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The Parent Pioneer program

Parent Pioneers are partners and early adopters who help us make a new Guidepost Montessori campus a reality. Are you a trailblazer too?

Dr. Maria Montessori

To assist a child, we must provide him with an environment which will enable him to develop freely.

Dr. Maria Montessori
Montessori Founder

What is a Parent Pioneer?

Parent Pioneers are a small group of very special families, passionate about Guidepost Montessori's mission, who help establish a new school or program for their children. Guidepost is a growing international network of Montessori schools. At each Guidepost school, joyful, self‑directed exploration in a carefully prepared environment leads to children who love to learn.

Parent Pioneers are partners and early adopters who help us make a new Guidepost Montessori campus a reality. As a Parent Pioneer, you will forever be part of the proud group who paved the way for more children to access a high-quality Montessori education in your community. We are extending a limited opportunity for you to join our community of founding families and receive a major tuition discount. If you're interested, please fill out the form below to get started.

Expanding the Guidepost Montessori network

The Guidepost Montessori network currently serves students at multiple US campuses in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia as well as internationally in Austria, Canada, and China.

Our programs — Infant, Toddler, Children's House, Elementary, and Middle School — are tailored to the needs of children at each stage of their development. Our lead guides, or teachers, are trained to implement authentic Montessori, offering children the support, time, and space needed to explore who they are, how they learn, and how to be part of a community with encouragement to discover and pursue their passions.

If you are interested in expanding our program offerings or helping to establish a new campus — whether you currently have a child enrolled at Guidepost or not — you can join our mission and become a Parent Pioneer today!

The impact of your investment

We need a group of committed pioneers to provide seed money by investing in your own child and our shared vision. Opening a new program is a costly endeavor. The prepaid tuition would partially fund our initial capital needs to secure a property, create a beautiful school facility, outfit classrooms, pursue licensing, and hire world-class teaching talent. Once enough families commit to prepaying three years of tuition at a steeply discounted rate, the Guidepost Montessori network will provide the remaining capital required.

  1. As a Parent Pioneer, your tuition prepayment results in an immediate 20 percent savings on the first year’s list tuition. The discount for the following two years will be even higher, as your tuition will not be not subject to annual tuition increases, typically 5 percent per year.
  2. This is a risk-free investment, 100 percent refundable if you decide the program is not the right fit, and in line with our philosophy that it is our responsibility to continually earn your trust. All prepayments fall within our general policy of providing full refunds for any reason.
  3. Your family will play a central role in supporting and nurturing a pedagogical vision that helps students become citizens of the world who are thoughtful, inspired, and enterprising.
  4. To show our deep gratitude to our Parent Pioneers, as well as the gratitude of the future community you will help create, we'll recognize your family's contribution at our new program site.

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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