at Katy

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

Picco (6 weeks to 18 months)
(6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
Elementary (6 to 12 years)
Spanish Immersion (18 months to 6 years)

21418 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450 US
Kacye Vanderplas
Guidepost Montessori at Katy offers a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from infancy through elementary, with the added convenience of an in-home infancy program. Our school is conveniently located off of Kingsland Blvd. in the Provincial Professional Park.
Kacye Vanderplas . 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!”

Picco .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 18 months old (in-home)
Nido .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
For children ages 18 months to 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 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.

a message from the head of school, kacye vanderplas.

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

take a peek at our school.

what parents are saying.

Apr 1 on google
Enrolling our child in Guidepost has truly been a breath of fresh air. From our initial tour to transitioning our child from her previous school, the process was seamless. Upon my first visit, I was impressed by the cleanliness, the inviting atmosphere, the curriculum, and the dedicated teachers. Mrs. Kayce, the head of school, conducted my tour and her extensive knowledge about Montessori learning left a lasting impression. She provided additional resources for further exploration, which I appreciated. Having experienced our child attending a different school, I've noticed significant differences at Guidepost Montessori: the curriculum is tailored to my child, she receives personalized attention from her teachers, and the communication with us as parents is exceptional. We've witnessed a remarkable change in her development, confirming that choosing Guidepost Montessori was the right decision for our family.
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Diana Hofstetter
Mar 5 on google
My daughter has absolutely shown self-motivated growth in a variety of areas from interaction skills, independence to reading and writing. Guidepost has allowed my child to follow her natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect. I am grateful for guidepost and the environment they have provided for my child to flourish.
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Kristen Hanshaw
Mar 5 on google
We absolutely love it here! Our almost 3 year old has been attending since she was 4 months old and the teachers and administration have always been incredible. They frequently check in with us parents to discuss our child’s development and to review what they are working on in the classroom. When we found Guidepost, we had no experience with the Montessori method of education. We have learned alongside our daughter and they have equipped us with the skills to provide a consistent environment at home.
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Pammela Gambone
Mar 4 on google
Enrolling our son in Guidepost Montessori at Katy has been one of the best decisions my husband and I have made. He attended a different school for roughly two months before we transitioned to Guidepost and it made the biggest difference! He is extremely happy to go to school everyday and even asks why we don’t go to school on the weekends too 😂. He has learned and grown SO much during these 4 months, and we’re excited to keep watching him thrive! Mrs. Kacey, Mrs. Michelle and every one of the guides are an awesome team and the reason Guidepost is the best school for our little ones . Thank you all! ❤️‍
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Daniel O'Leary
Feb 1 on google
Our family has had a wonderful experience with Guidepost Montessori in Katy. We enrolled our daughter last February when she was 5 months old and she joined the Nido program. We were happy to see she got comfortable with her guides and her classroom very quickly. We greatly appreciate the photos with detailed descriptions of what our daughter is doing at school and the daily written recap of all notable events, including what she ate and any exciting highlights from the day. Her guides have been fantastic and we value the love and care they show to our daughter.
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Jeanne T.
Nov 21, 2021 on yelp
All the guides and the head of school genuinely care for my child. My daughter just started and I was really worried the transition would be hard. However...
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Keilah W.
Dec 16, 2022 on yelp
We have been at Guidepost for about a year and a half for our two year old son. We are continually impressed with what he learns and how independent he is....
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Pam C.
Sep 24, 2022 on yelp
This is true Montessori. The staff is dedicated and passionate about each and every child. The Head of School runs a tight ship while supporting the guides...
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Abby Narvaez
Aug 22, 2023 on google
I spent a long time searching, researching and touring schools for my son, looking for the best fit. I wanted him to experience Montessori, and I have to say I love what I am seeing with him. The things he comes home and talks about, as well as his improvement of social skills, warms my heart completely. I am very happy we found this school. Our son has been attending Guidepost for over a year now. The staff here is incredibly caring and dedicated. The learning environment is beautifully designed and promotes hands-on learning experiences. The communications with us have been great keeping us well informed about our child's progress. We couldn't be happier with the care and education provided by Guidepost. We can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a safe and healthy environment for you kids.
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Ashley Worsham
Jul 18, 2023 on google
This school has been the ultimate blessing for my daughter and family over the last 2.5 years. The director, guides, and support staff are all wonderful - excellent communicators that handle every situation with so much grace and courtesy. Excited to watch my little girl continue to learn and grow in this beautiful environment.
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ana carolina paez moronta
Aug 18, 2023 on google
ever since we got pregnant, I knew I wanted a montessori education for my children. They develop skills and indepence that are key for who they are going to be as adults. I did a ton of research and found this to be the best school out there. Being able to bring my son to this school is like a dream come true for me. Just a little example, like any other child, my son went through an readaptation period when one of his teachers left the school. This was a very stressful and difficult time for all parties involved (my son, parents, new teacher, school staff). But throughout this process Miss Michelle was incredibly helpful and patient with us. That’s why this year we hope to be able to enroll our daughter in here aswell!
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Ricardo Rasquin
Aug 18, 2023 on google
We couldn’t be more in love we the growth and development we have seen in our son through this last 2 years. We feel confident we made a great decision choosing this school for our son. So much so, that we are trying to enroll our little girl starting this september. Highly recommended. Profesional and very caring staff.
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Infant with a military head wrap crawling on the ground in between the boots and legs of a military serviceman.

montessori for military.

We are committed to bridging financial assistance, community, and continuity of education to our nation’s heroes and their families. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.

We can offer a seamless transfer process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30+ of our campuses based in the U.S. are located within 30 miles of military installations and have joined Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program, bridging early childhood tuition assistance to eligible families off-base.

Learn more about Montessori for Military here.

start your journey with us.

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.

Learn more about Montessori.

Read our enrollment guide.

Book a school tour.

Submit your application.

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