at Aldie

Tours & Events
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido - 8 weeks to 16 months
Toddler - 16 months to 3 years
Children's House - 3 years to 6 years
Elementary - 6 years to 12 years

24328 Marrwood Dr, Aldie, VA 20105 US
Stacy Monasterio
Guidepost Montessori in Aldie, Virginia is located right off Highway 50 and adjacent to the Lenah Mill community. We offer a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from infancy through 6th grade.
Stacy Monasterio . Head of School
Tours & Events

join us for our 2024 elementary summer camp experience!.

Guidepost Montessori warmly invites your child to be a part of our enriching 2024 Summer Camp, specially designed for elementary-aged learners. Our program is a blend of hands-on activities and Montessori-inspired educational experiences, perfect for inspiring young minds to explore and grow.

Dates: June 17th - August 16th, 2024

Drop-off / Pick-up Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Camp Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Reserve Your Spot Today! Our camp spaces are quickly being booked. Click below to register and ensure your child enjoys a summer of learning, creativity, and joy at Guidepost Montessori.

what makes us stand out.

How is the Guidepost Montessori approach different from conventional education?.

At Guidepost, we join with parents on their mission to help their child grow and live well. Together, we design an education to empower each child to build the knowledge, skills, and confidence she needs to craft an independent, flourishing life.

Though there are many differences between the conventional approach and Guidepost, here are some of the most important:

Conventional Education vs Guidepost Montessori
What is the Guidepost Mission?.

At Guidepost, our mission is to support each child in achieving her own independence. To do this, we help her gain the knowledge, build the skills, and craft the personal character she needs to flourish. Above all, our goal is to cultivate joy—in the pursuit of knowledge, in effort applied to work worth doing, in the achievements of herself and others, and in taking the steps to author her own life.

Read more about the Guidepost Mission.

Learn about the key milestones we support—from infancy through high school.

Read more about why we educate for independence, and how we support independence for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-age children.

What are the outcomes of your programs?.

Montessori education is known world-wide for having positive impacts on both academics and social and emotional skills.

At Guidepost Montessori, when we design an environment to meet the developmental needs and interests of children alongside personalized care and support, the child can learn advanced skills at an accelerated pace.

Our students, for example, regularly learn to read by the time they’re 4-years-old and can perform all four math operations with 4-digit numbers by the end of their Kindergarten year.

The language and math skills of our kindergartners are on a par with what children in conventional programs learn in 3rd grade or beyond! What’s more, our students learn advanced academics joyfully—while simultaneously developing deep focus, self-discipline, and positive social skills.

Read more about the Guidepost Montessori advanced Language Curriculum in Children’s House.

Read more about the Guidepost Montessori advanced Math Curriculum in Children’s House.

Do your programs include Kindergarten?.

Yes! The third year of our Children’s House program, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds, is the capstone kindergarten year. In this year, the child has been well-prepared to experience an explosion of literacy, learn advanced math concepts, and use her hard-won ability to focus, problem-solve, and persist through challenges to then make advanced gains across the curriculum. Children who continue with Guidepost through Kindergarten are often well-ahead of their peers when they enter 1st grade.

Learn more about the capstone Kindergarten year at Guidepost.

Learn more about the next exciting stage: the Guidepost elementary program.

Following elementary, students continue on to our Montessori middle and high school, the Academy of Thought & Industry: a school that combines a classical liberal arts emphasis on history and great books, and a Montessori emphasis on independence and agency.

How does Guidepost partner with parents?.

At Guidepost, we want to make the best education the best for children and parents. This is why we provide year-round, extended-day programming at no extra cost, enabling consistent and uninterrupted access to the care and developmental support parents expect. We invite you into your child’s world—with daily photo and video updates, regular milestone meetings, and parent-child events that showcase your child’s progress. We work to understand your unique context and needs, so that we can provide support for milestones at home as well as at school.

In everything we do, we strive to cultivate joy as you watch your child grow!

Read about Transparent Classroom, the app that provides a window into your child’s day.

Read about recent family events such as Grandparent’s Day, a cultural celebration, and a spring celebration.

explore our programs.

Our approach is designed to empower each child to achieve independence by combining our hands-on curriculum with personalized learning to create an environment where curiosity flourishes, independence grows, and academic excellence is a natural outcome.

We want your child to see and believe: “I am capable!”

Nido .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
For children ages 16 months to 2.5-3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
For children ages 6 to 12 years old
Guidepost at Home.
For children ages 0 to 12 years old

what parents are saying.

Jul 14, 2023 on google
Guidepost Montessori at Aldie has gone through some changes and turnover, but it remains a school that fosters the love of learning, grace and courtesy, and consistency in the classrooms. There are some amazing guides who go above and beyond for their classrooms and program levels. The administrative team are welcoming and knowledgeable. Our daughter started in the toddler program and is now in Children's House. She has gained so much confidence and enjoys coming to school daily.
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Avijeeth Attawar
Apr 17, 2023 on google
I only have fantastic things to say about Guidepost Montessori at Aldie. We have 2 children, my eldest one (now 6), went there for a couple of years and our younger one is now there. The Guides are so kind, patient, knowledgable and above all have a sense of calm. They make the kids feel comfortable right away! I would highly recommend Guidepost at Aldie! Best, Avi
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Jana Minchoff
Oct 15, 2020 on google
My 5 children attend in the Toddler Community, Children's House and Elementary community. All of them have wonderful teachers who know proper child development and guide them towards being the best version of themselves! I pick them up happy, and they are happy to go to school each morning. The Environments are beautiful and children get a lot of outside play. This school understands Montessori Pedagogy and executes it well.
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Subhalaxmi Pratihari
Oct 17, 2020 on google
My daughter is in Children’s house community since last year 2019 summer . She loves to go to Guidepost Montessori at Aldie everyday . The school property is so huge that children enjoy different outdoor spaces in different time and able to maintain social distancing. Here teachers are highly trained and experienced , they offer lots of opportunity for self expression and children get the same respect as adults .During school closure my daughter really amazed me by helping me with most of our house hold chores and doing all her daily activities independently. She feels sheer pleasure to fulfill her inner urge by doing real tasks of everyday living and challenging works which we think children don’t need to or they are not ready for it but she is learning so much under her Montessori teacher’s proper guidance .When she learned she can go back to school from this new academic year 2020-2021 ,She was thrilled to be in school .I am confident that she is in good hands ❤️👍.
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Greg Chris
Jun 5, 2020 on google
Lol this person below! Hahahaha she has evidence of these claims!!! Its been on here for while, no one from Guidepost said anything about this probably because they are far better than this review! Guidepost is expensive and is worth every dime but look at the area they are in! Put your child in there, they will come out better than any school your child will go to that is other then Guidepost! By far the best school, I have put my son in!
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take a peek at our school.

Infant with a military head wrap crawling on the ground in between the boots and legs of a military serviceman.

montessori for military.

We are committed to bridging financial assistance, community, and continuity of education to our nation’s heroes and their families. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.

We can offer a seamless transfer process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30+ of our campuses based in the U.S. are located within 30 miles of military installations and have joined Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program, bridging early childhood tuition assistance to eligible families off-base.

Learn more about Montessori for Military here.

start your journey with us.

Our team of admissions specialists are ready to meet you and get you started on your journey within the Guidepost community. We're here to provide your family with the information and confidence you need to enroll in one of our programs.

Learn more about Montessori.

Read our enrollment guide.

Book a school tour.

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