Guidepost
Montessori

at Cypress Creek
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Tours and Events
Cypress Creek.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Toddler (16 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

2006 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park, TX 78613 US
Ms. Lauren
Guidepost Montessori at Cypress Creek offers a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from toddler through kindergarten. Our school is conveniently located off of Cypress Creek Road and Sun Chase Blvd.
Ms. Lauren . Head of School
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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.

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!

Infant with a military head wrap crawling on the ground in between the boots and legs of a military serviceman.

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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Madhavi Sruthi Kothagundu
Oct 25, 2023 on google
My son has been going to Guidepost Montessori, Cypress Creek for almost 2 years now. He joined Guidepost when he was less than 2 years old. Due to Covid, he was always with us at home and leaving him in another place without us, was extremely hard for all of us. However, I couldn't have chosen a better place and people than Guidepost Montessori. The moment I spoke with Ms. Ebelia, I knew she would be able to give the same love and care to my little one. She helped us through the separation anxiety in the most gentle and loving manner. My son started wanting to go to the daycare just for her. She and her team taught my son several skills including changing clothes and potty training. Ms. Lauren, who is the Principle of the school has been exceptional too. She makes sure she communicates every time something goes wrong or if there is an illness going around or anything that caregivers might want to know. I love the dedication she has for Guidepost and how she makes sure caregivers are well informed about both the good and the bad. My son's current guide is Ms. Carissa and she is equally loving and caring. A few more things - 1. They offer good variety of snacks everyday 2. They have interesting activities like fests. They got a cow once and showed the kids how they get milk. 3. They have splash days every Friday in Summer. 4. My son learnt how to clean floors, windows, plates. He learnt how to cut cucumber, break eggs, slice apples. He learnt days of the week, can count at least up to 30, can kind of tell the names of the months and is starting to make sounds of letters. He is only 3.5 years. Most importantly, he loves to go to Guidepost in Cypress Creek everyday.
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Erin Steinburg
Oct 23, 2023 on google
We have had our 3-year-old enrolled at Guidepost Cypress Creek for over a year and feel strongly that it is the perfect fit for our family. Some examples to highlight the impact we have seen include... Communication: * Extensive weekly emails regarding all current and upcoming events * Head of School in-person discussions daily with parents * Written notes and feedback * Parent - Teacher/Guide Conferences with very detailed expectations and outlines of success Care for children: * I have seen all staff wipe noses, clean up accidents, gently guide and respectfully redirect behavior, and just show genuine care for so many Guidepost children (not just mine). * All kids can have a bad day (just like adults) and never once have I witnessed a staff member address an upset child with anything more than respect and kindness (even amid a vivacious tantrum) Creative learning opportunities: * My child is not the typical "outdoorsy" kid and used to be very hesitant outside, but in the last 6 months especially he has been drawn to the outdoors and has really opened up his willingness to actively play outside. He talks about larva and butterflies, feeding birds, watering and gardening, the life cycles of insects and animals, and so many wonderful things, all of which he is learning and absorbing from his time at Guidepost. * The classroom has such amazing work opportunities that explore so many different areas and help give such a well rounded Montessori education (with a lot of fun worked in to it). The Guides thoughtfully change out the work MONTHLY and the kids genuinely look forward to going in and getting started each day. * The beauty of such attentive Guides is that they can see where interest is growing and areas of struggle may be and they can then help the child to really work on both. * There are different extracurricular opportunities that are now available as well like yoga, art class, soccer and more! We are able to try out so many different things thanks to the opportunities offered. Strong staff and leadership: * Without being asked or beckoned, the Head of School, Lauren Horn, once heard me address our Guide and start to ask a few more than normal "drop off" questions and she came speed walking over and stepped into the classroom to assist the Guide so that we could have those extra couple minutes in the hall (without making me feel rushed, or the Guide to feel torn, and still making sure the classroom was moving smoothly) - she just knew and was on it. I was blown away by this. * I have never heard Ms. Lauren speak rudely or with anything other than respect and kindness to the Guides. I have seen her applaud, praise and encourage her team. Also, in looking at the current team, it is obvious that she has fought to have the best Guides possible for this school. We have had some interactions with all Guides in each classroom (and like them all), but specifically Ms. Ebelia, Ms. Olivia, Ms. Deanna, and Ms. Nicole have all taught and led our child in a classroom. * I have been blown away by these amazing teachers. The care and love they show to all the children is unparalleled. I have witnessed such magical moments of true care from each of them (from sitting in a quiet area when my child was overwhelmed - just reading with him and helping him to regulate his emotions, to singing songs to help ease rough transitions, to remembering obscure toddler mentions and actually taking the time to talk with my kid and show him how important his interests are). I can't imagine our children being with any other people than these wonderful Guides. The staff at Guidepost Cypress Creek are truly one in a million and we are so grateful that we get the opportunity to have our children there.
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Natalia Palhares
Nov 2, 2023 on google
We are very happy with Guidepost Cypress Creek! We specially love Miss Karina. Our soon loves the school and his friends! The other guides, Miss Carisa, Mis Stella and many are also so caring and knowledgeable! The classrooms are beautiful and very calming for kids.
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Rose McIver
Oct 27, 2023 on google
This is THE BEST school I’ve ever witnessed. Each aspect of loving care & attention, not only to the children learning in an awesome environment, but the staff is EXTREMELY WELCOMING and talented, loving and supportive to the parents and families they come in contact with. AWESOME JOB done daily here. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Audrey Hersman
Jun 2, 2023 on google
I have been meaning to post a review on here for a while but life with a toddler is always busy. We enrolled our daughter at Cypress Creek originally because a friend recommended their toddler program and could not say enough good things about Ms. Ebelia the lead guide. We were very impressed with her and the way she ran her classroom. You will not find a more caring and dedicated guide to care for your children. When my daughter was in the hospital, she reached out to us many times to show her support. She was always going above and beyond. We were so sad when our daughter had to move out of her class because we loved her so much. There have been some big changes at this school over the last year and all for the better. There has been more of a community feel and that was not always the case for the school as a whole the previous year. The new head of school Ms. Lauren has really done a great job turning things around. She is always there. She is either available up front, busy assisting in one of the classrooms, or planning family events and extended day opportunities. As a parent, it has been nice to be invited to join in on helping support the classroom and be a part of what our children are learning. We get weekly updates from her with all the activities planned and information about what the children are focusing on in the classrooms. There have been some fun playground playdates and even a music event! These have been great to be a part of and have made it so easy to get to know some of the other families. We also really love our daughters’ new teachers in the Children's House. Ms. Deanna is so excited about the lessons she has planned for the kids and is great about sharing these things with the parents. Ms. Nicole is so sweet and great with the kids. You can really tell they both enjoy what they do. The team at Cypress has even gone the extra step at pickup time to make sure our parking lot is safe for the families because of an issue with the middle school parents and traffic it brings to the area. You can really see they all love their jobs and want to do the best for all kids involved. We definitely recommend Cypress Creek Montessori and are excited for all the fun fall learning and activities ahead!
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Kara Drury
Sep 18, 2018 on google
I recently enrolled my 4 year old son to Cypress Creek Montessori School. He is more sensitive suffers from separation anxiety, and the teachers and director have been phenomenal at handling drop off. They are so nurturing and loving, making him more and more comfortable in a short period of time. I can really care that the staff CARES about each student, and the parents. They are committed to accommodating my needs as a parent, and they also offer suggestions for making the transition to a new school as smooth as possible. It's a small school environment, which I love because of the personalized and individual attention they provide. The student teacher ratio wonderful, and I am confident that my son is in good hands.
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Anurita Kale
May 17, 2017 on google
My son has been at CCMS for the past 5 months and we had an awesome experience. Very disciplined, great staff and good teaching! From the outside it looks like a small school but the kids have space for everything they need to do. Spacious classrooms and playground. Last week, they had Mother's Day celebration and I must say it was sweet! My son loves the school and his teacher Ms Leah. A positive about the school - I didn't see the existing staff leave their jobs in the past 5 months - the school must be doing something right there as compared to some other schools we have been, where there is a high employee/teacher turn over.
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M M
May 10, 2017 on google
My girl has been doing there for a year and I can't recommended enough. She came from a traditional preschool and the Montessori method made her more confident. The school is small and has a loving atmosphere. Always clean and organized too. She knows and likes all the staff, specially Ms Leah, her main teacher. She will be leaving soon for Kindergarten but I think Cypress Creek Montessori School made a great job preparing for this next chapter! Thank you all!
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