at Eldorado

Tours & Events
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Toddler (16 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
Spanish Immersion (2 to 6 years)

7508 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070 US
Alba Olivas
Guidepost Montessori in Eldorado is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in McKinney, Texas. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is a growing community located near the beautiful Stonebridge Ranch neighborhood of McKinney on the corner of Alma Road and Eldorado Parkway.
Alba Olivas . 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!”

For children ages 18 months to 3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
Spanish Immersion.
For children ages 16 months to 6 years old
Guidepost at Home.
For children ages 0 to 12 years old

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.

discover the benefits of our spanish immersion programs.

Children under the age of six absorb language effortlessly, which is why we are pleased to offer bilingual environments. In our Spanish Immersion program, children learn both Spanish and English literacy skills, however, the prevailing language spoken throughout the day is Spanish. The overall emphasis on Spanish rapidly increases fluency, as children feel naturally compelled to communicate with their Spanish-speaking guides. Learn more about our Spanish Immersion program here

The gift of language: Spanish Immersion at Guidepost Montessori

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what parents are saying.

Holly Anderson Valenzuela
Nov 8, 2023 on google
I love the structure and curriculum that my son receives here. The staff is incredibly courteous and kind. They have even been super supportive and flexible while our family has been going through a lot this past several weeks with me in the hospital for a bit, and having a preemie baby. Everything is clean, and my toddler is learning Spanish as well as manners and skills. Johanna and Alba and all the staff are great! Highly recommend.
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Canela L.
Jan 19, 2022 on yelp
We have been part of the Guidepost Montesori fam for 2 years and it has been a wonderful experience. My kid would always want me to pick her up late because...
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Mika J.
Sep 28, 2021 on yelp
My toddler has been in Montessori for a while but recently transferred from another school in the infant program to Eldorado's toddler program. His teachers...
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Tommy Truong
Feb 10, 2023 on google
The entire staff team at this school is incredible. Our twins are learning and having fun every single day! Ms. Alba and Ms Dominque always have a smile on their face when they greet us and the kids each day. We can tell that the teachers focuses on each of our kid's strength as all kids are not created equal. One twin is more analytical and the other is more expressive. They have definitely thrived in a short amount of time under the direction of the teachers here. We plan to keep our kids here for kindergarten so when they start public school, they will be a few steps ahead of other kids.
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brent staten
May 1, 2023 on google
Guidepost At Eldorado has been the best decision I could have made for my little one. The campus community has been so inspiring and invaluable over the last year! I have my child in their Spanish emerging classroom and I am just blown away by how much she has learned! I have a 3yo that understands and speaks 2 languages and I’m so proud! Also thankful for her lead guide’s guidance in her journey!
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Nincy Hernandez
Feb 14, 2023 on google
Guidepost is the best place for my child. Since starting at Guidepost a year ago, I've seen him grow in his vocabulary, motor skills, critical thinking, and independence. It's a home away from home. The teachers and management are so supportive and know our family well. We're grateful to have a place we can trust to care and love our child like we do.
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Lauren Morgan
Jan 18, 2023 on google
We are so thankful for Ms. Alba and all that she does for the staff and students! The teachers at Eldorado are wonderful and really care about our littles! We are so appreciative of all this school does! If you are looking for a new school for your child(children), definitely give them a call!!
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Puja Bhalla
Nov 18, 2022 on google
Our experience has been exceptional at Guidepost Montessori (Eldorado). Ms. Swathi and Ms.Alba both are caring, nice and helpful. My daughter is learning at her own pace. I am very thankful to Ms.Alba and Ms.Swathi for helping my child adjust in a Montessori environment. If you want to give your child a stellar education while they are nurtured to be their best, most confident selves then I encourage you to seek out this school. **Update: The most important thing we were looking for our daughter was to find a place where our child could be appreciated for her good qualities and grow in a loving environment. We are so very grateful to Ms.Alba and Ms.Sowmya V for taking best care of our child.
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