to enroll infants as young as 6 weeks in a Montessori school, Great Foundations is one of the few schools that accept students at that age. With two locations, Northwood and Woodbury, Irvine, this school is also a convenient choice. Their website is useful to parents for enrolling and preparing their young student for school, offering educational information and tips. They also offer extracurricular programs after school.
Located near Irvine Spectrum Center, Spectrum Montessori is an excellent choice for parents seeking a faith-based Montessori option, where character and values are taught and modeled from an early age. The school accepts students from 3 months to 6 years old. Their infant program has a student-teacher ratio of just 4:1. They expect to open a second facility in the autumn of 2015.