Discover your capable, confident Montessori child

A new Montessori school now open in the Foothill Ranch neighborhood of Lake Forest!
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  • Attend a School Event

    If you're a current or prospective parent interested in knowing more about Montessori, our campus will be hosting a series of talks from world-leading Montessori experts, all free and open to the community. Visit our events page to RSVP today and secure your seats!

  • Book a Campus Tour
    • We can't wait to meet you!

    Thinking about whether Guidepost is right for your family? We'd love to have you over to show you around, meet some of our wonderful campus staff, and observe the action in our Montessori classrooms.

  • Come “Montessori Together” With Us!

    Our Montessori Together workshop is a six-week, six-class series that parents and their children can attend together. Our workshop is open to both current Guidepost parents and to those interested in learning more about Montessori, how we apply Montessori principles in our classrooms, and how you can apply them with your child at home. Spaces are limited, so sign up today!

  • Learn About Guidepost

    Our intimate school community is dedicated to the principles of authentic, high-quality Montessori education. In our Montessori programs, we are proud to employ a constructivist educational method that speaks to both the heart and mind of a child.

  • Apply Online

    Act now to secure your child's place in our school! With rolling admissions, we enroll new students year-round. Since some of our programs are currently waitlisting students, we encourage you to register and begin the process as soon as you're ready. Click below to get started!

Become a Guidepost Parent

  1. Attend a School Event
  2. Tour our Campus
  3. Attend a Parent-and-Child Class
  4. Read More About Us
  5. Apply to Enroll
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why guidepost?

Guidepost Montessori at Foothill Ranch is our flagship school in our hometown, where Guidepost was born. We welcome your family to our community, which serves children from infancy to age twelve.

  • Authentic Montessori
    The Montessori Approach

    The Montessori method of education offers a knowledge-rich environment, through a child-led model. Children learn joyfully, through working with carefully-sequenced, hands-on materials. Your child’s enthusiastic exploration naturally leads to a solid foundation and advanced academics.

  • A Family Experience
    A Close-Knit Community

    Guidepost families tend to be friendly and welcoming folks, eager to make connections and form strong bonds. We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve as a hub for such relationships, and we do all we can to foster a strong community in our area, with plenty of fun events and opportunities to meet and mingle.

  • A Dependable Partner

    We believe that an important part of our role is to serve as a support system for your family. We try to be here when you need us, with late pick-up hours and minimal school closures. And because the Montessori approach works best when manifested in a community of like minds, we hold regular campus events and get-togethers.

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Our programs

We serve children from 6 weeks old through elementary. Our Montessori classrooms foster independence, nurturing each child's practical life skills, emotional and social development, and foundational knowledge. Our classrooms provide a knowledge-rich environment designed for child-led exploration.

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We'd love to talk to you! Let's get the conversation started. You can begin by filling out your information below, and we'll reach out to you to answer your questions. To get a feel for our campus and community, you can also reserve one of our campus tour slots, or RSVP to attend one of our upcoming campus events. When you're ready, click here to start the enrollment process.

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