Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores
Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores is now enrolling children from ages 6 weeks to 6 years old in English or Mandarin immersion. We are dedicated to educating the whole child, providing much more than a traditional nursery, daycare, preschool, or kindergarten education.
Discover the Guidepost difference and schedule a tour of our school today.
Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Mandarin Immersion Offered
Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores is a trusted Montessori school in Rancho Santa Margarita, California. We proudly serve the communities of Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Coto de Caza, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Las Flores, and more. Our school is conveniently located off the corner of Oso and Antonio Parkways, near the Coto de Caza private community.
Explore Our Programs
Are you looking for daycare, preschool, or kindergarten? We use special names for each of our programs for daycare-aged children. Our Nido program is for babies, who graduate into our Toddler program, and our Children’s House program is for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Our Toddler and Children’s House programs are available in Mandarin Immersion.
Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.
For children ages 3 to 6 years old (includes Kindergarten in "capstone" third year of the program)
Changing the world, one student at a time
We are a school where children find the joy in learning — and thus make it possible for them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.
To think mathematically.
To solve problems.
To create things.
To encounter great literature that inspires their character development.
To build themselves as capable, efficacious beings.
To place themselves in history and in society.
To spark meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.
Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each individual child, to help them realize their limitless potential, and the opportunities they will have to create real and lasting change throughout their lifetime.
Hear from our Las Flores Families
Guidepost Las Flores is an amazing school! There is nothing but great things happening here for your children. I enrolled my first child here over a year ago. We had high expectations as we began researching pre-schools, and this school has exceeded them. They use transparent classroom, an app where it shows real time updates of your child(ren) such as when they nap, for how long, when they ate, what they ate and how much they ate so you are always ahead of the game. I also get about 10-20 pictures a week, most of the time daily. This is great because I never feel like as a parent, I am never missing out on any milestones. They also do weekly emails to notify parents up upcoming events, holidays, ect.
"We are very pleased"
My son has been attending this school for almost 6 months. My daughters attended a Montessori school in Irvine for years, so I have something to compare this school with. We are very pleased with absolutely everything about this campus. The teachers are very kind and caring. The staff and school directors are very professional and helpful. While the tuition is average for south OC Montessori, I am happy with the student to teacher ratio. My son and his classmates get all the attention they need in order to thrive in a Montessori environment. I see the changes in him already, all in the positive direction. Highly recommend.
"It was a no-brainer"
I really can't say enough good about this particular Montessori. We have 2 children at school here, one of them has been in since the day they opened. Both of our kids are very happy here. We had originally intended to put our first child in a different Montessori until we heard this one was opening up a few years back. Once we visited with the staff and saw what our kids would be getting here, it was a no-brainer.
Overall, I would highly recommend Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores. We had checked out numerous Montessori's prior to our first child joining, and once this place opened, and we met the staff, we were sold immediately.
Meet Our School Team
Language Immersion Options
Children under the age of six absorb language effortlessly, which is why we are pleased to offer bilingual environments. In our Mandarin Immersion program, children learn both Mandarin and English literacy skills, however, the prevailing language spoken throughout the day is Mandarin. The overall emphasis on Mandarin rapidly increases fluency, as children feel naturally compelled to communicate with their Mandarin-speaking guides. Learn more about our Mandarin Immersion program here.
Stay connected to your child's learning
Thanks to our app Transparent Classroom, you get a window into your child’s experience of school daily.
Your child’s Lead Guide will share what your child is learning and what their real-time assessments are - this way you can very closely follow your child’s development throughout the day, months, and years you stay within the Guidepost network. If you transfer from one of our locations to the next, your child’s progress and continuity will be tracked in the app and readily accessible. Read more about Transparent Classroom here.
In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:
- Daily toileting, eating (bottle feeding for infants), and sleeping habits
- Curriculum introduction, progress, and completion
- End of day summary of all activities
- Notes such as bringing in more diapers or a new set of clothes
- Reminders for upcoming classroom events like birthdays, holidays, or special occasions
Interested in becoming a room parent? Let your child's Lead guide know!
What sets us apart from traditional schools
As the largest network of Montessori schools in the U.S., Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. At Guidepost, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.
Education for life
Our education provides the freedom and guidance needed to construct a sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of their development – social, emotional, physical, academic, and beyond.
Deeply individualized learning
Lessons are carefully structured and designed to appeal to each student's level of development and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students increasing responsibility over their learning as they grow.
Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts
Our programming has been designed by leading education experts, and is implemented by passionate, qualified teachers. All of our Lead Guides are required to be AMI, AMS, or PMI Montessori certified and receive ongoing training and professional development.
Carefully prepared environment
At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them. Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.
We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve the whole family, which is why we are committed to very few closures throughout the school year, and offer extended day options for families.
Continuity and mobility
Our schools offer a continuing Montessori education for children as young as 10 weeks through to 18 years old. With a growing network of 100+ schools across the U.S., China and Europe - combined with our virtual and homeschool options - we can support continuity and consistency in your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.
Spring is in the Air at Guidepost Montessori at Las Flores
Over 70 children and their families came together at the Las Flores campus for a celebration of the season that included a variety of fun activities—from setting up and managing a lemonade stand to planting flower seeds.
Montessori Kindergarten vs. Traditional Kindergarten
The Montessori Children’s House is a foundational program that combines preschoolers and kindergartners in a multi-age space — but staying all three years is often underestimated! Learn why the kindergarten year is so vital for a Montessori child, and how it differs from conventional kindergarten.
Giving your child the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.
Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.
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