at Purcellville

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)

130 E Main St, Purcellville, VA 20132
Tina Curtis
Welcome to Guidepost Montessori at Purcellville, nestled in the heart of Loudoun County, Virginia. Our school is conveniently located near the Purcellville Public Library, at the intersection of Main and 20th streets in downtown Purcellville.
Tina Curtis . 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!”

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.

Montessori For Military

We are committed to bridging financial assistance, community, and continuity of education to our nation’s heroes and their families. When duty calls, we firmly believe that your child’s education should not be a sacrifice.

We can offer a seamless transfer process from one location to another, replacing disruption with stability. To date, more than 30+ of our campuses based in the U.S. are located within 30 miles of military installations and have joined Child Care Aware of America’s fee-assistance program, bridging early childhood tuition assistance to eligible families off-base.

Learn more about Montessori for Military here.

what parents are saying.

Vladimir R.
Apr 10 on google
Two of my children attended Guidepost at Purcellville. The head of school and the teachers consistently go above and beyond in fostering a loving, nurturing environment in the school. We attended three other daycare centers in the area prior to Guidepost opening, and can say without reservations that this has been by far our best experience. I love the Montessori approach, and I have been impressed by the quality and coherence of the Guidepost brand, but my recommendation of the Purcellville Guidepost hinges on the staff. I recommend you pay a visit and meet them!
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Alice K.
Mar 19 on google
We absolutely LOVE Guidepost Montessori in Purcellville. We started bringing our daughter here on the first day it opened and it was our first time leaving her with someone other than family. The amount she has learned and grown in the last 7 months is remarkable. She absolutely loves school and doesn’t want to leave some days. The building is very clean and bright with natural lighting, the teachers have been so wonderful and caring, the curriculum is interactive and fosters independence, and above all else Miss Tina, the director, has gone above and beyond for our family. My daughter has to give her a hug every time she arrives and leaves. We highly recommend!
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Chelsea P.
Feb 16 on google
Our daughter started when this location opened and we couldn’t be happier with our choice to join the Guidepost community. She is learning so much, loves her teachers, and as parents we thoroughly enjoy receiving pictures and emails about what she is learning in school each day. The extra social activities that the school puts on are an added bonus. We especially loved the Halloween parade as well as the school’s Saturday opening to view the Purcellville Christmas parade as a group. You can tell that all the teachers are passionate about helping to create a positive, safe learning environment for the students. We are so grateful to have found this school for our daughter.
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Ashley P.
Jan 17 on google
I can’t recommend Guidepost Purcellville enough. The teachers and administrators are so caring and are genuinely invested in the success and nurturing of the children in their care. I’ve gotten to watch my son blossom in the time he’s been at Guidepost. It’s more than just child care. There is a true community at this school. My son deeply cares about the other students in his class and his teachers. There is great communication between the school and parents. We’re always kept aware of our son’s progress and anything we can help with at home. It’s such a unique environment and we couldn’t be happier!
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Simren S.
Jan 19 on google
The most caring staff. My infant has been in their care since she was 3 months old and I am so grateful for the love she has received! The school is spacious and immaculate!
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