Welcome to a dream come true:
a new Montessori school in the heart of San Francisco!

Two years ago, in Spring 2013, there were some dreamers–parents who wanted an authentic Montessori program for their toddler. They found that programs either weren’t up to their expectations–or had waitlists so long that you needed to join them before your baby was even born. They took matters into their own hands, contacted LePort, and organized events to demonstrate the need for a new high-quality program in San Francisco. By June 2013, fifteen families had committed to bringing LePort to town, by prepaying three years of tuition. By September 2013, we had secured a beautiful building, and in February 2014, began renovations. On January 5th, 2015, our Montessori school welcomed one hundred forty inaugural students to our programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. We’re conveniently located one block from the Van Ness Muni station, near Van Ness and Market. It’s an urban setting in a charming historical building with a spacious outside play area, something that’s hard to find in the heart of the city! Our future plans for San Francisco include a Montessori elementary program, which we plan to open in time for our first group of preschoolers to continue with us into the elementary years. Stay tuned for updates!

Quick Facts:
• Program for children ages 3 months – kindergarten
• English language or Spanish immersion Montessori programs
• Authentic Montessori classrooms, led by AMI-Montessori-trained head teachers
• Engaging enrichment options in the afternoons, from soccer to music exploration
• A convenient location near public transport and a “drive-through” drop-off option
• Convenient schedules: 3 day and 5 day options for infants and toddlers, half day (8:30 am – 12 pm), full day (8:30 am – 3 pm) and extended day (7 am – 6 pm) schedules. 10 or 12 months programs.

Our school is now open: our first day was January 5th, 2015.

LePort Montessori
San Francisco Mid-Market
50 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
[email protected]

Meet the Staff

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Please explore our site to learn more about LePort, or contact us via email at [email protected], or via phone at 415-992-8388.

Dear Family,
We are so excited that our new school is now open! Our new community is wonderful, and while our infant and toddler programs are currently filled, we can still welcome a few three- to four-year-olds for early 2015. If you’re looking for a preschool for your child, please contact us now. Please join our interest list via the web form below, and we’ll be in touch.

Erin Hennigan
Head of School

Discover San Francisco’s new Montessori preschool

The San Francisco Mid-Market campus is a new preschool, conveniently located on Fell Street, on the block between Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, just a block from the Van Ness Muni station and three blocks from the Civic Center Bart station. We invite you to discover our wonderful, nurturing Montessori programs for infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children, which is now open. It’s an urban setting in a charming historical building, with a spacious outside play area, something that’s hard to find right in the heart of the city! We offer:

LePort Montessori San Francisco Preschool

A great environment with many enticing, varied spaces.  An urban school with a beautiful, natural playground. A 3,000+ square feet indoor gross motor area. A sun-filled indoor gardening area. A multi-purpose space for cooking or cuddling up with a book. Ours is indeed a great environment with many enticing, varied spaces.

Learn more about our new campus. 

LePort Montessori San Francisco Preschool

Bright, spacious classrooms in a beautifully renovated historic building.  A historic building with character: from a beautiful façade to a spacious courtyard with old-growth trees and a historic mosaic fountain. Bright, spacious classrooms, all renovated to feature child-height sinks and in-room bathrooms. An urban, loft-like feel with exposed ducting and brick. This is a school that is very San Francisco, one that offers a unique, visually appealing environment for children and staff alike.
Learn more about our new campus. 

LePort Montessori San Francisco Preschool

A community of like-minded, engaged parents. Finding a community as a parent in the city is hard. We aim to make it easier! Ours is a community of parents who value respectful parenting, who place much emphasis on fostering their children’s independence, who truly value education, from infancy onward. It’s a community that has come together around shared values, and interacts regularly, from evening Parent Information Evenings to regular weekend play dates.  
Learn more about our LePort San Francisco Community.


Our Programs

LePort Montessori San Francisco Preschool

Infants (12 weeks – 24 months) 

  • A beautiful, nurturing, home-like environment
  • Lots of space and time for motor development
  • Carefully selected activities, from mobiles to sensorial activities
  • A respectful, caring approach to interacting with infants
  • A target ratio of one teacher for every three infants

Toddlers (24 – 36 months) 

  • A beautifully prepared environment with a 1:6 ratio to support individualized attention
  • Highly-qualified Montessori guides with AMI certification, the gold standard in Montessori
  • A focus on acquiring self-care and language skills
  • Toilet learning included
LePort Montessori San Francisco Preschool

Preschool/Kindergarten (3 – 6 years) 

LePort Montessori San Francisco Preschool

Spanish Immersion: toddler, preschool

  • Full immersion: two native Spanish speaking teachers in each class
  • A rich Montessori program, just taught in Spanish
  • Give your child the gift of full bilingualism: understanding, speaking, writing & reading


LePort Montessori San Francisco Mid-Market Photos

Here are some photos of our new school. As our students get settled in over the next few months, we’ll also share photos of our school in action. For now, enjoy these photos of our classrooms, playground, and common spaces. You can view photos of LePort students at work and play throughout the web site: just click to one of our other school, and select their photo gallery.