at Broadlands

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

Nido - 6 weeks to 16 months
Toddler - 16 months to 3 years
Children's House - 3 to 6 years
Elementary - 6 to 12 years

42945 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn, VA 20148 US
Kim Parvez
Guidepost Montessori in Broadlands, Virginia is located just off the Dulles Greenway and north of Brambleton. We offer a diverse array of AMS-certified Montessori programs for students in preschool through 6th grade.
Kim Parvez . Head of School
Tours & Events

Join Us for Our 2024 Elementary Summer Camp Experience!

Guidepost Montessori warmly invites your child to be a part of our enriching 2024 Summer Camp, specially designed for elementary-aged learners. Our program is a blend of hands-on activities and Montessori-inspired educational experiences, perfect for inspiring young minds to explore and grow.

Dates: June 17th - August 16th, 2024

Drop-off / Pick-up Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Camp Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Reserve Your Spot Today! Our camp spaces are quickly being booked. Click below to register and ensure your child enjoys a summer of learning, creativity, and joy at Guidepost Montessori.

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.

Hear from our Head of School, Kim Parvez

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 parents are saying.

Pradeep M.
Mar 28 on google
This is a great school in the Ashburn, VA area! Very friendly and caring staff!
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Dee W
Feb 20, 2023 on google
I'm thrilled to recommend this school to parents seeking an alternative to public elementary education. My daughter has had an exceptional experience at this school, and the teachers and staff have been outstanding. One of the events that impressed me was the "Heroes from History" presentation. It was amazing to see how the elementary students researched a hero from history and presented it on stage to the entire school and parents. This kind of public speaking is usually not taught until later in middle or high school, but the school encourages students to develop their skills from a young age. The teachers and staff are dedicated to providing a well-rounded education beyond academics. Specifically, Ms. Nicki and Ms. Laurie are fantastic teachers devoted to their student's success. Academically, Guidepost Montessori offers a solid program that allows students to learn while having fun. The work is engaging and keeps children interested in learning. Given the excellent child-to-teacher ratio, our daughter can get the attention she needs to excel academically. The teachers are always available to answer questions and provide support. The school also ensures that parents are in the loop with transparent communication and "watch me work" sessions. The staff members, Mr. James, Ms. Libby, and Ms. Melissa, also plan exciting events and activities that keep the children engaged throughout the year and are all very kind. The school also strongly emphasizes transparent communication, which has been invaluable in keeping me informed about my daughter's progress. I highly recommend this school to any parent seeking an alternative to public elementary education. I'm so grateful that my daughter has had the opportunity to attend this school.
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Feb 17, 2021 on google
My daughter has been attending this school since she is 2.5 year old and she loves the school, teachers and staff! Teachers and staff are very friendly and accommodating! The staff and teachers treat the kids like a family and seem to know very well each kid and their needs and interests! My daughter's teacher is amazing and has a way to teach every kid in a special way! During COVID, the protocols and safety this school followed made us feel comfortable sending her back to school full time!
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Eric Knaus (The Great Zucchini)
Dec 14, 2021 on google
I had a blast performing at this school today. The administration led by James and Libby we’re terrific, friendly, welcoming and the experience was 10 out of 10. As a former teacher and now a full time entertainer for the past 30 years, that goes to lots of schools, I could tell immediately that everyone there is in the right profession. Very well run program.
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Meredith Kouhsari
Nov 4, 2020 on google
My husband and I took a virtual tour of Guidepost, which far surpassed our expectations. The tour was short and simple but gave us the opportunity to see the classrooms and playgrounds and to ask all of our questions about the school. Ms. Becca was thoughtful, sweet, and thorough in her responses, and we developed a very good sense of the school's fit for our needs. Highly recommend!
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Usman Aziz
Mar 24, 2023 on google
Nothing but the best for my son. Thank you.
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take a peek at our school.

Infant with a military head wrap crawling on the ground in between the boots and legs of a military serviceman.

Montessori for Military

We are committed to bridging financial assistance, community, and continuity of education to our nation’s heroes and their families. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.

We can offer a seamless transfer process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30+ of our campuses based in the U.S. are located within 30 miles of military installations and have joined Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program, bridging early childhood tuition assistance to eligible families off-base.

Learn more about Montessori for Military here.