Orange Primary School: Message From The Director

Orange Primary School: Message From The Director

My name is Mrs Allison Thorne. I am very excited to be your new Director because I believe in the well-being of all children. I believe in a school that teaches children good morals and values. I believe in a safe and healthy environment where a child may grow independently and succeed. As our Maria Montessori once said, “The greatest gifts we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” I believe in a school where a child can feel at home and push their personal limits towards excellence in scholarly activity, which is ICMA.

I was born and raised in Whittier, California and graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree focusing in Child and Adolescent Development. While in college, I discovered the passion for teaching children and the wonder that came from helping to guide their moral structures. When I found International Christian Montessori Academy I was ecstatic for the opportunity to become a teacher in their classroom and quickly became a full-time certified Montessori teacher.

I have been a teacher for 6 years and a mother for 13 years. Both endeavors has always given me an abundant sense of pride and joy. From a child’s first words, to witnessing a toddlers growth and development; the whole process warms my heart to the fullest. ICMA has always provided the opportunity for me to be creative in my classroom, and has maintained a sense of trust with both the children as well as the parents. As a Montessori school, we will continue to fulfill each child’s individual needs for learning. Furthermore, I hope to surpass any expectations set forth for me as Director of ICMA of Orange.

I am looking forward to overcoming all of the challenges that I may be faced with as the new Director. I am taking this role on whole-heartedly and personally strive for excellence. My belief is that it is important that we become like a family for our community. Personally, I have found communication to be the glue that holds a family together. Looking forward to an eventful year! 

With gratitude, 

Allison Thorne


Phone: (714) 997-8242