at Marlborough

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

Nido (6 weeks to 15 months)
Toddler (15 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

19 Forest St, Marlborough, MA 01752 US
Maya Pellerin
Guidepost Montessori at Marlborough is now enrolling children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We are dedicated to educating the whole child, providing much more than just a traditional daycare, preschool, and kindergarten education. Learn more about the Guidepost difference and schedule a tour of our school today.
Maya Pellerin . 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.

Colleen W.
Nov 8, 2022 on yelp
Nothing greater than seeing a child light up with excitement when they are learning!!!! Montessori at Marlborough is so dedicated to each and every child...
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Hoa T.
May 31, 2021 on yelp
I am so glad that Guidepost opened in Marlborough. We love this school and feel very warm with the support of the teachers and staffs.
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EdgarTania Covarrubias
Nov 11, 2022 on google
We love Guidepost Montessori! ... Our son joined when he was 20 months after going to a regular daycare. I can't tell you how happy we are that we transitioned him to this school, the level of care that they have for the children is amazing. We also love that it's very clean and organized, and the rooms have great materials and activities for the kids. Our son is learning a lot of new skills and becoming so independent. We love the staff and the community of parents is great. I wish we could have joined much sooner, it's so much better than regular daycare!
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Colleen White
Nov 8, 2022 on google
I only wish every child could have this beautiful educational experience that Montessori at Marlborough offers to each of their students. Such amazing teachers!!!! Each teacher has their own special touch along with patience, creativity, and kindness. I loved observing the learning that took place with each student. You can witness the light bulb go off.The director and Assistant directors lead with such knowledge, and experience. What a great team they all make.
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Juliana Leal-Nunez
Nov 29, 2022 on google
Guidepost is an exceptional school. Our son started going to daycare at 9mos at a different facility - he was sad at drop offs, only took short naps, and couldn't wait to get out at pick up. All of this changed when we transferred him to Guidepost 6wks later. He absolutely loves it there, is engaged, happy, learning, easily adopting a fantastic daily routine, and exploring his capabilities every day. The Nido classroom is spacious, clean, perfectly suitable for play and his long restorative naps, and filled with enriching, age-appropriate toys/materials that have been instrumental in the leaps and bounds that our son has made. But more instrumental than the materials are the staff. From his lead and assistant guides (teachers) to the administrative staff, everyone is absolutely wonderful, in sync with the Montessori approach, and approachable/available to answer questions and guide us as we look to incorporate the philosophy in our home as well. You also can't beat their infant-to-teacher ratio. Guidepost is truly an extended family, and we feel beyond lucky to have landed a second home for our son that is exactly what we wish for him. We can't say enough good things about Guidepost in Marlborough and we look forward to counting on this wonderful community as our son grows into his toddler and Children's House years.
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Flannery Kearney
Nov 18, 2022 on google
Guidepost is a gem. So lucky to have it right here in Marlborough! We’ve been sending my son to their infant program since he was 4 months old. He was given the freedom to explore in a beautiful environment, with state of the art toys and movement equipment, and most importantly caring and attentive teachers. He’s made so much progress and is beaming every time I drop him off! There’s truly a special culture. All the staff , not just your child’s teacher, will know your child and take the time to say hi to you and welcome you every time you enter the school. We’re so happy we’re here!
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Nicole Tolan
Nov 23, 2022 on google
We are so thankful for entire team at Guidepost Marlborough and all the love and support of this community for our little guy. Through the Montessori practice he is flourishing and through the kindness of these teachers he is truly cared for in ways that we care for our own. We couldn’t be happier and recommended Guidepost Marlborough every chance we get!
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