at Cypress Creek.
Toddler (16 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
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.
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:
Read more about the Guidepost Montessori approach.
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.
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.
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.
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 a Work-with-me event at Guidepost at Mahwah.
A letter from the Head of School, Ms. Lauren
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Guidepost Montessori at Cypress Creek! We are a hidden gem tucked among the oak trees with an expansive outdoor learning environment that includes fruitful gardens, mud kitchens, and water exploration for the children to engage in daily.
Our small community excels in hospitality and a relationship-based atmosphere. We strive to ensure that the environment feels like an extension of the home, by creating a warm and nurturing space.
We offer a traditional Montessori education that provides children foundational skills that they will carry and build upon for the rest of their lives through a personalized curriculum that advances with the child at their unique pace along with the guidance of a committed Guide.
Curious about the Montessori approach to education? I encourage you to discover a bit more by coming by for a tour and an opportunity to explore our campus.
I look forward to welcoming your family to Guidepost Montessori at Cypress Creek!
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.
what parents are saying.
Ideas from the Guidepost Blog
The Guidepost Approach to Developing a Child's Mathematical Mind
By the end of the capstone Kindergarten year of Children’s House, a Montessori child has advanced farther in math than most would believe possible. But even more importantly, she understands, from the ground up, why and how it all works.
The Guidepost Approach to Developing Strong Readers (Who Love to Read!)
In Children’s House, the child begins studying phonics at 2.5 to 3 years old, and, by the capstone year, experiences an "explosion of literacy." She can read books, understand complex sentences, and loves to study advanced vocabulary and grammar. What are the core features of the curriculum making this unprecedented progress possible?
Guidepost Milestones: Developing Independent, Capable, Flourishing Children
We look at some of the key milestones that Guidepost Montessori helps children achieve at each stage in their educational journey.