Guidepost Elementary Parent Spotlight: Meet Alexander Mingst
January 23, 2020
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.
Are you a parent interested in enrolling your child at Guidepost Montessori at Wanhangdu Road? We'd love to get the conversation started with you now!
We welcome your family to our Shanghai community, which serves children from infancy to age three.
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.
All of our classrooms are fully bilingual, led by English and Mandarin-speaking teachers. Immersing your child in a new language is the best way to offer them the well-studied “bilingual advantage.” Research shows that bilingual children demonstrate enhanced cognitive flexibility, a result of regularly stretching their language “muscles.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We serve children from six months to three years old, with bilingual English-Mandarin programming in each of our classrooms. Our Montessori classrooms foster independence, nurturing each child's practical life skills, emotional and social development, and foundational knowledge.
We'd love to talk to you! Let's get the conversation started. We will soon begin enrolling children, so to ensure you're in the loop, you can begin by filling out your information below, and we'll reach out to you to answer your questions.