The Montessori School in Versailles

The International Montessori school is located in Versailles, in the Yvelines (west of Paris). It opens in September 2020 and welcomes children from 2 1/2 to 5 years old.


The location

Our international Montessori school is located in Porchefontaine, a quiet and residential area in the historical Sun King’s city of Versailles. It only takes 10 minutes walking from the station Versailles-Chantier (RER C, lines N and U, TER and TGV).

In addition, the nearby forest and its sports facilities (including a beautiful little known horse club, a stadium, Meli Melo school of circus and tennis) make this part of Versailles very attractive for families with young kids.

The facilities

The building is currently undergoing transformations, and will host the international Montessori school in Versailles in September 2020.

In a 225 sqm first floor facility, we offer two large and bright classrooms for children aged 2,5 to 5. We also accommodate a 100 sqm courtyard and an urban garden, in order to bring in our eco-friendly value to the architectural environment of Versailles.

Our specificities

  • One mother-tongue English and French speaking guides (teachers) per classroom
  • Russian as an option
  • A courtyard and a sustainable garden
  • After school activities: art, music, theater, yoga/gym.

Open days: come visit our Montessori school

We welcome all families to visit our international Montessori school during our open days, on Saturdays May 16 and June 13.

To register, please contact the director, Irina LAUVERGNAT, at +33 or by email at

International Montessori School Versailles Porchefontaine

Porchefontaine, a residential village, south of Versailles.

International Montessori School Versailles Floormap

The floor map listing the organization of the classrooms, changing room, bathrooms, office, and storage.

International Montessori School Versailles backyard

A 100 sqm courtyard with a playground and a sustainable garden.

International Montessori School Versailles frontdoor

The current facility going under transformation.


We are happy to offer the daycare and 50% of the registration fees (400 euros) to the first ten families!


International Montessori School Versailles Irina Lauvergnat

Irina LAUVERGNAT –  Director

Before opening the international Montessori school in Versailles, Irina LAUVERGNAT worked in the international banking sector for 14 years. With the birth of her two children and her relocation to France from Russia, she changes career and focuses on education. In 2017, Irina initiates organizing family camps in Russia during the summer holidays. Beginning of 2019, she deeply immerses herself in child development, and recognizes her deep belief of education in Maria Montessori work. She trains at the Institut Supérieur Maria Montessori in France where she deepened her knowledge about children, their development, and fulfillment needs.

In addition, Irina is passionate about Positive Education, and signs up for a training about techniques for the development of social and emotional skills of children.

Other team members

Our team mobilizes English and French speaking guides and assistants, all graduated and trained to teach in a Montessori school.

Are you a professional trained in alternative or Montessori teaching? We are hiring, apply now!

After-school professionals

Our international Montessori school is also recruiting professionals for our after school activities and weekend workshops.

Do you offer classes with a natural mindful approach? Painting, dancing, singing, creative workshops, yoga, baby gym, meditation… we are recruiting!


Our partners are a collective of amazing people striving to bring additional expertise to the project, with one concern in each of their philanthropic soul: enabling a child-centered education as a passport to life. We thank them all dearly.

* Versailles city-hall *

* The entrepreneurial network association AFACE *