Guidepost Montessori School at Eldorado

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.

View of Guidepost Montessori at Eldorado from the pillared entryway that shows the stone exterior and entrance door, as well as a branded Guidepost Montessori sign.
Eldorado
7508 W Eldorado Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75070 US

School: 972-427-4018
Admissions: 470-348-7972
Email: eldorado@guidepostmontessori.com
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs For:

Toddler (17 months to 3 years)

Children's House (3 years to 6 years)

Spanish Immersion Offered

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.

Explore Our Programs

What are the Montessori equivalent names for preschool and kindergarten? The 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.

Hear what parents have to say about Guidepost Montessori

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.

young girl sitting at a table in a Guidepost Montessori kindergarten classroom cutting a banana

Hear from our Eldorado Families

My daughter has been going to this school for more than a year now. They have got excellent study material and good teachers. Teachers have been great in helping kids and giving all around experience. I really like their transparency, it is not too modern but at the same time parents get to know what and how their kid is progressing. The staff at this school had been so helpful and the school has very few holidays, which is good for working parents. I'm happy to see her happy face to go to school every day and I strongly recommend Children's House at Guidepost Eldorado.

Three kindergarten-aged school girls enjoy a conversation over glasses of milk, while two other students complete activities behind them in the well-organized Montessori classroom.

"I love watching him grow and excel"

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 have helped him transition smoothly and have been very informative with staying in touch with me on how he is doing. I feel very comfortable leaving my baby with his teachers and I know he is in good hands. He is loving working with practical life and I love watching him grow and excel. The Transparent Classroom is easy to navigate and see the photos of your child throughout the day, and Smartcare is easy to sign your child in and out and very simple for billing. Thank you Guidepost Eldorado, and thank you Ms. Ana for working with our boy!

Children in a well-organized mixed-age Montessori classroom ponder over an activity using blocks of different sizes, classic Montessori classroom materials

"Unlike any other Montessori schools around!"

Guidepost Eldorado has been a wonderful fit for my family. My 4-year-old is in Children's House here and is SO happy to go to school and "work" every day. His vocabulary, independence, and his interest in the world and art all began here. Their authentic Montessori methods are unlike any other Montessori schools around!
My daughter is in the toddler Spanish immersion classroom. We chose this school because of their Spanish program. Their lead guides are very warm and welcoming, but firm and loving. My toddler can understand fluent Spanish at 18 months of age, coming from a home that only speaks English. Hands down best Spanish toddler program in the area.

Start your journey with us

Meet our School Team

Head of School

Alba Olivas

Toddler 1 Lead Guide

Ana Cruz

Toddler Spanish-Immersion Lead Guide

Johanna Portillo Duron

Language Immersion Options

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.

GIF of stills from the Transparent Classroom app which allows you to stay on top of your kids' daily activities in real-time.

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.

Two preschool aged children completing different in-class Montessori activities.

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.

Three kindergarten-aged school girls and one kindergarten school boy enjoy some laughs while completing a school activity.

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.

One guide watches as two preschool aged students complete a Montessori classroom activity.

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.

Shelves are stacked with colorful paper and organized with classroom tools like scissors, pens, paintbrushes and glue. Students complete work in the background.

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.

Students gather around a guide on a reading rug as they intake a laptop PowerPoint presentation on metamorphic rocks.

Year-round programming

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.

A teacher helps students learn how to read in a classroom setting, with sticky notes, open laptops and a student on a barstool in the background.

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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