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Guidepost Montessori at Lake Norman

Guidepost Montessori at Lake Norman is conveniently located off Highway 73 and Norman View Lane. We serve children from infancy to age 14, and welcome your family to our new community!

About Us

We are a Montessori school in Huntersville, NC serving children from 10 months to 14 years old. We offer year-round programming and rolling admissions into our programs to meet the needs of your family. Please contact us if you are looking to waitlist or register to start immediately.

Our Programs

  • Offering Nido, Toddler, Children's House, Elementary, Middle School, and Spanish Immersion programs
  • Available as 5-day or 3-day per week options
  • Full-day or half-day options available
  • Monthly tuition rates vary based on program and start date


Our School

  • Guidepost Montessori at Lake Norman
  • Address: 15115 Norman View Ln, Huntersville, NC 28078 US
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Call: +1 704-885-5080
  • Email: lakenorman@guidepostmontessori.com
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Just Learning

If you are newer to Montessori, we invite you to attend a virtual overview to learn more about our programs and approach. This info session will be alongside other prospective families and will not cover campus-specific details.

Doing Your Research

You are in the process of choosing a school for your little one and have specific questions about this campus like availability, daily schedule, and tuition rates. Just fill out our form below and one of our admissions specialists will be in touch to answer all your questions or help schedule a school tour!

Join Guidepost

You have decided to join our community, welcome! If space is available for your desired program and start date, we will send an offer letter and process your registration right away. If a program is full, join our waitlist to hold your child's spot when space becomes available.

Set Start Date

We offer rolling admissions for families who are looking to get started right away. Once you receive an offer and register, we will confirm your start date and await your first day with us!

Continuing Montessori education for middle school

Guidepost Montessori has partnered with The Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) to offer a continuing Montessori education for middle school students, based out of our current location.

ATI is a network of Montessori-inspired middle and high schools serving the emerging adult. ATI offers an educational approach that prioritizes the understanding and application of knowledge, not just the memorization of facts. Our programs are designed for thinkers and doers who want to develop themselves, set goals and learn how to achieve them.

The ATI Middle School program operates at our Fort Mason campus, and is now enrolling for grades 7-8.

The future of school isn't about moving from one set of exams to the next. It's about becoming the person you want to be, and feeling fulfilled and supported along the way.

A Peek Inside our School

Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.

Meet our School Team

We offer regular events to foster a vibrant school community: coffee chats with the school staff, seasonal events to bring our parents, families and staff together and open houses to share the school community with new families. We look forward to meeting you!

Head of School

Laura Macartney

Assistant Head of School

Ellie Martinez

Middle School Lead Guide

Jenna Fernandez

Why Guidepost?

The Montessori approach to human development is based on the belief in the potential of the child, and on the belief that it is only the child who can realize this potential. To grow up well is to grow up to be increasingly independent, capable, confident, happy and secure. At Guidepost, we are the village that supports you in raising your child.

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 Global Network to Support You

Guidepost Montessori offers access to high-quality Montessori education in schools, at-home, or from anywhere around the world. Move seamlessly through our network as the needs of your family change to ensure continuity and consistency in your child's education, wherever you are located.

Guidepost Montessori education takes a holistic approach: enabling social, emotional, and physical development alongside academic success

The Guidepost Approach

Educating the whole child

Teachers choose their moments of instruction wisely, offering lessons and presentations at suitable junctures in each child's development

The Guidepost Approach

A teacher whose job is to guide, not lead

Our teachers follow each child's natural schedule, which encourages them to trust their own bodies

The Guidepost Approach

Respecting the young child's rhythm of life

Children are given the tools and uninterrupted time to work on activities and materials they value

The Guidepost Approach

More study, not less

Children are given the freedom to follow their academic interests, which reduces the need for external motivation

The Guidepost Approach

No need for rewards or punishments

The teacher connects the child with their environment, showing them how to use the learning materials and evaluate their own work

The Guidepost Approach

Independent learning by the child

With the freedom to move and choose their own work, children develop internal discipline and social awareness

The Guidepost Approach

Empowered by choice

Lessons are designed to appeal to each child's level of development and interests

The Guidepost Approach

Individually tailored lessons

A place where every student feels a sense of belonging, building confidence in the knowledge that their social identity is an asset and not a barrier

The Guidepost Approach

Identity safe classrooms

Giving children the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.

With over 80 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 7,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.

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Get Started

Fill out the form to learn more about our school programs, tuition, or to schedule a school tour. A Regional Admissions specialist will get in touch within 24 hours.