Guidepost
Montessori

at Oak Brook
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Tours and Events
Oak Brook.
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Nido (6 weeks to 15 months)
Young Toddler (15 months to 2 years)
Toddler (2 to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)

1745 W 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523
Jordan Nazos
Guidepost Montessori at Oak Brook is conveniently located off 22nd Street and Kingery Highway. We offer a diverse array of Montessori programs for students from infancy through kindergarten.
Jordan Nazos . Assistant Head of School
Tours and 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!”

hear from our head of school, kishara hough.

We understand the importance of choosing the right school for your child’s educational journey. Here at Guidepost Montessori at Oak Brook we are not only thrilled to support your family, we are honored to be a part of your child’s educational journey. We are eager to watch your child grow and develop with us. It is our greatest hope that your family will feel looked, supported and cherished. Welcome to the Guidepost Montessori at Oak Brook Community, we look forward to growing with you.

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.

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Melissa Wadley
Oct 25, 2023 on google
Our family LOVES Guidepost at Oak Brook! Our daughter joined on her third birthday. They had a birthday backdrop and welcome sign for her on her first day. The staff and guides (teachers) are amazing. Specifically, Kishara, the Director, is so helpful, detailed, accommodating, and understanding. She knows how to run a school from top to bottom, creating a great experience for families. She is always so enthusiastic and greets us with that wonderful smile of hers every morning. Our daughter's guides are equally amazing. They create strong programming that really helps our daughter develop confidence, autonomy, and learn new life skills. I was surprised that my daughter baked muffins in class and brought them home. She also carved a pumpkin in class. The guides are also very patient and kind, guiding our daughter through her routine. I love that a guide is always ready to explain how our daughter's day went. Since she started a month and a half ago, our daughter's vocabulary has grown, she is identifying size comparisons, knows what letters objects start with, taking more initiative to clean on her own, and recognizing her lower case letters. We definitely see her growth and are so glad and grateful we found Guidepost Oak Brook.
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