Unlock your child's full potential with Guidepost Montessori
Montessori learning in NOVA for ages 6 weeks to 12 years
Our teachers empower children to become independent, joyful, academically-inclined learners that succeed in school and in life. We offer daycare, pre-k, kindergarten, and elementary programs. Spanish immersion options are available.
Visit us at our campuses in Aldie, Ashburn Village, Broadlands, Chantilly, Reston, West Alex.
Guidepost Montessori sets the stage for success in life
Our team of world-class childhood learning specialists has developed a curriculum that deeply understands the developmental needs of children. Our program enables extra attention when needed, while also providing the space for high-achievers to excel beyond their grade level. We tailor the school experience around your child to give them the tools to excel beyond standard expectations. Our program gets children excited about going to school instead of feeling bored or unchallenged.
Our daycare or nursery program for infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
Our pre-school (or toddler daycare) program for children ages 16 months to 3 years old
Our pre-k or kindergarten program for children ages 3 to 6 years old
Nido (meaning "nest") describes the nurturing classroom environment designed for infants. At our daycare, all of the child's developmental needs are met with warmth and care by Montessori guides, such as their desire to walk and talk, eat and drink independently, and explore the world around them. • As soon as they're ready, the children use real, child-sized dishes, glasses, and utensils.• Via our app Transparent Classroom, you’ll get a unique window into your child's day, with updates on their eating, sleeping, and toileting routines on a daily basis. Available at our Aldie & Ashburn Village locations.
Toddler (for ages 16 months - 3 years old)
In this program children make astonishing achievements in terms of communication, independence, physical movement, problem-solving ability, and social interactions. • The guides give lessons on social norms like how to greet a new person.• The child is exposed to real, rich, precise, and varied vocabulary and grammar.• Toilet learning is a crucial milestone, and thanks to our mixed-age classroom, chances are your child has already seen their peers going to the toilet on their own, and is already curious and inspired. Available at our Aldie, Ashburn Village, Broadlands, Chantilly, Reston, and West Alex locations.
Children's House (for ages 3 - 6 years old)
Students choose their own activities, building knowledge, confidence and social skills along the way. A strong focus is on practical life activities, such as plant watering, sweeping and mopping the floor. These activities inspire children to follow a complex motor sequence, independently, in order to accomplish a meaningful task. • The use of sensorial materials, such as the pink tower or cylinder blocks, develops the child’s scientific mind as they compare, contrast, place in order, and evaluate, using their hands and mind together.• In our kindergarten program, the classroom has a harmonious atmosphere where children develop their own supportive society. Available at our Aldie, Ashburn Village, Broadlands, Chantilly, Reston, and West Alex locations.
Elementary (for ages 6 - 12 years old)
This program combines classical academic subjects, such as math, literature, and science, with student-led project-based work, allowing each child to work at their own pace and reach their full potential. • There's a peaceful, busy hum in the classroom, as the children are practicing vital communication, teamwork, and collaboration skills that will serve them for a lifetime.•The guide is available to support when needed, but also know when to take a step back and let a child immerse themselves in their passions. Available at our Aldie, Broadlands, Chantilly, and West Alex locations.
Spanish and Mandarin Immersion
Our language immersion programs are identical to our reputable Montessori program, but with one core difference... they are in Spanish! Early childhood is a brief window in which your child can acquire a second language naturally and easily, without conscious effort. This is because the brains of young children, especially before age six, are soaking up all kinds of knowledge at an incredible pace, and are especially attuned to the acquisition of language. Spanish Immersion is available at Chantilly and West Alex locations.
Elementary Summer Camp
Are you wondering how to give your child a memorable and fun summer experience in 2022? Look no further! This year Guidepost Montessori is offering a unique summer camp for Elementary age students filled with outdoor activities and fun challenges, featuring an exciting mix of new themes and classic favorites! Our summer camp program for 2022 is going to be better than ever. Why? Because we’ve brought on program experts such as a former Director at Girl Scouts of the USA to design a program that puts fun first so kids don’t even realize they are learning. This summer, Guidepost Montessori is bringing you the quintessential camp experience, combined with our mission to empower and nurture independence in children. Available at our Aldie, Broadlands, Chantilly, and West Alex locations.