Our History

history

Foothill Montessori School was established 1973 with a vision to create a school based on authentic AMI (Association Montessori International) Montessori principles. Located in North Tustin, our school serves children within Irvine, Tustin and Orange School Districts.  At Foothill Montessori School, we pride ourselves on our Casa de Bambini (House of Children) and its family like community.

Our school offers a calm and caring environment, carefully prepared to meet the nurturing and developmental needs of pre-k children.  For the older children in the elementary classroom, we provide a more academic rigorous environment aligned with the Orange County Education Department standards.

According to Dr Montessori, education should be an aid to life. Our environments aid the process of ‘self-construction’ that children are intensely engaged in during the first 6 years of life, through a wide range of materials under the guidance of our experienced and committed team.  All children are taught on an individual basis and progress at their own level.

We strive to create a happy family atmosphere within which we help every child to develop to his or her potential.