Guidepost Montessori is a new Montessori community in Frisco, Texas, just outside of Dallas. At the heart 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. Your child will love gardening in our engaging outdoor play spaces filled with native plant species and designed to encourage your child to explore. We welcome your family!
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.
Children's House Classrooms
Amanda Jarvis, Head of School
Ms. Jarvis received her bachelor's degree in development and family studies from the University of North Texas, and her Master’s Degree in early childhood education from Texas Women’s University. After college, she worked with children with special needs, focusing on fostering independence while approaching each child as an individual. She then became a lead Montessori teacher in a toddler classroom and earned her AMI Montessori diploma from The Montessori Institute of Denver, specializing in 0 to 3-year-olds. With her background in AMI Montessori, Ms. Jarvis is particularly excited about being part of the Guidepost Montessori at Stonebriar community and working to meet the high standards for excellence in the Frisco area.
Ashley Yates, Assistant Head of School
Mrs. Yates earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies - elementary education from Texas State University. She taught 4th and 5th grade math and science for eight years in a traditional school in Cypress Fairbanks ISD. She has since enjoyed working as a math tutor and as a professional newborn photographer while her own two sons were young. Her family recently relocated to Dallas and she joined the Guidepost team where she is excited to grow professionally and to see her own children thrive in a Montessori environment. In her spare time, Mrs. Yates enjoys creative endeavors like her newborn photography as well as spending time with her family.
Stephany Miller, Administrative Director
Ms. Stephany started her career working with children at the age of 17 as an after-school teacher. For several years after, she dedicated her time while in the position to teaching all age groups from infancy to elementary. In 2013, she accepted a position as a School Manager for the Music Institute of North Texas – a local music school home to some of the most renown names in classical music education. There she managed the operations of the school with nearly 600 students and 20 teaching staff. Her experiences in both early childhood education and school leadership directed her to Guidepost Montessori in January 2019.
Ms. Stephany is currently pursuing her Business Administration and Management degree and expects to graduate in the Spring of 2020.
She enjoys spending quality time outdoors with her husband and four-year-old son, and their two dogs, Odie and Sophie.
Gina Sanchez, Lead Nido Guide
Dinorah Reynoso, Lead Nido Guide
Asha Gopi, Lead Toddler Guide
Meagan Southard, Lead Toddler Guide
Nicole Reyna, Lead Toddler Spanish-Immersion Guide
Rashmi Mishra, Lead Children's House Guide
Monica Saavedra, Lead Children's House Spanish-Immersion Guide
Somaya Billah, Lead Children's House Guide
Salvador Salgado Garcia, Lead Children's House Spanish-Immersion Guide
Rachel Sam, Lead Elementary Guide
Children are compelling in every way. They are fascinating, intriguing, charming, heartwarming creatures with infinite variation in personalities, tendencies, and interests.
The unique joy and sacred responsibility of a child's caretakers is to learn about her — to discover and fall in love with her as she grows, to let careful observation and observant care guide her development, and to get to know her well enough to help her shape herself. A child's teachers and parents are collaborators in this process that is at once scientific discovery and heartfelt nurturing.
To that end, our school is designed to further connect you with your child, to bring you into a community of valuable resources and education-minded people, and to make it as easy as possible for you to understand and support your child as she grows.
Insights into Your Child
The Montessori approach emphasizes careful, theory-informed, individualized observation of each child's development. We don't want to keep what we see to ourselves! The impact of these observations is greatest when shared with a child's parents.
At Guidepost, parents receive regular, detailed updates about their children. Classroom guides are available outside of class hours by phone, email, or for scheduled in-person meetings. Your child’s guide will also meet with you for regularly-scheduled conferences about your child's learning and growth.
We see these conversations, both periodic conferences and frequent exchanges, as critical for both giving and receiving information. They allow teachers to hear from the people most expert and most observant about a child: his parents.
Parents will also receive written progress reports two to three times per year, each a summary of a teacher's observations of the child over the course of the previous months. Meanwhile, day-to-day and week-to-week, parents receive regular updates from the teacher, in the form of photographs and written anecdotes about their child.
And finally, parents are able to directly access Transparent Classroom, the web-based system we use for careful record keeping and observations about your child. Transparent Classroom offers you an on-demand window into the lessons and classroom life of your child.
A great school offers the incredible resource of a trusted partner for parents in the education of their child. The simplest way to amplify that resource is to offer more of it: to offer it at flexible hours so that you can access a trusted, caring partner during days and times when you need us the most.
At Guidepost, we offer an extended school day program, where children thrive in the Montessori approach all day long. Early morning and late afternoon times offer children the downtime and free time they need in order to assimilate all that they have learned during the school day. Each child can find time to develop interests outside the classroom with expert guidance, and to explore an environment rich with opportunities.
To ensure that parents can rely upon a consistent social and recreational experience in a warm and expert school setting, our extended day schedule is offered inclusively with the cost of our programs: there is no extra charge for morning and afternoon extended day hours.
In addition, extracurricular programs are offered during the afternoon extended day, after class time is over. Parents and children can choose from a wide variety of optional activities designed to spark your child’s passion in some way.
Guidepost Montessori runs year-round. We know that we need to be available as a support for your family, so we minimize school closure days as much as we can. For enrolled families, a full calendar will be available on our Parent Portal.
Our typical school day runs from about 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, depending on the program. However, because we believe so strongly in supporting a partnership between home and school for families needing greater accessibility, our all-inclusive tuition price includes the option to utilize our extended day program. This means that your family can drop off as early as 7:00 AM and pick up as late as 6:00 PM.