Guidepost Montessori School at Princeton Meadows

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.

Guidepost Montessori at Princeton Meadows is located in Princeton Meadows close to Plainsboro, West Windsor, and Princeton.
Princeton Meadows
666 Plainsboro Rd, Plainsboro Township, NJ 08536

Phone: 609-269-4087
Monday-Friday | 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Programs For:

Nido (6 weeks to 18 months)

Toddler (18 months to 3 years)

Children's House (3 years to 6 years)

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.

Guidepost Montessori at Princeton Meadows is located in Princeton Meadows close to Plainsboro, West Windsor, and Princeton, and adjacent to Deer Creek Apartments and Brittney Town Houses. We are conveniently located off Plainsboro Road and Center Drive.

James Mikijanic, M.Ed., Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Princeton Meadows

A Letter from the Head of School, James Mikijanic

Thank you for your interest in Guidepost Montessori at Princeton Meadows. As a dad of three children under six years old, finding the right place for my children has always been my top priority. I wanted a place where my kids would be happy to go in the morning, where they would learn skills that would benefit them throughout their life, and where I could be assured that they were being respected and loved. I was also looking for somewhere that understood what it means to be a working parent.

I discovered that Guidepost Montessori is a truly different kind of school. After spending 14 years as a public school teacher, I know firsthand how important it is to start kids off on the right foot by encouraging their sense of agency and instilling in them a love of learning. Starting from childcare-aged infants of just six weeks to preschool and kindergarten children, each age offers its own unique set of developmental milestones, and the Montessori method addresses each one. Infants get opportunities to work on their gross motor skills, while older children start exploring materials designed to help them learn to read, write, and do math problems - frequently before the age of four! All of this learning goes on in our “prepared environment:” spaces that are clean, bright, calm, and warm, where children truly thrive, with our guides (teachers) ready to give a helping hand.

Montessori education is for more than just preschool-aged children: older kids also benefit from our methodology, and our Children's House provides amazing benefits for learning. Learn more about the difference between Children's House and elementary school education here.

By far the best way to understand just how different we are from other daycare, preschool, and kindergartens in the Princeton area is to tour our school and see it for yourself. I hope to see you soon.

James Mikijanic, M.Ed., Head of School, Guidepost Montessori at Princeton Meadows

Take a peek inside Guidepost at Princeton Meadows

Our space for infants and toddlers.

Our space for infants and toddlers.

Our movement room has a climbing wall.

Our movement room has a climbing wall.

The Children's House space is for children 2 - 6 years old.

The Children's House space is for children 3 - 6 years old.

The Children's House space is for children 3 - 6 years old.

The Children's House space is for children 3 - 6 years old.

Explore Our Programs

Are you looking for daycare, preschool, or kindergarten? We use special names for each of our programs for daycare-aged children. Our Nido program is for babies, who graduate into our Toddler program, and our Children’s House program is for preschool and kindergarten-aged children. Click each image below to read a program overview and discover what your child will learn when they join our school.

Hear what parents have to say about Guidepost Montessori

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.

young girl sitting at a table in a Guidepost Montessori kindergarten classroom cutting a banana

Hear from our Guidepost Families

Our 2 and 4-year-old kids attend Guidepost Montessori 5 days a week, and we are very pleased with the professionalism, care, daily updates shared on their progress and overall good feeling that we get when we drop off and pick them up each day. Highly recommend the school!

Three kindergarten-aged school girls enjoy a conversation over glasses of milk, while two other students complete activities behind them in the well-organized Montessori classroom.

"Guidepost has been a perfect fit"

Guidepost has been a perfect fit for our pre-schooler! The staff at Guidepost are truly amazing. The guides are compassionate, understanding, and informative. I love the app they use to provide daily updates about what my little one is learning. Since enrolling at Guidepost, my daughter's independence has increased, she's learned skills to more effectively express her emotions when she's upset, and she has learned so many things! Each day on our drive home she tells me about her daily artwork, the fun playground, and the new lessons she learned. Aside from the education component, the community is phenomenal. The school has hosted multiple virtual events, including pumpkin painting and hot cocoa in October and a book fair!

Children in a well-organized mixed-age Montessori classroom ponder over an activity using blocks of different sizes, classic Montessori classroom materials

"The best decision we have made"

Enrolling our daughter at Guidepost has been THE BEST decision we have made. We were nervous because she is so young and due to COVID, hadn't been around many other children or had any experience in a school environment but the administrators and guides at Guidepost were welcoming, patient, helpful and kind. After only 3 weeks, our daughter LOVES school and can't wait to go each morning. And we see her developing new skills in front of our eyes. We could not be happier with our experience at Guidepost!

Our School Team

James Mikijanic
Head of School

James Mikijanic

Assistant Head of School

Sheena Kothary

Puja Gupta
Children's House Lead Guide

Puja Gupta

GIF of stills from the Transparent Classroom app which allows you to stay on top of your kids' daily activities in real-time.

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!

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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.

Two preschool aged children completing different in-class Montessori activities.

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.

Three kindergarten-aged school girls and one kindergarten school boy enjoy some laughs while completing a school activity.

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.

One guide watches as two preschool aged students complete a Montessori classroom activity.

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.

Shelves are stacked with colorful paper and organized with classroom tools like scissors, pens, paintbrushes and glue. Students complete work in the background.

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.

 Students gather around a guide on a reading rug as they intake a laptop PowerPoint presentation on metamorphic rocks.

Year-round programming

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.

A teacher helps students learn how to read in a classroom setting, with sticky notes, open laptops and a student on a barstool in the background.

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.

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
A guide explains how to understand multiplication.
Joining hands

Giving your child the keys to life

Guidepost Montessori offers a unique and holistic approach to education for children of all ages with over 120 brick & mortar schools, virtual and homeschool, and Spanish and Mandarin language immersion options.

Our curriculum fosters independence, creativity, and a love of learning. Book a school tour today and take the first step in giving your child the gift of a Montessori education.

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