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Mission Viejo Montessori

23581 Madero Suite 108
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

(949) 770-1093


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Language       more

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  • Tracing paper and other writing instruments
  • A well-stocked bookcase
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space more

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  • Calendars and clocks
  • Maps
  • Building blocks
Sci. reasoning/physical world more

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  • A place for science activities such as growing plants
  • Pets for children to watch and care for
Visual arts more

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  • Materials such as paint, ink, paintbrushes, crayons, markers, chalk, paper, etc.
  • Art work on the walls
Physical activity more

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  • A playground with climbing equipment
  • Bean bags, balls, and other objects that children can throw, kick, and play
  • Tricycles
  • Sandboxes and/or water stations for play
Other subjects taught Spanish, music, drama and art are a part of our core curriculum. These classes are offered at no additional cost. Our after school classes are as diverse as karate, dance and gymnastics!

From the Director:

The Montessori method allows children to learn freely in such areas as practical life, sensory development, language and mathematical skills, as well as cultural and geographic study. Our core studies also encourage learning about geometry, environmental studies, language arts, and physical sciences.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Our teachers observe and interact with the children throughout the day. Through this careful observation, the teachers can 'follow the child' and prepare an individualized program that is child led and appeals to the child's needs at that moment in time. Each concrete activity lays the foundation for more abstract concepts. The Montessori materials are specifically designed to support the development of fine motor skills, , as well as critical thinking skills and self-discipline.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our mission is to develop the whole child, including critical thinking skills, independence, social competency, and creativity through Montessori methods and exposure to the fine arts.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Time Activity
7:00-8:30 Extended childcare
8:30 Line up
8:40 Circle time
9:00 Montessori work time
Music, dance, drama, art, French, Spanish and computers are at different times for each class.

Toddlers Time Activity
10:30 Recess
11:30 Lunch
11:30 End of ½ Day
12:00 Naptime
2:00 Snack
5:00 End of Toddler Full Day

Preschoolers Time Activity
11:30 Lunch / Recess
12:00 End of ½ Day
12:30 Rest/Nap Time
1:00 Integrated Studies / Montessori Curriculum
3:00 Recess / End of School Day
3:00 - 6:00 After school program

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

Monthly newsletters are sent to parents and available in the main office. These newsletters spotlight events that are happening on campus and keep parents informed of classroom projects and activities. Email communication is used, as well as a Facebook page.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on