Guidepost Montessori at Broadlands

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42945 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn, VA 20148 US

Phone: 703-723-3364
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs For:

Toddlers (2 years to 3 years)

Preschool + Kindergarten (3 years to 6 years)

Elementary (Grades 1 - 6)

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.

Our school was originally established in the Broadlands community in 2002 and has operated under the Guidepost Montessori network since 2019. We are committed to providing a high-quality education that inspires each child's individual spirit of inquiry. We do this by creating an engaging environment where students have the opportunity to explore, discover, and develop skills through hands-on learning experiences.

At Guidepost Montessori, we offer:

A comprehensive academic program with rigorous standards in literacy and math as well as science and social studies; a wide range of enrichment programs including art, music, PE, and a robust extended day program.

Our school community is committed to diversity and inclusivity. We welcome students of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities into our classrooms so that everyone can learn from one another. We are also committed to giving back to the community by partnering with local organizations and are proud to participate in a composting program led by our elementary students.

For more information about our school and to schedule a campus tour, please contact us today!

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.

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.

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Hear from our Broadlands Families

We love this school. My older one had been attending this school for more than 3 years, all teachers are nice, and he learned a lot here. He made so many wonderful friends here, we are so blessed we found this place. When our little one turned 2 years old, we didn't even think of any other place, we knew that Guidepost Broadlands is our best choice. Guidepost community makes you feel like a big family. We love this school, and highly recommend it to you, too.

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"We love it here!"

Great school! We've gone to 2 of the Guidepost (formerly LePort) schools and our son has been very happy at both! The Broadlands school is a larger school, supporting kids from 18 months to 12 years of age, but it still feels cozy and everyone knows each other's names. Guidepost is one of the only schools that is actually AMS (American Montessori Society) certified -- there are a lot of fakes that say they are Montessori, but they aren't! I've studied Montessori (and even wrote my Master's thesis on it) - and Guidepost follows Maria Montessori's teachings very closely. Don't waste your money on a Montessori school that isn't actually AMS or AMI (Association Montessori International) certified!

The teachers are great - care about the work that they do, and I think they are happy at the school. That translates into great care and learning for the students and a very loving atmosphere. We love it here!

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"Our experience at Guidepost could not have been better!"

Our experience at Guidepost could not have been better! Having taught at a number of preschools, I was very impressed with how well run the school is. The communication is consistent and very clear, the staff are all so friendly and welcoming, and the school-wide events were so fun for our whole family.

The facility is beautiful, the community has been so wonderful, and the instruction is quality. We're so glad that we stumbled on Guidepost in 2018 and continue to be impressed by the school with each passing month!

Start your journey with us

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Kim Parvez

Assistant Head of School

Melissa Hungerford

Children's House Lead Guide

Mojgan Shoghi Ghalehshahi

Take a peek at our school

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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.

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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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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