Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg

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.

Our Montessori school provides day care in Branchburg, for infants, toddlers, preschool, kindergarten and elementary children.
1005 US-202, Branchburg, NJ 08876 US

Phone: 908-219-9745
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs For:

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)

Children's House (3 years to 6 years)

Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg is now enrolling children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We are dedicated to educating the whole child, providing much more than just a traditional nursery, daycare, preschool, kindergarten, or elementary school education. Learn more about the Guidepost difference and schedule a tour of our school today.

Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg is located in Branchburg, NJ, and serves the communities of Somerset Country, Bridgewater Township, Whitehouse, Flemington, Somerville, Hillsborough, and Bradley Gardens. Our school is conveniently located directly off Route 202 North.

Heather Fulminante
Heather Fulminante, Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg

A Letter from the Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg. After working in public education for 18 years, I discovered that the methods and philosophies of Montessori are aligned with my own personal and professional beliefs as an educator. I live in Branchburg with my family, and it is very important to me to create a “home away from home” for children in our community. At our school, we care for the children as if they are our own, and strive to meet individual families’ needs.

I know firsthand how important it is to start kids off on the right foot by encouraging their sense of agency and instilling in them a love of learning. Starting from nursery-aged infants of just six weeks to preschool and kindergarten children, each age offers its own unique set of developmental milestones which the Montessori method addresses.

Infants get opportunities to work on their gross motor skills, while older children start exploring materials designed to help them learn to read, write, and do math problems - frequently before the age of four! All of this learning goes on in what we call the “prepared environment:” a space that is clean, bright, calm, and warm, where children truly thrive and with our guides (teachers) ready to give a helping hand.

Montessori education is for more than just preschool-aged children: kindergarten and elementary school aged kids also benefit from our methodology, and our Children's House provides amazing benefits for learning. Learn more about the difference between Children's House and elementary school education here.

The best way to understand just how different we are from other nurseries, daycares, preschools, and kindergartens in and around Branchburg is to tour our school and see for yourself. I hope to see you soon!

- Heather Fulminante, M.Ed. - Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg

Take a peek inside our Branchburg school

Our Children's House for elementary-aged students.

Our Children's House for elementary-aged students.

Nido spaces are clean, bright, and welcoming for our infants and preschoolers.

Nido spaces are clean, bright, and welcoming for our infants and preschoolers.

Our toddler room is designed for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

Our toddler room is designed for children aged 18 months to 3 years.

Toddlers have a variety of materials and spaces to explore.

Toddlers have a variety of materials and spaces to explore.

Explore Our Programs

What are the Montessori equivalent names for daycare, preschool, and kindergarten? Daycare corresponds to our Nido program, 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.

Hear what parents have to say about Guidepost Montessori

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.

young girl sitting at a table in a Guidepost Montessori kindergarten classroom cutting a banana

"My daughter is loved and nurtured here"

My daughter has been here for a few months and the kindness and consideration the staff have shown is remarkable. They are willing to work with each family to make all children successful. Both administration and classroom staff have gone above and beyond to collaborate with my daughter’s speech and physical therapist and embrace her where she is while continuing to promote ongoing growth. I can tell my daughter is loved and nurtured here, which is such a great feeling as a working parent. She is just where she needs to be.She also asks for “backpack” to go to school all the time! - Kelly E., Guidepost Montessori Branchburg Parent

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.

"My children look forward to school"

"I have 2 children that started at Guidepost in September and it has been a wonderful experience! We were all nervous as it was their first time going to school but Ms. Heather, Ms. Coley, and the entire team made us feel so welcome from day 1. My children love their guides and look forward to school each morning. The classrooms are clean and chock full of educational Montessori materials. There are plenty of fun, educational activities to keep them engaged and growing. The school also hosts many fun family and parent events. We are so thrilled to be part of the Guidepost family!" - Christina F., Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg Parent.

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

"The best decision we have made"

"My son loves this school so much he never wants to leave. The school itself is beautiful, clean, and aesthetically pleasing. The staff is exceptionally patient, kind, and understanding. My son has been attending from the day they opened and has grown so much in that short time. Overall, if you’re looking for a clean, immersive, inclusive Montessori school for your child, I cannot recommend Guidepost Branchburg enough!" - Samantha D., Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg Parent.

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Heather Fulminante

Nido Lead Guide

Jennifer Norgalis

Nido Assistant Guide

Debbie Chen

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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.

Two preschool aged children completing different in-class Montessori activities.

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.

 Three kindergarten-aged school girls and one kindergarten school boy enjoy some laughs while completing a school activity. Three kindergarten-aged school girls and one kindergarten school boy enjoy some laughs while completing a school activity.

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.

One guide watches as two preschool aged students complete a Montessori classroom activity.

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.

Shelves are stacked with colorful paper and organized with classroom tools like scissors, pens, paintbrushes and glue. Students complete work in the background.

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.

Students gather around a guide on a reading rug as they intake a laptop PowerPoint presentation on metamorphic rocks.

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.

A teacher helps students learn how to read in a classroom setting, with sticky notes, open laptops and a student on a barstool in the background.

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.

Preschool student in Branchburg playing with a block
Toddler outside the Branchburg Montessori school.
Our daycare in Branchburg has great outdoor spaces.
A kindergarten student working on a map at Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg.
Much more than a normal day care, we allow children to explore their interests.
A toddler exploring materials.
The Guidepost Montessori at Branchburg leadership team.
Kindergarten student exploring materials.
Preschooler concentrating on her work in a prepared environment.
A preschooler practicing gross motor skills in the playground.
Working together and practicing kindness.
Toddlers play outside at our Branchburg Guidepost Montessori location.

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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