at Lawrenceville

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)

222 Federal City Rd, Lawrence Township, NJ 08648 US
Ms. Alli
Guidepost Montessori in Lawrenceville is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Lawrence Township, New Jersey. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located off of Federal City Road. We'd love to welcome your family into our school community.
Ms. Alli . 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!”

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.

Nicole L.
Jan 9 on google
Where to begin!? I guess I'll start out by saying our two boys have attended Guidepost for about 2.5 years now. Over the course of this time, we have gotten to know nearly every guide, the administration, and many assistant guides as well. This school is a true community, everyone who works there knows almost every single kid regardless of their class assignment or age.
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Pedro S.
Nov 10, 2020 on yelp
Our daughter started at the Guidepost Montessori during the pandemic and she is loving it! The school and the personnel are great! We keep track of our...
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Venice L.
Jan 1 on google
First-Time Mom here! :-) Choosing this school for my baby has been one of my best decisions this year! My son started here when he was 11 months old (Feb 2023) in the Nido class and is now soon going on 2 years old and has been in one of the Toddler classes. I am so pleased with his growth and level of knowledge since being here. He is learning rapidly and is so happy here
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Dennis H.
Aug 25, 2023 on google
My son attended Guidepost Montessori at Lawrenceville from age 2.5 through age 5.5. During that time, I was astonished by his educational growth. At the age of 3, he was sounding out words. By age 4, he was reading common words he saw on the signs we drove by or that he saw on TV. Shortly after, he read simple books to us at home. By age 5, he was reading more advanced words and books that most children do not read until age 7 or 8. The guides give individual attention and lessons to each child to meet them where they are and to challenge them to reach their full potential.
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James L.
Jan 1 on google
Our son attended Guidepost Lincoln Park Nido/Young Toddler in Chicago -WE LOVED IT. When we moved to PA we tried a local school. And another local school. And another local school. Nothing compared to Guidepost. Originally, we didn't think to look in New Jersey, but thankfully we found the Lawrenceville location and could not be happier!
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Tara F.
Jul 14, 2023 on google
We love the team at Guidepost Lawrenceville! The guides that have helped teach our daughter, have become like family. We confidently put our trust in this school and it’s staff to care for daughter as much as we do.
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Carol L.
Oct 16, 2023 on google
We love the school! The teachers and staff are so caring and kind. The facilities and curriculum are excellent. We are lucky to be part of this amazing community.
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