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Fountain Valley Montessori fosters independence, confidence, critical thinking abilities and creativity in a warm and welcoming environment. Our hands-on, ‘whole child’ approach supports each student’s unique qualities and individual learning style for a learning experience that is compelling, effective and fun!
Fountain Valley Montessori was established in January 2002 to follow the teachings and principles of Maria Montessori through well prepared environments that meet the needs and challenges of all children.

The Director’s Message

Director
Director

Fountain Valley Montessori

Welcome to Fountain Valley Montessori! Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Fountain Valley Montessori. Each day at our school is an exciting new opportunity to enrich the minds of our students, and we hope your child will join us.

Fountain Valley Montessori welcomes students regardless of race, gender, national and ethnic origin, and is non-discriminatory in all our policies. We accept children between the ages of 2 and 9 years old.

There are no specific academic entrance requirements; however, we base admission decisions on many factors, especially your child’s age and suitability for our program.

Please schedule your personal tour of our school. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide additional information about our educational programs.

Kind regards,
Sneha Mehta
Director, Fountain Valley Montessori

About Us

Fountain Valley Montessori was established in January 2002 to follow the teachings and principles of Maria Montessori through well prepared environments that meet the needs and challenges of all children.

We strive for academic excellence through practical exercises in the areas of Language, Math, Geography, Science, Sensorial Activities, and Practical Life. We commit to instilling in the child a natural and ongoing curiosity toward the world around them and create a true love of learning that will stay with the child throughout life. We strive to promote social graces and caring for each other and the world around them. To meet the needs of each child’s individual spirit, we allow them the freedom to explore, make mistakes, question and grow at a pace comfortable to the child. Our mission is to create a physical environment that allows a child to feel a sense of belonging, to feel safe and secure, to develop and strengthen their self-esteem. Finally, to hold firm to the words of Maria Montessori herself, “The education of the very young child does not prepare him for school, but for life.”

Fountain Valley Montessori is a state-of-the-art premier Montessori school located in the heart of Fountain Valley, CA. We serve children ages 2-9 years of age. Currently, we house one toddler classroom for children ages 2-3, five preschool classrooms for children ages 3-5, one elementary classroom for children ages 4.9-5 (Lower Elementary), and one elementary classroom for children ages 6-9 (Upper Elementary). Our toddler and preschool programs offer 3 or 5 days a week, full-day from 9:00 am-3:00 pm or half-day from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Our elementary programs are a 5 day a week program only. All of our programs offer extended daycare hours from 7:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-6:00pm.

Our mixed-age classrooms allow for children to develop academically, socially, and emotionally at their own pace. The age groupings allow for younger children to learn from older children, and for older children to develop confidence and responsibility by helping and supporting the younger ones. In addition to the Montessori core education, our curriculum also includes exposure to cultural subjects, technology, art, foreign language, and physical education. All subjects are taught according to the levels of each age grouping.

Meet Our Staff

Toddler Staff

Alicia Lenhart

Lead Teacher

Lindsay Yamachika

Assistant Teacher

Michelle Nguyen

Assistant Teacher

Ana Tapia

Teacher

Preschool Staff

Gloria De Silva

Lead Teacher

Enoka Weerasuriya

Lead Teacher

Beatriz Tapia

Lead Teacher

Marian Fahim

Lead Teacher

Gassia Kailajian

Lead Teacher

Linh Vo

Assistant Teacher

Juliana Vanhaverbeke

Teacher

Vivian Thai

Teacher

Cynthia Liang

Teacher

Elementary Staff

Neranja Warawitage

Lead Teacher

Yasmin Celis-Islas

Lead Teacher

Kinnari Bhutta

Teacher

Erika Mendoza

Teacher

Administration

Lisa Greyson Norby

Executive Director

Sneha Mehta

Director

Jahaira Bustos

Office Administrator

Vicky Cha

Office Administrator

Paula LeRose

Extra Curricular Teacher