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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.
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Our beautiful Palo Alto school is conveniently located off of Emerson and Addison, in the heart of downtown, near major tech companies and Stanford University. Our surrounding area is a hub for the city's arts, culture, and education.
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 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.
from our community
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!
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.
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!
Our elementary program is truly unique: a mixed-aged Montessori community, with first through sixth graders learning alongside one another in a rich social environment. It exemplifies the Montessori approach of practiced autonomy and self-mastery; of highly individualized lessons and extended periods of concentrated work. Within that framework, we embed a sequence of classical academic content in the humanities and the sciences, which motivates student-led project-based learning (PBL).
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