A Look Inside our Classrooms
Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, and aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each learning material is carefully curated in order to encourage children to explore and learn. Watch a virtual tour of our Old Town campus in Chicago, and explore more resources below.
The Third Teacher
In Montessori, the classroom plays a key role in a child's learning. Montessori believed that children thrive in environments that are thoughtfully and intentionally prepared to spark curiosity and exploration. In fact, it is common in the Montessori method to reference the Environment as the Third Teacher.
The premise of The Third Teacher is that in every classroom environment there are three entities responsible for teaching and learning; the first is the teacher, the second is the student, and the third is the environment.
The Prepared Environment
A Montessori classroom environment is prepared to support self-directed learning and inquiry. It is carefully designed to stimulate each child's curiosity and instill a lifelong love of learning. Children work at their own pace and choose their own activities.
Inside a Montessori Classroom
What Goes Into a Montessori School Setup?
Five years and nearly 90 campuses later, how do we do it — and why? We take you behind the scenes of a Montessori School Setup.
What Makes a Montessori Classroom Different?
Any school can market itself as Montessori — here are five signs to look for in an authentic Montessori classroom.
Staying the Cycle: The Importance of the Mixed-Age Classroom
Continuing your child's Montessori experience through elementary ensures coalescing of skills in reading, writing, and presentation.