Discover your capable, confident Montessori child

A new Montessori school in Peoria, now enrolling for fall 2018.
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    Thinking about whether Guidepost is right for your family? We'd love to have you over to show you around, meet some of our wonderful campus staff, and observe the action in our Montessori classrooms.

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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 of Peoria is nestled in the beautiful Fletcher Heights neighborhood, and sits at the intersection of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Fletcher Way. We offer a handcrafted Montessori education for infants through kindergarten-aged children. 

  • 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.

  • Spanish Immersion Options

    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.

  • 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.

  • Kanwal with her daughter Aaira (age 5), Guidepost Children's House student

    Aaira’s Guidepost Montessori school is a friendly and uplifting environment. The teachers and administration are hardworking and dedicated. 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!

    Guidepost Montessori kindergartener with his mother
  • Guidepost Montessori preschool student with parents
    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! We love the attention paid to each individual child, and how the Montessori approach works to make them more independent.

  • 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
  • Guidepost Montessori kindergarten student with her parents
    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. I love the approach to independence in learning; it makes Carmina very sure of herself.

  • 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…the administrative team is helpful and friendly. We love that the Montessori approach fosters independence in Kinda and provides the opportunity to let her move freely and choose her own work.

    Guidepost Montessori preschool student with her mom
  • 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!

  • 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. The families we have met are incredibly kind and have welcomed our family. Guidepost Montessori promotes autonomy and independence, while still meeting the individual child’s needs. Guidepost has worked with our family to accommodate our daughter’s needs and help her grow.

    Guidepost Montessori perschooler with her parents
  • Guidepost Montessori primary student with his mom
    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. Guidepost's administration and teachers are kind, caring and understanding — they always take the time to listen to parents and ensure all our needs are met in regard to our child. We also love the low class size, the amazing tools and opportunities in the classroom, and how informed they keep us — we love the constant communication.

Our programs

We serve children from 6 weeks old through Primary/Kindergarten ages. 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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