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Guidepost Montessori at Aldie

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

Guidepost Montessori at Aldie is a growing school in a thriving neighborhood, serving children ages 12 weeks to 14 years old.

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.

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

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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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

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!

Campus video 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 our 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

Middle School Lead Guide

Emma Godwin

Lower Elementary Guide

Amanda Waldron

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.

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

The Guidepost Approach

Identity safe classrooms

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

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.

Learn more about our:

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Get Started

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.