at Alicia

Tours and Events
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
25261 Paseo de Alicia Laguna Hills, CA 92653 US
Ivana Cantuna
Guidepost Montessori at Alicia in Laguna Hills, California is a premier Montessori school for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners. Our nurturing environment promotes exploration, independence, creativity, and a love for learning. The comprehensive Spanish immersion program fosters natural and effective language acquisition. With a strong sense of community, Guidepost Montessori welcomes families from the Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo neighborhoods. Choose Guidepost Montessori at Alicia for Montessori education with Spanish immersion.
Ivana Cantuna . Head of School
Tours and Events

explore our programs.

Our approach is designed to empower each child to achieve independence by combining our hands-on curriculum with personalized learning to create an environment where curiosity flourishes, independence grows, and academic excellence is a natural outcome.

We want your child to see and believe: “I am capable!”

Spanish Immersion.
For children ages 16 months to 6 years old
For children ages 16 months to 2.5-3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
Mandarin Immersion.
For children ages 16 months to 6 years old
Nido .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
Explore our school's upcoming events

explore our school's upcoming events.

discover the benefits of our spanish immersion programs.

At Guidepost Montessori at Alicia, our Toddler and Children's House programs offer a comprehensive Spanish curriculum that immerses children in the language. Beyond language classes, our program includes cultural activities, games, songs, and stories to foster appreciation for the Spanish-speaking culture. We aim to provide students with a solid foundation in Spanish, enhancing their cognitive skills, communication abilities, and global understanding.

The gift of language: Spanish Immersion at Guidepost Montessori

meet our school team.

Ivana Cantuna.
Head of School
Ariana Cortes.
Administrative Assistant
Angeles Torres.
Lead Children's House Guide
Brenda Pena.
Lead Children's House Guide
Norma Bejarano.
Toddler Lead Guide
Francesca Fedele.
Assistant Guide

stay connected to your child's learning.

With our app, Transparent Classroom, you can closely monitor your child's daily progress and assessments at our school. It tracks their development, provides important notes on routines and milestones, and offers reminders for events. Become a room parent by informing your child's Lead Guide.

Transparent Classroom

start your journey with us.

Our team of admissions specialists are ready to meet you and get you started on your journey within the Guidepost community. We're here to provide your family with the information and confidence you need to enroll in one of our programs.

Learn more about Montessori.

Read our enrollment guide.

Book a school tour.

Submit your application.

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News from our community

news from our community.

News from our community

what makes us stand out.

How is the Guidepost Montessori approach different from conventional education?.

At Guidepost, we join with parents on their mission to help their child grow and live well. Together, we design an education to empower each child to build the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needs to craft an independent, flourishing life.

Though there are many differences between the conventional approach and Guidepost, here are some of the most important:

Conventional Education vs Guidepost Montessori
What is the Guidepost Mission?.

At Guidepost, our mission is to support each child in achieving her own independence. To do this, we help her gain the knowledge, build the skills, and craft the personal character she needs to flourish. Above all, our goal is to cultivate joy—in the pursuit of knowledge, in effort applied to work worth doing, in the achievements of herself and others, and in taking the steps to author her own life.

Read more about the Guidepost Mission.

Learn about the key milestones we support—from infancy through high school.

Read more about why we educate for independence, and how we support independence for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age children.

What are the outcomes of your programs?.

Montessori education is known world-wide for having positive impacts on both academics and social and emotional skills.

At Guidepost Montessori, when we design an environment to meet the developmental needs and interests of children alongside personalized care and support, the child can learn advanced skills at an accelerated pace.

Our students, for example, regularly learn to read by the time they’re 4-years-old and can perform all four math operations with 4-digit numbers by the end of their Kindergarten year.

The language and math skills of our kindergartners are on a par with what children in conventional programs learn in 3rd grade or beyond! What’s more, our students learn advanced academics joyfully—while simultaneously developing deep focus, self-discipline, and positive social skills.

Read more about the Guidepost Montessori advanced Language Curriculum in Children’s House.

Read more about the Guidepost Montessori advanced Math Curriculum in Children’s House.

Do your programs include Kindergarten?.

Yes! The third year of our Children’s House program, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds, is the capstone kindergarten year. In this year, the child has been well-prepared to experience an explosion of literacy, learn advanced math concepts, and use her hard-won ability to focus, problem-solve, and persist through challenges to then make advanced gains across the curriculum. Children who continue with Guidepost through Kindergarten are often well-ahead of their peers when they enter 1st grade.

Learn more about the capstone Kindergarten year at Guidepost.

Learn more about the next exciting stage: the Guidepost elementary program.

Following elementary, students continue on to our Montessori middle and high school, the Academy of Thought & Industry: a school that combines a classical liberal arts emphasis on history and great books, and a Montessori emphasis on independence and agency.

How does Guidepost partner with parents?.

At Guidepost, we want to make the best education the best for children and parents. This is why we provide year-round, extended-day programming at no extra cost, enabling consistent and uninterrupted access to the care and developmental support parents expect. We invite you into your child’s world—with daily photo and video updates, regular milestone meetings, and parent-child events that showcase your child’s progress. We work to understand your unique context and needs, so that we can provide support for milestones at home as well as at school.

In everything we do, we strive to cultivate joy as you watch your child grow!

Read about Transparent Classroom, the app that provides a window into your child’s day.

Read about recent family events such as Grandparent’s Day, a cultural celebration, and a spring celebration.

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what parents are saying.

Diana Casey
Apr 24, 2023 on yelp
Our children (ages 3 & 4) have been at Guidepost at Alicia since they were each 2 years old. I am a stay at home mom, so the best choice for us is their 1/2 day program.
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Joseph Harper
Apr 17, 2023 on yelp
I wasn't a believer at first but after seeing our son grow so much in the last year and a half this is hands down worth every penny. Our son has grown into such an lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum lorem ipsum
Carlo Lopez
Apr 1, 2023 on google
My son has been a Guidepost for a year and a half. Guidepost at Alicia has the Montessori philosophy and Spanish immersion.
Laura Smith
Aug 8, 2022 on google
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2023 summer camp.

25261 Paseo de Alicia Laguna Hills, CA 92653 US
p. 949-340-9739
Runs as weekly sessions from Jun 19 - Aug 18
Camp hours.
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 3:00pm (optional extended day from 7:00am - 6:00pm available)
$450 per weekly session
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