Montessori at Home: Sensory Work, Practical Life, and Restoring Order
June 15, 2020
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 (virtually), have you meet some of our wonderful campus staff, and let you know more about our Montessori approach.
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.
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!
Located in the heart of downtown Chicago and right on the south end of Magnificent Mile, Guidepost Montessori offers Montessori education for infants through kindergarten-aged children with Spanish Immersion options available.
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.
Full language immersion is the best way to offer your child the well-studied “bilingual advantage.” Research shows that bilingual children demonstrate enhanced cognitive flexibility, a result of regularly stretching their language “muscles” in multiple ways. At our campus, we offer Spanish immersion opportunities for your child.
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.
Chris and Beth with their son Lucas (age 1), Guidepost Nido student
We love our Guidepost school and especially Lucas’s incredible Nido guides. They nurture our son’s cognitive, physical, and emotional growth every day, and we’re grateful to have them as a part of our proverbial village.
Ryan with his son Kainoa (age 2), Guidepost Toddler student
My kids have developed into capable and compassionate people. The school feels like a community, a family…their guides know their individual tastes and attitudes and cater to that.
Kanwal with her daughter Aaira (age 5), Guidepost Children's House student
Aaira’s Guidepost Montessori school is a friendly and uplifting environment.I like the three-hour work cycle in Children’s House, and the flexible ‘extended day’ class schedule. For Aaira, that means lots of Montessori in a single day, every day!
Liss and Joseph with their daughter and son Amal (age 4), Guidepost Children's House student
Our Guidepost school is full of happy kids, and the staff and teachers are friendly and flexible. Amal loves it!
Lindsay with her son Tristan (age 7) and daughter Calista (age 10), both Guidepost Elementary students
I love how kind and positive Tristan and Calista’s peer group is. I also appreciate the beautiful classroom and fun after-school program. My kids don’t want to leave at the end of the day!
Federica and Alessandro with their daughter Olivia (10 Months), Guidepost Nido student
We love the teachers at Guidepost! The administrators are organized and friendly, and the school provides daily tracking emails and frequent photos of Olivia working in the classroom.
Elizabeth with her daughter, Jane (age 2), Guidepost Toddler student
I love the staff. They treat everyone as family, and they love my daughter as if she was their own. She truly loves all the guides here.
Monet and George with their daughter Carmina (age 3), Guidepost Children's House student
Guidepost Montessori feels like a family. The environment is safe and full of love and care, which makes the learning fun and easy for Carmina.
Zahraa with her daughter Kinda (age 3), Guidepost Children's House student
Guidepost provides an authentic Montessori curriculum and materials. I love that Kinda’s teachers are AMI-trained, which is very important.
Beth with her daughter Molly (age 6), Guidepost Elementary student
I love the teachers and community at Guidepost; how loving everyone is. The teachers and administrators are so caring — they want the best experience for our family.
Amanda with her daughter Isabella (age 3), Guidepost Children's House student, and son Jacob (6 months old), Nido student
I love the amazing staff, who help take care of the children as a community. The kids’ teachers treat each child as an individual and pay close attention to their needs and readiness for new materials and work.
Kristen and Mohammed with their son Aydin (age 2), Guidepost Toddler student
Everyone at Guidepost is there to help and foster the growth of our son. It’s an amazing family to be a part of…we can talk to them about anything and feel that our opinion is valued.
Tina and Ben with their daughter Alyssa (age 3), Guidepost Children's House student
Guidepost’s teachers and administration work really hard to create an environment that is warm and inclusive to all children. The Guidepost community is amazing.
Laura with her son Maxwell (age 4), Guidepost Children's House student
Guidepost’s staff see each individual child as an individual and truly strive to bring out Maxwell’s true potential — they promote independence, and we’ve seen Maxwell just thrive since he started at age 3.
Lakshminarasimha and Aparna with their children Mukunda (age 2), Toddler student, and Saraswatee (age 5), Elementary student
We love all the people, and the culture they are building, at Guidepost. The teachers are loving and empathetic…they are here when you need any tips!
We serve children from 6 weeks through elementary age. Our Montessori classrooms foster independence by 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.
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 virtual tour slots, or RSVP to attend one of our upcoming online events. When you're ready, click here to start the enrollment process.