at Museum Mile

Tours and Events
Museum Mile.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Children's House - English (3 to 6 years)
Children's House - Mandarin Immersion (3 to 6 years)
Elementary (6 to 12 years)
ATl Middle School (12 to 14 years)

12 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075 US
Dr. Ronald J Martorelli
Guidepost Montessori in Museum Mile is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Manhattan. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Located on Museum Mile in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, on E 79th Street between Madison Avenue and Central Park.
Dr. Ronald J Martorelli . Head of School
Tours and Events

Join Us for Our 2024 Elementary Summer Camp Experience!

Guidepost Montessori warmly invites your child to be a part of our enriching 2024 Summer Camp, specially designed for elementary-aged learners. Our program is a blend of hands-on activities and Montessori-inspired educational experiences, perfect for inspiring young minds to explore and grow.

Dates: July 8th - August 23rd, 2024

Drop-off / Pick-up Hours: 7:00am - 6:00pm

Camp Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm

Reserve Your Spot Today! Our camp spaces are quickly being booked. Click below to register and ensure your child enjoys a summer of learning, creativity, and joy at Guidepost Montessori.

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.

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!”

discover the benefits of our mandarin immersion programs.

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

The gift of language: Mandarin Immersion at Guidepost Montessori
Middle school student completing a science experiment in the classroom with liquid in various beakers.

Continuing Education for Middle and High School

We are also pleased to offer in-person, virtual school and home school learning options for Middle school and High school students through the Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI).

The Academy of Thought and Industry combines the best of a classical education with personalized learning based on interest, passion, and curiosity. Our programs deliver a powerful education for independence and help to develop curious, self-motivated students who thrive in school and in life.

Learn more about the Academy of Thought and Industry here.

Sign-Up for our Montessori Toddler Series

For children 2 years old

Join us for a series of Montessori sessions for you and your child! Learn more about the Montessori philosophy and develop your child's independence in a beautifully prepared Montessori environment with a trained teacher!

Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Cost: $500
# of Sessions: 12

Bring a friend and receive a 50% discount for your first month!

what parents are saying.

Andy Blank
Jul 25, 2023 on google
My daughter has gone there for going on a year, since 2 years and a few months, and I'm blown away. It isn't just busy work or child care but the application of everything Maria Montessori articulates about a system for child development made real. The children learn to work together and build confidence in taking independent action. The Guides (teachers) take lots of photos of your child throughout the day so you can actually see them as they learn to draw, count, look at maps, play, and even learn to clean. I can't recommend Guidepost enough. Hopefully, this is the future of education in the US.
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Richard Fink II
Jun 2, 2022 on google
Guidepost Museum Mile is a great campus and we have been blessed to be a part of the community since its opening in 2019. Andrew and Sarah have created a warm and welcoming school environment where each student feels special. Miss Hannah, Miss Jewel, and Miss Ruth Ann in Children's House have a great classroom in Children's House and give each child individualized attention. Would highly recommend this campus. As a bonus, the children go to Central Park and neighborhood amenities for field trips and recess!
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James H
Feb 17, 2021 on google
Truly wonderful - we highly recommend (as current parents). Great location on Museum Mile, right on nature’s doorstep. If you are looking for a small, diverse and welcoming school community for (almost) all ages, a beautiful learning environment with dedicated Montessori materials and incredible guides - then you found it! Give the leadership team an opportunity to convince you, you won’t regret it!
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John Bonham
Jan 8, 2022 on google
This building has a very interesting history.
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Sarah Bushell
Jun 25, 2020 on google
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