Montessori school in Aldie, VA

Guidepost Montessori School at Aldie

Montessori education provides your child with a love of learning and discovery throughout critical stages in their development. At our Guidepost Montessori school in Aldie, VA, we give your child the supportive and challenging environment they need in order to thrive.

Designed for children from infancy to middle school, our Montessori education programs offer opportunities to learn, explore, and grow in a safe environment. Discover more about our accredited, authentic Montessori school in Loudoun County with a tour today.

About Guidepost Montessori School at Aldie

Guidepost Aldie is part of an international network of Montessori schools dedicated to helping children grow through joyful learning. Our school in Aldie offers a nurturing and educational environment for infants (12 weeks to 16 months), toddlers (18 to 30 months), children (2½ to 6 years old), elementary students aged 6 to 11 (grades 1-6) and middle school students aged 12-13 (grades 7-8).

Early childhood years are the most critical time in your child's development. These years are foundational in shaping your child's future health, well-being, and happiness at school and home. Montessori education provides your child with the tools to navigate lifelong learning.

Are you searching for a day care, preschool, or kindergarten in Aldie, VA? You may want to consider Guidepost Montessori. The day care years correspond to our 'Nido' program, the preschool years correspond to our ‘Toddler’ program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our 'Children's House' program. With Montessori's emphasis on helping children grow through joyful learning, Guidepost at Aldie can provide a nurturing environment for your son or daughter and prepare them for their elementary school years.

We are also pleased to offer learning options for middle school students at our Aldie location, through the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI). ATI at Aldie is like Guidepost for the adolescent. Our Montessori-inspired middle school delivers a powerful education for independence and helps to develop curious, self-motivated youth who thrive in school and in life.

Our school

Our school offers a continuing Montessori education from infancy through Middle School. Have a sneak peak at our beautiful campus on this page - we would love to show you around and welcome your family into our community.

  • Address: 24328 Marrwood Dr, Aldie, VA 20105 US
  • Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Admissions: 949-534-4782
  • School: (703) 542-5522
  • Email: aldie@guidepostmontessori.com

Explore our programs

We are currently accepting registrations for all our programs. Your child can start right away or join the waitlist for classes which are full. We are pleased to offer affiliated at-home programming while you wait to join us on campus.

  • Early years programs are available as 5-day or 3-day per week options
  • Full-day or half-day options are also available

Guidepost Summer Camp

Guidepost Montessori is offering fun and educational summer camp experiences for students 6-12 at our Aldie campus. Each week is designed around a specific theme for students to discover and investigate. Students will take part in creative projects, singing and playing, outdoor games, field trips and more, all wrapped up in that week’s theme.

  • Pricing: $390/week
  • Camp Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Address: 24328 Marrwood Drive, Aldie, VA 20105-5547

Continuing Montessori education for middle school

Students can continue into middle school with the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) at Aldie.

ATI is Guidepost for the adolescent: a Montessori middle and high school network delivering a powerful education for independence, to develop curious, self-motivated adults who thrive in school and in life.

The ATI Middle School program operates at our Aldie campus, and is now enrolling for grades 6-8.

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.

NEW merit scholarship for middle school students

We are thrilled to be able to offer full and partial scholarships for our new Montessori Middle School program in this inaugural year!

  • Apply for a chance to cover 50% to 100% for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Questions to: scholarships@thoughtandindustry.com
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Why you should choose Guidepost Montessori Aldie

Children are born with a natural curiosity and love of learning. When nurtured and properly guided, this curiosity can unlock the door to lifelong learning. Our team of educators at Guidepost Aldie is committed to developing lifelong learners. We partner with you to help foster your child's natural love of learning.

Guidepost Montessori Aldie believes that joyful learning results in children that love to learn. The Montessori Method's foundations of individually directed learning, real-world experiences, and focus on responsibility for themselves and their surroundings can help your child become an independent learner with a love of learning and exploration.

We create an environment of support through a scientifically designed curriculum that allows children to develop their own ideas, explore their own interests, express their feelings, take risks, and make choices. Our educators guide your child through a world of discovery and responsibilities as they take their first steps towards independence and grow to be strong, thinking individuals.

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

The Guidepost Approach

Educating the whole child

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

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Identity safe classrooms

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

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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

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Respecting the young child's rhythm of life

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

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More study, not less

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

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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

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Independent learning by the child

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

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Empowered by choice

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

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Individually tailored lessons

Ready to get started?

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

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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!

Watch an overview

Campus tour

Walk through our campus with a short video tour. We'd love for you to come and visit!

A peek inside our school

Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each lesson and learning material is carefully curated in order to encourage children to learn and explore.

Meet the Aldie school team

Join us at one of our coffee chats or seasonal events, where we gather parents, staff, and families to share community news. We look forward to meeting you!

Head of School, Aldie

Melissa Kemendo

Assistant Head of School

Stacy Monasterio

Admin Assistant

Jeannie Kim

Why Guidepost?

As educators, we believe our role is to support the child's natural growth and to challenge them in age-appropriate ways so that they grow up to be increasingly independent, capable, confident, happy and secure.

The Montessori Method

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.

Close-Knit Community

Guidepost staff and families tend to be friendly and welcoming folks, eager to make connections and form strong bonds. We believe it takes a village to raise a child, and do all we can to foster a strong community in our area, with plenty of fun events and opportunities to meet and mingle.

Global Support Network

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.

Your child's education starts at Guidepost Montessori School Aldie

Established in 2016, Guidepost Montessori School Aldie is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Virginia. We make learning fun with the happy balance of real academics, intellectual curiosity, and a supportive environment for students. Children learn through working with carefully curated, hands-on materials and activities that engage each child's freedom to explore and learn within a prepared, orderly environment.

Come visit our school for a personal tour and to learn more about our programs, facilities, and affiliated at-home programming. Or call us at +1 (949)-534-4782.

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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