at Centennial

Tours & Events
Centennial, CO.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

6631 S University Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121
6631 S University Blvd
Welcome to Guidepost Montessori in Centennial, Colorado! Our Montessori school offers a unique approach to early childhood education that's designed to meet the needs of each individual child. We're proud to be one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Centennial, and we're passionate about helping each child reach their full potential.
6631 S University Blvd . Centennial, CO
Tours & Events

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.

Jane H.
Oct 10, 2023 on yelp
Our daughter has been at GP Centennial since they opened. While there has indeed been leadership turnover during that time, the constant has been the...
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Darrelle G.
Aug 23, 2022 on yelp
Google reviews for the school are kind of gnarly! I thought I'd start a yelp review to give people some rounded perspective. I don't like seeing a good...
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Sarah Jordan
Aug 15, 2022 on google
I have to give my 2 cents about this place as a parent with children here and now an employee. We have had our oldest involved with Guidepost for almost 2 years now and we absolutely love the whole set up. He is thriving because of how they have the curriculum laid out and following the Montessori foundations is incredible. We moved our oldest to the Centennial location in July and also added our infant in late July. The transition was flawless and I was very thankful for the transparency of both locations about what was going to be needed to make sure the transition was smooth for Matthew. I also wanted to share that in terms of paperwork, we read everything! We knew going in that whatever deposit we put down was non-refundable because we saw it on the cost breakdown page that we had to sign. I mention this because it is a good bit of money, but it says in the form that we all sign that it is non-refundable. Now that I work here, I see how incredibly amazing these people are! This new location is constantly working so hard to make sure families and children are taken care of. In all honesty, we are working out the kinks here and there because we are still in the building phase…we’ve been open since May. There were construction and licensing complications that pushed back the open date that were completely out of the staff’s control. Once things were fixed and all in order, it was good to go!
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Christine Anderson
Oct 26, 2022 on google
Many of these negative reviews appear to be related to the upfront communication. There is clearly a problem with enrollment that needs to be resolved, which is a shame because the teachers here are wonderful and deserve better reviews. We are so happy with Miss Sarah, Miss Jen, and Miss Alysia. They helped our children transition into the school and have been amazing ever since. The structure and curriculum here are great. This school has been a breath of fresh air after the craziness with our last childcare center.
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