Guidepost Montessori at Alicia

At Guidepost Alicia, we are proud to offer a fully immersive Spanish curriculum that can help children to develop cognitive and problem-solving skills, improve their ability to communicate effectively and broaden their understanding of the world.

We invite you to come and see our Spanish immersion programs in action. Schedule a visit today!

25261 Paseo de Alicia Laguna Hills, CA 92653 US

Phone: 949-340-9739
Monday-Friday | 7:00am - 6:00pm

Spanish Immersion Programs For:

  • Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
  • Children's House (3 to 6 years)

Guidepost Montessori at Alicia in Laguna Hills, California is a premier Montessori school that offers education for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten students. Our programs are designed to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment that encourages children to explore, learn, and grow. Our focus is on fostering independence, creativity, and a love of learning in all of our students.

At Guidepost Montessori, we believe that children learn best when they are fully immersed in the learning process. That's why we offer Spanish immersion in all of our programs. Our students learn Spanish as a second language in a natural and organic way, making it easy for them to pick up and use the language effectively.

As a local school, we are proud to serve families in the Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo neighborhoods. Our dedicated teachers and staff are proud of the strong sense of community that we have built at our school. Many of our teachers and staff have been on our team since we opened!

If you're looking for a Montessori school in the Laguna Hills area that offers a Spanish immersion program and caters to toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten students, look no further than Guidepost Montessori. We would be delighted to welcome you and your child to our community.

Explore our programs

What are the Montessori equivalent names for preschool and kindergarten? The preschool years correspond to our Toddler program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our Children's House program. Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.

Discover the benefits of our Spanish Immersion programs

Both our Toddler and Children's House programs offer Spanish curriculum, designed to provide a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that allows children to immerse themselves in the Spanish language. Our goal is to provide our students with a solid foundation in Spanish, helping them to become confident and proficient speakers of the language.

The Spanish immersion program at Guidepost Montessori at Alicia is not only limited to language classes, it also includes cultural activities, games, songs, and stories that help to build an understanding and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking culture. Our students are exposed to different aspects of the language, such as grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation, and they are encouraged to use the language in a natural and meaningful way.

We believe that learning a second language at a young age can be beneficial in many ways. It can help children to develop cognitive and problem-solving skills, improve their ability to communicate effectively, and broaden their understanding of the world!

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Hear from our Alicia Families

I wasn't a believer at first but after seeing our son grow so much in the last year and a half this is hands down worth every penny. Everyone is so caring and loving of the kids and full of smiles. Our son has grown into such an independent little boy and takes so much pride in doing/attempting things himself. Ms. Ivana and Ms. Renah are operating a first class facility.

 Three kindergarten-aged school girls enjoy a conversation over glasses of milk, while two other students complete activities behind them in the well-organized Montessori classroom.

"We are forever grateful to the teachers and staff"

Our children (ages 3 & 4) have been at Guidepost at Alicia since they were each 2 years old. I am a stay at home mom, so the best choice for us is their 1/2 day program. The development and growth I have witnessed has been profound. I'm a native Spanish speaker, and raising bilingual children in a primarily English-speaking home has been challenging. Having the kids at Guidepost has given them a strong foundation in the Spanish language, that is much easier for me to maintain at home. Our oldest is doing addition, reading, writing, she can sew, and is completely fluent in Spanish. Our youngest is on the same path. We are forever grateful to the teachers and staff, they are truly like family to us.

Children in a well-organized mixed-age Montessori classroom ponder over an activity using blocks of different sizes, classic Montessori classroom materials

"Guidepost Montessori at Alicia has exceeded my expectations"

My son has been a Guidepost for a year and a half. Guidepost at Alicia has the Montessori philosophy and SPANISH IMMERSION. That right there checks off two major driving factors as to why my child attends this school. Everyday you are greeted with a warm smile from Ms. Ivana and Ms. Renah. All the guides are so happy and full of energy. The guides and staff treat my son like their own child. My kid is surrounded by guides that want to support him and aid in his success. I love how bright, clean and peaceful the classrooms feel. The snacks offered are healthy and fresh. My son has grown so much in the last year and half. I feel that enrolling my child at this school has been one of my best parenting decisions yet.

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Ivana Cantuna

Administrative Assistant

Ariana Cortes

Lead Children's House Guide

Angeles Torres

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Stay connected to your child's learning

Thanks to our app Transparent Classroom, you get a window into your child’s experience of school daily.

Your child’s Lead Guide will share what your child is learning and what their real-time assessments are - this way you can very closely follow your child’s development throughout the day, months, and years you stay within the Guidepost network. If you transfer from one of our locations to the next, your child’s progress and continuity will be tracked in the app and readily accessible. Read more about Transparent Classroom here.

In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:

  • Daily toileting, eating (bottle feeding for infants), and sleeping habits
  • Curriculum introduction, progress, and completion
  • End of day summary of all activities
  • Notes such as bringing in more diapers or a new set of clothes
  • Reminders for upcoming classroom events like birthdays, holidays, or special occasions

Interested in becoming a room parent? Let your child's Lead guide know!

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What sets us apart from traditional schools

As the largest network of Montessori schools in the U.S., Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. At Guidepost, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.

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Education for life

Our education provides the freedom and guidance needed to construct a sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of their development – social, emotional, physical, academic, and beyond.

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Deeply individualized learning

Lessons are carefully structured and designed to appeal to each student's level of development and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students increasing responsibility over their learning as they grow.

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Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts

Our programming has been designed by leading education experts, and is implemented by passionate, qualified teachers. All of our Lead Guides are required to be AMI, AMS, or PMI Montessori certified and receive ongoing training and professional development.

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Carefully prepared environment

At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them. Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.

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Year-round programming

We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve the whole family which is why we are committed to very few closures throughout the school year, and offer extended day options for families.

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Continuity and mobility

Our schools offer a continuing Montessori education for children as young as 10 weeks through to 18 years old. With a growing network of 100+ schools across the U.S., China and Europe - combined with our virtual and homeschool options - we can support continuity and consistency in your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.

Giving your child the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.

Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.

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