at Leavenworth

Tours & Events
Monday-Friday | 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Nido (6 weeks to 14 months)
Young Toddler (14 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 years to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

571 Metropolitan Avenue, Leavenworth, KS 66048 US
Tiffany Gabriel
Guidepost Montessori in Leavenworth is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Leavenworth, Kansas. 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 Metropolitan Avenue and N 6th Street, less than 3 miles from Fort Leavenworth.
Tiffany Gabriel . Interim 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 18 months to 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.

Autumn C.
Jun 12 on google
This location has taken such great care of my 2 kids! We’re a military family and in just a year my 1-year-old and 2-year-old have blossomed! My 2-year-old daughter came here not talking, not potty trained and very shy. She is now potty trained and can put multiple words together to form sentences. She has made so many friends while she’s been here. She also is almost fully independent and able to clean up after herself, put her clothes on by herself, ride a tricycle with no issues, etc. This is all thanks to this Montessori location and her teachers, Mrs Vanette and Mrs Lorena!! My 1-year-old son was not walking at all when he started but is now walking all over the house and with confidence. He is also able to feed himself and use utensils to do it. All in all, we are VERY happy with the staff and environment they provide and we will miss them terribly. Mrs Tiffany and Mrs Chelsea have been great at making my family feel welcome and loved throughout the entire year we have spent here and we simply cannot thank them enough!
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Alexis Mahoney
Mar 13 on google
My daughter has thrived since starting at Guidepost in July! I never knew about the Montessori Method before enrolling her in this school, but I can say it is hands down the best thing for her. Her desire for independence is growing along with her speech, gross/fine motor skills, toilet training, etc. I wouldn’t want my daughter going anywhere else.
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Michael Bates
Oct 13, 2022 on google
Our daughter has grown so much from this school! The teachers are phenomenal and the leadership team is engaging, accommodating, and responsive to all of our needs. We are so happy to have found a gem outside of the post! Highly recommend the schools approach that teaches children to think critically and independently!
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Alexandra Wilson
Oct 7, 2022 on google
Our child feels safe to explore their world, while being challenged to become their most independent, free self. Guides’ (teachers’) overflow of respect for the child is evident in every interaction.
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kenzie Zink
Oct 17, 2022 on google
My little one learns so much and is so excited to attend this school. If you want your child to learn how to be independent and self sufficient, this is the place for you!
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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.

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