Guidepost
Montessori

at Princeton Meadows
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Tours & Events
Princeton Meadows.
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

666 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536
James Mikijanic
Set your child up for success! Guidepost Montessori at Princeton Meadows is now enrolling children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. We are dedicated to educating the whole child, providing much more than just normal childcare, daycare, preschool, and elementary education. Learn more about the Guidepost difference and schedule a tour of our school today.
James Mikijanic . 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.

what parents are saying.

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Jacqueline W.
Jun 12 on google
People often mention All classrooms 7 environment 6 team 5 communication 3 +6 Sort by Most relevant Newest Highest Lowest Jacqueline Wong Jacqueline Wong Local Guide·75 reviews·18 photos a week agoNEW Both of my girls have transitioned to this school well. As parents, we're always worried if what we are doing for the kids is the right choice, and the director and teachers help us every step of the way. The teachers were welcoming, hands-on with the kids, and answered all questions, big or small. They listened attentively to any worries, concerns, or comments. They were very respectful if they ever had any requests from us (i.e., supplies, reminders to trim nails, etc.). I never asked for details, but upon the first meeting, I could tell that the teachers were experienced and trained in the field well. I know my kids will be safe, have fun, and learn a lot. The director was passionate but also respectful, patient, and did not give any unnecessary pressure to enroll. He gave us plenty of reference contacts to talk to. And, as many other parents said, he is very open, listens to concerns, and does his best to implement any suggestions that align with the school's program. He does his best to accommodate all your needs and concerns (i.e. dietary restrictions, classroom concerns, etc.).
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Karan Singh Bir
May 15 on google
We enrolled our daughter at Guidepost when she turned 1 and it has been an amazing experience watching her learn, grow and form loving relations with her Nido friends and teachers. Ms. Sukanya, Ms. Alyssa and James have created a beautiful and clean space, helping rid us of our fear of sending our little one to school. Highly recommend it to anyone looking.
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Sofia S.
Dec 20, 2022 on yelp
We feel so lucky that we found this daycare just at the right time, when they were about to open their new campus! Everything is brand new and super clean!...
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Cansu Dernek
Aug 2, 2023 on google
Very caring team of management and teachers! My daughter loves to go to school everyday thanks to them and her social & academic skills got improved so much! Her teachers' genuine love and care is just amazing. Even the teachers from other classrooms are trying to really get to know you and your kid, which makes you feel very welcomed. Most of other Montessori schools does not have a full year of schedule and have the 1/3 of the year on a break while Guidepost is open even on some national holidays. Its a very big plus for parents. Overall, its been a great experience for us.
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Catherine Rand
Aug 3, 2023 on google
I've had a very good experience here. My daughter has been here since she was a year old and loves her teachers and friends, and they are great at teaching her the Montessori practical life stuff, like eating her meals sitting in a chair and how to interact with other kids. I love their pickup and drop-off flexibility because it's earlier than other centers and works with my job. I also like that the center is new and clean. No old grimy toys laying around or weird smell. I like the updates they send with pictures and info about eating, sleeping, etc. The teachers have all been very kind and caring. I would definitely recommend it!
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Artem Strashko
Jul 19, 2023 on google
Our daughter loves it and (literally) runs to the school every single day! The teachers are super friendly and they love and genuinely care care about kids. They have lots of interesting materials for kids, so our daughter enjoys exploring and learning new things every day. Last but not least, they have a lovely playground outside, which we missed when lived in a big city.
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Divya Jagadeesh
Jul 12, 2023 on google
Guidepost Montessori is my son’s first day care and the experience till now have been wonderful. All the staff are very professional and kind. I love the huge class rooms with good daylight coming in providing a calm environment. My son enjoys the process of learning independently and the care given my Miss Pooja and Miss Montana. I recommend strongly to anybody looking for a Montessori education given with love and care.
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Paola Toro
Aug 1, 2023 on google
Ms. Savi is an amazing teacher. She genuinely cares about all of her students and is incredibly patient with them. Coordinating potty training with her was a breeze and my daughter was potty trained in no time! My daughter has learned so much at the school, including everything from the "basics" (colors, shapes, counting, etc.) to independence, care for her environment (putting things away, cleaning up after she makes a mess!, etc.), and courtesy towards all living things. Simply put, she has thrived under the Montessori program and is fully engrained within the community. We have also had many interactions with the children's house teachers and feel more than confident in their abilities to handle the transition when our daughter moves to their classroom. Mr. James, the head of school, is fantastic. He is always present at the school and is clearly very passionate about education and the Montessori way. We have been at this school since it opened and naturally there have been adjustments. Mr. James has been great at handling these adjustments and creating a positive learning experience for all the kids. He makes us feel listened to and like we are part of the Guidepost community. We love that he organizes events for parents to get to know the program and to socialize with staff/other parents. The premises are beautiful. We have toured around 10 daycares in the area and this one has the most beautiful campus. The classrooms are BIG, neutral, airy, bright, and organized. I love that they are not overly stimulating and provide a space for children to focus and learn. The playgrounds are top notch and my daughter simply loves going outside to play. There is an indoor play area for when it rains which is a plus.
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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.

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Preschoolers enjoying the outdoors!
Toddler enjoying the gross motor room
Montessori learning in action
Montessori learning encourages exploration with quality materials
Children start reading before four years of age.
Exploring shapes in a calm environment.
Children explore sizes and numbers.
Learning respect for classmates.
The climbing wall
Singing!
A guide explains how to understand multiplication.
Joining hands