Guidepost Montessori at Folsom
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.
Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 2.5 years)
Children's House (2.5 years to 6 years)
Elementary (6 years to 12 years)
Spanish Immersion Offered
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.
Explore our programs
What are the Montessori equivalent names for daycare, preschool, and kindergarten? Daycare corresponds to our Nido program, 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.
For children ages 3 to 6 years old (includes Kindergarten in "capstone" third year of the program)
For children ages 6 to 12 years ages (equivalent to Grade 1 to 6), available at select Guidepost locations
New! 2023 Summer Camp
- Dates: Runs as weekly sessions from May 29 - August 4
- Camp Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:30pm (optional extended day from 7:30am - 6:00pm available)
- Cost: $260 per weekly session
- Address: Guidepost Montessori at Folsom, 777 Levy Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
- Phone: (916) 836-8899
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.
Hear from our Folsom Families
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 transparency there. We had no clue what she was learning, what she was advanced at, or what she needed more attention with. 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.
"Guidepost Montessori at Folsom continues to amaze me"
Guidepost Montessori at Folsom continues to amaze me in their unwavering commitment to provide the best environment for my child to grow and learn.
My son started early this year and since then he had always looked forward to go to his school. The whole staff is truly caring, teachers are devoted and the community has so much to offer. I also appreciate them maintaining sanitary standards during these Covid times.
I definitely recommend the school for the upcoming parents who are looking for a nurturing Montessori environment for their children.
"They really get to know the children and understand them."
Amazing school and program. True to the Montessori methods. I was amazed at how independent my 2-year-old son can be when he is allowed the opportunity. Our friends with kids of similar ages were surprised at the confidence he has, and his eagerness to be independent. We have him in the Spanish Immersion and within the first week he was saying "Hola! Como Estas?"
The school's communication, especially during these challenging COVID times has been great as well. All the staff are welcoming, friendly and truly care for the children. When I pick him up, it's not just his core teachers that know who he is, the entire staff say bye to him as we leave. They really get to know the children and understand them.
Meet our School Team
We offer regular events to foster a vibrant school community: coffee chats with the school staff, seasonal events to bring our parents, families and staff together and open houses to share the school community with new families. We look forward to meeting you!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 your child the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.
Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.
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