Guidepost Montessori at Reston
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.
Toddler (16 months to 3 years)
Children's House (3 years to 6 years)
Spanish Immersion Offered
Guidepost Montessori in Reston is one of the most trusted Montessori schools in Northern Virginia. Indoors, rooms are spacious, bright, and light-filled, creating a warm and calm space for children to work. Our school is a growing community in the thriving neighborhood of Cedar Chase in Fairfax County, Virginia, located on the corner of Cedar Chase Road and Reston Avenue.
Explore Our Programs
What are the Montessori equivalent names for preschool and kindergarten? The 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 Reston Families
My daughter transferred from another local private school to the toddler program at Guidepost Montessori Broadlands campus in July 2019 at the age of 16 months. I initially felt nervous about how my daughter would react to the change. However, I noticed an immediate improvement in my daughter's temperament and overall health after she transitioned to Guidepost. The after-school meltdowns stopped, and she was rarely sick, although this could be attributed to a maturing immune system. More importantly, my daughter was excited to return to school to see her friends and teachers every day!
"We are very happy and so is our son"
We are so very happy with Guidepost. We have been really blown away by the staff, the other families and the progress our son has made. His verbal skills are through the roof and has already learned all of his primary colors and starting to recognize numbers. The classrooms are calm and organized compared to the chaos we used to see at his previous daycare. We used to have at least a couple of incident reports a week of another child hitting or biting our son..... so far not a single one. Really a testament to the strong leadership and supported teachers at Guidepost.
Friends recently saw how our son clears his own place and how he uses please and thank you, and they have also made the decision to make the change to the Guidepost near them. We were nervous about the change, but now we wish we had done it sooner. We are very happy and so is our son.
"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!
Meet our School Team
Christina Van Houten
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about our:
Do you want to learn more about Montessori? Visit The Prepared Montessorian for flexible online courses, from beginner to expert level.