at Folsom

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

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 2.5 years)
Children's House (2.5 to 6 years)
Elementary (6 to 12 years)
Spanish Immersion (2 to 6 years)

777 Levy Rd, Folsom, CA 95630 US
Kiana Kometani
Guidepost Montessori in Folsom is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Folsom, CA. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located a half-mile from Lembi Park.
Kiana Kometani . Head of School
Tours & Events

join us for our 2024 elementary summer camp experience!.

Guidepost Montessori warmly invites your child to be a part of our enriching 2024 Summer Camp, specially designed for elementary-aged learners. Our program is a blend of hands-on activities and Montessori-inspired educational experiences, perfect for inspiring young minds to explore and grow.

Dates: June 3rd - August 2nd, 2024

Drop-off / Pick-up Hours: 7:30am - 6:00pm

Camp Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Reserve Your Spot Today! Our camp spaces are quickly being booked. Click below to register and ensure your child enjoys a summer of learning, creativity, and joy at Guidepost Montessori.

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.

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!”

Nido .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
For children ages 16 months to 2.5-3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
For children ages 6 to 12 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 parents are saying.

Christina Almendariz
Mar 11 on google
As a guide and parent I am always amazed by the support and dedication our school overs. It completely aligns with my expectations and more. Guide truly care for the child’s education and follow their independence and individual needs. I love what I do and I love what I receive for my children. Let’s go toddlers! Guidepost has truly created a genuine Montessori atmosphere.
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Tomasz Burny
Dec 26, 2023 on google
Excellent preschool - we enrolled both our children and couldn't be happier with our decision. From the caring guides and staff to the engaging and enriching environment, this preschool truly exceeded all of our expectations. Guidepost staff is prioritizing the cultivation of independence skills and instilling the virtues of grace and courtesy. Most importantly, the children show genuine affection for their time at school.
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Mq M.
Jul 2, 2023 on yelp
Good place for a summer camp. I recommend going here. Very fun! I would recommended going here for summer camp. My kids thought it was very fun. Great place...
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Marlene T.
Jan 31, 2022 on yelp
Crazy how patience can go such a long way with a 3-year-old. My daughter was having a real rough time at Montessori Manor. I was not happy with the lack of...
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Jenn M.
May 5, 2023 on yelp
The Elementary program at Guidepost Montessori has been so good for my 8-year-old this year. He learns best when he can choose what to work on and how long...
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Meng Zhang
Oct 29, 2022 on google
We love Guidepost. My daughter is very happy going to school everyday. Teachers are amazing and highly qualified. The classroom is very calm and well organized. The school has been very transparent to parents. I appreciate that they periodically offer opportunities for parents to observe their kids during morning work cycle. I would highly recommend Guidepost to families looking for preschools in the area.
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Rachael Runge
Oct 26, 2022 on google
We love Guidepost! This school is the best. My daughter has been there since 17 months and is the Spanish Immersion Program. She is almost 4 now and completely understands Spanish and is starting to speak in Spanish as well. That's one of many examples! All of the teachers are wonderful and there is a great parent community involved. Highly recommend!
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Hazel Doshi
Oct 26, 2022 on google
Well Organized and structured learning program for my toddler, very happy to see her progress. Great teachers and staff, the school has introduced many activities to add to the fun learning experience for kids! - Happy Parents
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Marlene Tang
Oct 3, 2022 on google
At Guidepost, we receive updates daily of what she's working on in class, photos of her engaging, and weekly updates of Covid cases + protocol + resources. I truly appreciate the awareness, transparency, and attention to detail this facility provides. Ms. Priya + Ms. Andrea have been a saving grace. They're our daughter's favorite. Our daughter was at Montesorri Manor from August through the end of November. She cried at every single drop-off, even till the last day. She's been at Guidepost Montessori since December but took a 2 week break for the holiday, had a hard time coming back but has happily transitioned without breaking a tear in a month's time. She is excited to go to school and share books with her friends. She looks forward to seeing her teachers and even asks to stay longer for snack time with Ms. Kelly. I adore watching her run to hug her teachers before we leave for the day. It took us 2 months before we were able to book a tour + a 6-month waitlist before our daughter was accepted into their Children's House program. Was it worth the wait? 100%. I would highly recommend others to apply early as this program in Folsom is a gem and I am now a complete advocate for this school. Happy to answer any questions if you're still feeling uncertain about this option. We've done our research and are VERY happy with the results.
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Jessica May
Oct 19, 2022 on google
Our daughter is loving Guidepost! She has met so many great friends and loves her teachers. We are 1 month in and feel very grateful for such a wonderful school!
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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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The Guidepost Approach

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Our team of admissions specialists are ready to meet you and get you started on your journey within the Guidepost community. We're here to provide your family with the information and confidence you need to enroll in one of our programs.

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