Guidepost
Montessori

at North Wales
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Tours & Events
North Wales.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

467 N Sumneytown Pike, North Wales, PA 19454
Alison Silver
Thank you for your interest in Guidepost Montessori. As an early childhood educator with many years of experience, I have often felt that there was something missing in our education system for young children. However, when I discovered Guidepost Montessori, I was truly excited to find the missing piece of the puzzle. It offered the ideal approach to early childhood education for young children, and its philosophies and methodologies perfectly aligned with what I believe to be the best way for children to learn and develop to their fullest potential.
Alison Silver . 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
Toddler.
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.

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.

Learn more about Montessori.

Read our enrollment guide.

Book a school tour.

Submit your application.

Start your journey with us

what parents are saying.

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Florencia V.
Jun 14 on yelp
Guidepost Montessori in North Wales has been a wonderful experience for our family. From the very first day, it was clear that this is a place where children not only learn but thrive. The kids are always engaged in activities that promote self-reliance and responsibility, mastering everyday tasks like (for our 2 yeard old toddler) setting the table, cleaning up after themselves, and brushing their teeth. The staff here are truly exceptional. This center trains their own teachers in the Montessori method. The teachers are then very well-prepared, friendly, and genuinely invested in each child's development. They provide us with useful feedback and work closely with us to support our child's education....
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Audrey Z.
Jan 8 on google
Caring Teachers/Guides: The teachers in the toddler class are exceptionally caring and invested in our daughter's growth and milestones. Their dedication extends beyond the regular curriculum, even tackling challenges like potty training with patience and expertise. Our daughter adores all her teachers.
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Hannah S.
Jan 8 on google
Finding the right childcare facility can be stressful but I am so happy with our decision to send our child to Guidepost North Wales. From the very beginning, I was put at ease with the staff’s attention to my child’s care. To start, we were receiving daily updates and even a phone call to describe how our child was doing during their first days. Since then, we stay connected by continued photos and comments on a private platform detailing some of our child’s activities
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Ian W.
Jan 1 on google
It has been nothing but a pleasure since we enrolled both of our children at guidepost. Both kids are flourishing and how much their teachers care is obvious.
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John H.
Jan 7 on google
Our 2-year-olds started about a month ago. It is the most amazing experience. We absolutely love it. I realize that this location in North Wales just recently opened, but you would never know it by the quality of care and the exceptional teachers and staff. If they haven't filled up the classes yet, I would hurry up and enroll. There was waiting list everywhere else that we went, but we're so glad that we ended up here.
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