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


Please note our NEW LOCATION! 1598 Sara Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

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 AMI (Association of Montessori International) School. This means our teachers are AMI trained and we provide an Authentic AMI Montessori Curriculum.   There is also study of 8 foreign languages and 19 pueblos of NM Internationally/Culturally-based physical exercise program. Enrollment is available for ages 12 months through 12 years old in the Rio Rancho area.

Open House for the 2017-2018 School Year & Summer Camp

Are you interested in learning more about Montessori curriculum or philosophy?  Come and join us Saturday, May 6th from 12-2pm at school for light refreshments and an Open House.  There are still a few spaces left for  the 2017-2018 School Year and 2017 Summer...

Dinner and a Movie

The next Dinner and a Movie Saturday will be Saturday, May 13th from 6-10pm.  The cost is $20/ per child and includes a fantastic dinner and movies.  This event is open to the public and children ages 3-12 years old are welcome with a reservation.  Reservations must...

First Day at Our New Location!

We are thrilled and proud to report that our first day at our new location, 1598 Sara Rd SE ~ Rio Rancho, NM 87124 will be THIS Monday, April 17th!  See you there!


Corrie Andries
Corrie Andries

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Wonderful staff and great ratios! This is the warm, family environment we've been looking for housed in a professional Montessori curriculum. Our child truly enjoys going to school each day to do his "work". It is well structured with many different activities and skills for him to work on each day. It is truly developing a lifelong love of learning for our son. His progress is carefully tracked and communicated to parents on a regular basis. The staff are all very connected to the children and focused on their well-being. Thank you LEAP!

Aleshia Zaragoza
Aleshia Zaragoza

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

My son really seemed to enjoy this school and Miss Griffin was very invested in his education. She kept me up to date on his progress and really seemed to care about him. She even had the class make him a little book to say goodbye which was very sweet. Everyone communicates well, so if you have any issues at all I'm sure it would be easy just to let them know. We were sad to have to leave as my husband is in the air force and we are leaving NM.

Jamie Turner
Jamie Turner

5 out of 5 stars

posted 6 months ago

I’ve known Ms. Griffin for almost 15 years. I attended University with Ms. Griffin and have followed her incredible career ever since. She is one of the smartest people I have ever met and I have always admired her desire and love for teaching children. She is extremely passionate about Montessori education and helping children find their own passion for learning. When she told me she was opening a school of her own, I knew I had to visit her and the school after it was up and running. I have visited her small but growing school and I was very impressed in what she has created. The classrooms were well stocked with learning tools and well organized. All the children were so happy and excited to learn. The staff was so kind, courteous, and soft spoken with the children. In fact never heard them raise their voices once with any of the children, like I have in other schools I have visited. Even when I saw a child misbehave, the staff never raised their voice. They were firm and strong with the child when it came to discipline but never harsh and definitely never over the top. After seeing this school in person I highly recommend LEAP Montessori School to any perspective parent wanting to send their child to an amazing school run by people who love teaching and helping children achieve all they can. I invite all perspective parents or anyone in the community who wishes to support the school in some way to go and visit LEAP Montessori in person and see first-hand what happens in the classrooms!

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