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Guidepost Montessori School at Brooklyn Heights

We welcome your family to our community, which serves students from age 3 through grade 5. Our Guidepost Montessori school in Brooklyn, NY brings together the Montessori approach to building independence and foundational knowledge with a best-in-class personalized learning framework.

Guidepost Montessori is honored to have the opportunity to continue the AltSchool legacy in Brooklyn Heights. We are grateful to the AltSchool team and to the parents who made the decision to pass the torch on to our Guidepost Montessori Brooklyn Heights team. Like AltSchool, our approach offers student-driven, project-based learning, and highlights student agency and individualization.

About Guidepost Montessori at Brooklyn Heights

Guidepost Brooklyn Heights is part of an international network of Montessori schools dedicated to helping children grow through joyful learning. Our school in Brooklyn, NY offers a purposeful and engaging environment for children (3 to 6 years old), and elementary students (grades 1-6).

Early childhood years are the most critical time in your child's development. These years are foundational in shaping your child's future academic success and social, emotional wellbeing. If you are searching for a safe and nurturing preschool that advances through elementary in Brooklyn, NY, consider Guidepost Montessori. Here, with the proven Montessori Method, we provide the right environment for your child to unlock their full potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.

Our School

Our Guidepost Montessori School at Brooklyn Heights offers a continuing Montessori education from Children's House to Elementary programs. Have a sneak peak at our beautiful campus on this page — we would love to show you around and welcome your family into our vibrant community.

Explore Our Programs

We are now accepting registrations for our programs! You can enroll to start right away or join our waitlist if your program is not currently available. We are also pleased to offer families affiliated at-home programming with more immediate care needs, while you wait for your waitlist spot to become available.

Guidepost Summer Camp

Guidepost Montessori is offering fun and educational summer camp experiences for students 6-12 at our Brooklyn Heights campus. Each week is designed around a specific theme for students to discover and investigate. Students will take part in creative projects, singing and playing, outdoor games, field trips and more, all wrapped up in that week’s theme.

  • Pricing: $655/week
  • Camp Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Address: 212 Hicks St. Brooklyn NY 11201

A Peek Inside our School

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.

Why Choose Guidepost Montessori Brooklyn Heights

Children are born with a natural curiosity and love of learning. When nurtured and properly guided, this curiosity can unlock the door to deeper learning. Our educators at Guidepost Brooklyn Heights are committed to honoring school in this way, treating each student as a unique, capable, and respected individual. We partner intentionally with parents and caregivers to foster an authentic love of learning as it naturally unfolds.

At Guidepost Montessori Brooklyn Heights, we see firsthand the power of The Montessori Method. Children develop a strong sense of who they are, who they want to be, and how they fit into the world. They become self-motivated, responsible, caring, and creative contributors and leaders.

With our carefully prepared environments, we deliver a scientifically designed curriculum that inspires children to create their own ideas, pursue their own interests, express their feelings, take risks, and make choices. Our educators guide your child through a world of discovery and responsibilities as they take their first steps towards meaningful independence.

Parent Testimonial

"I cannot speak more highly of the teachers and staff at Guidepost Montessori at Brooklyn Heights, and of the school program as a whole.

In the six months than our son has been a student in the Children's House program (3-6 year olds), he has grown in such amazing ways. He is more grounded, mature, curious, courageous, patient, respectful, and communicative. I am so proud of our son, and I am so grateful to everyone at the school.

The teachers are kind, gifted, knowledgeable & dedicated. They are excellent at facilitating the students in dually independent & collaborative learning approach that Montessori schools are known for.

Our son has developed genuine and meaningful connections to his teachers, both in the classroom & during after school. I can feel how much they really care about him and his development. And he just loves them all!

The style of learning the school provides is just what our son needs. He has space to explore is own interests (everything!) and at his own pace (fast!) through the independent work cycles during each day. He has the opportunity to go outside everyday to the beautiful Brooklyn bridge park to explore nature with his classmates, which is an absolute must for him — as he definitely needs lots of space to run and he loves the natural world."

— Guidepost Brooklyn Heights Parent

Guidepost Montessori education takes a holistic approach: enabling social, emotional, and physical development alongside academic success

The Guidepost Approach

Educating the whole child

Teachers choose their moments of instruction wisely, offering lessons and presentations at suitable junctures in each child's development

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A teacher whose job is to guide, not lead

Our teachers follow each child's natural schedule, which encourages them to trust their own bodies

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Respecting the young child's rhythm of life

Children are given the tools and uninterrupted time to work on activities and materials they value

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More study, not less

Children are given the freedom to follow their academic interests, which reduces the need for external motivation

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No need for rewards or punishments

The teacher connects the child with their environment, showing them how to use the learning materials and evaluate their own work

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Independent learning by the child

With the freedom to move and choose their own work, children develop internal discipline and social awareness

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Empowered by choice

Lessons are designed to appeal to each child's level of development and interests

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Individually tailored lessons

A place where every student feels a sense of belonging, building confidence in the knowledge that their social identity is an asset and not a barrier

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Identity safe classrooms

Ready to get started?

Just Learning

If you are newer to Montessori, we invite you to attend a virtual overview to learn more about our programs and approach. This info session will be alongside other prospective families and will not cover campus-specific details.

Doing Your Research

You are in the process of choosing a school for your little one and have specific questions about this campus like availability, daily schedule, and tuition rates. Just fill out our form below and one of our admissions specialists will be in touch to answer all your questions or help schedule a school tour!

Join Guidepost

You have decided to join our community, welcome! If space is available for your desired program and start date, we will send an offer letter and process your registration right away. If a program is full, join our waitlist to hold your child's spot when space becomes available.

Set Start Date

We offer rolling admissions for families who are looking to get started right away. Once you receive an offer and register, we will confirm your start date and await your first day with us!

Meet the Brooklyn Heights School Team

We offer regular events to foster a vibrant school community: coffee chats with the school staff, seasonal events to bring our parents, families and staff together and open houses to share the school community with new families. We look forward to meeting you!

Head of School, Brooklyn Heights

Moshe Schack

Elementary Lead Guide

Jess Gagne

Children's House Lead Guide

Laura Ramirez Etanislao

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Why Guidepost?

The Montessori approach to human development is based on the belief in the potential of the child, and on the belief that it is only the child who can realize this potential. To grow up well is to grow up to be increasingly independent, capable, confident, happy and secure. At Guidepost, we are the village that supports you in raising your child.

The Montessori Approach

The Montessori method of education offers a knowledge-rich environment, through a child-led model. Children learn joyfully, through working with carefully sequenced, hands-on materials. Your child’s enthusiastic exploration naturally leads to a solid foundation and advanced academics.

A Close-Knit Community

Guidepost families tend to be friendly and welcoming folks, eager to make connections and form strong bonds. We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve as a hub for such relationships, and we do all we can to foster a strong community in our area, with plenty of fun events and opportunities to meet and mingle.

A Global Network to Support You

Guidepost Montessori offers access to high-quality Montessori education in schools, at-home, or from anywhere around the world. Move seamlessly through our network as the needs of your family change to ensure continuity and consistency in your child's education, wherever you are located.

Your child's education starts at Guidepost Montessori School Brooklyn Heights

Guidepost Montessori School Brooklyn Heights is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Brooklyn, NY. We make learning fun with the happy balance of real academics, intellectual curiosity, and a supportive environment for students. Children learn through working with carefully curated, hands-on materials and activities that engage each child's freedom to explore and learn within a prepared, orderly environment.

Come visit our school for a personal tour and to learn more about our programs, facilities, and affiliated at-home programming. Or call us at (917) 410-2235.

Giving children the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.

With over 80 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 7,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.

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