at Emeryville

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)
Mandarin Immersion (16 months to 6 years)

1450 63rd St, Emeryville, CA 94608 US
Stephanie Fu
Guidepost Montessori in Emeryville is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Emeryville, CA. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is a convenient 2-minute walk to Doyle Hillis Park, the Emeryville Amtrack Station, and Artistry Emeryville Apartments.
Stephanie Fu . Head of School
Tours & Events

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.

Hear from our Head of School, Stephanie Fu.

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!”

discover the benefits of our mandarin immersion programs.

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

The gift of language: Mandarin Immersion at Guidepost Montessori

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what parents are saying.

Zhongtian Zhang
Mar 11 on google
Our son has been with Guidepost for almost two years. It’s been a great experience. We are soon going to send our second one to them. We would like to give a shout-out to Ms. Florence, Ms. Evanni, Ms. Vivian, Ms. Becky and Mr. Joe. They are all really patient and compassionate, loving, enthusiastic, professional and skillful, and creative.
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Quiong Gao
Mar 7 on google
Our experience with Guidepost at Emeryville has been nothing short of exceptional. Our journey began with our daughter starting in the toddler class, and later transitioning to the Mandarin-immersed Children's House.
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Anisa Ali
Mar 1 on google
Our son started in the Nido program at 6 months old, and he's been there for about 10 months now, and we absolutely love it. He is so happy there, has made good friends, and has learned so much.
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Erik Sun
Mar 13 on google
Fantastic staff - very caring from the top to the bottom Our kids absolutely thrive here in both the toddler and the Chinese children’s mandarin immersion Classes. Small class size and safe environment were two of our top priorities. 🔥
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Hector Guzman
Mar 4 on google
We have been enrolled for 5 months now, and I am continually impressed by the dedication and expertise of the staff! In the Nido program, my infant daughter adores Ms. Yvette and is always eager to go to school.
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Loren Newman
Feb 26 on google
Myself and entire family LOVE Guidepost! My little chicken nugget has been attending Guidepost for about a year and a half now and we can see ourselves going anywhere else! My kiddo started off in the toddler classroom with the AMAZING Ms. Marlene and his favorite teachers aide Ms. Lali. They made my already verbal kid even more verbal and were a huge help in getting him potty trained by 2yrs old!
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A. Brown
Feb 28 on google
My son has flourished here and I truly am amazed at all of the things he can do independently. His vocabulary has expanded and he is learning another language!! The staff is truly INCREDIBLE!
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Naomi Handley
Feb 20 on google
We absolutely LOVE guidepost. Our oldest has been here for 3+ years and our little one is about to begin. The teachers genuinely care about our kids and I love having a "team" of people rooting for my kid! We have an amazing community - both for our kid and with the parents. Couldn't be happier with our choice to enroll our children in Guidepost.
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Maureen O'Neill
Feb 19 on google
We love Guidepost! Our LO is enrolled in the mandarin immersion program and his guides Ms. Nana and Ms. Annie are so wonderful. Stephanie the director of the school knows and greets every student by name. It’s a real community and our LO is thriving! We couldn’t be happier with our choice to send our son to Guidepost.
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Denise Dang
Feb 15 on google
Our little one just started in the Nido infant class and is thriving! We were so worried about the transition, but Mrs. Yvette and all of the teachers are so wonderful and kind. They guided us new parents and helped make the environment so warm and welcoming for our baby. It's only week 3 but our little one is eager to go to school to see his teachers and friends!
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Cait M.
Aug 27, 2023 on google
We have loved Guidepost Montessori over the past three years. My kids love going to school. Our kids have been in the Nido, Toddler Room and Children's...
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Andrea M.
Feb 10, 2023 on yelp
I cannot say enough good things about this daycare. My toddler has been attending since last September and he absolutely loves it. I've watched him become...
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A B.
Apr 28, 2023 on yelp
Let's start with the staff... AMAZING!! Everyone is so kind, loving, and willing to help your child grow. The communication is everything a parent could ask...
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Emma Foxly
Jul 29, 2023 on google
Guidepost was our daughter's first introduction with daycare, and we couldn't have hoped for a better experience. The facilities are excellent, and the staff is phenomenal. Our daughter created genuine bonds with all of her teachers, and always came home in a bright, energetic mood. It was amazing to see her bring home the skills she developed while at daycare. She was there starting around 18 months - within the first few weeks we noticed an increased vocabulary, and in the first few months it was clear she was developing a strong, emphatic independence.
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Amy Wong
Jul 29, 2022 on google
Guidepost Montessori has been a wonderful community for our daughter, who attended the Mandarin immersion program for preschool aged children. We found the teachers to be wonderful, kind, caring, and tremendously skilled - our daughter has grown so much in her time there. The staff and extended parent community are kind and caring as well. The sense of everyone having responsibility for each others' well-being was something that felt invaluable to us during the pandemic.
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A Brown
Apr 28, 2023 on google
My son has flourished here and I truly am amazed at all of the things he can do independently. His vocabulary has expanded and he is learning another language!! The staff is truly INCREDIBLE!
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Kay Pugh
Mar 30, 2022 on google
Guidepost Montessori has the very best enrollment process I've ever experienced & we are excited to join the community. Ms. Stephanie assisted us from start to finish and her patience and kindness is remarkable. My son & I got to enjoy a virtual tour and see the beautiful campus. We got all our questions answered and I am excited to see my son thrive in this community.
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