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Guidepost Montessori at Leavenworth

The ultimate goal of an education is authentic, holistic independence. At Guidepost Montessori, we offer this to your child, in the fullest possible sense.

We are honored to soon open the doors to our newest campus in Leavenworth. This early childhood campus is coming to you in Fall 2021, in partnership with Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program to help meet the needs of Ft. Leavenworth service members and their families.

About Us

We are a new Montessori school in Leavenworth, serving children from 10 months old to age 6. We offer year-round programming and rolling admissions into our programs to meet the needs of your family.

When you enroll your child with Guidepost, you join more than a physical school. Our staff are driven by a culture of community that partners intentionally with parents, bridging the child’s journey seamlessly from classroom to home—even if, and especially when, home is transient.

Our Programs

  • Offering Infant, Toddler, and Children's House 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
  • At-Home programs available while you wait to start with us
  • Virtual School available

Our School

  • Guidepost Montessori at Leavenworth
  • Address: 571 Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, KS 66048 US
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Call: (913) 297-1476
  • Email: leavenworth@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!

Program Overview

Registration is now open for our programs at Leavenworth. Secure your spot ahead of our opening this Fall 2021!

Whether you are waiting for our campus to open, in-between duty stations, or headed overseas, we know that learning is not limited to a classroom. Guidepost families have access to a robust suite of virtual home-based learning programs that can fill in or complement your child’s learning, as you need, wherever you need.

Limited Offer: Free virtual school with immediate access for the first 25 students who put down a deposit for the fall! (A value of $750 a month!)

A Peek Inside our School

At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them.

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

Larry Lewis

Admissions Specialist

Elizabeth Salata

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.


Montessori for Military Pledge

We are committed to joining forces with our nation’s heroes to offer reliable, high-quality childcare. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.

Guidepost Montessori schools are honored to partner with Child Care Aware of America as an off-base provider of the Dept. of Defense fee assistance program. If you’re a military family and don’t qualify for Dept. of Defense fee assistance, we offer various other financial assistance options. With more than 5,000 families enrolled, we are uniquely equipped to serve our military with high-quality childcare that doesn’t ask dedicated service members to make further sacrifices.

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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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.