at Marietta

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

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
Guidepost at Home (0 to 12 years)

2358 Shallowford Road, Marietta, GA 30066
Charlie Marie Jones
Guidepost Montessori in Marietta is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Atlanta, Georgia. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located on Shallowford Road in the beautiful Atlanta suburb of Marietta.
Charlie Marie Jones . 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!”

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.

Brittany Gerald
Jul 18, 2023 on google
We absolutely love Guidepost Marietta! We have been at the school since it opened and we have not only seen our daughter grow academically, but socially and emotionally as well. The Guides are all amazing and truly care for the students and the Head of School, Ms. Charlie does a fantastic job of engaging the entire school community. The children have amazing experiences from school festivals, book fairs, holiday celebrations, celebrations for parents, grandparents and more. The list goes on! I also enjoy the extracurricular activities they bring to the school to allow my daughter to participate in without me having to drive all over town. We highly recommend Guidepost Marietta to every prospective family as your child will grow and learn in a loving, positive environment.
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Briana Hamilton
Aug 10, 2023 on google
Guidepost Marietta is an extension of our family. Our son has been attending since it opened 2 years ago, starting in the Nido (infant) classroom at 6months before transitioning to the Toddler classroom where he is now at 2.5. From the moment we toured Guidepost and met the head the head of school, Ms. Charlie, we were sold at the welcoming and warm vibes of her and all of the staff. My husband especially notes that he appreciates the aesthetics of the classrooms, which feel more calming compared to most color-splashed overwhelming daycare classrooms. The school provides many awesome extracurricular activities for the kids (my son especially loves soccer and Kidokinetics) and several events for family and friends as well (holiday festivals, movie nights, aunt & uncle day, etc). I’m very connected with the leadership staff as well as my son’s classroom guides who do a wonderful job of keeping parents updated on our child’s progress and day-to-day happenings. I love the community that myself and some of the other classroom moms have developed and can’t wait until our baby #2 (still baking) can attend one day.
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Jun 10, 2022 on google
went here when i was in preschool, there were legos very fun
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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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