at Goodyear

Tours & Events
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Nido (3 months to 16 months)
Toddler (16 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Elementary (6 years to 12 years)

1832 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ 85395
Kim Anderson
Welcome to Guidepost Montessori in Goodyear, Arizona! Our school offers an authentic Montessori education for children ages 18 months to 12 years old.
Kim Anderson . 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 - July 26th, 2024

Drop-off / Pick-up Hours: 7:00am - 5:30pm

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.

hear from our head of school, kim anderson.

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 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
Guidepost at Home.
For children ages 0 to 12 years old

what parents are saying.

Holly Chavet
Sep 7, 2022 on google
I received an education at Montessori in the Park from age 6 through 10 as part of the very first class to enter the school in August of 2007. As an adult I have had the honor to work with MIP on various opportunities including fundraising events and doing school photos for the 2021-2022 school year. The children that are educated at Montessori in the Park gain skills that are certainly not offered elsewhere; granting them the freedom to guide their own education and subsequently give them important life skills that are often not learned until well into adulthood. MIP empowered me as a child to take important steps in my education to reach my goals - including allowing me to excel academically early in life eventually leading me to graduate high school at 16 and college at 19. I could not have gained the confidence needed to take such large leaps of faith in my education if I didn’t receive such a strong foundation in my most formative years. As an adult, I now see the importance of the Montessori methodology and the wonders it can have on child development. Mrs. Kim and the rest of the MIP team are wonderful - highly, highly recommend this fantastic school!
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michelle hernadez
Aug 17, 2020 on google
Because of this awesome school I accepted to make a huge move from California to Arizona. No regrets it has been simply the best decision I’ve made, my three children love it, the school staff is more than just the staff they are a family of kind loving and very dedicated people. My children love their teachers and everyone at this incredible school. There is nothing but care, love and kindness here. We love MIP!
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Oct 4, 2019 on google
My kids and I love this school! I have three children that attend MIP. One is in the 2 year old program, another in 2nd grade and my oldest is in 4th. My two oldest are in the same class and they all learn so much at this school. The Montessori method with its hands on, play based learning works so well for all three of my children but especially for my dyslexic daughter. We have been apart of this school going on 5 years now and will be here for many more years to come. We are just waiting for the junior high program to get started so that they can stay at MIP through 8th grade.
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Mandi Merritt
Nov 9, 2017 on google
We absolutely love Montessori in the Park! Our children have been here for 4 years now. Our youngest completed the full primary curriculum and is now in elemantarty. Our oldest started in the 1st grade and is now in 4th. Every step of the way our teachers have been so compassionate and welcoming. It is wonderful to belong to a community that feels just like family! If you’re looking to get out of the public schools and into a truly individualized education, Montessori in Park is the place to be!
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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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