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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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Our beautiful new campus will be opening for enrollment soon, but we'd love to get the conversation started with you now! We'll keep you in the loop about our progress, and ensure a spot in one of our programs for your child.
Guidepost Montessori at West Loop is a growing community in the thriving West Loop neighborhood of Chicago. We serve families with infants through kindergarten-aged children, and we welcome your family to join our community.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
We serve children from 12 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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