Guidepost Montessori at Deerbrook
Guidepost Montessori develops a fundamental love of learning and equips each child with the knowledge, confidence, and tools needed to reach their highest potential as they grow into independent adults.
Nido (6 weeks to 14 months)
Young Toddler (14 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 years to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Guidepost Montessori in Deerbrook is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Deerfield, Illinois. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently situated just one block from the I-94 on Lake Cook Road.
Explore Our Programs
What are the Montessori equivalent names for daycare, preschool, and kindergarten? Daycare corresponds to our Nido program, preschool years correspond to our Toddler program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our Children's House program. Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.
Changing the world, one student at a time
We are a school where children find the joy in learning — and thus make it possible for them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.
To think mathematically.
To solve problems.
To create things.
To encounter great literature that inspires their character development.
To build themselves as capable, efficacious beings.
To place themselves in history and in society.
To spark meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.
Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each individual child, to help them realize their limitless potential, and the opportunities they will have to create real and lasting change throughout their lifetime.
Hear from our Deerbrook Families
My daughter joined Guidepost Deerbrook back in May 2021, and we are just thrilled and so happy with the school. The staff and teachers are so welcoming and very responsive to questions, etc. My daughter started in the Toddler Room with Ms. Bri and she has grown so much in her classroom. She has become more independent, confident and her language skills have improved tremendously. It's exciting and fulfilling to hear her come home saying new words and singing/dancing to songs she has learned in her classroom. Now my daughter has turned 3 and recently transitioned to the 3-6yr old classroom, Children's House, with Ms. Karly. The staff made it a seamless process and my daughter was very excited to move up to the “big girl” classroom, she is loving her new friends and teacher. The materials/resources the children use are unique and provide a hands-on way to learn new skills and content. The food/snacks are super healthy/organic. Also, the teacher worked with me to potty-train and encouraged and helped my daughter gain the confidence to go on the potty independently. Yay, she is potty-trained. Overall, I am very very happy with Guidepost, best decision I made for my daughter.
"We couldn't be happier to be part of the inaugural Guidepost community at Deerbrook"
I was nervous about moving her to a new school within less than a year, but when Guidepost opened so close to our house, and knowing the benefits of the Montessori approach, I decided to check it out. My husband and I had our minds made up to make the switch by the time we left our school tour. The welcoming, community atmosphere created by school administrators and the more thorough (and positive!) communication from her teachers have made us feel completely validated in our decision, and our daughter is thriving. She is happier and more engaged with her learning, and even seems more loving and cooperative with us! We couldn't be happier to be part of the inaugural Guidepost community at Deerbrook.
"I can't say enough great things about Guidepost Deerbrook!"
I can't say enough great things about Guidepost Deerbrook! From our virtual tour with the director, Alicia, to our meet & greet with my daughter's teacher, Miss Bri - the team has been extremely welcoming and receptive to all of my questions and concerns. They have created such a welcoming environment at the school. The facility is beautiful and so clean, and it is extremely inviting to a toddler. My daughter's eyes lit up the second she walked in on her first day, as kids are greeted with the gross motor area that has tons of fun toys. The best part is, she is clearly learning new skills which we get to see on the app each day through multiple pictures and a great progress report. It's only been a couple of weeks, but I am very confident that Guidepost was the best decision we could have made for our daughter!
Meet our School Team
Stay connected to your child's learning
Thanks to our app Transparent Classroom, you get a window into your child’s experience of school daily.
Your child’s Lead Guide will share what your child is learning and what their real-time assessments are - this way you can very closely follow your child’s development throughout the day, months, and years you stay within the Guidepost network. If you transfer from one of our locations to the next, your child’s progress and continuity will be tracked in the app and readily accessible. Read more about Transparent Classroom here.
In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:
- Daily toileting, eating (bottle feeding for infants), and sleeping habits
- Curriculum introduction, progress, and completion
- End of day summary of all activities
- Notes such as bringing in more diapers or a new set of clothes
- Reminders for upcoming classroom events like birthdays, holidays, or special occasions
Interested in becoming a room parent? Let your child's Lead guide know!
What sets us apart from traditional schools
As the largest network of Montessori schools in the U.S., Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. At Guidepost, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.
Education for life
Our education provides the freedom and guidance needed to construct a sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of their development – social, emotional, physical, academic, and beyond.
Deeply individualized learning
Lessons are carefully structured and designed to appeal to each student's level of development and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students increasing responsibility over their learning as they grow.
Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts
Our programming has been designed by leading education experts, and is implemented by passionate, qualified teachers. All of our Lead Guides are required to be AMI, AMS, or PMI Montessori certified and receive ongoing training and professional development.
Carefully prepared environment
At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them. 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.
We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve the whole family, which is why we are committed to very few closures throughout the school year, and offer extended day options for families.
Continuity and mobility
Our schools offer a continuing Montessori education for children as young as 10 weeks through to 18 years old. With a growing network of 100+ schools across the U.S., China and Europe - combined with our virtual and homeschool options - we can support continuity and consistency in your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.
Giving children the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.
With over 120 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 10,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.
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