at Branchburg

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

Nido - 6 weeks to 18 months
Toddler - 18 months to 3 years
Children's House - 3 to 6 years

1005 US-202, Branchburg, NJ 08876 US
Victoria Mosier
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.
Victoria Mosier . Head of School
Tours & Events

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!”

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.

take a peak at our school.

what parents are saying.

Christina LaFonte
Nov 30, 2022 on google
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!
Read more
Kelly Robertson
Nov 28, 2022 on google
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.
Read more
Craig MacFarlane Jr
May 4, 2022 on google
After our original care plans were no longer feasible we came across Guidepost Branchburg during our search process. The team here made us feel safe leaving our daughter in their care and provided a road map on how they will encourage her growth and development. Our daughter comes home much happier than she did from our previous care experience. Thank you Guidepost Branchburg Team!
Read more
David Boy
Oct 20, 2022 on google
Read more
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.
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.