Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
Elementary (6 to 12 years)
Middle and High School (12 to 18 years)
Guidepost at Home (0 to 12 years)
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.
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:
Read more about the Guidepost Montessori approach.
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.
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.
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.
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 a Work-with-me event at Guidepost at Mahwah.
Meet our School Team .
Take a peek at our school.
What parents are saying.
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Elementary (6 years to 12 years)
ATI Middle School (12 years to 14 years)
Guidepost Montessori in North Scottsdale is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Northern Scottsdale, Arizona. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located off N 76th Street, right next to Grayhawk Park.
Arizona Scholarship Account (ESA)
Thousands of Arizona students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are currently eligible for the state-funded ESA, which awards $4,000 – $6,500 annually per student towards private school tuition, home-based education, and other services.
Guidepost Montessori is approved by the Arizona Department of Education as a vendor for parents with students who qualify for the Empowerment Scholarship Award. If you are eligible for the ESA program, you can use your funds towards tuition for our in-school programs, virtual programs, and to purchase our stage-based Montessori materials.
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.
Ideas From the Guidepost Blog
The Guidepost Approach to Developing a Child's Mathematical Mind
By the end of the capstone Kindergarten year of Children’s House, a Montessori child has advanced farther in math than most would believe possible. But even more importantly, she understands, from the ground up, why and how it all works.
School Spotlight: Guidepost Montessori at North Scottsdale
Described as “a vibrant and growing community” by parents, Guidepost Montessori and the Academy of Thought & Industry (ATI) at North Scottsdale are located on a sprawling 5 acre campus about 30 minutes outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The school is committed to nurturing the holistic development of children ages 18 months to 14 years old.
Guidepost Milestones: Developing Independent, Capable, Flourishing Children
We look at some of the key milestones that Guidepost Montessori helps children achieve at each stage in their educational journey.