Parent Pioneer Program

“Nature has made this a period of acquisition of culture, just as the former was for the absorption of environment.”

-Dr. Maria Montessori, on the 6- to 12-year old child

Expanding the Guidepost Montessori Elementary Network: Our First Parent Pioneer Effort

The Guidepost Montessori network currently serves elementary students at multiple campuses in California, Florida, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Vienna, Austria, and is expanding.

Our elementary programs are truly unique: mixed-aged Montessori communities, with first through sixth graders learning alongside one another. Within the Montessori framework, we embed a sequence of classical academic content in the humanities and the sciences, which motivates student-led project-based learning.

Beginning in Fall 2019, our first Parent Pioneer effort will be to bring elementary programming to the Chicagoland-area, where we already have multiple campuses serving younger ages. If you're an interested Chicago parent — whether or not you currently have a child enrolled at Guidepost — you can join our mission to bring elementary to Chicago tomorrow by becoming a Parent Pioneer today!

What is a Parent Pioneer?

A small group of very special families, passionate about Guidepost Montessori’s mission, is invited to help found a new school or program for your children. Guidepost is a growing international network of Montessori schools. At each Guidepost school, joyful, self‑directed exploration in a carefully prepared environment leads to children who love to learn.

Parent Pioneers are partners and early adopters who help us make a new Guidepost Montessori campus a reality. As a Parent Pioneer, you will forever be part of the proud group who paved the way for more children to access a high-quality Montessori education in your community. We are extending a limited opportunity for you to join our community of founding families and receive a major tuition discount. If you're interested, please fill out the form below to get started.

The Impact of your Investment

We need a group of committed pioneers to provide seed money by investing in your own child and our shared vision. Opening a new program is a costly endeavor. The prepaid tuition would partially fund our initial capital needs to secure a property, create a beautiful school facility, outfit classrooms, pursue licensing, and hire world-class teaching talent. Once enough families commit to prepaying three years of tuition at a steeply discounted rate, the Guidepost Montessori network will provide the remaining capital required.

  1. As a Parent Pioneer, your tuition prepayment results in an immediate 20% savings on the first year’s list tuition. The discount for the following two years will be even higher, as your tuition will not be not subject to annual tuition increases, typically 5% per year.

  2. This is a risk-free investment and in line with our philosophy that it is our responsibility to continually earn your trust. All prepayments fall within our general policy of providing full refunds for any reason.

  3. Your family will play a central role in establishing the school's culture and nurturing a community of like-minded parents and inspired children.

  4. To show our deep gratitude to our Parent Pioneers, as well as the gratitude of the future community you will help create, we'll recognize your family with a special plaque at the new site.

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