at Kent

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

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

23921 112th Avenue Southeast, Kent, Washington 98031
Angel Ignacio
Located in Kent, Washington, Guidepost Montessori is a distinguished Montessori school that provides a nurturing and devoted learning environment for your child to flourish. Our bright and airy classrooms offer ample space for your child to explore and grow. We are conveniently situated at the junction of 112th Avenue and 240th Street, making our location easily accessible for families residing in Kent, Auburn, Renton, Maple Valley, and nearby areas.
Angel Ignacio . 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.

Becca G.
Apr 6, 2023 on yelp
As first time parents, we were very particular in selecting a place to leave our baby. At our first meeting, we felt comfortable immediately. Everyone at...
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Savana Smith
Mar 24, 2023 on google
My son has been attending Guidepost since their opening day, for nearly 6 months. I cannot stress enough how amazing the team is at this school. Prior to attending, my little one had been slightly delayed in learning words and independence. Now, he is a chatter box, he is much more confident, and they are supporting the release of his security blanket (slowly!). They get structured play time, where they are able to learn new skills and develop their interests. He tries new foods and interacts with other children his age, while learning about respect and kindness. My biggest fear was leaving my son in a day care environment where the kids just “survive” until it’s time for pick ups. This is absolutely NOT the case at Guidepost. Their team is proactive, engaging, and warm. Thank you to Angel and Guidepost!
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Cam-Quy Cao
Mar 16, 2023 on google
We highly recommended Guidepost to both inexperienced and experienced parents!!! Both of our kids are hitting their milestones. The teachers/guides/admin staffs are so friendly and kind. We appreciate everything that they do for our two under two. We love getting the daily update and photo at the end of day. We likes the attention that the teachers/guides is giving to our kids. We see a lot of improvement from our two kids since joining. We loved the teaching method/program. Thank you for your hard work. You guys are so awesome.
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Hodan Mikhael
May 19, 2023 on google
This is my son's first day care, he has been going there since October 2022 and it was the best decision I have ever made. His language, social and comprehension skills has improved. Thank you to all the guides, assistance and the administration.
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Taylor kartes
Jan 10 on google
My child has been attending school here since their opening day. He started when he was just 4 months old and I am constantly blown away by how much he has learned. He loves going to school each morning and never wants to leave. I’m grateful for the caring and trustworthy staff who go above and beyond on a daily basis.
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Tia Kandul
Feb 8 on google
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