Attention: Parents who want peace of mind

Thanks to the Montessori Method my child has picked up a fundamental skill for the future: learning how to learn. 

Guidepost Montessori in Northern California

Montessori education for ages 10 weeks to 14 years



Children's House


(6 weeks - 16 months)

(16 months - 3 years)

(3 - 6 years)

(6 - 12 years)

At Guidepost Montessori, it’s our mission to guide children purposefully so that they are empowered to be independent, joyful learners through all stages of their development, from early childhood to adolescence.

Our programs ensure that students excel academically, but there is so much more to it.

In our schools, children develop leadership, self-discipline, responsibility, initiative, independence — and perhaps most importantly — a love of learning.

These social, emotional, and executive functioning skills boost academics. They comprise core skills needed to become a successful adult in all areas of life.

Children learn best when they’re in an environment that is rich with opportunities to explore their own interests, problem solve independently, and collaborate freely with peers of different ages.

Welcome to Guidepost Montessori in Northern California! We're excited to show you around.

Explore the Guidepost Parent Hub

Discover why parents say things like:“In four short months, we have seen more positive
changes than I could have imagined.”

And much more

How will you feel on your child’s first day at Guidepost Montessori?


Feeling much calmer than you might have expected!

You trust your decision to enroll your child in a child-led educational program.

It feels good that you’ve already met the school director and the guides. 

You’ve seen their devotion and dedication to the children at their school with your own eyes.

The classroom environment is calm and light. 

You notice the peaceful “busy hum” of activity as other children work independently or in groups. 

You say goodbye to your child and continue your day....

The guide has sent photos and shared their personal notes about your child’s day already!

After a few hours, you hear your phone buzz.

When the time has come to pick up your child, you notice a glowing spark in their eyes.

It’s the love of learning that they’ll continue to nurture in the coming days, weeks, months and years....

(Parents love our app, as it’s a unique window into their child’s day-to-day progress).

As the largest Montessori school network in the US, we’re honored to be helping 10,000+ families online and offline. 

Will your family join us?

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Our schools in Northern California

Guidepost Montessori at Emeryville

1450 63rd St, Emeryville, CA 94608 US

Offering Nido, Toddler, and Children's House programs

Guidepost Montessori at Folsom

777 Levy Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 US

Offering Nido, Toddler, and Children's House, Elementary, Spanish Immersion programs

Guidepost Montessori at Palo Alto

930 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301 US

Offering Nido, Toddler, and Children's House and Spanish Immersion programs

Guidepost Montessori at Fort Mason

3741 Buchanan St, San Francisco, CA 94123 US

Offering Toddler, Children's House, and Elementary programs

Guidepost Montessori Virtual School

Virtually anywhere!

Offering Early Years & Elementary

Did You Know We Offer Spanish Immersion?

This could be a unique chance to invest in your child's future.
Few skills in life will open as many doors as learning another language,
especially if that language is the third most spoken language in the entire world.
Spanish Immersion is an option in some Guidepost Montessori locations.
The curriculum and learning experience are exactly the same as our other programs; Nido, Toddler, Children's House, and more.
The only difference is that all communication is in Spanish, allowing your child to truly immerse themselves in a new language.
We'd love to tell you more (más)!

Take a look inside the Parent Hub.

You'll discover...

How to connect directly with parents in our Facebook Community Groups (hear what they have to say about their experiences).

How to schedule a school visit or a virtual tour.

The details of the Guidepost Montessori curriculum.

What a day in the life at Guidepost looks like.

How to get your questions answered by our admissions specialists. We’re always available to help!

Discover safe, joyful Montessori learning today.

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