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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
"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.
"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
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!
Start your journey with us
Look Inside Our Classrooms
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.
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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