Guidepost Montessori at Magnificent Mile is a new Montessori community in the heart of downtown Chicago, located in the hub of the city between Navy Pier, the Riverwalk and the south end of the Magnificent Mile. At the core of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in Montessori environments prepared especially for them. Our bright, beautiful classrooms and caring staff members will nurture your child’s joy in learning. We welcome your family to our community!
Our beautiful campus and welcoming community is the perfect place for your child to explore her own potential.
Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.
Your baby will love practicing all the new movements he is capable of in our cozy, baby-safe “nido.”
Nido means “nest,” the Italian word that Montessori used to describe the environment specially designed for infants.
In the Nido, your child will discover all the things he can do, all by himself!
Beautiful and spacious, the activities on the shelves in our toddler room will call to your child to discover new things.
Your toddler will be fascinated by all of the interesting things prepared just for him!
Chairs, tables, and all the parts of each activity are specially sized to fit your toddler.
Children's House Classrooms
Children's House classrooms respond to the young child's need for order with beautiful and lovingly curated materials that speak directly to your child's desire to actively explore the immediate environment.
As your child is introduced to one enticing activity after another, she finds endless, marvelous opportunities to discover her own potential.
The Children's House classroom appeals to the young child's intelligence with concrete experiences offered through carefully sequenced activities.
Your elementary-aged child uses the materials and activities of the classroom as a window to the world. Her developing imagination gives her the ability to visualize the distant past, the far reaches of the universe, and the tiniest particle of matter.
The materials in the classroom spark that imagination and inspire her to plan outings, initiate project-based learning, and delve deep into literature, science, and history.
The elementary child's mind gradually develops the ability to abstract complex ideas, so over time your child will work less with the concrete materials and more with conceptual ideas.