Guidepost Montessori at Beaverton
Guidepost Montessori develops a fundamental love of learning and equips each child with the knowledge, confidence, and tools needed to reach their highest potential as they grow into independent adults.
Toddler (2 years to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Guidepost Montessori in Beaverton is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Southwest Portland, Oregon. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located in the Raleigh West neighborhood of East Beaverton, right off Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy.
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.
Changing the world, one student at a time
We are a school where children find the joy in learning — and thus make it possible for them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.
To think mathematically.
To solve problems.
To create things.
To encounter great literature that inspires their character development.
To build themselves as capable, efficacious beings.
To place themselves in history and in society.
To spark meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.
Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each individual child, to help them realize their limitless potential, and the opportunities they will have to create real and lasting change throughout their lifetime.
Hear from our Beaverton Families
I LOVE Guidepost and have so many positive things to say. The classrooms are inviting and calm. The commitment to the Montessori approach feels authentic and consistent. The teachers are wonderful and kind and my son loves them. It makes me happy to see the way the kids interact with my son's teacher because I can tell they feel securely attached to her. The head of school is also great and very responsive.
My son comes home with new independent skills all the time. I also appreciate that they are clear and communicative about school updates. I am generally an anxious parent, and I don't feel anxious about my son when he's at school now that he goes to Guidepost. Highly recommend to anyone who's considering sending their child there.
"We love Guidepost"
We love Guidepost and every one of the guides there. When our son started, we were just hoping for him to have a chance to learn how to interact with other kids and adults. What we found instead was a community that has been a cornerstone of his young life.
Our son enrolled at Guidepost when he was 18 months old and has been there for almost a year now. It has been amazing to watch him grow and blossom. The guides there have been instrumental in helping him with language, good eating habits, potty training, and growing into a really sweet, young person.
The guides do an excellent job of keeping us updated on how things are going during the day and frequently share pictures from the classroom so that we can get a little glimpse of his classroom life, too. Especially with all of the turbulence that the pandemic caused in our lives last year, Guidepost has truly been an oasis for us all.
I would recommend enrolling a child at Guidepost to any of my friends without reservation or hesitation. I can't imagine our son's life now without them as part of it.
"We'd recommend Guidepost in a heartbeat!"
Our son has just moved in to his third classroom at Guidepost Beaverton- he began in the Young Toddler classroom (14-24 months), moved to the Toddler classroom (2-3yr olds) and is now in the Children's House classroom (3-6yr olds). We couldn't be happier with the nurturing environment he's had at the school. His language, independence and social skills accelerated from the moment he began attending the school. The teachers (guides) are amazing and are always so helpful in offering advice when problem-solving any obstacles at home. The classrooms are beautiful and thoughtfully laid out with the children's age in mind - even the artwork on the walls is hung at an appropriate height to be at the child's eye level. We'd recommend Guidepost in a heartbeat!
Start your journey with us
Look Inside Our Classrooms
Meet our School Team
Monserrat (Monse) Vela Meza
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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