Why Us

Lake Forest Montessori Provides

  • Individualized Programs, boosts Self Esteem and love for Learning. Promotes Motivation, Independence
  • Loving, Nurturing Environment
  • Scientifically Designed Materials and Enriched Curriculum
  • Academic, Social & Physical
  • Excellent, Experienced Teachers
  • Year Round Programs
  • Music, Sports, Dance and Gymnastics
  • Summer Programe
  • Foreign languages Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi
  • Potty Training
  • Fieldtrips
  • Hot Lunches
  • Cultural Enrichment


At Lake Forest Montessori children discover a passion for learning and a joy for newly discovered independence as they work with others in the family-like community of a Montessori environment. The thoughtful, child-centered curriculum fosters self-motivation, confidence and empathy for one another.

Our progressive approach to education focuses on the Montessori method and encompasses the very best practices of current early childhood education theory. Individualized learning and unique Montessori manipulative materials provide “hands-on” learning in a safe, loving atmosphere. A love for learning is fostered in each child.



Lake Forest Montessori Provides

  • I have a 10 month old who started here in her 2nd month and i have a almost 3 yr who started here when she was 2 yrs 3 months old. I am a very picky mom and i say this school is very very good. Management(Mrs Jeet and Mr.Kawinder) are a very pleasant , […]

  • My daughter started at Lake Forest Montessori when she was just 8 weeks old. From day one, I felt incredibly at ease leaving her in the care of Ms. Geetha, Ms. Jenefer and Ms. Betty in the infant room. They are both incredibly loving to every child and have many years of experience.

  • f you’re looking for a place to care for your baby, this is it! The baby room’s teachers ms Geetha, Betty, and Jenefer are wonderful. They are very caring and loving. The staff, director and owner are very friendly and involved. My son learned through singing, dancing and playing. The teachers gave him so much […]

    JRnovri S. -
    Head Teacher
  • This an excellent school with positive and selfless teachers committed to your child’s academic success. Thank you Lake Forest Montessori for your time and commitment to these wonderful students. I would highly recommend this school to any parent seeking excellence and the highest academic success possible for their children.

Our Team

The teaching staff at Lake Forest Montessori are credentialed Montessori trained teachers. One of the greatest strengths of our school is the highly trained and qualified teachers who have been with us for more than a decade. All members of the staff are dedicated to the Montessori approach to education and life which respects each child’s self-concept and developmental needs. Our highly trained teachers provide a rich, individualized academic environment which promotes independence and optimum scholastic achievement.

Richa Sharma

Richa Sharma

Executive Director/ Owner

I am the Executive Director/Owner of Lake Forest Montessori. I live with my husband and two boys in city of Lake Forest. My boys are alumni of Lake Forest Montessori. We have a wonderful dog named Leo. I received MS in technology from Cal State Long Beach.

Since my early childhood, I have been surrounded by great teachers. My mother was a teacher. Seeing my mother work selflessly to create a positive impact in every child’s life inspired me since childhood. My love for children and passion for education encouraged me in getting into the field of education after acquiring my degree in early child education. We believe, children learn best when they are having fun. At Lake Forest Montessori, we strive to create fun loving learning experience for your child, thus turning them into lifelong learners.

Jeeth Walgampaya


I am the Director of Lake Forest Montessori and it has been an honor to be in this role for the last 15 years. The Montessori system, which is based on the philosophy created by the late Maria Montessori, has been instilled in me since I can remember.
I mention with great pride that my aunt had the rare privilege of taking the Montessori training under Maria Montessori directly, when she visited Sri Lanka in 1945. I was educated in the Montessori system and carried on the tradition by ensuring that my daughters were educated under the Montessori system up to the 6th grade.

I began my Montessori career in 1990 as an assistant and soon transitioned into teaching for fourteen years. As my career advanced, I ultimately worked my way into We are grateful for the amazing staff, who are the essence of this school. I am thankful to continue Directing this.

Lake Forest Montessori has been a part of my life for more than a decade and will always be close to my heart.