Discover your capable, confident Montessori child.

A new Montessori school in Mill Valley, serving children from 6 weeks to 3 years old!
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    Our intimate school community is dedicated to the principles of authentic, high-quality Montessori education. In our Montessori program, we are proud to employ an educational method that speaks to both the heart and mind of a young child.

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why guidepost?

Guidepost Montessori at Mill Valley is situated in the Sycamore Park neighborhood of Mill Valley in Marin County, California. We serve families with infants as young as 6 weeks through 3 years, and we welcome your family to join our community.

  • 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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from our community

  • 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. We’re thrilled that we could start Lucas down the Montessori path at an early age, and we love watching him flourish in his Nido classroom.

    Guidepost Montessori infant with parents
  • Guidepost Montessori toddler student with his father
    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. I love that the program emphasizes practical life (things like learning to get dressed by yourself), as well as the ‘grace and courtesy’ lessons when it comes to sharing. It's a global vision, which I love.

  • Guidepost Montessori Nido infant with her family
    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. In Olivia’s program, we like the beautiful Montessori materials and the Montessori approach in general — we love seeing Olivia learn and grow!

  • 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. Guidepost is so family-friendly…everyone is so warm and welcoming, and I love knowing my daughter is in such a nurturing environment. I love how hands-on my daughter’s learning is. She is learning wonderful life skills as such a young age!

    Guidepost Montessori preschool student with her mother
  • 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. For Jacob, the Nido room facilitates independence, confidence in the self, and respect for the child’s own body and space.

    Guidepost Montessori infant and primary student with their mom
  • Guidepost Montessori toddler student with parents
    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. They truly care about the growth and education of our son. Aydin’s development has been absolutely amazing…the balance between discovering life skills and just being a toddler boy is perfect. Aydin has learned skills that far exceed his peers outside of Guidepost. He is mommy and daddy’s best little helper!

Our programs

We serve children from 6 weeks old through age 3. 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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