at Peoria

Tours & Events
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)
Spanish Immersion (2 to 6 years)

20565 Fletcher Way, Peoria, AZ 85382 US
Shara Gurule
Guidepost Montessori in Peoria is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Phoenix, Arizona. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is nestled in the beautiful Fletcher Heights neighborhood and sits at the intersection of Lake Pleasant Parkway and Fletcher Way.
Shara Gurule . 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
For children ages 18 months to 3 years old
Children's House.
For children ages 2.5-3 to 6 years old
Spanish Immersion.
For children ages 16 months 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.

discover the benefits of our spanish immersion programs.

Children under the age of six absorb language effortlessly, which is why we are pleased to offer bilingual environments. In our Spanish Immersion program, children learn both Spanish and English literacy skills, however, the prevailing language spoken throughout the day is Spanish. The overall emphasis on Spanish rapidly increases fluency, as children feel naturally compelled to communicate with their Spanish-speaking guides. Learn more about our Spanish Immersion program here

The gift of language: Spanish Immersion at Guidepost Montessori

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what parents are saying.

Alyssa A
May 29 on google
Guidepost at Peoria is a lovely campus filled with the most amazing people, who really do care about your children. My daughter has gained so much independence and growth in her time here in Children’s house. She is always so excited to get ready for school and talks about how much she loves her Guides and the new lessons they present to her. It is a bittersweet goodbye as my daughter will be transitioning to kindergarten. Thank you to everyone on this campus for always being so welcoming and kind, you are appreciated!
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Maddy L.
Mar 9 on yelp
Guidepost at Peoria will always be so special to me. My two sons (4 & 6) have been going there since they were 3 & 18 months in the Spanish immersion program. Before this school they were only taken care of by family members. But as soon as I met everyone from the front office to their teachers I felt at ease right away. Ms. Maricela and Ms. Rosa are truly amazing guides. I love seeing both their smiling faces every time I drop them off and pick them up. My kids love their both their teachers, friends and even play school at home sometimes. They have learned so much not only academically, but independence and all things the Montessori way. It saddens me they have to leave this year!:(
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Melissa B.
Mar 13 on google
As a parent deeply invested in my child's education and growth, I can confidently say that Guidepost Montessori Peoria has been an absolute gem in our journey. From the tender toddler years to the blossoming child, every step of the way has been enriched by the dedicated educators and nurturing environment. My daughter's journey at Guidepost Montessori Peoria began with Ms. Lupita and Ms. Maribel, who provided a warm and supportive atmosphere during her toddler era. Their patience, understanding, and commitment to the Montessori principles laid a strong foundation for her educational journey. Transitioning to the Children's House was seamless, thanks to the exceptional guidance of Ms. Maricela and Ms. Rosa. Their expertise in the Montessori method and unwavering dedication to each child's development have truly made a difference. They foster an environment where curiosity is encouraged, independence is celebrated, and a love for learning is instilled. I am immensely grateful to the entire staff for their passion, professionalism, and genuine care for each child's journey. In conclusion, Guidepost Montessori Peoria has exceeded our expectations in every aspect. It's more than just a school; it's a second home where children are empowered to explore, discover, and grow into confident, compassionate individuals. I wholeheartedly recommend Guidepost Montessori Peoria
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Nadine N.
Mar 20 on google
I recommend this school for its incredible environment, dedicated staff, and strong community. My sister, Nancy, as the Young Toddler Lead, showcases the staff's love and commitment. The supportive atmosphere and close bonds make it a special place for both work and learning, benefiting every child. Attending an event, I saw firsthand the valued community. For families seeking childcare or early education, this school's commitment to quality care and education, highlighted by teachers like my sister, ensures your child will be in excellent hands.
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Jacqueline M.
Aug 22, 2022 on yelp
Our daughter attended Guidepost for almost 2 years and it was such a good experience. She learned so many valuable life skills. They teach the children to...
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Amber V.
Aug 22, 2022 on yelp
Guidepost has been such an amazing place for my daughter. She was in the Spanish immersion program since she was 18 months. She has since moved on to start...
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Aug 19, 2022 on google
I was very nervous about putting my son into any preschool programs. As a parent, it is very scary to think about your child being with anyone other then you or trusted family. I looked into several different schools in my area and I am so thankful I found Guidepost Montessori at Peoria. My son has done so well in the Children's House program here. He loves his teachers and I feel very comfortable with him being there while I am at work. Highly recommend!!
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Amelia Davis
Jan 26, 2022 on google
We love Guidepost and our daughter's teachers/guides at the school. She has been attending since she was 18 months and is currently 4.5 years old and is enrolled in the Spanish Immersion program. I feel like the staff legitimately care about her and her well-being and everyone is very kind and friendly. Once a quarter, they have an event for the families to get together where they have bounce houses, activities, and a DJ and I think these are fun for the kids and to meet other families. We love the Montessori approach which encourages independence and autonomy and self-directed play and love that they have a Spanish Immersion program. We joke that our daughter corrects our Spanish and teaches us new words. All around, we recommend Guidepost withput any reservation.
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jose valdez
Aug 28, 2022 on google
Guidepost was an amazing experience for our child! The facility, staff, and everyday experience not only taught my child how to be a problem solver, but how to socialize with his friends. The staff are top notch and work consistently to provide the best environment possible. Can't recommend enough!
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Richard Dawson
Jan 24, 2022 on google
We have since moved our daughter across town due to a job change, but she was enrolled at Guidepost Montessori from the time she was 18 months until she was over 3 years old. I can't say enough good things about this school under Ms. Shara's leadership. Our daughter learned critical life skills at a young age. She was picking up after herself at the dinner table and cleaning up her toys at 18 months. She also gained the ability to focus on a task to completion. These skills amazed our friends who, like us, didn't think such things possible at so young an age. Learning a second language was very important to my wife and I, and we really wanted our daughter to have that ability from a young age. The Montessori Method was not something we were familiar with, but we are very happy that our daughter was educated at a Montessori School because the skills she developed will serve her for a lifetime. The lead teachers at this school are wonderful. Our daughter had a special connection with Mrs. Veronica, who was her teacher for almost half our daughter's life. Our daughter still talks about "Ms. Vero" as though she were family. Our daughter spent a few months in Ms. Maricela and Ms. Lupita's class, and she was beginning to form the same kind of bond with them that she had established with her previous teachers. The school is immaculately clean, and from what I can tell, they genuinely follow the Montessori Method. I would recommend this school to anyone who may be interested in their child learning Spanish, or being educated the Montessori Way.
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Monica Anderson
Oct 2, 2020 on google
I cannot say enough good things about Guidepost Montessori. We have had our daughter enrolled here for about a year after trying out two other childcare facilities previously and we will never look for another place again. Between the amazing staff, the beautiful classrooms and the incredible development I have seen in our daughter since starting here I am overjoyed that we found Guidepost.
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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.

an exceptional education for the arizona tech community.

As the “Silicon Desert” continues to thrive and new opportunities like the Arizona plant of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continue to unfold, there’s a growing need to prepare the next generation of our community for innovative thought, progress, and excellence. As the largest and fastest growing network of Montessori schools in the world, we're on a mission to do just that.

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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