at Burr Ridge

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Burr Ridge.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Toddler - 15 months to 3 years
Children's House - 3 to 6 years
Guidepost at Home - 0 to 12 years

7508 S County Line Rd, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
Guidepost Montessori in Burr Ridge is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located off the I-55 and County Line Road.
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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 peek at our school.

what parents are saying.

Sal D.
Nov 22, 2022 on yelp
Great school, clean facility and the staff is amazing. Both my children love it here and have learned so much.
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Peiting Wu
Nov 14, 2022 on google
I love this location provides longer hours and most important teachers are very patient and kind to my children. It's my younger son's first school experience and his guides providing him with so much love and accepting his own pace. My older son loves his guides and classmates too. Thank you for making them happy!
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Day Munson
Oct 17, 2022 on google
Amazing care! We love all the guides here and administration is wonderful. They communicate everything efficiently, provide daily activities and healthy food. Most importantly, they really just love and care for the children. My child is so happy and has learned so much at this center.
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Aimee Guerrero
Nov 1, 2022 on google
This is our first experience with childcare and Montessori learning. We are extremely happy with our choice! All the guides and staff are very friendly, patient, and kind. The classrooms are clean and safe. Highly recommend this location!!
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Angie Dobra
Oct 27, 2022 on google
Fantastic! Our 1.5 year old daughter have a wonderful learning experience, where she is given the tools and freedom to explore, learn and grow. I would recommend GMBR as a great school and experience for children (and parents as well)
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David Team
Oct 26, 2022 on google
Fantastic place! They take amazing care of our little one. They provide with daily reports and pictures. My baby loves it here!
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