at Ogden

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

Nido (6 weeks to 16 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 to 6 years)
Elementary (6 to 12 years)
Guidepost at Home (0 to 12 years)

3354 Harrison Blvd Suite #7, Ogden, UT 84403 US
Chatney Knapp
Guidepost at Ogden is an inclusive Montessori school community near the East Bench neighborhood. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work with a welcoming atmosphere!
Chatney Knapp . Head of School
Tours & Events

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!”

Nido .
For infants ages 6 weeks to 16 months old
For children ages 18 months to 3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
For children ages 6 to 12 years old
Guidepost at Home.
For children ages 0 to 12 years old

what parents are saying.

Brock Butterfield
Apr 18, 2022 on google
All of the staff are extremely passionate about their roles as guides, communicate with parents very well with daily updates and weekly newsletters and build a curriculum around each individual child based upon where each child is showing strong interest in (math, reading, life skills, etc). Highly recommend this school. Parent of three enrolled in Toddler, Children's House and Elementary.
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K Bullinger
Dec 7, 2020 on google
We enrolled our son in the toddler classroom at Guidepost earlier this year and have been beyond impressed with our experience. The staff is compassionate, professional, and they always have the children's best interest in mind. They've also gone above and beyond to keep the kids safe during these times. Their approach to handling the pandemic at the school has provided so much peace of mind for parents, and we really appreciate it. Our son absolutely loves his teachers and loves going to school. He gets so excited when we ask if he wants to go see Ms. Scarlett and Ms. Courtney. It's just awesome! I have been so impressed by their commitment to the children and their passion for what they do. We're very grateful to have the two of them in our lives.
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Kayla Sherman
Aug 28, 2017 on google
I work here and love it. The owners are wonderful and have lots of Montessori experience and training. They are passionate about Montessori. All the teachers are fabulous too. My child also attends and has already learned so much. I would definitely recommend enrolling your child.
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Courtney Fuehrer
Nov 23, 2020 on google
Yes five star for sure!! I absolutely love the people I work with here. I myself have my children enrolled and love the Montessori environment, my children thrive here! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a hands on education for their child.
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Elizabeth Litchfield
Sep 15, 2021 on google
Great school, amazing guides/teachers! Everyone knew my family by name, and they provided such incredible development for my daughter (infant-toddler). I'm so sad we are moving and have to leave this incredible community.
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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.

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