Guidepost Montessori at Plum Canyon
Guidepost Montessori develops a fundamental love of learning and equips each child with the knowledge, confidence, and tools needed to reach their highest potential as they grow into independent adults.
Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)
Toddler (18 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Spanish Immersion Offered
Guidepost Montessori in Plum Canyon is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in North Los Angeles, California. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is conveniently located just off Plum Canyon Road and Skyline Ranch Road.
Explore Our Programs
What are the Montessori equivalent names for daycare, preschool, and kindergarten? Daycare corresponds to our Nido program, preschool years correspond to our Toddler program, and the kindergarten years correspond to our Children's House program. Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.
Changing the world, one student at a time
We are a school where children find the joy in learning — and thus make it possible for them to continue learning for the rest of their lives.
To think mathematically.
To solve problems.
To create things.
To encounter great literature that inspires their character development.
To build themselves as capable, efficacious beings.
To place themselves in history and in society.
To spark meaningful friendships and deep personal values that last a lifetime.
Our goal at Guidepost Montessori is to serve each individual child, to help them realize their limitless potential, and the opportunities they will have to create real and lasting change throughout their lifetime.
Hear from our Plum Canyon Families
My 2-year-old has been attending Guidepost for about a year, and my 6-month-old started when he was just 11 weeks old. We could not have chosen a more perfect place for our children! It's hard to even begin describing why we love Guidepost so much.
The guides are so wonderful. I could tell story after story of how they take care of my babies like their own. They are so happy to see my kids in the morning, and my kids love them! The guides really know their hearts and personalities, and help them develop skills and independence with gentleness, kindness, and lots of fun.
"The guides have adapted to his needs"
We are so happy to have found Guidepost Montessori at Plum Canyon for our son! He started at 4 months old in the Nido classroom- starting at a daycare during a pandemic as first-time parents was a bit stressful. But the staff and teachers eased our fears, and he came home a happy boy starting on day 1.
The Montessori approach to development is also a great strength. With toys that further his development, we see him concentrating for longer periods of time and playing independently, as well as an interest in practical life skills. As he's grown, the guides have adapted to his needs- his ever changing nap schedule and feeding schedule.
"We found our home!"
Here at Plum Canyon Montessori we found our home! The virus protocols are top notch. It's a HUGE amount of work that they do with absolute joy. What a blessing.
The difference in my little one is AMAZING. She is more independent, more polite and generally happier than she has ever been. She has friends, and things to tell me about school. Her letter recognition has improved, and her art is beginning to look like actual things instead of modern art. Plum Canyon has been there for us with options whenever we needed them.
Meet our School Team
Language Immersion Options
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.
Stay connected to your child's learning
Thanks to our app Transparent Classroom, you get a window into your child’s experience of school daily.
Your child’s Lead Guide will share what your child is learning and what their real-time assessments are - this way you can very closely follow your child’s development throughout the day, months, and years you stay within the Guidepost network. If you transfer from one of our locations to the next, your child’s progress and continuity will be tracked in the app and readily accessible. Read more about Transparent Classroom here.
In this app you will see important notes and milestones such as:
- Daily toileting, eating (bottle feeding for infants), and sleeping habits
- Curriculum introduction, progress, and completion
- End of day summary of all activities
- Notes such as bringing in more diapers or a new set of clothes
- Reminders for upcoming classroom events like birthdays, holidays, or special occasions
Interested in becoming a room parent? Let your child's Lead guide know!
What sets us apart from traditional schools
As the largest network of Montessori schools in the U.S., Guidepost Montessori is recognized for its outstanding academic standards, its steadfast commitment to Montessori education, and its deep respect for the potential in every child. At Guidepost, it is our mission to empower and equip your child with the knowledge, confidence and agency needed to reach their highest potential.
Education for life
Our education provides the freedom and guidance needed to construct a sense of self and purpose through joyful, meaningful work. We support your child in all areas of their development – social, emotional, physical, academic, and beyond.
Deeply individualized learning
Lessons are carefully structured and designed to appeal to each student's level of development and needs. Our proprietary curriculum gives students increasing responsibility over their learning as they grow.
Dedicated teachers supported by industry experts
Our programming has been designed by leading education experts, and is implemented by passionate, qualified teachers. All of our Lead Guides are required to be AMI, AMS, or PMI Montessori certified and receive ongoing training and professional development.
Carefully prepared environment
At the heart of our school is our belief that children thrive when given freedom and responsibility in environments prepared for them. Guidepost Montessori classrooms are light, airy, calming, aesthetically beautiful spaces. Each material is carefully chosen and carefully displayed — to inspire and entice your child to explore.
We think the education of our students is stronger when we can serve the whole family, which is why we are committed to very few closures throughout the school year, and offer extended day options for families.
Continuity and mobility
Our schools offer a continuing Montessori education for children as young as 10 weeks through to 18 years old. With a growing network of 100+ schools across the U.S., China and Europe - combined with our virtual and homeschool options - we can support continuity and consistency in your child's education to meet your family's changing needs.
Giving children the keys to life
Guidepost Montessori enables children to understand the world and choose their place within it.
With over 120 campuses across the US and Asia, and at-home and virtual learning programs serving more than 10,000 families worldwide, Guidepost is the world’s largest Montessori network.
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