at Duluth

Tours & Events
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)
Spanish Immersion (2 to 6 years)

3345 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA 30096 US
Michelle Poch
Guidepost Montessori in Duluth is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. In the vibrant Atlanta suburb of Duluth, our school is conveniently located just off Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Rd.
Michelle Poch . Head of School
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.

Lisha L.
Sep 21, 2022 on yelp
My son has been going to the guidepost Montessori at Duluth for almost 8 months and we love it. They teachers really truly care about the kids and every...
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Thomas L.
Sep 23, 2021 on yelp
We send our two kids here, they usually do not like daycare but they really like it here. They are engaged with the teachers and enjoy the activities. We...
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Rostislava Cameron
Apr 15, 2022 on google
Ok, this is long overdue review. Guidepost Montessori Duluth is AMAZING! We enrolled our baby girl at 9M. She is currently 16M and loving it! They have super low ratio teachers to babies for the infants class. Everyone is amazing. Ms Kayla is such a gentle and loving soul. She always knows everything that has happend to our girl during the day. She and the other teachers get so excited when our girl learns something new or says a new word and can't wait to share with us! Everything is new, which us a plus :) Have lots of events and activities for the kiddoes. In the online portal you can see at any point of time what is going on with your baby, they log everything all the time. Also they take pictures almost every day and send them. This is so fantastic! Especially in the beginning when you enroll your baby and you are a nervous ball! The leadership Ms Amy and Tina are the best. Super kind and helpful all the time. Last but not least, well the Montessori style of education is just one of a kind. We did chose them because of Montessori. Also Guidepost schools are so much better than other Montessori ones. Just can't say enough great things about this place. Get your kid in there! You won't regret it.
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Jean Braun
Sep 20, 2021 on google
Our boys love Guidepost and greet their guides with huge smiles daily. Everyone is so welcoming and loving towards the boys. They learn so much and get great support as they learn their skills. I love getting daily pictures of what the get up to, the daily reports are helpful and reassuring, and the wonderful Nido guide provides a longer weekly report so we get a good picture of what our boys are doing, need to work on, or adjust in our schedule. The classrooms are beautiful with very nice resources, furniture, and tools/toys. The boys love exploring and interacting with the toys, the other kids, and guides. There is a ballet bar for the Nido room to practice standing and cruising, a mirrors for the boys to find themselves in, and small furniture so they can practice sitting at a table for their snack. We love that they have weekend activities occasionally too so we can meet other Guidepost families! We made the right decision in sending the boys to Guidepost Montessori in Duluth!
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Megan Hansen
Sep 23, 2021 on google
My 23 month old loves coming to school everyday in the toddler community! In 1 month, she’s become so much more independent and seems so much happier overall. She cleans up after herself at home, has advanced in her readiness for potty training, and is talking so much more than she was a month ago. We both love it ♥️
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San Hsieh
Oct 15, 2021 on google
We have been sending both our kids to Guidepost for a few months now and our kids have grown so much. Everyday when the kids walk into the classroom, their Guides are there to welcome them in. Everyone there is so friendly and kind. Our kids have learned so much and becoming more independent. They have learned so many new lessons and skills. We really appreciate all the effort everyone at Guidepost puts into every detail.
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Jenna Plonsky
Oct 4, 2021 on google
A welcoming and warm school with very professional, kind, and thoughtful teachers and administration! I have a little one in the Nido/Infant room that has never cried once during drop off. She greets her teachers with a big smile! They'll go above and beyond your expectations for the care of your children.
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