Orange Primary-Elementary: Message From The Director

Orange Primary-Elementary: Message From The Director


Thank you for your interest in International Christian Montessori Academy -

Our Montessori Academy recognizes the potential of the young child and his/her desire to learn and to nurture curiosity. It is a privilege to share theses precious years of learning experiences with you and the families we serve. We believe in the whole child and implement Montessori methods, as taught and believed by Dr. Maria Montessori. We are grateful that you have allowed us this opportunity to share our school and this time together.

Our academy accepts children from 24 months ~ 12 years of age, which will benefit from participating in the Montessori environment. It’s our hope that we may provide education to your child while you ease your mind and go about your day with confidence. We offer each child a safe and nurturing environment, which allows him/her opportunities for learning skills, socializing and problem solving. We direct children to support the whole child- socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually with extended activities, and or enrichment opportunities. We strive to provide quality care and supervision, while providing exceptional early childhood education and elementary programs implementing and supporting Montessori methods.

Enrollment is open on a space available basis any time in the year. Placement in the academy is considered for all ambulatory children without regard to sex, race, color, creed or national origin. We are *open 12 months a year, Monday through Friday - 7am to 6pm. *School calendars reflect special events, hours of operation and school closed holidays. The “academic year” begins in September, ending in June. Educational and fun “Summer Camps” are available for all ages.   Monthly and weekly enrollment options are available, depending on the season of enrollment. Please ask for more information about enrollment opportunities – “Pre-Registration” is always recommended to reserve a space and ensure peace of mind.

Our Montessori teacher  is one of guide and observer, whose ultimate goal is to intervene less as the child develops. The teacher builds an atmosphere of calm, order and joy in the classroom. We encourage each child and the group in all their effort, thus promoting self confidence and self discipline. The Montessori approach offers a broad vision of education as an aid to life. This method succeeds because it draws principles form the natural development of the child. The Montessori teacher has accomplished rigorous special training. All staff work together to actively cultivate the children’s adaptation and ability to express and think with clarity: Practical Life- exercises instill care for self, for others and for the environment. Language development- is vital to human development. Geography, Biology, Botany, Zoology, Art and Music- are presented as expansions of the sensorial and language activities. We work with children and parents, with the best interest of children in mind at all times!

We look forward to the possibility of serving you and your child (ren), in the future!                                      

With sincere appreciation,  

Collene Holmstrom  

1539 East Mayfair Ave.

Orange CA. 92867

Office:(714) 997-8242  

Cell:(714) 943-3866

Fax:(714) 997-1966