About Us


Lake Montessori has served the Leebsurg area as the only Montessori school in the area for the last 30 years. It has gone through a few different owners over the years. Hugo Hormazabal Sr. purchased the school in 2011. He comes from a long line of school administrators, school owners, and teachers. Over the last 63 years, his family has been involved with over 30 charter schools in Chile in the more urban parts of Santiago.

Lake Montessori has undergone many changes to improve the classrooms to update the Montessori materials, to clean up the building, and the surrounding 3 1/2 acres. We are very fortunate to be surrounded by so many strong educators with a clear vision for our school.


Our Values

“If you want to be a great person, work hand in hand and walk side by side with great people.”

There are many aspects of a world-class education that are not limited to the coverage of academics and implementation of good grades. Many schools provide a good curriculum and homework to ensure the coverage of what has to be learned. However, that is not enough. A student must have a good bond with the teacher while becoming a well-rounded person who treats others with respect, learns to find solutions, is happy, and can have sympathy for others. These are values that are taught at home and reinforced at school.

At Lake Montessori, we do not only reinforce values, we model them. We believe this is an important pillar for a good education. As a school, we ensure that children are not only learning values but are applying good habits that lead to the understanding that every action can be a learning opportunity. We want our children to surround themselves with like-minded individuals who embrace and share the practices of Maria Montessori’s grace and courtesy lessons. We want our children to be aware that their circumstances do not determine where they will end up.



At Lake Montessori we are always looking for new and excellent professionals to join our team.

Email your resume to careers@lakemontessori.com and we’ll be in touch!