An academically rigorous environment for students ages 6 to 12 with a continued emphasis on independence. Students explore the great ideas in history and civilizations, with a practical hands-on approach to modern life and needs.
- The Pursuit of Truth
Elementary children are naturally drawn to understand the world. Montessori classrooms spark curiosity, invite questioning, and inspire deep learning. Students rejoice in learning new things for the sheer pleasure of deepening their understanding of the world.
- The Power of Agency
- The Love of Work
- The Joy of Community
- The Courage to Live Wholehearted
How does a Montessori elementary classroom actually work? What does it look like? How and what do students learn? In this information session, Laura Mazer, our Senior Vice President of Programs, provides an overview of Guidepost Montessori's elementary program and a peek inside a few of our elementary classrooms.
Literature, Grammar, and Composition
Top 5 Questions on Montessori Elementary
What will my child learn in an Elementary Montessori classroom? If students are learning at their own pace, how do you assess their progress? Steven Gaudino of Guidepost Montessori answers these and other top questions that parents ask about our Elementary program.
"I love the teachers and community at Guidepost; how loving everyone is. The teachers and administrators are so caring — they want the best experience for our family. I love how much they want to get the children excited for learning and how they apply Montessori to help the whole child develop to their best potential." - Beth T.
"I am constantly impressed and pleased with the quality of education and the level of communication from the administration. The classroom guides are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. My granddaughter has made such amazing progress, and she loves her teachers, and classroom friends. The administration team is responsive, hardworking, and committed to providing each student (and family) an amazing and positive Montessori experience." - Susan H.
"My children have been attending Guidepost for over a year now and it has been a great experience. The teachers are very caring and know each child individually. The staff are very responsive to requests and inquiries." - J.C.
Big Work in Elementary Classrooms
A look at how Big Work, a core component of the Montessori elementary classroom, fosters and represents the child’s unique expression of mastery over academic content.
What Does It Mean to Be Educated?
Guidepost's VP of Pedagogy Matt Bateman wrote an article for the Chalkboard Review, explaining Maria Montessori’s take on the practical, vocational value of education
Why is Montessori So Focused on Independence?
When children are empowered with age-appropriate independence — physically, mentally, and emotionally — they become adults capable of more meaningful relationships. Trust in one’s own abilities is the precursor to peacefully collaborating, initiating, and contributing in ways that make a positive difference in the world.
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.
A Snapshot of the Elementary Classroom
In a Montessori elementary classroom, there is a hum of activity and collaboration. Learn about group lessons, going out, cooking activities and more from this engaged community of learners.
Stay the Course for Elementary: Montessori is not just for Early Childhood
There is a common misconception that Montessori just for early childhood? Today, we dispel this myth and discuss why Montessori can benefit older children.
Giving your child the keys to life
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