at Hillsboro

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

Nido (8 weeks to 12 months)
Young Toddler (12 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

2802 SE 70th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Jessica Williams
Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to Montessori education for infants, toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten students. Our Hillsboro campus is conveniently located behind Dutch Bros Coffee in the Reedville neighborhood and a short, 15-minute drive from the Nike Headquarters.
Jessica Williams . Head of School
Tours & Events

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

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.

take a peek at our school.

what parents are saying.

Aug 16, 2023 on google
Looks like a pretty modern nice place 👌
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ben williams
Jan 12 on google
Guidepost Montessori has been a great new addition to the Hillsboro community. The brand new facility offers large classrooms that are full of learning tools for children. This being our first go at Montessori education for my 1 and 4 year old, I was nervous about the transition from a traditional preschool to this new environment but both my children have thrived and grown beyond my expectations. It’s easy to see the passion and care that is given within the school from the Director down to the teachers. I’m confident when dropping off my children each day that they are in safe environment with educators who foster creativity and support them in their personal development.
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Jenna C.
Jan 12 on google
Guidepost has been such an incredible experience for our daughter - from Day 1 we have all felt very supported (being a new mom and dropping your kiddo at daycare can feel so overwhelming and scary), but Jessica and the teachers (Morgan and Jisel) have been absolutely incredible at supporting our daughter through this transition. The School is brand new and absolutely beautiful, clean, and modern. The playgrounds are safe age appropriate. If there's ever something I am concerned about I am able to talk with the staff and it's resolved immediately. I have a lot of peace of mind sending my child to Guidepost and would absolutely recommend this School to all families.
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Saree Berglund
Jan 12 on google
I have had the pleasure of both working at the center and having my daughter attend. The staff, culture, and community is everything here. Every day my daughter enters her classroom excited to see her peers and Teachers. The amount of growth, independence, confidence, and overall happiness we’ve seen in our daughter over the last few months has been amazing. We are so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful school/community.
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Dreyona Robertson
Feb 23 on google
My 9 month old son goes here and he has blossomed since starting at 5 months. His teacher Ms. Breanne takes the most amazing pictures so I haven't missed any of his great moments, she's an amazing communicator and send me updates throughout the day about his eating habits and other things that may be going on with him. He gets so excited when he sees her in the morning. I feel this is a safe and comfortable environment to have him in and I've recommend this place to other friends.
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Mariah Soto
Feb 26 on google
Guidepost is a wonderful place to work at and be apart of everyone is always so happy and excited to work together and help each other. The families that attends the school are very loving and caring to all staff. I would 100% recommend this school whether it’s to enroll or to work we have an amazing team who are all skilled in many different ways and will always give you the best care.
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Hugo Echegoyen
Feb 29 on google
I couldn’t be any happier with the staff as well as the way they educate my child. My daughter’s teacher, Summer, quickly developed a strong relationship with my daughter and she just loves her. I was surprised at how fast my daughter was able to adapt to a daycare setting after being with me for 2 years. I have been recommending this daycare/preschool to all of my family members and loved ones because I know that their children would be in great hands. In addition to all of that I’m extremely happy with Jessica’s everlasting cheerful attitude and fast response to any financial issues or even to check up on my daughter. She is always roaming around the hallways making sure that everything is running smooth which inspires trust in me. In general, everyone is super friendly and passionate about what they do.
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