at Lake Norman

Tours & Events
Lake Norman.
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)
Spanish Immersion for Toddler and Children's House

15115 Norman View Ln, Huntersville, NC 28078 US
Candi Staines
Guidepost Montessori in Lake Norman is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Huntersville, North Carolina. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work.

Situated right in the heart of the Huntersville residential area in the Mecklenburg County, Huntersville is one of the safest and best places to live in NC. Surrounded by open fields and the beautiful lakefront we are walking distance away from the local Birkdale communal park.
Candi Staines . 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
Spanish Immersion.
For children ages 16 months to 6 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.

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.

Caya Stephens
Nov 30, 2022 on google
I have been a guide with Guidepost Montessori at Lake Norman for almost three years now. Since I’ve started I have watched our students grow into independent workers. It amazes me how eager they are to learn and do it their work on their own without assistance. My children have attended the summer program and the curriculum and work was so intriguing yet fun that they couldn’t wait for camp each day. The students, parents and staff are truly amazing and everyone here feels like family. I wouldn’t trade it for another school! You’ll love it here too!
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Amber Pfeiffer
Dec 5, 2022 on google
Before Guidepost, there was no school I felt comfortable enrolling my 3 children in. I was a stay-at-home mom for this reason. At Guidepost Lake Norman, I can always count on the Guides and Admin team if ever there is an issue. I feel heard and that my children are safe and valued. My son was starting to read at 3 years old and has discovered a love of language. We love Guidepost Lake Norman.
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Amanda Kerns
Nov 29, 2022 on google
My son, Jackson, has been a student at Guidepost for almost 2 years now. We have been thrilled with the experience, love, and patience that he has been shown there, in both the Nido and Toddler Spanish Immersion classes. Many times when I go to pick him up, he is in no rush to come home with me; the best compliment a child could give to a caretaker, in my opinion.
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Cecilia Mongkarach
Oct 12, 2022 on google
We love Guidepost Montessori at Lake Norman, both my boys are going to this school and their guides have been amazing!! We truly feel the guides are genuinely loving and caring for all the kids. For us it was an incredible experience.
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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.

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