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Lake Forest’s Leading Montessori Kindergarten

Pre-K Montessori

Hillside Montessori School is the area's leading Montessori kindergarten and preschool program. We provide a unique education method from our Orange County location that can help your child reach their full potential. According to Dr. Maria Montessori, the most impactful and important developmental period for children is between the ages of three and six.

Our kindergarten education curriculum, Hillside's Primary Program, emphasizes six developmental components: Practical Life, Sensory, Language, Math, Art, and Science. We can maximize a child's learning opportunities while making the process enjoyable for them by understanding and leveraging a child’s natural desire to discover and understand the world around them.

In addition to in-depth explorations of Montessori subjects – Foreign Languages (we have Spanish once a week), Math, Social Graces, Music and Movement, and Creative Art – we also offer additional electives such as Tumbling, Ball Sports, Piano, and private Spanish lessons.

Orange County’s Extraordinary Montessori Preschool

Montessori preschool is available at Hillside Montessori School. Our Montessori kindergarten and preschool students learn in integrated classrooms, as Dr. Montessori intended. We are one of the few schools where 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old children learn together. Kindergarteners share a classroom with preschoolers, encouraging them to be role models. Children learn to be nurturing and to collaborate as members of a community.

When a child can teach their peers what they have learned, they complete their own Montessori learning cycle. Dr. Montessori’s mixed-age method reinforces what children learn in class by allowing them to develop teaching and leadership skills. Contact us today to schedule a tour of our campus and classrooms, and to speak with our teachers to learn more.

Centrally and conveniently located for communities in:

  • Lake Forest
  • Mission Viejo
  • Foothill Ranch
  • Rancho Santa Margarita (RSM)
  • Laguna Hills
  • Trabuco Canyon
  • South Orange County
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