“Preparing Today’s Children to LEAP into Tomorrow’s Future”


LEAP International Montessori School is an educational organization that emphasizes independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological, physical, spiritual, and social development. This educational approach provides a supportive learning environment that is designed to help develop creativity, social skills, problem-solving, and time management tools. Our dedicated teachers are here to inspire your children to LEAP into tomorrow’s future with confidence and goodwill.

LEAP International Montessori School is an authentic Montessori school. This means our teachers are trained Montessori teachers and we provide an authentic Montessori curriculum.  There is also exposure to foreign languages and we also, specifically study the 19 pueblos of the New Mexico. Enrollment is available for children ages 18 months through 6 years old.  Ask us about our evolving Elementary expansion program for students ages 6-12 years old!

SNOW DAY!! 2/11/20

In accordance with RRPS announcements, LEAP will be closed today, Tuesday February 11, 2020 due to the continuing snowstorm and road conditions. We hope everyone is able to stay safe and warm.

2 Hour Delay

In accordance with the Rio Rancho Public School district, LEAP will be on a 2 hour delay today (January 1, 2020). All classes will resume at 10:00 am unless different conditions develop.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Hello Parents! The sign-up sheet for all Toddlers and for Prek Students (other Primary and Elementary will be done in December) Parent-Teacher Conferences is out and at the registration table. Please check or mark an “X” next to the time that works best for you. If anyone would like to reschedule for another time, please see wither Mrs. Griffin (for PreK) or Ms. Eden (for Toddler). Thank...


Brian Duprey
Brian Duprey

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

I have been involved with the school and known Mrs. OH (Betty) and Mrs. Griffin (Sheila) for over a year now and have been nothing but impressed! These two ladies, as well as Ms. Eden and the rest of the staff, CLEARLY put their entire hearts and souls into this little school and I consider it a treasure for Rio Rancho! The environments are peaceful and handmade. There are animals everywhere and the children seem to happy, engaged, and respectful to each other, their teachers, and everything. Every interaction that I've seen or heard about between adults and and the children has been beautiful and one that I hope other places would adopt. The children are shown and then "invited" to try new things all the time and there is clearly a culture of kindness and compassion. This is truly an authentic Montessori school that is full with materials (though not overwhelming) and just a peaceful place to be. I especially the sweet dogs! I love that everyone is committed to doing things right- even when it requires more effort. I can't believe the children even sew and thankfully- they teach cursive!!! I absolutely recommend this school and the teachers and I love working with Mrs. OH and Mrs. Griffin. I have every intention upon staying involved with them for years to come!

Sarah Judson
Sarah Judson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 year ago

We have been at LEAP since February 2019. Words can not express the gratitude we have for Mrs. Griffin, Mrs. “O”, Ms. Eden, our daughters lead teacher, and the other team members. They not only provide a safe and rich learning environment but genuinely love our daughter and the other students. This is certainly mutual! Our daughter, who has grown leaps and bounds, is eager to attend each day and we can work in peace knowing that she is very well cared for in our absence. Their high quality of care is absolutely appreciated as is their commitment to professionalism. Thank you LEAP for all that you do!

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